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Posted on 2006-06-09
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How can i print a pdf.
The only thing is that there are different users with different versions of acrobat reader.

I've read something about pdf.ocx but a im afraid that it won't work with multiple versions.

If needbe i can use vb5/vb6/ 2005.net

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by:Éric Moreau
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Hi dgb,

In .Net, you can use the Process component:
Dim MyProcess As New Process
MyProcess.StartInfo.FileName = "c:\temp\test.pdf"
MyProcess.StartInfo.Verb = "Print"
MyProcess.Start()


Cheers!
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Ryan Chong earned 250 total points
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in vb5/6, you can try use the ShellExecute API to print a document, like:

Public Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" Alias "ShellExecuteA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal lpOperation As String, ByVal lpFile As String, ByVal lpParameters As String, ByVal lpDirectory As String, ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long
Public Declare Function GetDesktopWindow Lib "user32" () As Long

Public Function PrintDoc(ByVal FileName As String, Optional CommandLine As String = "") As Long
    Dim Scr_hDC As Long
    Scr_hDC = GetDesktopWindow()
    'change "Open" to "Explore" to bring up file explorer
    PrintDoc = ShellExecute(Scr_hDC, "Print", FileName, CommandLine, vbNullString, 1)
End Function

then:

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    tmp = "c:\test.pdf"
    PrintDoc tmp
End Sub
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Is it possible to control the printer on wich the pdf is printed.
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by:dgb
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emoreau :
I've tryed the code you've mentiond and it works but the reader doesn't close by itself.
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by:Éric Moreau
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It depends on the version of Acrobat you have. On the server where my application runs, Acrobat (v 5.0 I think) closes by itself.  On my PC, it doesn't (recent version).
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Can i force the application to close, it also looks for updates, very annoying.
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anyone ??
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Thanks everybody,

To bad no one responded to my last question though.
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