PrintDialog::AllowSomePages Property


Gets or sets a value indicating whether the Pages option button is enabled.

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

property bool AllowSomePages {
	bool get();
	void set(bool value);

Property Value

Type: System::Boolean

true if the Pages option button is enabled; otherwise, false. The default is false.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the PrintDialog control to set the AllowSomePages, ShowHelp, and Document properties. To run this example, paste the following code into a form that contains a PrintDialog control named PrintDialog1 and a button named Button1. This example requires that the button's Click event and the PrintPage event of docToPrint have been connected to the event-handling methods defined in this example.

// Declare the PrintDocument object.
System::Drawing::Printing::PrintDocument^ docToPrint;

// This method will set properties on the PrintDialog object and
// then display the dialog.
void Button1_Click( System::Object^ /*sender*/, System::EventArgs^ /*e*/ )
   // Allow the user to choose the page range he or she would
   // like to print.
   PrintDialog1->AllowSomePages = true;

   // Show the help button.
   PrintDialog1->ShowHelp = true;

   // Set the Document property to the PrintDocument for 
   // which the PrintPage Event has been handled. To display the
   // dialog, either this property or the PrinterSettings property 
   // must be set 
   PrintDialog1->Document = docToPrint;
   if ( docToPrint == nullptr )
         System::Windows::Forms::MessageBox::Show(  "null" );

   if ( PrintDialog1 == nullptr )
         System::Windows::Forms::MessageBox::Show(  "pnull" );

   System::Windows::Forms::DialogResult result = PrintDialog1->ShowDialog();
   System::Windows::Forms::MessageBox::Show( result.ToString() );

   // If the result is OK then print the document.
   if ( result == ::DialogResult::OK )


// The PrintDialog will print the document
// by handling the document's PrintPage event.
void document_PrintPage( Object^ /*sender*/, System::Drawing::Printing::PrintPageEventArgs^ e )
   // Insert code to render the page here.
   // This code will be called when the control is drawn.
   // The following code will render a simple
   // message on the printed document.
   String^ text = "In document_PrintPage method.";
   System::Drawing::Font^ printFont = gcnew System::Drawing::Font( "Arial",35,System::Drawing::FontStyle::Regular );

   // Draw the content.
   e->Graphics->DrawString( text, printFont, System::Drawing::Brushes::Black, 10, 10 );

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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