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Enlist Printer(s) on the System

By Mayur Dighe Blogs | Visual C# Sep 02, 2012
The Blog demonstrate a method to enlist the printer installed on the system.
Download Files: EnlistPrinter.zip

Description

About Classes used

 #1: An object of PrintDocument class, allow for setting the properties that describe how to print, and call the Print method to start the printing process.

 
#2:  PrinterSettings class, Specifies information about how a document is printed, including the printer that prints it, when printing from a Windows Forms application.

Namespace Required - System.Drawing.Printing

Controls used:

1.    ListView Control (lvPrinters)

2.    Button Control (btnGetPrinter & btnExit)

Here I implemented the Code for enlisting the printer(s) installed on the system.          

The Code: (do necessary changes)

1. Variables Declaration.

                        Boolean value = true;
                        String Default = "";

 

Listing 1

2. Search for Default Printer.

                   // Determine Default Printer Exist or Not
                   if ((new PrintDocument()).PrinterSettings.IsDefaultPrinter == value)
            {
            // if Exist Fetch the Printer's Name
                  ListViewItem item = new ListViewItem(Default =
                                    (newPrintDocument()).PrinterSettings.PrinterName);
                  item.SubItems.Add(value.ToString());              
 
                  // Add the Default Printer's Name to ListView
                  lvPrinters.Items.Add(item);                
                 
            value = false// Reset Boolean Value to False
            }

Listing 2

3. Search for Other Printer(s)

                   
//Fetch All Installed Printer's Name
                   foreach (object var in PrinterSettings.InstalledPrinters)
            {
                  // Compare Installed Printer(s) Name with Default Printer
                  if (Default != var.ToString())
                  {
                        ListViewItem item = new ListViewItem(var.ToString());
                        item.SubItems.Add(value.ToString());

                        // Add Remaining Printer's Name to ListView
                        lvPrinters.Items.Add(item);
                  }
            }

Listing 3

4. Now execute the Application and see the result (Figure 1).

Intended Result:

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Figure 1

Summary:

In this piece of writing, using C# environment, we have seen how to retrieve printer(s) name installed on the system.

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