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PrintDocument.PrintController Property

Gets or sets the print controller that guides the printing process.

Namespace:  System.Drawing.Printing
Assembly:  System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)

[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public PrintController PrintController { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing.Printing.PrintController
The PrintController that guides the printing process. The default is a new instance of the PrintControllerWithStatusDialog class.

A print controller guides the printing process in several ways. For example, to print a document, you need to convert it to a Graphics object. A PrintController specifies where to draw the graphic in an image for a print preview or on a printer to actually print the document. A print controller can also specify whether to print a document immediately, or wait a specified interval.

The following code example requires that you have created an instance of the PrintDocument class that is named myPrintDocument. The example creates a new instance of the PrintController class, assigns it to the PrintController property of myPrintDocument, and prints the document.

Use the System.Drawing.Printing and System.Windows.Forms namespaces for this example.

public void myPrint()
{
   if (useMyPrintController == true)
   {
      myPrintDocument.PrintController = 
         new myControllerImplementation();     
      if (wantsStatusDialog == true)
      {
         myPrintDocument.PrintController = 
            new PrintControllerWithStatusDialog
            (myPrintDocument.PrintController);
      }
   }
   myPrintDocument.Print();
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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