PageMediaType Enumeration
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PageMediaType Enumeration

 

Specifies types of printing paper or other media.

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

public enum PageMediaType

Member nameDescription
Archival

Archive-quality media.

AutoSelect

The print device selects the media.

BackPrintFilm

Specialty back-printing film.

Bond

Standard bond media.

CardStock

Standard card stock.

Continuous

Continuous-feed media.

EnvelopePlain

Standard envelope.

EnvelopeWindow

Window envelope.

Fabric

Fabric media.

HighResolution

Specialty high-resolution media.

Label

Label media.

MultiLayerForm

Attached multipart forms.

MultiPartForm

Individual multipart forms.

None

Unknown or unlisted media.

Photographic

Standard photographic media.

PhotographicFilm

Film photographic media.

PhotographicGlossy

Glossy photographic media.

PhotographicHighGloss

High-gloss photographic media.

PhotographicMatte

Matte photographic media.

PhotographicSatin

Satin photographic media.

PhotographicSemiGloss

Semi-gloss photographic media.

Plain

Plain paper.

Screen

Output to a display in continuous form.

ScreenPaged

Output to a display in paged form.

Stationery

Specialty stationary.

TabStockFull

Tab stock, not precut (single tabs).

TabStockPreCut

Tab stock, precut (multiple tabs).

Transparency

Transparent sheet.

TShirtTransfer

Media that is used to transfer an image to a T-shirt.

Unknown

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 Unknownvalue 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 page media type 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 PageMediaType.Unknown as the value of the PageMediaType 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 the 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 =
        localPrintServer.GetPrintQueues();

    System.Collections.IEnumerator localPrinterEnumerator =
        localPrinterCollection.GetEnumerator();

    if (localPrinterEnumerator.MoveNext())
    {
        // Get PrintQueue from first available printer
        printQueue = (PrintQueue)localPrinterEnumerator.Current;
    }
    else
    {
        // 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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