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How to Get Printers Listing in C#

By Mahesh Chand on Jun 08, 2007
The code snippet in this how do I shows you how to get all available printers in C#.
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Import System.Drawing.Printing namespace in your application.

Add a DropDownList and change its name to printersList and write this below code on Form's load event handler.

private void Form1_Load (object sender, System.EventArgs e)


foreach (String printer in PrinterSettings.InstalledPrinters)


printersList.Items.Add (printer.ToString());



The DropDownList will show all printers available on your network.

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