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With the Hide Print Window object, what version of IE is required?

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What versions of IE are supported with the IE Hide Print Window object???

This is in reference to the question, Disable Printer Dialog Box when Printing entered on this site.  The code works for me in IE 6 but not in IE 5.  Is this correct?

Print current window without Print Dialog window popping up.

<OBJECT ID="WebBrowser1" WIDTH=0 HEIGHT=0 CLASSID="CLSID:8856F961-340A-11D0-A96B-4FD705A2"></OBJECT>
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The Web Browser Control and ExecWB for printing was pretty much disabled in IE5, all the features worked excellent in IE4 and from what I have seen they have been restored in IE6.  Only a select group of features worked in IE5.  More here;

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnie55/html/wb_print.asp
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by:DreamMaster
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Why do you want to disable the printer dialog box? Can't the user select his own printer? If I enter your website and I want to print and am not allowed to use my own selection of printers then that is the last you will ever see of me as a user.

Anyway, mqfranz mentioned the differences per version so not much to tell there. Just remember...users value some degree of freedom..

Max.
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by:aklare
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This is only for several users, who will need to print often.
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I get
Error: Object doesn't support this property or method: 'wbp.DefaultPrinterName'

when i use http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/browser/wb_print.asp
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by:mgfranz
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Did you create an ActiveX out of the code?

As I said, ExecWB does not work well in IE5, Windows.Print() is the prefered method.  Why don't you post your code...
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by:ansi_c
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i tried this

<HTML>
<HEAD>
<OBJECT ID="wbp"
CLASSID="CLSID:778C58A9-81B6-11D3-BB8F-00C04FA3471C">
</OBJECT>
<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="VBScript">
    Sub Print()
        If Len(wbp.DefaultPrinterName) = 0 Then
            MsgBox "No default printer!"
            Exit Sub
        End If
        wbp.Header = "My Header"
        wbp.Orientation = 2 ' Landscape
        wbp.Print
    End Sub
</SCRIPT>
</HEAD>
<BODY>
<INPUT TYPE="BUTTON" VALUE="Print" ONCLICK="Print()">
</BODY>
</HTML>

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Did you create the class object?  

I think you need to read into the MSDN link I provided in more depth... this is not a simple cut and paste code application...
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No comment has been added lately, so it's time to clean up this TA.
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