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Printing on Laser Printer Through Foxpro 2.6 for Dos

Posted on 2006-05-12
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Last Modified: 2009-04-29
Please send code for print a file on a laser printer (USB) through a programme written in Foxpro 2.6 for Dos.
Question by:mdasoft

Author Comment

ID: 16673070
pelase send code for printing with laser printer (USB) in foxpro2.6 for dos.

Accepted Solution

doraiswamy earned 80 total points
ID: 16685312
Normally, Windows compatible printers do not print from DOS unless there is a specific way to set up the printer as a DOS compatible printer.

An option you have is to send the printer output to a text file in a folder. Then you can write a windows program to monitor the folder, and whenever a new file is dropped into it, it can send the output to your laser printer.

Expert Comment

ID: 16721937
Here's what I'd do:

Share the printer and specify a simple share name, with just eight or less letters.  For this example, let's call it USBPRN.

Then run this from a command prompt:

net use LPT1 \\MyComputerName\USBPRN /persistent:yes

Note that MyComputerName is the "host" name for your computer.

Good luck!


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