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Printer Selection

Printer Selection

Printer Selection

How can I return the printer selected using the PRINTERDIALOG?
I have a need to store the Printer names in a printers table then I can have users use look-up for choose a printer from the table


RE: Printer Selection

Hi Tuz,

IF PRINTERDIALOG('Choose a Prinnter')
   MyChosenPrinter = PRINTER{PROPPRINT:Device}

Read more on PRINTERDIALOG & PRINTERDIALOGA in the help.


RE: Printer Selection

Thanks Shankar

Working Perfect now!


RE: Printer Selection

Can we assign this code to work from inside the preview screen.
I tried to assign to a button inside the preview screen but it worked after colsing the report and run it again.



RE: Printer Selection


When a report is generated it creates WMF files (with an extension of TMP in the Windows Temp folder) for all the pages of the report. The WMF file contains formatting specific to the printer that was chosen before generating the report. To change the printer at the preview stage will not work. What 3rd party previewers that offer this feature do is create a new preview using the earlier WMFs as images and is a bit tricky to do. You may need to invest in a 3rd party tool like IceTips Previewer from www.icetips.com.

If you want to insert code to choose a printer i.e. call PRINTERDIALOG(), do that in the OpenReport method - before parent call.


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