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Setting Paperbin when printing to PDF printing software programs

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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hello,
My app works fine printing.... I have switched to the MS VbPrn.DLL for printing and still works well... but for some "PDF Printer" outputs... I'm getting an error setting PaperBin....  I have some default code that grabs all the values from the Print Dialog and copies them to the Printer.... PaperBin is an issue....

In this case it is set to '15' when it is copied to the Printer.PaperBin and this throws an "invalid value error".

How do we know what values are valid?

I have an if statement on there in case it's not defined at all... In this case it is set but the PDF Creator does not like it. Same with desktop PDF.

ANy ideas?

-Tim
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Right maybe that's the issue... but how do you tell the printer to ignore the paper bin?

Somehow by default there is a prnDialog value of 15... and my if code sees a value and tries to assign it...

Is there an if statement that I could use to check to see if that printer propert "exists" at all?  if so I could use that as the criteria as to whether to set it???

Having code that breaks on some printers and not others is going to be really annoying....

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Commented:
The solution was to get code to check for number of paperbins... if that is ZERO then there are no paperbins and it's a PDF printer.... There is code on the internet on MSDN to check for number of paperbins.
If the PDF printer would just let number of paperbins default to 1 this would not have been an issue.. I have found that some of them worked fine like PDF XChange so they must have done that. Whereas PDF Creator caused an error so did not....

Hope this helps someone.

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I'm awarding points even though I had to figure it out myself...
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