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Posted on 2014-10-11
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I am trying to select the printer from a listbox and printform.
the code:
Sub LoadPrinters()
    Dim i As Integer
    Dim lCount As Long
    Dim p As Printer
    lCount = Printers.Count
      If lCount = 0 Then
        Call MsgBox("No printer detected on this system", vbExclamation, App.Title)
      End If
       
        For Each p In Printers
         lstPrinters.AddItem p.DeviceName
        Next
           Exit Sub 
ErrHandler:
End Sub

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How do i set the print to the listbox selected printer ?
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Question by:isnoend2001
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by:GrahamSkan
GrahamSkan earned 800 total points
ID: 40374836
Walk through the Printers collection again and match the DeviceName to the List Box selection
Sub SetPrinter()
    Dim p As Printer
       
    For Each p In Printers
        If p.DeviceName = lstPrinters.AddItem Then
            Set Printer = p
            Exit For
        End If
    Next
End Sub

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by:Martin Liss
ID: 40374900
This also sets the listindex of the list to the default printer when the listbox is loaded.

Sub LoadPrinters()
    Dim i As Integer
    Dim lCount As Long
    Dim p As Printer
    Dim intDefaultLI As Integer
    
    lCount = Printers.Count
    If lCount = 0 Then
        Call MsgBox("No printer detected on this system", vbExclamation, App.Title)
    End If
    
    For Each p In Printers
        lstPrinters.AddItem p.DeviceName
        If p.DeviceName = Printer.DeviceName Then
            intDefaultLI = lstPrinters.NewIndex
        End If
    Next
    lstPrinters.ListIndex = intDefaultLI
    
    Exit Sub
ErrHandler:
End Sub

Private Sub lstPrinters_Click()
    
    Dim p As Printer
    For Each p In Printers
        If p.DeviceName = lstPrinters.Text Then
            Set Printer = p
            Exit For
        End If
    Next p
    
End Sub

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by:isnoend2001
ID: 40374911
Thanks GrahamSkan
that gives error: Argument not Optinal on highlighted
If p.DeviceName = lstPrinters.AddItem Then
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Expert Comment

by:Martin Liss
ID: 40374914
Did you try my code?
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Author Comment

by:isnoend2001
ID: 40374927
MartinLiss Seems it does not give a chance to select from the list
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Martin Liss earned 1200 total points
ID: 40374935
What do you mean? You can do something like this

Private Sub lstPrinters_Click()
   
    Dim p As Printer
    For Each p In Printers
        If p.DeviceName = lstPrinters.Text Then
            Set Printer = p
            Exit For
        End If
    Next p

   PrintForm
   
End Sub
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by:isnoend2001
ID: 40374967
Thanks guys
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by:GrahamSkan
ID: 40374968
Sorry for my transcription error.  I copied the uncorrected version to here.
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by:Martin Liss
ID: 40374971
Glad I could help.
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