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PrintServer Class

Manages the print queues on a print server, which is usually a computer, but can be a dedicated hardware print server appliance.

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

public class PrintServer extends PrintSystemObject

When your program writes a value to a property of PrintServer, that change has no effect until it is passed on to the computer that is represented by the PrintServer object. To commit changes, use the Commit method for the object.

Similarly, other applications may change the actual print service properties of the computer. To make sure that the PrintServer object for your program has the latest values, use the Refresh method for the object.

The following example shows how to create an instance of PrintServer.

// Create a PrintServer 
// "theServer" must be a print server to which the user has full print access.
PrintServer myPrintServer = new PrintServer(@"\\theServer");

// List the print server's queues
PrintQueueCollection myPrintQueues = myPrintServer.GetPrintQueues();
String printQueueNames = "My Print Queues:\n\n";
foreach (PrintQueue pq in myPrintQueues)
    printQueueNames += "\t" + pq.Name + "\n";
Console.WriteLine("\nPress Return to continue.");

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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