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Change selected printer

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Submitted on: 1/21/2015 10:28:00 AM
By: Duncan Jones (from psc cd)  
Level: Beginner
User Rating: By 11 Users
Compatibility: VB 5.0, VB 6.0
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     Temporarily change the currently selected (default) printer within your VB program
 

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' Name: Change selected printer
' Description:Temporarily change the currently selected (default) printer within your VB program
' By: Duncan Jones (from psc cd)
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' Assumes:This doesn't save the change to the registry - which needs to be done for a permanent change of default printer.
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Public Function SetDefaultPrinter(ByVal DeviceName As String) As Boolean
Dim prThis As Printer
If Printers.Count > 0 Then
'\\ Iterate through all the installed printers
For Each prThis In Printers
'\\ If the desired one is found
If prThis.DeviceName = DeviceName Then
Set Printer = prThis
SetDefaultPrinter = True
'\\ Stop searching
Exit For
End If
Next prThis
End If
End Function


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