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Printing more than one PDF

EVilla1979
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Issue:
Printing PDFs (more than one) from VB Desktop App.

Background:
I have a Windows App in VB .NET 2005, with the imported Adobe SDK, the dlls are:
AxInterop.AcroPDFLib.dll and Interop.AcroPDFLib.dll, this allows me to add a component to my form, an AxAcroPDFLib.AxAcroPDF which I have named AxAcroPDF1
I have the following code (Code 1 below)  to print a PDF file which WORKS perfectly, but as you can see is just one PDF.

The problem:
The code 2 and Code 3, I though they will work to print more than one PDF, but actually they don't, Code 2 prints only one of them, the last in the list, and Code 3 doesn't print any.
Adobe Reader remains open after the printing is done, which is not really important but I will appreciate if somebody knows how to shut it down automatically.

Additional Notes:
I tried to use another way to print, like the System.Drawing namespace, and the trick creating a new process and do a Process.Start, but this won't work on my case because they are changing my page size not sure why.

'Code 1
AxAcroPDF1.LoadFile("C:\PDF\MyPDF.pdf")
AxAcroPDF1.printAll()
 
'Code 2
For Each file As String In FileList
    AxAcroPDF1.LoadFile(file)
    AxAcroPDF1.printAll()
Next
            
'Code 3
For Each file As String In FileList
    AxAcroPDF1.LoadFile(file)
Next
AxAcroPDF1.printAll()

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