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Can get printer but can't change it to COLOR

Hi,
I have clients with printers set to black and white as the DEFAULT property of the printer...

How do we change that to COLOR?

I think I read something about the printer object being bad and needing replaced...

This sw is designed in VB6 sp6.

Thanks in advance
-Tim
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EvelmikeCommented:
Quick question:

What OS are your users running?

Is it a network printer share that each user has added in Printers and Faxes? (Assuming its Windows XP)

When printing from the software, does it bring up the default Windows print options? (Select printer, etc.)
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torrid333Author Commented:
Users are using Windows XP or Vista typically... app works with all windows back to Windows 98 but not 95.

Yes network printer.

Yes when printing we bring up the std MS print dialog but there was something I read, which I can't find now, that the printer object does not respond to changes in copies, tray, color etc. ????
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EvelmikeCommented:
So when you specify say, 5 copies, it prints only one copy?
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torrid333Author Commented:
Yes I have not added any code in my program to deal with mutliple copies.

The specific issue I have is printer set to black and white but they want to switch it to color just to print out our report... but they don't want to change the printer default.
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EvelmikeCommented:
Have you tried Printer.ForeColor?
Printer.ForeColor = your color here 

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torrid333Author Commented:
I figured out the answer... you have to not use common dialog to get user settings as it doesn't work.  You have to use a special MS printer DLL for the dialog interface with the user... this is specified in this MS KB article...

SEE http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322710/EN-US/
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