OutputColor Enumeration
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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

Member nameDescription

Output that prints in color.


Output that prints in a grayscale.


Output that prints in a single color and with the same degree of intensity.


The 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 NOTINBUILD: 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.

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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