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Posted on 2009-05-07
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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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Question by:EVilla1979
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by:srikanthreddyn143
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Is that FileList an array of strings? Debug it and check for each iteration the file path
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by:EVilla1979
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Yes it is.
Debugging step by step, the first load doesn't do anything, just the last one.
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EVilla1979 earned 0 total points
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I found a turn around.
I changed the default printer to be another one and the page size in the printer properties, so maybe the problem of the size changing was part of that.
However I am still open to give away the 200 points if somebody tells me how to close the Acrobat once it has finished the printing.
Thanks.
For Each file As String In FileList
   Dim p As New Process
   p.StartInfo.FileName = s
   p.StartInfo.Verb = "Print"
   p.Start()
   p.Close()
   p = Nothing
Next

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