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How can I set a specific printer to default printer in WPF?
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see here:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6388503/change-default-printer-within-wpf-application

var query = new ManagementObjectSearcher("SELECT * FROM Win32_Printer"); 
var printers = query.Get();
string printerName = "Printer to set as default" ;
foreach(ManagementObject printer in printers) 
{ 
   if (printer["name"].ToString() == printerName.ToString()) 
   { 
      printer.InvokeMethod("SetDefaultPrinter", new object[] { printerName }); 
   } 
}

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by:VBdotnet2005
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I don't see ManagementObjectSearcher after importing
Imports System.Management.Instrumentation
Imports System.Management
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by:anjos
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and if you try this:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3692384/missing-directive-or-assembly-reference-using-wmi-managementobjectsearcher

"You will have to rightclick the project -> add reference and add the System.Management assembly"
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by:VBdotnet2005
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I got it to work now.  Thank you
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