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VB code for adding a network printer

Posted on 2008-06-26
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Hi

I am trying to write a small application in VB (just started learning VB today) to add network printers. I found some code on the internet
Dim printername As String = CStr(ListBox1.SelectedItem)
        Dim Server As String = "\\server"
        Dim networkpath As String = Server & " \ " & printername
        Dim useExistingDriver As Boolean = 0
        Dim setdefaultprinter As Boolean = 0
        Dim cmdToSend As String = "rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /in /q /n " & networkpath
        If useExistingDriver Then cmdToSend += " /u"
        If setDefaultPrinter Then cmdToSend += " /y" '
        Shell(cmdToSend, AppWinStyle.Hide) ' execute the command

This is working, but if I have "Spaces" in the printer name, it gives error. Please help.
FYI, I am not using VBscript because I need GUI(comboboxes etc)



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Try replacing

    Dim networkpath As String = Server & " \ " & printername

with

    Dim networkpath As String = """" & Server & " \ " & printername & """"
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No, This did not help. Gives the same error "printer name was typed incorrectly blah blah blah"
This is even giving error on printers without any spaces in the name.
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I tried typing the rundll command directly into a command window and it seems to work okay.

Use msgbox() to output the value of the cmdToSend variable just before you execute it and put what it was here.
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It worked! (I had a space between " \ ")

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