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How can i print a document i.e wordpad rtf doc from vb
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by:shankarkrupa
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Project Name=PrintFile.exe

Selecting a standard.exe project....
Go to the components.....

Select the Microsoft richtextbox control
 (May be in the path directory \system\richtext32.ocx)

Then, do as follows:

Include a button---(Command1)
Include a richtextbox control---(richtextbox1)
Include another button -----(command2)


Here are the functions::::


private sub command1_Click()
richtextbox1.loadfile inputbox("Enter the rtf file name")
end sub

private sub command2.click()
RichTextBox1.SelStart = 1
RichTextBox1.SelPrint
end sub

That is all...........
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by:iboutchkine
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Private Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" Alias "ShellExecuteA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, _
ByVal lpOperation As String, ByVal lpFile As String, ByVal lpParameters As String, ByVal lpDirectory As String, _
ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long

Dim lngResult As Long
lngResult = ShellExecute(Me.hwnd,"Print",strFile,0&,0&,vbMinimized)

where strFile is the full path to your  file



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by:leachim
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iboutchkine
looks good but i cant declare it in my general declaration for some reason?
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by:leachim
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shankarkupra
nearly worked but error on the RichTextBox1.SelPrint
"argument not optional"
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by:leachim
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iboutchkine
works only on txt files
i need it to work on rtf doc files
thanks
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by:iboutchkine
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leachim, it works perfectly on doc files. Right now I tried to print word document. Here the exact code:
Option Explicit
Private Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" Alias "ShellExecuteA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, _
ByVal lpOperation As String, ByVal lpFile As String, ByVal lpParameters As String, ByVal lpDirectory _
As String, ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long

Private Sub Command1_Click()
Dim lngResult As Long
lngResult = ShellExecute(Me.hwnd, "Print", "c:\a.doc", 0&, 0&, vbMinimized)
MsgBox "done"
End Sub
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shankarkrupa earned 40 total points
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Oh, very sorry leachim...I should have told this before...It expects a long argument...

It is nothing but your printer's hDC..just do change that line as follows:

RichTextBox1.SelPrint Printer.hDC

It is just a sort of identity for your program to the printer...That selPrint function takes any hDC...For example,you can even give the form.hWnd and see that all the text is printed in your form...


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thats it nice one shankarkrupa
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Thank you...
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