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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");
                // 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.");
                            // printer is not offline
                            Console.WriteLine("Your Plug-N-Play printer is connected.");

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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