Control.OnPrint Method

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Raises the Paint event.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in

protected virtual void OnPrint (
	PaintEventArgs e
protected void OnPrint (
	PaintEventArgs e
protected function OnPrint (
	e : PaintEventArgs



A PaintEventArgs that contains the event data.

Exception typeCondition


The e parameter is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

You can override OnPrint to provide behavior that is different from OnPaint to change the printing behavior of controls.

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0