Printing PDF in .NET Framework

This article describes how to Print PDF File to Default Printer using Printer and Page Settings in C#.

The PdfViewer class allows you to print a PDF file to the default printer. You need to create a PdfViewer object and open the PDF using the BindPdf method. To specify different print settings, use the PageSettings and PrinterSettings classes. Finally, call the PrintDocumentWithSettings method to print the PDF to the default printer. The following code snippet shows how to print PDF to the default printer with printer and page Settings.

public static void SimplePrint()
    // Create PdfViewer object
    PdfViewer viewer = new PdfViewer();

    // Open input PDF file
    viewer.BindPdf(System.IO.Path.Combine(_dataDir, "input.pdf"));

    // Set attributes for printing
    viewer.AutoResize = true;         // Print the file with adjusted size
    viewer.AutoRotate = true;         // Print the file with adjusted rotation
    viewer.PrintPageDialog = false;   // Do not produce the page number dialog when printing

    // Create objects for printer and page settings and PrintDocument
    System.Drawing.Printing.PrinterSettings ps = new System.Drawing.Printing.PrinterSettings();
    System.Drawing.Printing.PageSettings pgs = new System.Drawing.Printing.PageSettings();
    System.Drawing.Printing.PrintDocument prtdoc = new System.Drawing.Printing.PrintDocument();

    // Set printer name
    ps.PrinterName = prtdoc.PrinterSettings.PrinterName;

    // Set PageSize (if required)
    pgs.PaperSize = new System.Drawing.Printing.PaperSize("A4", 827, 1169);

    // Set PageMargins (if required)
    pgs.Margins = new System.Drawing.Printing.Margins(0, 0, 0, 0);

    // Print document using printer and page settings
    viewer.PrintDocumentWithSettings(pgs, ps);

    // Close the PDF file after priting

In order to display a print dialog, try using the following code snippet:

System.Windows.Forms.PrintDialog printDialog = new System.Windows.Forms.PrintDialog();
if (printDialog.ShowDialog() == System.Windows.Forms.DialogResult.OK)
    // Document printing code goes here
    // Print document using printer and page settings
    viewer.PrintDocumentWithSettings(pgs, ps);