Multiple Printers In VB

Another printing problem - I am writing a POS System and it requires use of both a Laser Printer and a Reciept Printer - I need each one to perform the task it is assigned to without selecting a printer each time for each task ie: Reciept Printer Prints Reciepts and the Laser prints reports - I used to know how to put all printers on the system into an array, but have long forgotten how to, any help will be appreciated - Best scenario is to get all system printers into a combo box.

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hongjunConnect With a Mentor Commented:
To make you more convenient, I decided to post the code from the link here.

Private Sub Form_Load()
    PopulateListControlWithPrinters Combo1
End Sub

Private Function PopulateListControlWithPrinters(ListControl As _
Object) As Boolean

On Error GoTo errHandler:
Dim l As Long
Dim lCount As Long

lCount = Printers.Count

If lCount = 0 Then
    ListControl.AddItem "(No Printer Installed)"
    For l = 0 To lCount - 1
        ListControl.AddItem Printers(l).DeviceName
End If

PopulateListControlWithPrinters = True

Exit Function
PopulateListControlWithPrinters = False
Exit Function

End Function

flosoftAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the code - Do you know if the combo box's item(#) corresponds exactly to the printers(#) number in the index? - Then all's I would have to save to the registry is the combo's selected index value.

Thanks again.
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