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IE6 and "PageSetup/orientation" reg key??

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Hi,

I have been trying lately to print reports using the HTMLDocument interface. I was forced to feed my HTMLDocument into a hidden IWebBrowser control to print without a print properties dialog.

To cut a long story short, I now need to print landscape. Easy, just set the "PageSetup/orientation" registery key to 2. Except... it seems that IE6.0 is broken, (no sorry its a "feature":) and it does not use the "orientation" key. In fact, if you print landscape in explorer, then quit and reload, it has forgotten the setting.

So, does anybody know how I can do this? I need to force the WebBrowser control to print landscape without any popup dialogs or anything ( its a background print )? Works fine on IE5.5 (cos of PageSetup/orientation).  It doesn't help setting the printer drvier to landscape directly usng a OpenPrinter/SetPrinter kind of call set, IE still does its own thing?

Many thanks in advance,
Mark
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i have something...
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Got it:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/qShow.jsp?ta=visualbasic&qid=20166977

This is an exapmle on how to switch print background images/not print. The idea is the same, the values to change are:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\PageSetup]
"orientation"="1"
"paper_size"="9"
"paper_source"="7"
"duplex"="2"
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I am aware of the "orientation" key. Thing is, this turns it into landscape mode ( "orientation = 2" ) for IE5.5. IE 6 ignores this setting, and only prints landscape if you go through the page setup dialog in that session.

So, are you saying that the combination of key you gave above will actually force IE6 to also remember landscape mode without needing to got through a page setup dialog?

I'll try them out, have to wait for access to a machine with ie 6 on however. The major problem is that M$ doesn't seem to like selling NT4 licenses anymore, so it will have to eventually run on XP systems, and XP won't let you install IE5.5!!
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I have used the code of the link I gave you with IE6 and everything is going as it should be.
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Which code? The page ( which I have actually been though before! ), covers alot of print wrokarounds and various things?

I tried the CBT hooking on the Print Properties dialog, but couldn't get it to work?

Or are u refering the the DEVMODE setting bit? I tried something like that before, just on my normal machine, but IE just ignored it (IE 5.5). It did work tho, cos all my other normal printouts all started coming out landscape!

Maybe you could tell me which technique u've used?
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At the top of the page, there is a link for code sample.

Download http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dnsamples/wb_print05.exe (which is explained in the "Changing Printer Defaults" section).
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Any progress?
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