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Queries print settings for printing PDF.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
PDFKit 4.0 ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ✅ Yes, on macOS ❌ No
MBS( "PDFKit.GetPrintSetting"; Selector )   More


Parameter Description Example
Selector Which value to query. "FaxNumber"


Returns value or error.


Queries print settings for printing PDF.
See also PDFKit.Print function.
See also PDFKit.SetPrintSetting where options are described.

You can query default printer name using "DefaultPrinter" as selector.
New in 8.1 you can use selector LastSettings to query last settings as XML and discover what options are set by using the dialog, e.g. the tray names.

Print settings for iOS to query:
JobTitleThe job title.
PrinterIDThe identifier for the printer to use (when using dialog).
PrinterURLThe URL to identify the printer (when not using dialog).
PrinterDisplayNameQueries printer display name.
ShowsPrintPanelWhether to show the printer dialog. Default true.
ShowsNumberOfCopiesWhether to show number of copies option in dialog.
ShowsPaperSelectionForLoadedPapersWhether to show paper selection option in dialog.
ShowsPaperOrientationWhether to show orientation option in dialog.
OutputTypeThe output type to use: General, Photo, Grayscale or PhotoGrayscale.
DuplexModeThe duplex mode to use: None, LongEdge or ShortEdge
printingAvailableWhether printing is available at all.
LastSettingsQueries last settings as JSON.


Query printer:

MBS( "PDFKit.GetPrintSetting"; "printer" )

Query default printer:

MBS( "PDFKit.GetPrintSetting"; "DefaultPrinter" )

Query last settings as xml:

MBS( "PDFKit.GetPrintSetting"; "LastSettings" )

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 17th March 2024

PDFKit.GetPrintOption - PDFKit.List