Margins Margins Margins Margins Class

Definition

Specifies the dimensions of the margins of a printed page.

public ref class Margins : ICloneable
[System.ComponentModel.TypeConverter(typeof(System.Drawing.Printing.MarginsConverter))]
[System.Serializable]
[System.ComponentModel.TypeConverter("System.Drawing.Printing.MarginsConverter, System.Windows.Extensions, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=cc7b13ffcd2ddd51")]
public class Margins : ICloneable
type Margins = class
    interface ICloneable
Public Class Margins
Implements ICloneable
Inheritance
MarginsMarginsMarginsMargins
Attributes
Implements

Examples

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

The following code example sets the default page settings for a document to margins of 1 inch on each side.

void Printing()
{
   try
   {
      
      /* This assumes that a variable of type string, named filePath,
              has been set to the path of the file to print. */
      streamToPrint = gcnew StreamReader( filePath );
      try
      {
         printFont = gcnew System::Drawing::Font( "Arial",10 );
         PrintDocument^ pd = gcnew PrintDocument;
         
         /* This assumes that a method, named pd_PrintPage, has been
                   defined. pd_PrintPage handles the PrintPage event. */
         pd->PrintPage += gcnew PrintPageEventHandler( this, &Sample::pd_PrintPage );
         
         /* This assumes that a variable of type string, named 
                   printer, has been set to the printer's name. */
         pd->PrinterSettings->PrinterName = printer;
         
         // Create a new instance of Margins with one inch margins.
         Margins^ margins = gcnew Margins( 100,100,100,100 );
         pd->DefaultPageSettings->Margins = margins;
         pd->Print();
      }
      finally
      {
         streamToPrint->Close();
      }

   }
   catch ( Exception^ ex ) 
   {
      MessageBox::Show( String::Concat( "An error occurred printing the file - ", ex->Message ) );
   }

}


public void Printing()
{
  try 
  {
    /* This assumes that a variable of type string, named filePath,
       has been set to the path of the file to print. */
    streamToPrint = new StreamReader (filePath);
    try 
    {
      printFont = new Font("Arial", 10);
      PrintDocument pd = new PrintDocument(); 
      /* This assumes that a method, named pd_PrintPage, has been
         defined. pd_PrintPage handles the PrintPage event. */
      pd.PrintPage += new PrintPageEventHandler(pd_PrintPage);
      /* This assumes that a variable of type string, named 
         printer, has been set to the printer's name. */
      pd.PrinterSettings.PrinterName = printer;
      // Create a new instance of Margins with one inch margins.
      Margins margins = new Margins(100,100,100,100);
      pd.DefaultPageSettings.Margins = margins;
      pd.Print();
    } 
    finally 
    {
      streamToPrint.Close() ;
    }
  } 
  catch(Exception ex) 
  { 
    MessageBox.Show("An error occurred printing the file - " + ex.Message);
  }
}

Public Sub Printing()
    Try
        ' This assumes that a variable of type string, named filePath,
        ' has been set to the path of the file to print. 
        streamToPrint = New StreamReader(filePath)
        Try
            printFont = New Font("Arial", 10)
            Dim pd As New PrintDocument()
            ' This assumes that a method, named pd_PrintPage, has been
            ' defined. pd_PrintPage handles the PrintPage event. 
            AddHandler pd.PrintPage, AddressOf pd_PrintPage
            ' This assumes that a variable of type string, named
            ' printer, has been set to the printer's name. 
            pd.PrinterSettings.PrinterName = printer
            ' Create a new instance of Margins with one inch margins.
            Dim margins As New Margins(100, 100, 100, 100)
            pd.DefaultPageSettings.Margins = margins
            pd.Print()
        Finally
            streamToPrint.Close()
        End Try
    Catch ex As Exception
        MessageBox.Show("An error occurred printing the file - " & ex.Message)
    End Try
End Sub
   

Remarks

The Margins class is used to manipulate the width of margins in PageSettings and PrintController. MarginsConverter is the type descriptor for this class.

Left, Right, Top, and Bottom are properties that define the margins. Clone creates an identical Margins. Equals determines if another object has the same dimensions as a Margins.

For more information about printing, see the System.Drawing.Printing namespace overview.

Constructors

Margins() Margins() Margins() Margins()

Initializes a new instance of the Margins class with 1-inch wide margins.

Margins(Int32, Int32, Int32, Int32) Margins(Int32, Int32, Int32, Int32) Margins(Int32, Int32, Int32, Int32) Margins(Int32, Int32, Int32, Int32)

Initializes a new instance of the Margins class with the specified left, right, top, and bottom margins.

Properties

Bottom Bottom Bottom Bottom

Gets or sets the bottom margin, in hundredths of an inch.

Left Left Left Left

Gets or sets the left margin width, in hundredths of an inch.

Right Right Right Right

Gets or sets the right margin width, in hundredths of an inch.

Top Top Top Top

Gets or sets the top margin width, in hundredths of an inch.

Methods

Clone() Clone() Clone() Clone()

Retrieves a duplicate of this object, member by member.

Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

Compares this Margins to the specified Object to determine whether they have the same dimensions.

GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Calculates and retrieves a hash code based on the width of the left, right, top, and bottom margins.

GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Converts the Margins to a string.

Operators

Equality(Margins, Margins) Equality(Margins, Margins) Equality(Margins, Margins) Equality(Margins, Margins)

Compares two Margins to determine if they have the same dimensions.

Inequality(Margins, Margins) Inequality(Margins, Margins) Inequality(Margins, Margins) Inequality(Margins, Margins)

Compares two Margins to determine whether they are of unequal width.

Applies to

See also