To get the default printer name in C# and VB.NET you can use the following snippet.


Sample C#

public string GetDefaultPrinter()
	PrinterSettings settings = new PrinterSettings();
	return settings.PrinterName;

Sample VB.NET

Public Function GetDefaultPrinter() As String
	Dim settings as PrinterSettings = New PrinterSettings()
	Return settings.PrinterName
End Function

Compatibility: working .NET 2.0 working .NET 3.0 not tested .NET 3.5 not working .NET 4.0 not working .NET 4.5not working .NET 4.6

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