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Hi ,
 i have two Printers defined on my PC one of them is set to default ... now please how can i change the printer in my program and prints on the not default printer ...


thanx alot
Loay
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by:sumantachandra
ID: 7101522

You have two choise. Either u can have code option or u can include CommonDialog control in to ur project.

if u want to print directlly from your project with out knowing the user then

Change the current printer





or go to project menu -> then components -> include CommonDialog Control

Create a Command Button say as "Printer Setting" and attached the following code.

CommonDialog1.Showprinter

then the printer list setting would be appear from where user can select printer and all the assoi\ciated setting.




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by:loay
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am sorry this is not what i want ,, i want it by coding how to change the printer by code ...
thanx alot and sorry
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by:PNJ
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Here's the code that handles about 50 different printers around our company. I have stripped out the FAX bit and some extraneous stuff that checks our Oracle database - so there's some extra "Dim's" that you should remove.

It checks the printers in the printers folder and sets the printer object to the one required:

   If Not SetPrinter ("DEVELOPERS") Then
      "Printer isn't there"
   Else
      Printer.Font.Size = 20
      Printer.Print "This will print on DEVELOPERS"
      Printer.EndDoc
   Endif


Function SetPrinter(WantPrinter as string) As Boolean
   
   Dim objPrinter As Printer, bQueueExists As Boolean
   Dim sFaxNumber As String, sFaxName As String
   Dim sSendTime As String, sSendDate As String, sCompany As String
   Dim sSubject As String, sKeyword As String, sBillingCode As String
   Dim sMode As String, sRecipient As String
   Dim sAction As String, SaveErr As Long
   Dim PaperBin As Integer
   Dim PrinterName As String, Pos As Integer
   Dim Copies As Integer
   Dim RS As ADODB.Recordset, SQL As String
   
   On Error GoTo SetPrinter_Error
   
   SetPrinter = False
   
   sAction = "Printer"
   bQueueExists = False

   For Each objPrinter In Printers
     
         ' NT can have printers of the name "\\Server\PrinterName". Need to strip off
         ' the printer name
         PrinterName = UCase$(objPrinter.DeviceName)

         Pos = InStr(PrinterName, "\" & WantPrinter)
         If Pos > 0 Then PrinterName = Trim$(Mid$(PrinterName, Pos + 1))

         If PrinterName = WantPrinter Then

            sAction = "set prt"

            ' Don't set it if already set
            If Printer.DeviceName <> objPrinter.DeviceName Then

               Set Printer = objPrinter <= This is the important bit

            End If
            bQueueExists = True
            Exit For
         End If

      Next objPrinter

      If Not bQueueExists Then
         sAction = "raise"
         Err.Raise 9999, , "Queue " & _
            WantPrinter & " does not exist on PC"
         Set objPrinter = Nothing
         Exit Function
      End If
     
      Set objPrinter = Nothing
   
   SetPrinter = True
   
   Exit Function

SetPrinter_Error:
   <some error handler as required>
End Function

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by:loay
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SORRY SIR BUT IT DIDNT BUT THANX FOR TRYING HELPING ME I AM SORRY AGIAN AND THANX ....
p.s : emoreau ANSWER OR THE URL HE GAVE ME IS VERY GOOD ONE
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by:loay
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THANX ALOT
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