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Posted on 2009-07-02
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I have a form with 6 TextBoxes on it called..
to, addr1,addr2,city,state,zip
I would like for the user to click a button and and print a standard envelope with the textbox data in block address format.  How can this be done?
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CodeCruiser,

Thanks for the reply.. I have worked on this a bit and have the textboxes as parameters in a rdlc report.  how can I preset the printer to envelope so that the user does not have to preview and then set.  I would like to do this when the print button is clicked and not as a default on the printer itself
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Hi,
Good to hear that you are making some progress. Here are a few pointers which would help you in changing printer settings. Also included is some example code

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/.NET/Visual_Basic.NET/Q_23652782.html

http://www.codeproject.com/KB/dotnet/NET_Printer_Library.aspx
Private settings As New PrinterSettings()
Private page As PageSettings
 
Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles Form1.Load
    '' Populate a combobox with all the printer names
    comboPrinters.BeginUpdate()
    comboPrinters.Items.Clear()
    For Each name As String In PrinterSettings.InstalledPrinters
        comboPrinters.Items.Add(name)
    Next
    comboPrinters.EndUpdate()
    comboPrinters.SelectedItem = settings.PrinterName
End Sub
 
Private Sub comboPaperSizes_SelectedValueChanged(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles comboPaperSizes.SelectedValueChanged
    page = New PageSettings(settings)
    page.PaperSize = DirectCast(comboPaperSizes.SelectedValue, PaperSize)
End Sub
 
Private Sub comboPrinters_SelectedIndexChanged(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles comboPrinters.SelectedIndexChanged
    '' Populate a combox with paper sizes 
    settings.PrinterName = DirectCast(comboPrinters.SelectedItem, String)
    Dim sizes As New BindingList(Of PaperSize)()
    For Each size As PaperSize In settings.PaperSizes
        sizes.Add(size)
    Next
    comboPaperSizes.DisplayMember = "PaperName"
    comboPaperSizes.DataSource = sizes
End Sub

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CodeCruiser,

This is perfect...one more question on this.  Can I set the number Of Copies property anywhere via code.

Thank you again
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You can use the PrinterSettings.Copies property to set the number of copies to print.

settings.Copies = 5
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CodeCruiser,
many thanks! for your much needed help with this one
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I am happy that your problem is sorted.
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