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Send a preformated file to any printer

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Submitted on: 1/1/2015 12:06:00 PM
By: Newsgroup Posting (from psc cd)  
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User Rating: By 38 Users
Compatibility: VB 4.0 (32-bit), VB 5.0, VB 6.0
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     Q. How can I send a preformated file to a printer "as is". If I use Printer.Print then things like ESC get converted to a box or whatever chr$(27) is in the current font. A.I'm using following code to send AutoCAD .plt-files to my printer, and it works ok for me. "Soren Staun Jorgensen"
 

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'Windows API/Global Declarations for :Send a preformated file to any printer
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Public Declare Function CopyFile& Lib "kernel32" Alias "CopyFileA" (ByVal
lpExistingFileName As String, ByVal lpNewFileName As String, ByVal
bFailIfExists As Long)
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' Name: Send a preformated file to any printer
' Description:Q. How can I send a preformated file to a printer "as is". If I use Printer.Print then things like ESC get converted to a box or whatever chr$(27) is in the current font.
A.I'm using following code to send AutoCAD .plt-files to my printer, and it works ok for me. "Soren Staun Jorgensen" <ssj@post2.tele.dk>
' By: Newsgroup Posting (from psc cd)
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Public Sub SendFileToPrinter()
Dim FileName As String
Dim s As Long
Dim i As Integer
For i = 0 To frmMain.List.ListCount - 1
If frmMain.List.Selected(i) Then
FileName = CurFolder & "\" & frmFileList.File.List(i)
s = SendToPort(FileName, CurPrnPort, vbNull)
frmMain.List.Selected(i) = False
End If
Next i
End Sub
Public Function SendToPort(sFileName$, sPortName$, lPltFailed&)
Dim s As Long
s = CopyFile(sFileName, sPortName, lPltFailed)
End Function


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