?
Solved

Changing default printer for IReport

Posted on 2002-05-08
9
Medium Priority
?
1,155 Views
Last Modified: 2011-10-03
Hi,

I have a project in Delphi 4 using Crystal Report IReport.

The printer of the IReport is the Windows default printer but I want to be able to select any printer.

Please provide code !
0
Comment
Question by:roioep
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
9 Comments
 
LVL 101

Expert Comment

by:mlmcc
ID: 6996823
Are you trying to print directly from Delphi or do you preview the report first?

If you preview the report first you should be able to change the printer when you print from the preview screen.

Does the following solve your problem?
http://support.crystaldecisions.com/library/kbase/articles/c2003743.asp

In VB there is a property on the CR control which can be set
CR_Object.PrinterName = MyPrinter

Delphi I am sure has something similar.

mlmcc
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:YodaMage
ID: 6997137
Your printer selection for the running app is storeed in the printer index. All you need to do is drop TPrintDialog, then fire it with

printdialog1.execute;

User changes to the selection in the dialog will effect your application for as long as it is running, and accross forms. As long as your reports are not hardcoded to a printer and are instead using the default, you should be fine.
0
 

Author Comment

by:roioep
ID: 6998793
I want to print directly from Delphi without any dialogs.
0
Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

 

Author Comment

by:roioep
ID: 6998951
I want to print directly from Delphi without any dialogs.
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
YodaMage earned 200 total points
ID: 6999016
If you want to hardcode the printer (not a wise choice), then set the Tcrpe.printer as needed in code and fire directly the printer.
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:mnye
ID: 9346635
This question has been classified abandoned. I will make a recommendation to the moderators on its resolution in a week or two. I appreciate any comments that would help me to make a recommendation.
 

Unless it is clear to me that the question has been answered I will recommend delete. It is possible that a Grade less than A will be given if no expert makes a case for an A grade. It is assumed that any participant not responding to this request is no longer interested in its final disposition.

 
If the user does not know how to close the question, the options are here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/help/closing.jsp 

mnye
EE Cleanup Volunteer
0
 
LVL 101

Expert Comment

by:mlmcc
ID: 9350787
Not sure.

mlmcc
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:mnye
ID: 9827829
No comment has been added lately, so it's time to clean up this TA.
I will leave a recommendation in the Cleanup topic area that this question is:

PAQ/No Refund, resolved by YodaMage

Please leave any comments here within the next seven days.

PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT THIS COMMENT AS AN ANSWER!

mnye
EE Cleanup Volunteer
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Crystal Reports: 5 Tests for Top Performance It is complete, your masterpiece report.  Not only does it meet your customer’s expectations, it blows them out the water, all they want is beautifully summarised and displayed in a myriad of ways. …
Hello everyone, Hope you find this as helpful as we did. We have on the company I work for an application built in Delphi V with Crystal Reports 8. We all know that Crystal & Delphi can be temperamental sometimes and the worst thing is, nearly…
Monitoring a network: how to monitor network services and why? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the philosophy behind service monitoring and why a handshake validation is critical in network monitoring. Software utilized …
In this video, Percona Solutions Engineer Barrett Chambers discusses some of the basic syntax differences between MySQL and MongoDB. To learn more check out our webinar on MongoDB administration for MySQL DBA: https://www.percona.com/resources/we…
Suggested Courses

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question