---------- LOTS OF PRINTING QUESTIONS -----------
Posted on 1998-12-27
Several printing questions here, so hope that someone can help me out. I guess maybe some of them are pretty simple, but not having used VB to print before then for me they are all equally mystifying.
a) How can I print a bitmap file to a printer from a given pathname, or do I need to have it in a picture box ? Either way I'm not sure how to do it.
b) I've got a small print routine that sets the printer font to Tahoma and fontsize to 18 and fontbold to true. The first time I use it then all is well, but try it again and it goes back to the printer defaults, even though it goes through the same code again. Am I missing something ?
c) Is it possible to print a control ? By this I mean that if I want a checkbox in the printout, or a command button for example then can I get it to do this - I basically want checkboxes in certain positions in the report. Do I need to have an image of a checkbox and print this instead ? If so then same as question (a)
Well, think thats all for now - hope someone can help out.
I know there are plenty of shareware controls to do printy type things from VB but really need to know how to do it myself.
Thanks in advance.