printing problem

HI,

HOW CAN I DETECT PRINTER ON MY NETWORK USING VISUAL BASIC MY PROGRAM SHOULD GIVE THE LIST OF ONLY THOSE PRINTER WHICH ARE CONNECTED TO THE M/C WHICH ARE "ON"

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rspahitzConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I'm not exactly sure of the question, but you can use the VB Printers collection to locate all printers that the current Windows session knows about.
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prakashbitraCommented:
very simple
get the all printers using printers collection
i think u not need code for getting printers into the collection.

then get each and every devicename and using instr find the printer devicename which starts with string '//'. that's it these names are currently connected network printers.
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