Printing to a dotmatrix printer from VB.NET application

Good Afternoon,

I have developed a Cheque printing program in VB.Net and need to print the output for the cheque to a dot matrix printer (Oki Microline 390 Turbo).

The output is only text and I am using the “Generic / Text Only” driver to communicate with this printer under Windows 7 (32-bit).

I’ve managed to figure out some very basic code for printing the output (below) and this works fine.
Private Sub ctrlPrintDoc_PrintPage(sender As System.Object, e As Printing.PrintPageEventArgs) Handles ctrlPrintDoc.PrintPage

        Dim N2WResult As String

        N2WResult = AmountInWords(txtMAmt.Text)

        e.Graphics.DrawString(txtMChqNum.Text, New Font("Courier", 10), Brushes.Black, New Point(100, 50))
        e.Graphics.DrawString(DateTimePickerM.Text, New Font("Courier", 10), Brushes.Black, New Point(100, 100))
        e.Graphics.DrawString(N2WResult, New Font("Courier", 10), Brushes.Black, New Point(100, 150))
        e.Graphics.DrawString(txtMPayTo.Text, New Font("Courier", 10), Brushes.Black, New Point(100, 200))
        e.Graphics.DrawString(txtMRef.Text, New Font("Courier", 10), Brushes.Black, New Point(100, 250))
        e.Graphics.DrawString(txtMAmt.Text, New Font("Courier", 10), Brushes.Black, New Point(100, 300))
    End Sub

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However this will not do, as I need more control, for the margins, positioning etc.

I’ve downloaded the manual for this dotmatrix printer and have the ESC codes for the different options but don’t have a clue on how to implement them in my code.

Is someone familiar with accomplishing this for a dot matrix printer?

Kindly Advise,

KevinInformation TechnologyAsked:
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Check out this MS article.  I've not needed to do this but, it looks like it will point you in the right direction.

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