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Printing a Word Document to a specific printer and tray using C#

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Hi,

I am trying to write some code that will print a Microsoft Word Document (or in fact any document on the file system) and allow me to specify a network printer and printer tray (and maybe other settings like duplex, etc.) in C#.NET 2.0.

I would have thought this wasn't an unusual request, but I'm finding it rather difficult and can't seem to find any samples that are doing this.

Any help would be gratefully received!!

Thanks in advance!

Nathan.
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did you try setting the activeprinter on the application?
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa168383(office.10).aspx

hth,
A.
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by:BoiledOnion
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Hi Agarici,

Unfortunately, as far as I am aware, this doesn't allow me to set the tray id, duplex settings, etc. Just the printer name.

Thanks,

Nathan.
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Hi again Agarici,

Thank you for your response - I had found this link before, but I cannot work out how I would send a word document to it... This is ok for raw data, but not formatted text.

Do you have any thoughts on this?

Thanks again!

Nathan.
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Hi Boiled,

I use the following code to print to a given tray and printer, obviously in my case the tray is hard coded, but shouldn't be taxing to change!

Mine does (also) specifically print Word docs via the Word Interop code, not sure how you would cope for images etc, though presumably the trick is still to setup the PrintDocument.

See code snippet.

Cheers
Wint.
    private void Print(_Document wordDoc, string printerName)
    {
        PrintDocument pd = new PrintDocument();
        pd.PrinterSettings.PrinterName = printerName;
        pd.DocumentName = "...Wints' Test Print...";
        PaperSource tray1 = null;
 
        foreach ( PaperSource source in pd.PrinterSettings.PaperSources )
        {
            if( source.SourceName.Trim().Equals( "Tray 1" ) )
            {
                tray1 = source;
                break;
            }
        }
 
        if(tray1 == null)
            return;
 
        int rawKind = Convert.ToInt32( tray1.GetType().GetField( "kind", BindingFlags.Instance | BindingFlags.NonPublic ).GetValue( tray1 ) );
        wordDoc.PageSetup.FirstPageTray = (WdPaperTray) rawKind;
        _wrdApp.ActivePrinter = printerName;
        _wrdApp.Visible = false;
        _wrdApp.PrintOut( ref oMissing, ref oMissing, ref oMissing, ref oMissing, ref oMissing, ref oMissing, ref oMissing,
                          ref oMissing, ref oMissing, ref oMissing, ref oMissing, ref oMissing, ref oMissing, ref oMissing, 
                          ref oMissing, ref oMissing, ref oMissing, ref oMissing, ref oMissing );
                   
    }

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Thank you for your input Wint, that was most helpful!!
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