StandardPrintController.OnStartPrint Method (PrintDocument, PrintEventArgs)


Begins the control sequence that determines when and how to print a document.

Namespace:   System.Drawing.Printing
Assembly:  System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)

public override void OnStartPrint(
	PrintDocument document,
	PrintEventArgs e


Type: System.Drawing.Printing.PrintDocument

A PrintDocument that represents the document being printed.

Type: System.Drawing.Printing.PrintEventArgs

A PrintEventArgs that contains data about how to print the document.

Exception Condition

The printer settings are not valid.


The native Win32 Application Programming Interface (API) could not start a print job.

OnStartPrint is called immediately after PrintDocument raises the BeginPrint event.

OnStartPrint creates the Graphics object used in printing. After OnStartPrint is called, the OnStartPage method sets the Graphics object to a graphic of a single page. The OnEndPage method clears the Graphics object, while the OnEndPrint method deallocates the object.

OnStartPrint verifies that the printer settings are valid.


for controlling access to printers. Related enumeration: PrintingPermissionLevel

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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