Print text - viewmdb

Any idea about this?
Syntax:
 Printer.Print Tab(5); "Fields:"
    Printer.Print Tab(5); "------"
    For Each fd In td.Fields
    Printer.Print Tab(5); "["; Left(fd.Name + "]" + Space(20), 20) + Left(Str(fd.Size) + Space(5), 6) + typetable(fd.Type)
Printer.Print , " Description: "; fd.Properties("; Description; "); ""
    Next fd

It should look like this:

Fieldname  Fieldsize Datatype
---------- --------- ---------
CustomerID    4     Integer  

Description:
Some description here for every field...
.....

Thanks for help!
/Dave
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mcriderCommented:
If you want to use tab characters like you have in your example, you need to use a non-proportional font, like Courier-New.  You get a more predicable output.

Otherwise, you can set the printer's CurrentX and CurrentY locations before printing each item.  That way you get more control over what gets printed where.

Using the printer's TextHeight and TextWidth functions will let you know how much space will be taken up by the string you intend to print...


Cheers!
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TimCotteeHead of Software ServicesCommented:
One thing you should think about is that the description property for a field does not exist if there is no description, therefore if you  are using :

    For Each fd In td.Fields
        Debug.Print Tab(5); "["; Left(fd.Name + "]" + Space(20), 20) + Left(Str(fd.Size) + Space(5), 6) + CStr((fd.Type))
        Debug.Print , " Description: "; fd.Properties("description"); ""
    Next fd

You should also have some error handling to allow for an error on the fd.properties.

Such as

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    Dim accDB As Database
    Dim td As TableDef
    Dim fd As DAO.Field
    Set accDB = OpenDatabase("c:\testbed\cremosa.mdb")
    Set td = accDB.TableDefs("graphics")
    Debug.Print Tab(5); "Fields:"
    Debug.Print Tab(5); "------"
    For Each fd In td.Fields
        Debug.Print Tab(5); "["; Left(fd.Name + "]" + Space(20), 20) + Left(Str(fd.Size) + Space(5), 6) + CStr((fd.Type))
        Debug.Print , " Description: "; GetFDProp(fd, "Description"); ""
    Next fd
End Sub

Private Function GetFDProp(fdFieldDef As DAO.Field, strProperty As String)
    On Error GoTo errProperty
    strValue = fdFieldDef.Properties(strProperty)
    GetFDProp = strValue
    Exit Function
   
errProperty:
    strValue = "Property Value Unavailable"
    Resume Next
End Function
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mark2150Commented:
You should email me direct on this!

Mcrider, the Courier New font was selected earlier in the code...

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mcriderCommented:
mark2150,

How do you know Courier New was selected earlier in the code?  No reference was made in this question of it.


Cheers!
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DaveHaAuthor Commented:
Yes mcrider Courier New is selected earlier in the code.
Ok Mark!

Dave
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mark2150Commented:
mcrider,

Perhaps it's 'cause *I* wrote the ViewMDB program he's asking about...

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