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I am using VB4/32 Enterprise EditionWhy can't I set Printer.PaperBin at runtime? Acording to HELP I can, but every time I try I get an error "Run-time Error 380 - Invalid Property Value". I have tried a couple of printers and all possible PaperBin settings.Please Help - its becoming urgent!!I have a project with one form, which is the startup form.Nothing is on the form!In Form_Load I have the following code:MsgBox(Printer.PaperBin) 'gives result of 11Printer.PaperBin = 11    'get the errorThat's all there is to it. Nothing Fancy
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Could you give us the code lines, together with the Dim -
statements belonging to the code ?
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This is a serious bug in VB4 32, which also occurs in VB5. There is no workaround except to go direct to the API.

Printer.Paperbin will always work in VB416, even half way through a print job. Printer.Paperbin will never work in VB432. Printer.Orientation will still work in VB432.

In VB5, the first call to change the Paperbin or Orientation will work. No calls will work after a newpage, or any printing to the first page.

We (my colleagues at work) have registered this bug with MS. They have confirmed that it is indeed a bug. They have not yet replied with a date for a fix. (It was registered by us the day after the release of VB5).

Code sample:

'This call works in VB416, and VB5, but not VB432
'VB432 gives Invalid Property Value
Printer.Paperbin = vbPRBNUpper
Printer. Print "Test1"

Printer.Newpage

'This call works in VB416,but not VB432 or VB5
'VB432 gives Invalid Property Value
'VB5 gives Property may not be changed in the middle of a page
Printer.Paperbin = vbPRBNLower
Printer.Print "Test2"
Printer.Enddoc

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by:rbroome
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Thanks for confirming it as a bug. I have also reported it to Microsoft (Australia). As yet they haven't officially acknowledged it.
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