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OutputColor Enumeration

Specifies how to print content that contains color or shades of gray.

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

public enum OutputColor
<object property="enumerationMemberName" .../>

Member nameDescription
UnknownThe feature (whose options are represented by this enumeration) is set to an option not defined in the Print Schema.
ColorOutput that prints in color.
GrayscaleOutput that prints in a grayscale.
MonochromeOutput that prints in a single color and with the same degree of intensity.

Use the values of this type for these purposes:

  • As members of the OutputColorCapability collection, which is a property of PrintCapabilities, these values specify the types of output that a printer supports. (Many printers support more than one type.)

  • As the value of the OutputColor property of a PrintTicket, they direct the printer to produce the designated type of output.

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 output color 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 Unknown as the value of the OutputColor 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 How to: Extend the Print Schema and Create New Print System Classes.

The following example shows how to use this enumeration to set PrintTicket values.

// Use different PrintTickets for different FixedDocuments.
PrintTicket ptFD = new PrintTicket();

if (_firstDocumentPrintTicket <= 1)
{   // Print the first document in black/white and in portrait
    // orientation.  Since the PrintTicket at the
    // FixedDocumentSequence level already specifies portrait
    // orientation, this FixedDocument can just inherit that
    // setting without having to set it again.
    ptFD.PageOrientation = PageOrientation.Portrait;
    ptFD.OutputColor = OutputColor.Monochrome;

else // if (_firstDocumentPrintTicket > 1)
{   // Print the second document in color and in landscape
    // orientation.  Since the PrintTicket at the
    // FixedDocumentSequence level already specifies portrait
    // orientation, this FixedDocument needs to set its
    // PrintTicket with landscape orientation in order to
    // override the higher level setting.
    ptFD.PageOrientation = PageOrientation.Landscape;
    ptFD.OutputColor = OutputColor.Color;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.