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I am designing a program where I want the user to be able to define their own printer definitions, so they will select a printer, have the option of launching the default properties dialog or specify their own values such as paper size orientation etc.

I then want to call a program such as word, run a mail merge and pass in a user defined printer definition, is this possible and does anyone have any resources available for it?
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Thanks, I really need the ability to define printer definitions on top of this.
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CodeProject: Changing printer settings using C#

http://www.codeproject.com/KB/dotnet/NET_Printer_Library.aspx

I do´n like this.
It Change the DeviceMode to a specific Printer.

Note that you can go to Printer Folder, Double-Click on any Printer an Change Default Properties for printer.
Also you can Call This Dialog for any Printer From you Vb code.
You Can do it executint RunDll:

      %windir%\system32\rundll32.exe Printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /o /n PrinterName

Or you can use methods Declared on  Printui.dll from your code.
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Printui Doc

Note That you can:

   /Ss Store printer settings into a file
   /Sr Restore printer settings from a file
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You can configure the Printer and then save the Printer settings to a file:

Store all printer settings into a file:
RUNDLL32 PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry /Ss /n "printer" /a "file.dat"

Then from Your Program you can restore it Executing:
RUNDLL32 PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry /Sr /n "printer" /a "file.dat"

Note that Printer is the Printer Name.

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