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How to print in VB5 ?

I have a serial printer EPSON TM-T88M. How can I print to the printer? Plese give me some sample code.
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regardless of whatever printer u have, as long as Win95 detects and supports your driver/s , you can print to the printer.
It is very simple...  
 --> printer.print  string ( or bitmap)

such as printer.print "Hello"
or printer.print "bunny.gif"

aslo look at EndDoc, KillDoc...

but the drawback to printing text is that it prints one line of text each time..
meaning that if u want to print a document, you must read it line byline and print each line.
  If u want to let the user choose Printer properties, use Commondialog and then call the Showprinter dialog...

anikAuthor Commented:
OK I tried it but I don't want the user to select a printer. How can I specify the default printer ?

Also I tried
printer.print "c:\aaa.bmp"
It just print out the line say c:\aaa.bmp. Not picture !

By default VB will use the default printer without any action from the user.

You can't send a command like printer.print "c:\aaa.bmp"  

printer.print will print the text inside the quote not the content of the file.

If you want to print a text file you'll have to open it before and then read it line by line and print it line by line using printer.print.

To print a .bmp file it's different as you would have to use API function (HDC...) to print a bitmap or any file containing graphic stuff in it.

Is your question is how to print graphic file or text file?

For a text file i can send you a program (code sample) on how to do it, but for graphic it's little more complicated and take more time for that (and point maybe...) if you want a text example just leave a comment (don't reject the answer) i'll send you one.
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anikAuthor Commented:
OK send me the file. Do you also have printing graphics example? I will increase point to 50 for graphics printing.
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