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May 3, 2010

How to check the printer status before printing the report. i am using print dialog to print the report. i want to check the printer is on or off or printer is ready before report is send to printer. 

i want to insert a function that check the selected printer status when user click on the print button. if printer works fine then print report else alert the user to set the printer.


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The main issue here, whether the ZPL printer is on/off, the status always shows as "Ready", there is no change in the status.made use off couple codes which i googled, but none have turned out to show me the printer status.

Is there any other way to indentify the status of the ZPL printer/ any other alternative [url]...

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