PageSettings.PaperSource Property

Definition

Gets or sets the page's paper source; for example, the printer's upper tray.

public:
 property System::Drawing::Printing::PaperSource ^ PaperSource { System::Drawing::Printing::PaperSource ^ get(); void set(System::Drawing::Printing::PaperSource ^ value); };
public System.Drawing.Printing.PaperSource PaperSource { get; set; }
member this.PaperSource : System.Drawing.Printing.PaperSource with get, set
Public Property PaperSource As PaperSource

Property Value

A PaperSource that specifies the source of the paper. The default is the printer's default paper source.

Exceptions

The printer named in the PrinterName property does not exist or there is no default printer installed.

Examples

The following code example sets three properties for the document's default page, including the paper source based upon the source selected in the comboPaperSource combo box, and then prints the document using the Print method. The example requires that a PrintDocument variable named printDoc exists and that the specific combo boxes exist.

// Add list of supported paper sizes found on the printer.
// The DisplayMember property is used to identify the property that will provide the display String*.
comboPaperSize->DisplayMember = "PaperName";
PaperSize^ pkSize;
for ( int i = 0; i < printDoc->PrinterSettings->PaperSizes->Count; i++ )
{
   pkSize = printDoc->PrinterSettings->PaperSizes[ i ];
   comboPaperSize->Items->Add( pkSize );
}

// Create a PaperSize and specify the custom paper size through the constructor and add to combobox.
PaperSize^ pkCustomSize1 = gcnew PaperSize( "First custom size",100,200 );
comboPaperSize->Items->Add( pkCustomSize1 );
// Add list of supported paper sizes found on the printer. 
// The DisplayMember property is used to identify the property that will provide the display string.
comboPaperSize.DisplayMember = "PaperName";

PaperSize pkSize;
for (int i = 0; i < printDoc.PrinterSettings.PaperSizes.Count; i++){
    pkSize = printDoc.PrinterSettings.PaperSizes[i];
    comboPaperSize.Items.Add(pkSize);
}

// Create a PaperSize and specify the custom paper size through the constructor and add to combobox.
PaperSize pkCustomSize1 = new PaperSize("First custom size", 100, 200);

comboPaperSize.Items.Add(pkCustomSize1);

' Add list of supported paper sizes found on the printer. 
' The DisplayMember property is used to identify the property that will provide the display string.
comboPaperSize.DisplayMember = "PaperName"

Dim pkSize As PaperSize
For i = 0 to printDoc.PrinterSettings.PaperSizes.Count - 1
    pkSize = printDoc.PrinterSettings.PaperSizes.Item(i)
    comboPaperSize.Items.Add(pkSize)
Next

' Create a PaperSize and specify the custom paper size through the constructor and add to combobox.
Dim pkCustomSize1 As New PaperSize("Custom Paper Size", 100, 200)

comboPaperSize.Items.Add(pkCustomSize1)
// Add list of paper sources found on the printer to the combo box.
// The DisplayMember property is used to identify the property that will provide the display String*.
comboPaperSource->DisplayMember = "SourceName";
PaperSource^ pkSource;
for ( int i = 0; i < printDoc->PrinterSettings->PaperSources->Count; i++ )
{
   pkSource = printDoc->PrinterSettings->PaperSources[ i ];
   comboPaperSource->Items->Add( pkSource );
}
// Add list of paper sources found on the printer to the combo box.
// The DisplayMember property is used to identify the property that will provide the display string.
comboPaperSource.DisplayMember="SourceName";

PaperSource pkSource;
for (int i = 0; i < printDoc.PrinterSettings.PaperSources.Count; i++){
    pkSource = printDoc.PrinterSettings.PaperSources[i];
    comboPaperSource.Items.Add(pkSource);
}
' Add list of paper sources found on the printer to the combo box.
' The DisplayMember property is used to identify the property that will provide the display string.
comboPaperSource.DisplayMember = "SourceName"

Dim pkSource As PaperSource
For i = 0 to printDoc.PrinterSettings.PaperSources.Count - 1
    pkSource = printDoc.PrinterSettings.PaperSources.Item(i)
    comboPaperSource.Items.Add(pkSource)
Next
// Add list of printer resolutions found on the printer to the combobox.
// The PrinterResolution's ToString() method will be used to provide the display String.
PrinterResolution^ pkResolution;
for ( int i = 0; i < printDoc->PrinterSettings->PrinterResolutions->Count; i++ )
{
   pkResolution = printDoc->PrinterSettings->PrinterResolutions[ i ];
   comboPrintResolution->Items->Add( pkResolution );
}
// Add list of printer resolutions found on the printer to the combobox.
// The PrinterResolution's ToString() method will be used to provide the display string.

