GdPicture.NET Reference Guide
PrintSetActivePrinter Method (GdViewer)
Example 





GdPicture14.WPF Namespace > GdViewer Class : PrintSetActivePrinter Method
The name of the printer you want to set up as an active printer to be used for subsequent printing.
Sets the printer, identified by its name, as the active printer, in other words makes it the currently selected printer, which is subsequently used when printing the document displayed in the GdViewer control. The specified printer is used to execute all next print jobs using the print methods of this class, if not set otherwise, without affecting any other installed printers.

You can use the PrintGetActivePrinter method to retrieve the currently selected printer, denoted as the active printer for print methods of this class. At the same this printer utilizes all by you altered printer settings without affecting the installed printers.

Syntax
'Declaration
 
Public Function PrintSetActivePrinter( _
   ByVal PrinterName As String _
) As Boolean
public bool PrintSetActivePrinter( 
   string PrinterName
)
public function PrintSetActivePrinter( 
    PrinterName: String
): Boolean; 
public function PrintSetActivePrinter( 
   PrinterName : String
) : boolean;
public: bool PrintSetActivePrinter( 
   string* PrinterName
) 
public:
bool PrintSetActivePrinter( 
   String^ PrinterName
) 

Parameters

PrinterName
The name of the printer you want to set up as an active printer to be used for subsequent printing.

Return Value

true if the method has been followed successfully, otherwise false.

Please use the GetStat method or the PrintGetStat method to determine the specific reason for the method's failure.

Remarks
Just to inform you that the printer selected by this method is used to execute all subsequent print jobs and all subsequently altered printer settings are related to this printer. Likewise, none of the available printers or their properties are affected using any of the print methods of this class.
Example
How to find out some printer settings for all available printers.
'We assume that the GdViewer1 control has been properly integrated.
Dim message As String = ""
Dim CurPrinter As String = GdViewer1.PrintGetActivePrinter()
If GdViewer1.GetStat() = GdPictureStatus.OK Then
    Dim PrintersCount As Integer = GdViewer1.PrintGetPrintersCount()
    If GdViewer1.GetStat() = GdPictureStatus.OK Then
        For i As Integer = 1 To PrintersCount
            Dim PrinterName As String = GdViewer1.PrintGetPrinterName(i)
            If GdViewer1.GetStat() = GdPictureStatus.OK Then
                If GdViewer1.PrintSetActivePrinter(PrinterName) = True Then
                    'You can find other printer settings here.
                    Dim PrnQuality As PrintQuality = GdViewer1.PrintGetQuality()
                    If GdViewer1.GetStat() = GdPictureStatus.OK Then
                        message = message + "Printer: " + PrinterName + "    Quality: " + PrnQuality.ToString() + vbCrLf
                    Else
                        message = message + "Printer: " + PrinterName + "    Error getting quality: " + GdViewer1.PrintGetStat().ToString() + vbCrLf
                    End If
                Else
                    Exit For
                End If
            Else
                Exit For
            End If
        Next
        If GdViewer1.GetStat() = GdPictureStatus.OK Then
            MessageBox.Show(message, "GdViewer.PrintGetPrinterName")
        Else
            MessageBox.Show("The example has NOT been followed successfully. The last status: " + GdViewer1.PrintGetStat(), "GdViewer.PrintGetPrinterName")
        End If
        If GdViewer1.PrintSetActivePrinter(CurPrinter) = False Then MessageBox.Show("The PrintSetActivePrinter() method has failed with the status: " + GdViewer1.PrintGetStat(), "GdViewer.PrintGetPrinterName")
    Else
        MessageBox.Show("The PrintGetPrintersCount() method has failed with the status: " + GdViewer1.PrintGetStat(), "GdViewer.PrintGetPrinterName")
    End If
Else
    MessageBox.Show("The PrintGetActivePrinter() method has failed with the status: " + GdViewer1.PrintGetStat(), "GdViewer.PrintGetPrinterName")
End If
//We assume that the GdViewer1 control has been properly integrated.
string message = "";
string CurPrinter = GdViewer1.PrintGetActivePrinter();
if (GdViewer1.GetStat() == GdPictureStatus.OK)
{
    int PrintersCount = GdViewer1.PrintGetPrintersCount();
    if (GdViewer1.GetStat() == GdPictureStatus.OK)
    {
        for (int i = 1; i <= PrintersCount; i++)
        {
            string PrinterName = GdViewer1.PrintGetPrinterName(i);
            if (GdViewer1.GetStat() == GdPictureStatus.OK)
            {
                if (GdViewer1.PrintSetActivePrinter(PrinterName) == true)
                {
                    //You can find other printer settings here.
                    PrintQuality PrnQuality = GdViewer1.PrintGetQuality();
                    if (GdViewer1.GetStat() == GdPictureStatus.OK)
                        message = message + "Printer: " + PrinterName + "    Quality: " + PrnQuality.ToString() + "\n";
                    else
                        message = message + "Printer: " + PrinterName + "    Error getting quality: " + GdViewer1.PrintGetStat().ToString() + "\n";
                }
                else
                    break;
            }
            else
                break;
        }
        if (GdViewer1.GetStat() == GdPictureStatus.OK)
            MessageBox.Show(message, "GdViewer.PrintGetPrinterName");
        else
            MessageBox.Show("The example has NOT been followed successfully. The last status: " + GdViewer1.PrintGetStat(), "GdViewer.PrintGetPrinterName");
        if (GdViewer1.PrintSetActivePrinter(CurPrinter) == false)
            MessageBox.Show("The PrintSetActivePrinter() method has failed with the status: " + GdViewer1.PrintGetStat(), "GdViewer.PrintGetPrinterName");
    }
    else
        MessageBox.Show("The PrintGetPrintersCount() method has failed with the status: " + GdViewer1.PrintGetStat(), "GdViewer.PrintGetPrinterName");
}
else
    MessageBox.Show("The PrintGetActivePrinter() method has failed with the status: " + GdViewer1.PrintGetStat(), "GdViewer.PrintGetPrinterName");
See Also

Reference

GdViewer Class
GdViewer Members
PrintGetPrinterName Method
PrintGetPrintersCount Method
PrintGetActivePrinter Method
PrintGetStat Method
Print Method