Forcing a new page in vb.net

Posted on 2004-03-29
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Last Modified: 2008-02-01
I am creating ID cards in vb.net. The cards will be printed on both sides, and I will be printing a variable number of lines on the front of the card. How do I go about forcing a new page (or a formfeed) to begin printing on page 2?? I have tried to use vbFormFeed in a e.graphics.DrawString, but it merely draws a square on the page where I want the formfeed to occur.

Any help would be greatly appreicated.
Question by:rcg112355
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farsight earned 750 total points
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How are you currently printing pages?

Are you using something like this?

Private Sub PrintDocument1_PrintPage(ByVal sender As System.Object,
ByVal e As System.Drawing.Printing.PrintPageEventArgs) Handles

If so, this might help.

The important thing is PrintPage should only print a single page.  Set e.HasMorePages to True if there are more pages to be printed.  PrintPage will be called again to print the next page.  Your code will have to keep track of which page you're on, and print the appropriate page.  Set e.HasMorePages to False if the document is completely done.

If you're using some completely different method to print pages, please tell us.

Author Comment

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That method does work, but I just can't believe there isn't a way to send control codes directly to the printer in vb.net. This method did get the job done. I guess that this old dog has to learn some new tricks.

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