PrinterSettings.PrinterName PrinterSettings.PrinterName PrinterSettings.PrinterName PrinterSettings.PrinterName Property

Definition

Gets or sets the name of the printer to use.

public:
 property System::String ^ PrinterName { System::String ^ get(); void set(System::String ^ value); };
public string PrinterName { get; set; }
member this.PrinterName : string with get, set
Public Property PrinterName As String

Property Value

The name of the printer to use.

Examples

The following code example specifies the target printer by setting the PrinterName property, and if the IsValid is true, prints the document on the specified printer. The example has three prerequisites:

  • A variable named filePath has been set to the path of the file to print.

  • A method named pd_PrintPage, which handles the PrintPage event, has been defined.

  • 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( String^ printer )
   {
      try
      {
         streamToPrint = gcnew StreamReader( filePath );
         try
         {
            printFont = gcnew System::Drawing::Font( "Arial",10 );
            PrintDocument^ pd = gcnew PrintDocument;
            pd->PrintPage += gcnew PrintPageEventHandler(
               this, &Form1::pd_PrintPage );
            // Specify the printer to use.
            pd->PrinterSettings->PrinterName = printer;
            if ( pd->PrinterSettings->IsValid )
            {
               pd->Print();
            }
            else
            {
               MessageBox::Show( "Printer is invalid." );
            }
         }
         finally
         {
            streamToPrint->Close();
         }
      }
      catch ( Exception^ ex ) 
      {
         MessageBox::Show( ex->Message );
      }
   }
public void Printing(string printer) {
  try {
    streamToPrint = new StreamReader (filePath);
    try {
      printFont = new Font("Arial", 10);
      PrintDocument pd = new PrintDocument(); 
      pd.PrintPage += new PrintPageEventHandler(pd_PrintPage);
      // Specify the printer to use.
      pd.PrinterSettings.PrinterName = printer;

      if (pd.PrinterSettings.IsValid) {
         pd.Print();
      } 
      else {	
         MessageBox.Show("Printer is invalid.");
      }
    } 
    finally {
      streamToPrint.Close();
    }
  } 
  catch(Exception ex) {
    MessageBox.Show(ex.Message);
  }
}

Public Sub Printing(printer As String)
    Try
        streamToPrint = New StreamReader(filePath)
        Try
            printFont = New Font("Arial", 10)
            Dim pd As New PrintDocument()
            AddHandler pd.PrintPage, AddressOf pd_PrintPage
            ' Specify the printer to use.
            pd.PrinterSettings.PrinterName = printer

            If pd.PrinterSettings.IsValid then
               pd.Print()
            Else
               MessageBox.Show("Printer is invalid.")
            End If
        Finally
            streamToPrint.Close()
        End Try
    Catch ex As Exception
        MessageBox.Show(ex.Message)
    End Try
End Sub
   

Remarks

After setting the printer name, call IsValid to determine if the printer name is recognized as a valid printer on the system.

You can also use the InstalledPrinters property to get a list of printers installed on the system.

Security

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

Applies to

See also