PrinterResolution pkResolution;
for (int i = 0; i < printDoc.PrinterSettings.PrinterResolutions.Count; i++){
    pkResolution = printDoc.PrinterSettings.PrinterResolutions[i];
    comboPrintResolution.Items.Add(pkResolution);
}
' Add list of printer resolutions found on the printer to the combobox.
' The PrinterResolution's ToString() method will be used to provide the display string.
Dim pkResolution As PrinterResolution
For i = 0 to printDoc.PrinterSettings.PrinterResolutions.Count - 1
    pkResolution = printDoc.PrinterSettings.PrinterResolutions.Item(i)
    comboPrintResolution.Items.Add(pkResolution)
Next
private:
   void MyButtonPrint_Click( Object^ sender, System::EventArgs^ e )
   {
      // Set the paper size based upon the selection in the combo box.
      if ( comboPaperSize->SelectedIndex != -1 )
      {
         printDoc->DefaultPageSettings->PaperSize = printDoc->PrinterSettings->PaperSizes[ comboPaperSize->SelectedIndex ];
      }

      // Set the paper source based upon the selection in the combo box.
      if ( comboPaperSource->SelectedIndex != -1 )
      {
         printDoc->DefaultPageSettings->PaperSource = printDoc->PrinterSettings->PaperSources[ comboPaperSource->SelectedIndex ];
      }

      // Set the printer resolution based upon the selection in the combo box.
      if ( comboPrintResolution->SelectedIndex != -1 )
      {
         printDoc->DefaultPageSettings->PrinterResolution = printDoc->PrinterSettings->PrinterResolutions[ comboPrintResolution->SelectedIndex ];
      }

      // Print the document with the specified paper size, source, and print resolution.
      printDoc->Print();
   }
private void MyButtonPrint_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
    // Set the paper size based upon the selection in the combo box.
    if (comboPaperSize.SelectedIndex != -1) {
        printDoc.DefaultPageSettings.PaperSize = 
            printDoc.PrinterSettings.PaperSizes[comboPaperSize.SelectedIndex];
    }

    // Set the paper source based upon the selection in the combo box.
    if (comboPaperSource.SelectedIndex != -1) {
        printDoc.DefaultPageSettings.PaperSource = 
            printDoc.PrinterSettings.PaperSources[comboPaperSource.SelectedIndex];
    }
    
    // Set the printer resolution based upon the selection in the combo box.
    if (comboPrintResolution.SelectedIndex != -1) 
    {
        printDoc.DefaultPageSettings.PrinterResolution= 
            printDoc.PrinterSettings.PrinterResolutions[comboPrintResolution.SelectedIndex];
    }

    // Print the document with the specified paper size, source, and print resolution.
    printDoc.Print();
}
Private Sub MyButtonPrint_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyButtonPrint.Click

    ' Set the paper size based upon the selection in the combo box.
    If comboPaperSize.SelectedIndex <> -1 Then
        printDoc.DefaultPageSettings.PaperSize = _
        printDoc.PrinterSettings.PaperSizes.Item(comboPaperSize.SelectedIndex)
    End If

    ' Set the paper source based upon the selection in the combo box.
    If comboPaperSource.SelectedIndex <> -1 Then
        printDoc.DefaultPageSettings.PaperSource = _
        printDoc.PrinterSettings.PaperSources.Item(comboPaperSource.SelectedIndex)
    End If

    ' Set the printer resolution based upon the selection in the combo box.
    If comboPrintResolution.SelectedIndex <> -1 Then
        printDoc.DefaultPageSettings.PrinterResolution = _
        printDoc.PrinterSettings.PrinterResolutions.Item(comboPrintResolution.SelectedIndex)
    End If

    ' Print the document with the specified paper size and source.
    printDoc.Print()

End Sub

Remarks

A PaperSource represents the source of the paper through the PaperSource.Kind property, which contains one of the PaperSourceKind values.

Set the PaperSource property for the page to a valid PaperSource, available through the PrinterSettings.PaperSources collection.

Applies to

See also