How to set default printer in the print preview dialog progammatically

Ashok Kumar Viswanathan 71 Reputation points
2021-02-24T11:26:52.23+00:00

In UWP platform , print previewer dialog's windows shows printer options with default printer name(Printer which is set as default in system settings manually).

Is there any other way to change the default printer programmatically in UWP Platform, so that we can display our defined printer name in print preview window, instead of changing it manually.

Note : No need to change the default printer or select the printer in print previewer window manually. We need them to be done programmatically.

Universal Windows Platform (UWP)
Windows Presentation Foundation
Windows Presentation Foundation
A part of the .NET Framework that provides a unified programming model for building line-of-business desktop applications on Windows.
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  1. AryaDing-MSFT 2,916 Reputation points
    2021-02-25T09:53:21.78+00:00

    Hi,

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A!

    I have tested the SetDefaultPrinter method mentioned on the Internet, it doesn’t work in uwp app. In addition, I have searched api under the Printing namespace, there is no such api which can be set to changed the default printer.
    So currently uwp doesn’t support to change default printer. If you do want this feature, please feel free to submit your feature requirement with Windows Feedback Hub app.


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