black text appears in the shaded box?

How do you print a shaded rectangle (box) containing black text by using Printer object? I don't want any API! Any ideas?
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bob_onlineConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I assume that your code is not really all commented out...

swap these two lines and try it...

Printer.Line (0, 500)-(1400, 200), &HC0C0C0, B
Printer.Print "Hello this is a test"

My guess is that the box is covering the text (and no, the text would not show through because the box command is replacing the "pixels" of the text with the lighter color.

I haven't tried this and may be wrong, but I do know that this how the printer object behaves.
computer1000Author Commented:
I mean, how do I print the black text in the shaded box on the paper.
You could do something like this:

Printer.DrawWidth = 5
Printer.Line (50, 50)-Step(1440, 1440), , B

Printer.CurrentX = 500
Printer.CurrentY = 500
Printer.FontSize = 20
Printer.FontBold = True
Printer.Print "test"
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computer1000Author Commented:
Yes I could do something like that above. I use my code below.

'Printer.DrawWidth = 5
'Printer.FillColor = &H808080
'Printer.FillStyle = 0
'Printer.ForeColor = vbBlack
'Printer.FontTransparent = True
'Printer.Print ""
'Printer.Print "Hello this is a test"
'Printer.Line (0, 500)-(1400, 200), &HC0C0C0, B

It does not show a shaded box here. What's wrong with my code?
What do you mean by it doesn't show a shaded box, it doesn't print anything?  If so, it may be outside your printer's minimum margins.  Try this and see if it works.

Printer.DrawWidth = 5
Printer.FillColor = &H808080
Printer.FillStyle = 0
Printer.ForeColor = vbBlack
Printer.Line (0, 0)-(5000, 5000), &HC0C0C0, B

'Change the current x and y locations to where
'you want to print the text
Printer.CurrentX = 1500
Printer.CurrentY = 2500

Printer.FontBold = True
Printer.Print "Hello this is a test"

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