PageSetupDialog.AllowOrientation Not Working

Posted on 2009-03-30
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Last Modified: 2013-12-17
Whenever I set the AllowOrientation property of a PageSetupDialog to 'true', it still doesn't allow the user to change the orientation of a document (meaning that the option for 'Landscape' isn't enabled).  However, if I set PageSettings.Landscape (on the PageSetupDialog) to 'true', then when the PageSetupDialog box comes up, the document is set to Landscape, and you can toggle back and forth between portrait and landscape modes.  However, I can't default my document to landscape as many users will want the document to be printed in portrait mode by default.

So am I missing something simple here?  Thanks!  Below is the code I'm using:
PageSetupDialog dlg = new PageSetupDialog();
            dlg.Document = doc; //in this case, 'doc' is a PrintDocument
            dlg.AllowOrientation = true;  //this does not work!!!
            //if the following line is un-commented, the orientation can be changed, but it defaults to
            //landscape, which is unacceptable for my project.
            //dlg.PageSettings.Landscape = true;
            dlg.EnableMetric = true;

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Question by:C_Sharp_Programmer
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by:Daniel Reynolds
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Have you tried setting the setting to Portrait? to see if it then allows toggling, much like setting it to Landscape did for you? Sounds and is stupid, but if it does the trick...

dlg.PageSettings.Portrait = true

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ID: 24022457
Thanks for the suggestion, however, PageSettings does not have a property for Portrait mode, only Landscape...

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C_Sharp_Programmer earned 0 total points
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It appears that the AllowOrientation property only takes effect if your selected printer supports it (although setting the Landscape property to true seems to force-override this).  Once I selected a different printer, it worked fine.

Hope this helps someone else who might run into this problem!

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