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I have never used vb to print a report of any kind. I love R&R. However, I am using VB4 to access
Foxpro 2.x databases ( works great, but sadly not knowing how to maintain an index in this VB App
makes me limited as to how to present the data. Do I use Crystal, R&R with a custom control which I
have done) or is their simply some sample vb programs that I can try and figure out without lots of cryptic
code.

I do have a nice app, but I am just winging it. Sorry not an expert here, just triing to work it out.

Thanks!!!!!

-Scott-
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by:tomook
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You can write your own reports using only VB. Crystal Reports is a reasonable option. You might want to check out ActiveReports (www.datadynamics.com) for another report writer, very close to Access, if you know Access.
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What kind of reports are you looking at doing ?
On the fly with snazy graphics, or just a plain line print of data.
Also - using DB structures, and wanting to keep ODBC compliant or just printing from flat files ???
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by:scottward
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Using xbase files with the OpenRecordSet method, I have the data I just would
like to print it out, Nothing fancy, just looking for some examples. Thanks
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You can format your own lines using the printer object in VB, and if it's a simple report then it's almost like printing in DOS, a line at a time (codewise).  I have found that the VSView control from Videosoft is an improvement over the VB printer object, and provides a preview capability as well, which many users are expecting.  If doing much printing in VB of your own development, I would take a look at this control.  I have found Videosoft controls to be smaller, faster, and more reliable than most out there.  Sure, Crystal reports is an option, but be prepared to spend some learning curve time.
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Here's how really straight forward it can be:

Msg = "This is printed on page"
Printer.Print Msg      ' Print bunches of these
Printer.NewPage      ' Send new page.
Printer.EndDoc      ' Printing is finished.
      
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Thanks!!!
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