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PrintJobStatus Enumeration

Specifies the current status of a print job in a print queue.

This enumeration has a FlagsAttribute attribute that allows a bitwise combination of its member values.

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

public enum PrintJobStatus

Member nameDescription
RetainedThe print job is retained in the print queue after printing.
CompletedThe print job is complete, including any post-printing processing.
RestartedThe print job was blocked but has restarted.
UserInterventionThe printer requires user action to fix an error condition.
BlockedAn error condition, possibly on a print job that precedes this one in the queue, blocked the print job.
DeletedThe print job was deleted from the queue, typically after printing.
PrintedThe print job printed.
PaperOutThe printer is out of the required paper size.
OfflineThe printer is offline.
PrintingThe print job is now printing.
SpoolingThe print job is spooling.
DeletingThe print job is in the process of being deleted.
PausedThe print job is paused.
ErrorThe print job is in an error state.
NoneThe print job has no specified state.

This enumeration is used primarily as the value of the JobStatus property.

The following example shows how to use this enumeration when diagnosing a problem with a print job. For the full sample, see Diagnose Problematic Print Job Sample.

// Check for possible trouble states of a print job using the flags of the JobStatus property 
internal static void SpotTroubleUsingJobAttributes(PrintSystemJobInfo theJob)
    if ((theJob.JobStatus & PrintJobStatus.Blocked) == PrintJobStatus.Blocked)
        Console.WriteLine("The job is blocked.");
    if (((theJob.JobStatus & PrintJobStatus.Completed) == PrintJobStatus.Completed)
        ((theJob.JobStatus & PrintJobStatus.Printed) == PrintJobStatus.Printed))
        Console.WriteLine("The job has finished. Have user recheck all output bins and be sure the correct printer is being checked.");
    if (((theJob.JobStatus & PrintJobStatus.Deleted) == PrintJobStatus.Deleted)
        ((theJob.JobStatus & PrintJobStatus.Deleting) == PrintJobStatus.Deleting))
        Console.WriteLine("The user or someone with administration rights to the queue has deleted the job. It must be resubmitted.");
    if ((theJob.JobStatus & PrintJobStatus.Error) == PrintJobStatus.Error)
        Console.WriteLine("The job has errored.");
    if ((theJob.JobStatus & PrintJobStatus.Offline) == PrintJobStatus.Offline)
        Console.WriteLine("The printer is offline. Have user put it online with printer front panel.");
    if ((theJob.JobStatus & PrintJobStatus.PaperOut) == PrintJobStatus.PaperOut)
        Console.WriteLine("The printer is out of paper of the size required by the job. Have user add paper.");

    if (((theJob.JobStatus & PrintJobStatus.Paused) == PrintJobStatus.Paused)
        ((theJob.HostingPrintQueue.QueueStatus & PrintQueueStatus.Paused) == PrintQueueStatus.Paused))
        //HandlePausedJob is defined in the complete example.

    if ((theJob.JobStatus & PrintJobStatus.Printing) == PrintJobStatus.Printing)
        Console.WriteLine("The job is printing now.");
    if ((theJob.JobStatus & PrintJobStatus.Spooling) == PrintJobStatus.Spooling)
        Console.WriteLine("The job is spooling now.");
    if ((theJob.JobStatus & PrintJobStatus.UserIntervention) == PrintJobStatus.UserIntervention)
        Console.WriteLine("The printer needs human intervention.");

}//end SpotTroubleUsingJobAttributes

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0