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Hi,
I want to find wheather printer is connected or not in client computer,
for this i have written code as

ManagementScope scope = new ManagementScope("\\root\\cimv2");
 
              scope.Connect();
 
              // Select Printers from WMI Object Collections
 
              ManagementObjectSearcher searcher = new ManagementObjectSearcher("SELECT * FROM Win32_Printer");
 
              string printerName = "";
 
              foreach (ManagementObject printer in searcher.Get())
              {
 
                  printerName = printer["Name"].ToString().ToLower();
 

                  if (printerName.Contains("citizen"))
                  {
 
                      // Console.WriteLine("Printer = " + printer["Name"]);
 
                      if (printer["WorkOffline"].ToString().ToLower().Equals("true"))
                      {
 
                          // printer is offline by user
 
                          // Console.WriteLine("Your Plug-N-Play printer is not connected.");
 
                      }
 
                      else
                      {
 
                          // printer is not offline
 
                          Console.WriteLine("Your Plug-N-Play printer is connected.");
 
                      }
                  }
                  else
                  {
 

 
                  }
 
              }

The code above is giving me status of printer of the server where my code is hosted,But i want the status of printer of client pc.
Posted 27-Jan-13 17:42pm

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Solution 1

Take a look at the printer["Local"] property.

If it is True then is a Local printer, if not is a network printer.
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