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PrintPreviewControl Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the PrintPreviewControl class.

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

public PrintPreviewControl()

When you create an instance of the PrintPreviewControl class, the following read/write properties are initialized.


Default Value











You can change the value for any of these properties through a separate call to the property.

The following code example demonstrates the Document, UseAntiAlias, and Zoom properties of the PrintPreviewControl. To run this example, place the following code in a form and call the InitializePrintPreviewControl method from the form’s constructor or Load event-handling method.

	// Declare the PrintPreviewControl object and the 
	// PrintDocument object.
	internal PrintPreviewControl PrintPreviewControl1;
	private System.Drawing.Printing.PrintDocument docToPrint = 
		new System.Drawing.Printing.PrintDocument();

	private void InitializePrintPreviewControl()

		// Construct the PrintPreviewControl.
		this.PrintPreviewControl1 = new PrintPreviewControl();

		// Set location, name, and dock style for PrintPreviewControl1.
		this.PrintPreviewControl1.Location = new Point(88, 80);
		this.PrintPreviewControl1.Name = "PrintPreviewControl1";
		this.PrintPreviewControl1.Dock = DockStyle.Fill;

		// Set the Document property to the PrintDocument 
		// for which the PrintPage event has been handled.
		this.PrintPreviewControl1.Document = docToPrint;

		// Set the zoom to 25 percent.
		this.PrintPreviewControl1.Zoom = 0.25;

		// Set the document name. This will show be displayed when 
		// the document is loading into the control.
		this.PrintPreviewControl1.Document.DocumentName = "c:\\someFile";

		// Set the UseAntiAlias property to true so fonts are smoothed
		// by the operating system.
		this.PrintPreviewControl1.UseAntiAlias = true;

		// Add the control to the form.
		// Associate the event-handling method with the
		// document's PrintPage event.
		this.docToPrint.PrintPage += 
			new System.Drawing.Printing.PrintPageEventHandler(

	// The PrintPreviewControl will display the document
	// by handling the documents PrintPage event
	private void docToPrint_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 document in the control.
		string text = "In docToPrint_PrintPage method.";
		System.Drawing.Font printFont = 
			new Font("Arial", 35, FontStyle.Regular);

		e.Graphics.DrawString(text, printFont,
			Brushes.Black, 10, 10);

PrintPreviewControl class.

To run this example place the following code in a form 
and call the InitializePrintPreviewControl method from the form’s 
constructor or Load method.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, 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.