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Get All Installed Printers in C#

Posted by Ibrahim Ersoy Articles | .NET Assemblies July 09, 2012
Assuming you need to retrieve all installed printers,you can do it by using PrinterSettings class
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This class locates in System.Drawing.Printing namespace 

so you need to add reference System.Drawing and then import it with using statement:


using System.Drawing.Printing;

To get all the printers available,you need to iterate the string values through PrinterSettings

 

For example:

Add a ListBox to your windows application and then use foreach statement for iteration:


foreach (string printname in PrinterSettings.InstalledPrinters)
{
listBox1.Items.Add(printname);
}



This will show you all the available Printers installed on your computer as seen below:

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Because i've not installed any physical printers on my computer it shows the printer services.

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