PrintDocument.PrinterSettings Property


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Gets or sets the printer that prints the document.

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

public PrinterSettings PrinterSettings { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing.Printing.PrinterSettings

A PrinterSettings that specifies where and how the document is printed. The default is a PrinterSettings with its properties set to their default values.

You can specify several printer settings through the PrinterSettings property. For example, use the PrinterSettings.Copies property to specify the number of copies you want to print, the PrinterSettings.PrinterName property to specify the printer to use, and the PrinterSettings.PrintRange property to specify the range of pages you want to print.

The following code example prints a document on the specified printer. The example makes three assumptions: that a variable names filePath has been set to the path of the file to print; that a method named pd_PrintPage, which handles the PrintPage event, has been defined; and that a variable named printer has been set to the printer's name.

Use the System.Drawing, System.Drawing.Printing, and System.IO namespaces for this example.

public void Printing()
     streamToPrint = new StreamReader (filePath);
        printFont = new Font("Arial", 10);
        PrintDocument pd = new PrintDocument(); 
        pd.PrintPage += new PrintPageEventHandler(pd_PrintPage);
        // Specify the printer to use.
        pd.PrinterSettings.PrinterName = printer;
  catch(Exception ex)

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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