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PrintTicket.PageOrientation Property

Gets or sets a value indicating how the page content is oriented for printing.

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

public Nullable<PageOrientation> PageOrientation { get; set; }
/** @property */
public Nullable<PageOrientation> get_PageOrientation ()

/** @property */
public void set_PageOrientation (Nullable<PageOrientation> value)

public function get PageOrientation () : Nullable<PageOrientation>

public function set PageOrientation (value : Nullable<PageOrientation>)

You cannot use this property in XAML.

Property Value

A PageOrientation value specifying how page content is oriented, for example, Landscape or ReversePortrait.

Exception typeCondition


Calling code has attempted to set the property to a value that is not in the PageOrientation enumeration.

A a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) value for this property means that this feature setting is not specified. Also, when the value is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), the XML versions of the PrintTicket (see SaveTo and GetXmlStream) will not contain any markup for this feature.

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

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

The following example shows how to use this property to configure a print job. For the complete example, see Printing an XPS Document.

// Use different PrintTickets for different FixedDocuments.
PrintTicket ptFD = new PrintTicket();

if (_firstDocumentPrintTicket <= 1)
{   // Print the first document in black/white and in portrait
    // orientation.  Since the PrintTicket at the
    // FixedDocumentSequence level already specifies portrait
    // orientation, this FixedDocument can just inherit that
    // setting without having to set it again.
    ptFD.PageOrientation = PageOrientation.Portrait;
    ptFD.OutputColor = OutputColor.Monochrome;

else // if (_firstDocumentPrintTicket > 1)
{   // Print the second document in color and in landscape
    // orientation.  Since the PrintTicket at the
    // FixedDocumentSequence level already specifies portrait
    // orientation, this FixedDocument needs to set its
    // PrintTicket with landscape orientation in order to
    // override the higher level setting.
    ptFD.PageOrientation = PageOrientation.Landscape;
    ptFD.OutputColor = OutputColor.Color;

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0