Printing From VB To A Zebra Label Printer

Sep 6, 2011

I am having an issue printing labels from a form in visual studio. I have looked at all of the links concerning this, and tried to adpt the code in my project to print labels/barcodes and can't seem to get it to work. I have a Zebra TLP 2844 label printer and when I send the ZPL Code to the label printer, it prints out the text of the code.



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trying to create a WPF application that will allow users to print a barcode label written in ZPL that is saved to a text file on the C: drive.  I am able to print the barcode with the WPF Application except it prints the same serial # without incrementing to the next one. I would like have the application:Open the test.txt file and read the last serial # that was printed. Print the next serial #. Write the last serial # it printed to the file for the next it is printed so that if I printed 1,2,3 this time, the next time it would print 4,5,6. Below is my code for the test.txt file and my code. 



The printing process doesn't look pretty, but I was unable to get it to print with PrintDocument.Print() and I could by using a Process. I am guessing the issue is with intSN declaration not appending the serial # back to the test.txt file, instead, it adds
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