UseMargins Property


Gets or sets a value that indicates whether to use the page margins when printing.


public bool UseMargins { get; set; } 
property bool UseMargins { 
   bool get(); 
   void set (    bool ); 
   property bool UseMargins 
      bool get() 
      void set(bool value) 

Property Value

true to use the page margins when printing, otherwise; false. Default value is true.


When the value of the UseMargins property is set to true, the maximum page area used for printing will be the PrintPageEventArgs.MarginBounds value.

When the value of the UseMargins property is set to false, the maximum page area used for printing will be the PrintPageEventArgs.PageBounds value.

For more information on the bounds and how to change them, refer to System.Drawing.Printing.PrintDocument, System.Drawing.Printing.PrinterSettings and System.Drawing.Printing.PrintPageEventArgs in MSDN.

Important: the UseMargins property is only used to calculate the printing area when the value of both PageRectangle is left to the empty default value. If you set the PageRectangle value to anything else, it is assumed that you are responsible for calculating the print area and UseMargins will be ignored.


using Leadtools.WinForms; 
using Leadtools; 
using Leadtools.Codecs; 
// The image we are printing 
private RasterImage myImage = null; 
// The current page number being printed 
private int currentPrintPageNumber; 
public void RasterImagePrinterExample() 
   // Check if there are printers installed on this machine 
   if (PrinterSettings.InstalledPrinters == null || PrinterSettings.InstalledPrinters.Count < 1) 
      MessageBox.Show("There are no printers installed on this machine"); 
   // Load the image 
   using (RasterCodecs codecs = new RasterCodecs()) 
      this.myImage = codecs.Load(Path.Combine(LEAD_VARS.ImagesDir, "Ocr1.tif")); 
   // Create the print document object 
   using (PrintDocument document = new PrintDocument()) 
      // Setup the document pages 
      document.PrinterSettings.MinimumPage = 1; 
      document.PrinterSettings.MaximumPage = this.myImage.PageCount; 
      document.PrinterSettings.FromPage = 1; 
      document.PrinterSettings.ToPage = this.myImage.PageCount; 
      DialogResult result = DialogResult.OK; 
      // Select the printer 
      using (PrintDialog printDlg = new PrintDialog()) 
         printDlg.Document = document; 
         printDlg.AllowSomePages = true; 
         result = printDlg.ShowDialog(); 
      // Setup the page 
      if (result == DialogResult.OK) 
         using (PageSetupDialog pageSetupDlg = new PageSetupDialog()) 
            pageSetupDlg.Document = document; 
      if (result == DialogResult.OK) 
         // Add handlers for Begin/Print and End print events 
         document.BeginPrint += new PrintEventHandler(document_BeginPrint); 
         document.PrintPage += new PrintPageEventHandler(document_PrintPage); 
         document.EndPrint += new PrintEventHandler(document_EndPrint); 
         // Use the .NET print preview dialog 
         using (PrintPreviewDialog printPreviewDlg = new PrintPreviewDialog()) 
            printPreviewDlg.Document = document; 
            printPreviewDlg.WindowState = FormWindowState.Maximized; 
            result = printPreviewDlg.ShowDialog(); 
   // Clean up 
private void document_BeginPrint(object sender, PrintEventArgs e) 
   // Reset the current page number 
   // Since we are using the print preview dialog, this event will be called twice (once 
   // to generate the print preview and once for actual printing). So, we must set this back 
   // to the first print page 
   PrintDocument document = sender as PrintDocument; 
   this.currentPrintPageNumber = document.PrinterSettings.FromPage; 
private void document_EndPrint(object sender, PrintEventArgs e) 
   // Nothing to do here 
private void document_PrintPage(object sender, PrintPageEventArgs e) 
   // Get the print document object 
   PrintDocument document = sender as PrintDocument; 
   // Create an new LEADTOOLS image printer class 
   RasterImagePrinter printer = new RasterImagePrinter(); 
   // Set the document object so page calculations can be performed 
   printer.PrintDocument = document; 
   // We want to fit and center the image into the maximum print area 
   printer.SizeMode = RasterPaintSizeMode.FitAlways; 
   printer.HorizontalAlignMode = RasterPaintAlignMode.Center; 
   printer.VerticalAlignMode = RasterPaintAlignMode.Center; 
   // Account for FAX images that may have different horizontal and vertical resolution 
   printer.UseDpi = true; 
   // Print the whole image 
   printer.ImageRectangle = Rectangle.Empty; 
   // Use maximum page dimension ignoring the margins, this will be equivalant of printing 
   // using Windows Photo Gallery 
   printer.PageRectangle = RectangleF.Empty; 
   printer.UseMargins = false; 
   // Print the current page 
   printer.Print(this.myImage, this.currentPrintPageNumber, e); 
   // Go to the next page 
   // Inform the printer whether we have more pages to print 
   if (this.currentPrintPageNumber <= document.PrinterSettings.ToPage) 
      e.HasMorePages = true; 
      e.HasMorePages = false; 
   // De-couple our PrintDocument from the RasterImagePrinter 
   printer.PrintDocument = null; 
static class LEAD_VARS 
   public const string ImagesDir = @"C:\LEADTOOLS22\Resources\Images"; 


Target Platforms

See Also


RasterImagePrinter Class

RasterImagePrinter Members

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