Sending a textfile to the printer

Posted on 2006-04-17
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Last Modified: 2010-04-16

I need to print a few lines of text, and am loking for an easy way to do this.  So I thought it would be easiest if I simply wrote wht I need to a textfile, then sent the file to the printer.

Can anyone explain an easy way to do this?

Question by:ba272
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sumix earned 1200 total points
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Indeed there are lots of articles that shows you how to print a file using PrintDocument class, DrawString method of Graphics class or API functions ..
  See MSDN help for PrintDocument class, or

  But if you only want to send a file to the printer you can run a OS 'copy' command:

System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(new System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo("copy " + filename + " prn:"));
      Instead of PRN: you can also use a port name where a printer is conected (LPT1:)

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SystemExpert earned 800 total points
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This is for raw printing for dotmatrix
hope it will work for you



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actually, it's a thermal strip printer.  I don't think I'd know where to buy a dot matrix even if I wanted one!

I'm sure there is value in your link though.  So thanks,


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