PrintTicket.Collation Property

Definition

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the printer collates its output.

public:
 property Nullable<System::Printing::Collation> Collation { Nullable<System::Printing::Collation> get(); void set(Nullable<System::Printing::Collation> value); };
public Nullable<System.Printing.Collation> Collation { get; set; }
member this.Collation : Nullable<System.Printing.Collation> with get, set
Public Property Collation As Nullable(Of Collation)

Property Value

A Collation value indicating whether the printer collates its output.

Exceptions

Calling code has attempted to set the property to a value that is not in the Collation enumeration.

Examples

The following example shows how to use this property when testing a printer's capabilities and configuring a print job to take advantage of them.

// ---------------------- GetPrintTicketFromPrinter -----------------------
/// <summary>
///   Returns a PrintTicket based on the current default printer.</summary>
/// <returns>
///   A PrintTicket for the current local default printer.</returns>
PrintTicket^ GetPrintTicketFromPrinter () 
{
   PrintQueue^ printQueue = nullptr;

   LocalPrintServer^ localPrintServer = gcnew LocalPrintServer();

   // Retrieving collection of local printer on user machine
   PrintQueueCollection^ localPrinterCollection = localPrintServer->GetPrintQueues();

   System::Collections::IEnumerator^ localPrinterEnumerator = localPrinterCollection->GetEnumerator();

   if (localPrinterEnumerator->MoveNext())
   {
      // Get PrintQueue from first available printer
      printQueue = ((PrintQueue^)localPrinterEnumerator->Current);
   } else
   {
      return nullptr;
   }
   // Get default PrintTicket from printer
   PrintTicket^ printTicket = printQueue->DefaultPrintTicket;

   PrintCapabilities^ printCapabilites = printQueue->GetPrintCapabilities();

   // Modify PrintTicket
   if (printCapabilites->CollationCapability->Contains(Collation::Collated))
   {
      printTicket->Collation = Collation::Collated;
   }
   if (printCapabilites->DuplexingCapability->Contains(Duplexing::TwoSidedLongEdge))
   {
      printTicket->Duplexing = Duplexing::TwoSidedLongEdge;
   }
   if (printCapabilites->StaplingCapability->Contains(Stapling::StapleDualLeft))
   {
      printTicket->Stapling = Stapling::StapleDualLeft;
   }
   return printTicket;
};// end:GetPrintTicketFromPrinter()
// ---------------------- GetPrintTicketFromPrinter -----------------------
/// <summary>
///   Returns a PrintTicket based on the current default printer.</summary>
/// <returns>
///   A PrintTicket for the current local default printer.</returns>
private PrintTicket GetPrintTicketFromPrinter()
{
    PrintQueue printQueue = null;

    LocalPrintServer localPrintServer = new LocalPrintServer();

    // Retrieving collection of local printer on user machine
    PrintQueueCollection localPrinterCollection =
        localPrintServer.GetPrintQueues();

    System.Collections.IEnumerator localPrinterEnumerator =
        localPrinterCollection.GetEnumerator();

    if (localPrinterEnumerator.MoveNext())
    {
        // Get PrintQueue from first available printer
        printQueue = (PrintQueue)localPrinterEnumerator.Current;
    }
    else
    {
        // No printer exist, return null PrintTicket
        return null;
    }

    // Get default PrintTicket from printer
    PrintTicket printTicket = printQueue.DefaultPrintTicket;

    PrintCapabilities printCapabilites = printQueue.GetPrintCapabilities();

    // Modify PrintTicket
    if (printCapabilites.CollationCapability.Contains(Collation.Collated))
    {
        printTicket.Collation = Collation.Collated;
    }

    if ( printCapabilites.DuplexingCapability.Contains(
            Duplexing.TwoSidedLongEdge) )
    {
        printTicket.Duplexing = Duplexing.TwoSidedLongEdge;
    }

    if (printCapabilites.StaplingCapability.Contains(Stapling.StapleDualLeft))
    {
        printTicket.Stapling = Stapling.StapleDualLeft;
    }

    return printTicket;
}// end:GetPrintTicketFromPrinter()
' ---------------------- GetPrintTicketFromPrinter -----------------------
''' <summary>
'''   Returns a PrintTicket based on the current default printer.</summary>
''' <returns>
'''   A PrintTicket for the current local default printer.</returns>
Private Function GetPrintTicketFromPrinter() As PrintTicket
    Dim printQueue As PrintQueue = Nothing

    Dim localPrintServer As New LocalPrintServer()

    ' Retrieving collection of local printer on user machine
    Dim localPrinterCollection As PrintQueueCollection = localPrintServer.GetPrintQueues()

    Dim localPrinterEnumerator As System.Collections.IEnumerator = localPrinterCollection.GetEnumerator()

    If localPrinterEnumerator.MoveNext() Then
        ' Get PrintQueue from first available printer
        printQueue = CType(localPrinterEnumerator.Current, PrintQueue)
    Else
        ' No printer exist, return null PrintTicket
        Return Nothing
    End If

    ' Get default PrintTicket from printer
    Dim printTicket As PrintTicket = printQueue.DefaultPrintTicket

    Dim printCapabilites As PrintCapabilities = printQueue.GetPrintCapabilities()

    ' Modify PrintTicket
    If printCapabilites.CollationCapability.Contains(Collation.Collated) Then
        printTicket.Collation = Collation.Collated
    End If

    If printCapabilites.DuplexingCapability.Contains(Duplexing.TwoSidedLongEdge) Then
        printTicket.Duplexing = Duplexing.TwoSidedLongEdge
    End If

    If printCapabilites.StaplingCapability.Contains(Stapling.StapleDualLeft) Then
        printTicket.Stapling = Stapling.StapleDualLeft
    End If

    Return printTicket
End Function ' end:GetPrintTicketFromPrinter()

Remarks

A null value for this property means that this feature setting is not specified. Also, when the value is null, the XML versions of the PrintTicket (see SaveTo and GetXmlStream) will not contain any markup for this feature.

This property corresponds to the Print Schema's DocumentCollate keyword, not the JobCollateAllDocuments keyword.

You can test for the options that the printer supports by using the CollationCapability property.

Applies to