PageSettings.Color PageSettings.Color PageSettings.Color PageSettings.Color Property

Definition

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the page should be printed in color.

public:
 property bool Color { bool get(); void set(bool value); };
public bool Color { get; set; }
member this.Color : bool with get, set
Public Property Color As Boolean

Property Value

true if the page should be printed in color; otherwise, false. The default is determined by the printer.

Exceptions

Examples

The following code example prints a document with the first page in color, if the printer supports it. The example requires that a PrintDocument variable named printDoc has been created, and the PrintPage and QueryPageSettings events are handled.

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

private:
   void MyButtonPrint_OnClick( Object^ sender, System::EventArgs^ e )
   {
      // Set the printer name and ensure it is valid. If not, provide a message to the user.
      printDoc->PrinterSettings->PrinterName = "\\mynetworkprinter";
      if ( printDoc->PrinterSettings->IsValid )
      {
         // If the printer supports printing in color, then override the printer's default behavior.
         if ( printDoc->PrinterSettings->SupportsColor )
         {
            // Set the page default's to not print in color.
            printDoc->DefaultPageSettings->Color = false;
         }

         // Provide a friendly name, set the page number, and print the document.
         printDoc->DocumentName = "My Presentation";
         currentPageNumber = 1;
         printDoc->Print();
      }
      else
      {
         MessageBox::Show( "Printer is not valid" );
      }
   }

   void MyPrintQueryPageSettingsEvent( Object^ sender, QueryPageSettingsEventArgs^ e )
   {
      // Determines if the printer supports printing in color.
      if ( printDoc->PrinterSettings->SupportsColor )
      {
         // If the printer supports color printing, use color.
         if ( currentPageNumber == 1 )
         {
            e->PageSettings->Color = true;
         }
      }
   }

private void MyButtonPrint_OnClick(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
    
    // Set the printer name and ensure it is valid. If not, provide a message to the user.
    printDoc.PrinterSettings.PrinterName = "\\mynetworkprinter";

    if (printDoc.PrinterSettings.IsValid) {
    
        // If the printer supports printing in color, then override the printer's default behavior.
        if (printDoc.PrinterSettings.SupportsColor) {

            // Set the page default's to not print in color.
            printDoc.DefaultPageSettings.Color = false;
        }

        // Provide a friendly name, set the page number, and print the document.
        printDoc.DocumentName = "My Presentation";
        currentPageNumber = 1;
        printDoc.Print();
    }
    else {
        MessageBox.Show("Printer is not valid");
    }
}

private void MyPrintQueryPageSettingsEvent(object sender, QueryPageSettingsEventArgs e)
{
    // Determines if the printer supports printing in color.
    if (printDoc.PrinterSettings.SupportsColor) {

        // If the printer supports color printing, use color.
        if (currentPageNumber == 1 ) {

            e.PageSettings.Color = true;
        }

    }    
}

Private Sub MyButtonPrint_OnClick(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs)

    ' Set the printer name and ensure it is valid. If not, provide a message to the user.
    printDoc.PrinterSettings.PrinterName = "\\mynetworkprinter"

    If printDoc.PrinterSettings.IsValid Then

        ' If the printer supports printing in color, then override the printer's default behavior.
        if printDoc.PrinterSettings.SupportsColor then

            ' Set the page default's to not print in color.
            printDoc.DefaultPageSettings.Color = False
        End If

        ' Provide a friendly name, set the page number, and print the document.
        printDoc.DocumentName = "My Presentation"
        currentPageNumber = 1
        printDoc.Print()
    Else
        MessageBox.Show("Printer is not valid")
    End If
End Sub

Private Sub MyPrintQueryPageSettingsEvent(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As QueryPageSettingsEventArgs)

    ' Determines if the printer supports printing in color.
    If printDoc.PrinterSettings.SupportsColor Then

        ' If the printer supports color printing, use color.
        If currentPageNumber = 1 Then

            e.PageSettings.Color = True
        End If

    End If
End Sub

Remarks

You can use the PrinterSettings.SupportsColor property to determine if the printer supports color printing. If the printer supports color, but you do not want to print in color, set the Color property to false. The default will be true.

Applies to

See also