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PrintTicket.PageMediaSize Property

Gets or sets the page size for the paper (or other media) that a printer uses for a print job.

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

public PageMediaSize PageMediaSize { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Printing.PageMediaSize
A PageMediaSize object that represents the page size by using a name, dimensions, or both.


Calling code has attempted to set the property with a PageMediaSize object that has at least one null property.

- or -

Calling code has attempted to set the property with a PageMediaSize object whose PageMediaSizeName property is set to a value that is not in the PageMediaSizeName enumeration.

- or -

Calling code has attempted to set the property with a PageMediaSize object whose Width or Height property is set to a value less than 1.

This property corresponds to the Print Schema's PageMediaSize keyword.

You can test for the options that the printer supports by using the PageMediaSizeCapability property.

The following example shows how to use this property to scale a visual element to fit within the margins of the paper on which it is to print.

/// <summary>
///   Returns a scaled copy of a given visual transformed to
///   fit for printing to a specified print queue.</summary>
/// <param name="v">
///   The visual to be printed.</param>
/// <param name="pq">
///   The print queue to be output to.</param>
/// <returns>
///   The root element of the transformed visual.</returns>
private Visual PerformTransform(Visual v, PrintQueue pq)
    ContainerVisual root = new ContainerVisual();
    const double inch = 96;

    // Set the margins.
    double xMargin = 1.25 * inch;
    double yMargin = 1 * inch;

    PrintTicket pt = pq.UserPrintTicket;
    Double printableWidth = pt.PageMediaSize.Width.Value;
    Double printableHeight = pt.PageMediaSize.Height.Value;

    Double xScale = (printableWidth - xMargin * 2) / printableWidth;
    Double yScale = (printableHeight - yMargin * 2) / printableHeight;

    root.Transform = new MatrixTransform(xScale, 0, 0, yScale, xMargin, yMargin);

    return root;
}// end:PerformTransform()

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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