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

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

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. For the complete example, see Printing an XPS Document.

// 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;

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0