VS 2008 Printer Selection ?

Nov 22, 2009

The following little snippet will only send output to the default printer no matter which printer I select.

I'm using the PrintDialog object but if I use the CommonDialog object instead, it works OK.



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May 4, 2009

I'm trying to write a VB.net utility that launches microsoft word and prints a document then closes the word window. My code works fine:

Dim MyProcess As New Process
MyProcess.StartInfo.CreateNoWindow = True
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The problem is I cannot for the life of me figure out a way to tell Microsoft Word which printer to send the document to. It always goes to the default printer which wont work as I need to be able to programmatically determine the printer to use.

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Dim line1 As String

Dim line2 As String

line1 = "Line1 Replace"

line2 = "Line2 Replace"


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I have printer vendor provided SDK implementing that i can get printer DEVMODE or HDC with correct printer settings. 

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I already tried using the "PrintDocument.SetDevMode". it seems not be working.

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I've hunted through this forum, MSDN, 'Help' (a misnomer if ever there was one) the VB Library and one or two other forums, which either baffle me with reams of code or suggest code to try which either just don't work or which doesn't declare all the variables and usually don't suggest what type of variable I need, it's all very frustrating

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somthing like that  Item2,Item5,Item10

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Nov 10, 2009

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I use this code :
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Feb 11, 2009

I have a multi user app that works over a WAN and prints 2 types of documents:

1. Bus Tickets
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Generally all users will have 2 printers connected to their PC (A Dot MAtrix printer for the continous paper tickets)and an inkjet or laser jet for reports.

How do I send certain print jobs i.e. Tickets automatically to the dot matrix printer and other print jobs automatically to the other printer?At the moment the dot matrix printer is set as the default printer on all machines, the reporting printer is then selected by the user whenever he/she wishes to print a report.This is not ideal however since most users run other apps on their machines and would prefer the plain paper printer to be set as the default.

I would like to obtain the device names from a database table or file on the user's machine so that the following occurs:

1. When A ticket is to be printed the printer object is automatically set to that of the dot matrix printer without offering an option.

2. When a report is to be printed the user is offered a dialog box(I know how to do this) WITH THE PRINTER NAME OF THE REPORT PRINTER APPEARING AS THE FIRST CHOICE.

1. How do I obtain a list of printers that are available on each computer?

2. How Do I set the printer object depending upon the job that is to be printed?

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Aug 26, 2011

I am using this code to select a folder.how to do the same kind of thing selecting a file instead of an folder.

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Using FolderBrowserDialog As New FolderBrowserDialog
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Mar 9, 2010

Here at work we send straightup text documents to a Genicom, continuous feed, dot-matrix printer and we use the following code in Visual Fox Pro:

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I'm having trouble how to accomplish the same thing: simply sending the files to the print queue.

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I'm helping the IT department at my school do an audit of all our printers (there are hundreds). They are all networked, so I wrote a vb.net program that sends PJL (printer job language) commands over port 9100 to all the printers to retrieve the page count. @PJL INFO PAGECOUNT actually gets the page count for all the printers, but for color printers we also need to know the color / mono page counts (number of color pages printed, number of black and white pages printed).... the number being returned by the PAGECOUNT command right now seems to be the total pagecount on color printers, so if I can find a command that will give me either the mono or color page count, I'll have the other number. I also need the serial number of every machine (the spreadsheet I'm working off of is unreliable). @PJL INQUIRE SERIALNUMBER actually returns the serial number for about half of the HP printers, and some random non-HP ones, but I can't figure out a way to get the serial number for the other 50%. I sent emails to some of the people who wrote the articles about PJL I was following, and they advised I try using printer spooler functions (from my brief google search it would appear these are windows API's that facilitate communication with a printer).

Does anyone have any experience with working with the Printer Spooler functions or know a PJL command I might have overlooked that will help me get any of the info I'm looking for?here is my program right now. Ignore GetSerialNumber2 and GetSerialNumber3... they don't work (well actually GetSerialNumber2 works on 5 printers... but yea). GetSerialNumber() is the one that gets the serial number successfully for about half of the printers. (edit: I took out those functions in the version I posted, along with some other stuff that wasn't needed for this, to fit the post size limit)

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VS 2008 Copy Only Numbers From Selection?

Jun 18, 2010

Well after I fixed my first problem I now have another. There is a listbox displaying your results with two buttons. One button copies the entire line while the other copies ONLY the numbers from the selected line.

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It works fine to copy the whole line but I can't get it to copy just the numbers from that line. I tried using IsNumeric but I can't get that to work either.

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The sourceURL of the first item in the playlist is correct, but the duration is 0:00 (it should be 0:01). Since it seems there is no duration detected, nothing is played.  Any idea what I missed?  Again, if I single click the file, which sets the playlist as I want, then click PLAY on the GUI controls, it works fine.Also, is there any way for the program to detect when the song has changed when playing a playlist of multiple songs?  I want to have label fields showing "Now Playing" information that would change info as the songs change, and maybe even change the item selected as things are played.  I've not yet found a way to detect this change, only when the player starts and stops in general.

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