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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: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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