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Old April 20th, 2005, 11:21 PM
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Default to print a file thourgh vb6 code

   i want to print a doc/txt/xls file through vb code .
   i have some code which is printing txt file but not a DOC file as well as other files.
  pls help me....

'================ browse button =============================='

 Private Sub cmdBrowse_Click()
Dim tcontent
On Error GoTo errmsg
cmdia1.DefaultExt = "rtf"
    cmdia1.Filter = "RTF Files|*.rtf|Doc Files|*.doc|Text files|*.txt|all_files|*.*"
    txtFile.Text = cmdia1.FileName
    RichTextBox1.Text = ""
    RichTextBox1.LoadFile cmdia1.FileName, rtftext
     openfile = cmdia1.FileName

Exit Sub
MsgBox Err.Description
End Sub

'========================= Printing ========================'
RichTextBox1.SelPrint Printer.hDC

Old April 21st, 2005, 02:59 PM
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If the rich textbox recognizes the format, and can display it properly, it should be able to print it.

But It will not have then necessary specific file-format information to handle a .doc nor a .xls.

You will need to 'read' these files yourself (that is, through code that you write) and pass an rtf equivalent to RichTextBox1.text.

Alternatively, open the appropriate application through Automation, tell it to open the file, then tell it to print the file through the methods that the applications class exposes.

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