InputBin Enumeration
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InputBin Enumeration


Specifies the input bin that is used as the source of blank paper or other print media.

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

public enum InputBin

Member nameDescription

The automatic selection of an input bin according to the page size and media output type.


The automatic sheet feeder is used.


A removable paper bin is used.


The manual input bin is used.


A tractor feed (also called a pin feed) of continuous-feed paper is used.


The feature (whose options are represented by this enumeration) is set to an option not defined in the Print Schema.

The values of this type are used primarily for these purposes:

The Unknown value is never used in properties of PrintCapabilities objects.

You should never set a PrintTicket property to Unknown. If some other PrintTicket producing application has created a PrintTicket document that sets the input bin feature to an unrecognized option, (that is, an option that is not defined in the Print Schema, then a PrintTicket object in your application that is constructed with that document will have InputBin.Unknown as the value of the InputBin property.

Although the PrintTicket and PrintCapabilities classes cannot be inherited, you can extend the Print Schema to recognize print device features that are not accounted for in the PrintTicket or PrintCapabilities classes. For more information, see NOTINBUILD: How to: Extend the Print Schema and Create New Print System Classes.

The following example shows how to determine printer capabilities and configure the print job to take advantage of them.

// ---------------------- GetPrintTicketFromPrinter -----------------------
/// <summary>
///   Returns a PrintTicket based on the current default printer.</summary>
/// <returns>
///   A PrintTicket for the current local default printer.</returns>
private PrintTicket GetPrintTicketFromPrinter()
    PrintQueue printQueue = null;

    LocalPrintServer localPrintServer = new LocalPrintServer();

    // Retrieving collection of local printer on user machine
    PrintQueueCollection localPrinterCollection =

    System.Collections.IEnumerator localPrinterEnumerator =

    if (localPrinterEnumerator.MoveNext())
        // Get PrintQueue from first available printer
        printQueue = (PrintQueue)localPrinterEnumerator.Current;
        // No printer exist, return null PrintTicket
        return null;

    // Get default PrintTicket from printer
    PrintTicket printTicket = printQueue.DefaultPrintTicket;

    PrintCapabilities printCapabilites = printQueue.GetPrintCapabilities();

    // Modify PrintTicket
    if (printCapabilites.CollationCapability.Contains(Collation.Collated))
        printTicket.Collation = Collation.Collated;

    if ( printCapabilites.DuplexingCapability.Contains(
            Duplexing.TwoSidedLongEdge) )
        printTicket.Duplexing = Duplexing.TwoSidedLongEdge;

    if (printCapabilites.StaplingCapability.Contains(Stapling.StapleDualLeft))
        printTicket.Stapling = Stapling.StapleDualLeft;

    return printTicket;
}// end:GetPrintTicketFromPrinter()

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