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Populate a combo box with installed printers

Posted on 2009-07-09
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I have had a look around for this and although it does seem possible i cant seem to find it. I am using VB2005.net and i want to populate a combobox with a list of installed printers. How can i do it.
Most things i have read say start with DIM DEV as PRINTER but printer is not avaliable as an option

Any ideas as this is urgent
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Loop through the PrinterSettings.InstalledPrinters collection adding the printers to a ComboBox
http://www.vb-helper.com/howto_net_list_printers.html
Imports System.Drawing.Printing
 
Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As _
    System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
    Dim pkInstalledPrinters As String
 
    ' Find all printers installed
    For Each pkInstalledPrinters In _
        PrinterSettings.InstalledPrinters
        cboInstalledPrinters.Items.Add(pkInstalledPrinters)
    Next pkInstalledPrinters
 
    ' Set the combo to the first printer in the list
    cboInstalledPrinters.SelectedIndex = 0
End Sub

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Thank you that was perfect
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