PrinterSettings.InstalledPrinters PrinterSettings.InstalledPrinters PrinterSettings.InstalledPrinters PrinterSettings.InstalledPrinters Property

Definition

Gets the names of all printers installed on the computer.

public:
 static property System::Drawing::Printing::PrinterSettings::StringCollection ^ InstalledPrinters { System::Drawing::Printing::PrinterSettings::StringCollection ^ get(); };
public static System.Drawing.Printing.PrinterSettings.StringCollection InstalledPrinters { get; }
member this.InstalledPrinters : System.Drawing.Printing.PrinterSettings.StringCollection
Public Shared ReadOnly Property InstalledPrinters As PrinterSettings.StringCollection

Property Value

Exceptions

The available printers could not be enumerated.

Examples

The following code example populates the comboInstalledPrinters combo box with the installed printers and also sets the printer to print, using the PrinterName property, when the selection changes. The PopulateInstalledPrintersCombo routine is called when the form is being initialized. The example requires that a PrintDocument variable named printDoc exists and that the specific combo box exists.

private:
   void PopulateInstalledPrintersCombo()
   {
      // Add list of installed printers found to the combo box.
      // The pkInstalledPrinters String will be used to provide the display String.
      String^ pkInstalledPrinters;
      for ( int i = 0; i < PrinterSettings::InstalledPrinters->Count; i++ )
      {
         pkInstalledPrinters = PrinterSettings::InstalledPrinters[ i ];
         comboInstalledPrinters->Items->Add( pkInstalledPrinters );
      }
   }

   void comboInstalledPrinters_SelectionChanged( Object^ sender, System::EventArgs^ e )
   {
      // Set the printer to a printer in the combo box when the selection changes.
      if ( comboInstalledPrinters->SelectedIndex != -1 )
      {
         // The combo box's Text property returns the selected item's text, which is the printer name.
         printDoc->PrinterSettings->PrinterName = comboInstalledPrinters->Text;
      }
   }
private void PopulateInstalledPrintersCombo()
{
    // Add list of installed printers found to the combo box.
    // The pkInstalledPrinters string will be used to provide the display string.
    String pkInstalledPrinters;
    for (int i = 0; i < PrinterSettings.InstalledPrinters.Count; i++){
        pkInstalledPrinters = PrinterSettings.InstalledPrinters[i];
        comboInstalledPrinters.Items.Add(pkInstalledPrinters);
    }
}

private void comboInstalledPrinters_SelectionChanged(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{

    // Set the printer to a printer in the combo box when the selection changes.

    if (comboInstalledPrinters.SelectedIndex != -1) 
    {
        // The combo box's Text property returns the selected item's text, which is the printer name.
        printDoc.PrinterSettings.PrinterName= comboInstalledPrinters.Text;
    }

}
Private Sub PopulateInstalledPrintersCombo()
    ' Add list of installed printers found to the combo box.
    ' The pkInstalledPrinters string will be used to provide the display string.
    Dim i as Integer
    Dim pkInstalledPrinters As String

    For i = 0 to PrinterSettings.InstalledPrinters.Count - 1
        pkInstalledPrinters = PrinterSettings.InstalledPrinters.Item(i)
        comboInstalledPrinters.Items.Add(pkInstalledPrinters)
    Next
End Sub

Private Sub comboInstalledPrinters_SelectionChanged(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles comboInstalledPrinters.SelectedIndexChanged
    ' Set the printer to a printer in the combo box when the selection changes.

    If comboInstalledPrinters.SelectedIndex <> -1 Then
        ' The combo box's Text property returns the selected item's text, which is the printer name.
        printDoc.PrinterSettings.PrinterName = comboInstalledPrinters.Text
    End If


End Sub

Remarks

You can use the collection of installed printer names to provide the user a choice of printers to print to.

Security

PrintingPermission
for printing and access to all printers on the network. Associated enumeration: AllPrinting

Applies to

See also