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Old March 22nd, 2005, 01:34 PM
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hi all

i want to print my crystal report on a dot matrix printer.
my report is actually a Bar Bill, its short but the printer skips the whole A4 Page after printing 1 Bill.
i want tht printer shud stop after printing and then it shud start printing next Bill right from whr it stopped

plz help

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Check the property of grouping by Bill_No, there will be option that to start with fresh page for every change in Bill_No.

Are you able to manage printing currently with Dotmatrix or not?
If not contact thru Y! IM I can help you to setup the printer tooo.


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i hv grouped by BillNo. thst not a prob

the prob is tht when i give the print command through code, the bill gets printed and then the printer skips the full page. my client is using dot matrix printer with Roll Feed

 
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Did you have chance to Check BillNo properties, start with fresh page for every change in Bill_No.

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Mr. Gokul, you are not understanding the problem. It has nothing to do with the grouping or any other property. It is windows which is causing problem. Even if you print a single line of text prepared in notepad, it will be printed in GUI mode and the paper will be pushed off.

What we want to know is, how to override windows' control and print text in character mode. If you remember printing in Foxpro or dBase, that's how we want it to be.

Can you help us out?
 
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hi prasadgvl

u hv hit the nail on the head
when i print the same report through a .BAT file it works fine, but when i print it using crystal report, the whole page is skiped :(

is thr any method in .NET to export the report in .TXT format
we used to have it in VB6

plz help me

thanx in advance

 
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Hi Ashu,

After spending considerable time searching on the same topic, I came across a code snippet posted by a guy somewhere. He claims that the code snippet could get the job done. Since I have no dot-matrix printer in place, I couldnt get my hands wet with it. Here is the snippet:

' Pass the File Name


Sub Prnt_2_Port(FName As String)
Open FName For Input As #1
'Since the Printer might be connected to LPT1 or LPT2 it
'had been changed to Printer.Port - KSM (21/11/2002)
'On Error GoTo To_NPrint
Open Printer.Port For Output As #2
StrToPrint = ""
While Not EOF(1)
Line Input #1, StrToPrint
If Right(StrToPrnt, 1) = " " Then StrToPrnt = Mid(StrToPrnt, 1, Len(StrToPrnt) - 1)
Print #2, StrToPrint
Wend
Close #2
Close #1
Exit Sub


Try it out and let me know how it went. Good luck!!

 
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hi prasadgvl

actually i have a Crystal Report file
if i use this code then, it will print Control Characters also.
I want a code to export Crystal Report file to a Text File
Thr was an option with VB6, but thr is not any in VB.NET

i hope u understand

Ashu

 
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Hi Ashu,

You could try creating a custom user fomr on the Print Server. From the Printers Folder, select File, Server Properties.

From the Forms Tab you can create a custom made form to suit your requirements. You might need to play about with the measurements but it'll get there in the end.

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hi friends,
i need help from u guys
i want to print the bill in the receipt format
my receipt size is 8x6 inches
but it is taking A4 size
i want to print it in dotmatrix printer.this is a web form
i did my project in asp.net.
help me if any know the result for this .
please give me the solution as soon as possible.
regards
Srisainath
very urgent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






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