troubleshooting Question

Selecting print tray on HP4250TN

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Printers and ScannersVisual Basic ClassicWindows XP
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We have an application written in VB6 that for some time was able to print to multiple trays of HP4520TN printer.  Print trays were defined in VB6 using PaperBin property with a number designator ie.  Printer.PaperBin = 1.  After considerable testing, we found that the accepted numbers suggested by VB and HP manuals did not work (1-5) or (1 - 14). What we found was that we had to set the values equal to 255 and 257 to access the two trays available.  We wrote a small test program to query the printer as to available tray designators.  Several months ago, the printer stopped responding to those designators.  We have tested up to designator 2500 with no success.  I believer that HP has changed to a driver non-specific to device.(according to some of their publications)  and that the new driver is not responding to our designator.  Can anyone help with a way to define the paper tray? Pint server is using Windows Server 2008

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