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VFP SYS(1037) no longer has a printer button in Vista or Win 7

Posted on 2011-04-21
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After all is said and done, what do you think is the simplest way to manage this issue?  

One of our VFP apps has a simple form class with just three buttons: Print Setup - Preview - Print.  The click event in the Print Setup button contains nothing other than "=SYS(1037)".  We skipped right over the Vista disaster on our domains, but are now migrating to Win 7.  This issue that popped up with Vista is still a problem in Win 7.

There are some options posted out there, but I am wondering if you all came to a final and easy to implement resolution to replace "=SYS(1037)".


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You have to swap this setting into two parts:

1) Printer selection - call GETPRINTER() function and then set the default FoxPro printer by

SET PRINTER TO NAME ....

You can even use following command:

SET PRINTER TO NAME GETPRINTER()


2) Page setup for the selected printer - call SYS(1037) as you do today

Another option is to use PRINTER PROMPT clauses in your REPORT FORM commands and leave users to select the right printer manually.

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One more option came in my mind...

Use three buttons:  Preview,  Print to default printer,  Print to selected printer

I am sure you'll find better button captions.
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