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Posted on 2004-09-05
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Here's my code:

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    WebBrowser1.Navigate "www.cnn.com"
End Sub

Private Sub WebBrowser1_DocumentComplete(ByVal pDisp As Object, URL As Variant)
    WebBrowser1.ExecWB OLECMDID_PRINT, OLECMDEXECOPT_PROMPTUSER, 0, 0
End Sub

Private Sub WebBrowser1_StatusTextChange(ByVal Text As String)
    Me.Caption = Text
End Sub

I get the following error message with the "WebBrowser1.ExecWB" line highlighted in yellow:
Run-time error '-2147721248 (80040100)':
Method 'ExecWB' of object 'IWebBroser2' failed

Why?
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Question by:shaolinfunk
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by:hes
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by:shaolinfunk
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Yeah MSDN was the first thing I checked.  But,  I didn't use any of the OLECMDID values they mentioned so I still don't understand how to get rid of the error.  Can you show me how?
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by:JR2003
ID: 11984731
Do you have Option Explicit at the top of the form?
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by:shaolinfunk
ID: 11984889
I did not.

But I added the line "Option Explicit" to the top of the form
and still geot the same error.
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by:JR2003
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I tried your code on my machine and it works ok. I get the print dialog up as you would expect.
Do you get this far?
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by:hes
ID: 11985319
Have you tried this (from msdn)

Dim eQuery As OLECMDF       'return value type for QueryStatusWB

      On Error Resume Next
      eQuery = WebBrowser1.QueryStatusWB(OLECMDID_PRINT)  'get print command status
      If Err.Number = 0 Then
                If eQuery And OLECMDF_ENABLED Then
                    WebBrowser1.ExecWB OLECMDID_PRINT, OLECMDEXECOPT_PROMPTUSER, "", ""    'Ok to Print?
              Else
                    MsgBox "The Print command is currently disabled."
                End If
      End If
      If Err.Number <> 0 Then MsgBox "Print command Error: " & Err.Description
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by:shaolinfunk
ID: 11985328
No.

Try saving and closing your project.  Then close your VB editor.
Then re-open the VB Editor and re-open the project.  Then do Ctrl + F5 to "Start with Full Compile".  Did the app still run without any errors?
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by:shaolinfunk
ID: 11985334
Hi hes,

I pasted your code this way and got a "permission denied" error..

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    WebBrowser1.Navigate "www.cnn.com"
End Sub

Private Sub WebBrowser1_DocumentComplete(ByVal pDisp As Object, URL As Variant)
    Dim eQuery As OLECMDF       'return value type for QueryStatusWB

     On Error Resume Next
     eQuery = WebBrowser1.QueryStatusWB(OLECMDID_PRINT)  'get print command status
     If Err.Number = 0 Then
              If eQuery And OLECMDF_ENABLED Then
                  WebBrowser1.ExecWB OLECMDID_PRINT, OLECMDEXECOPT_PROMPTUSER, "", ""    'Ok to Print?
            Else
                  MsgBox "The Print command is currently disabled."
              End If
     End If
     If Err.Number <> 0 Then MsgBox "Print command Error: " & Err.Description

End Sub

Private Sub WebBrowser1_StatusTextChange(ByVal Text As String)
    Me.Caption = Text
End Sub
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hes earned 300 total points
ID: 11985392
Ok your code did work for me until I tried your suggestion of saving then reopening and Ctrl + F5 , Got the same error.
Add this

Private Sub Form_Load()
  WebBrowser1.Stop
End Sub

The webbrowser control in compiled mode tries to access the internet at form load complete, thus the error, no web page to print.
I also changed this because I was gettint about 6 printer dialog boxes displayed

Private Sub WebBrowser1_DocumentComplete(ByVal pDisp As Object, URL As Variant)
    If WebBrowser1.ReadyState = READYSTATE_COMPLETE Then
      WebBrowser1.ExecWB OLECMDID_PRINT, OLECMDEXECOPT_PROMPTUSER, 0, 0
    End If
End Sub
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by:shaolinfunk
ID: 11985692
Thanks for explaining why it wasn't working.  The .Stop code solves the problem, no more errors.  
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by:shaolinfunk
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Is there a way to set WebBrowser1.Visible = False and still have this code work i.e. still print?


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