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  • default printer not matching listed printers

    I am trying to write a custom dialog for printing out a report. The first combo box on the dialog shows the possible list of printers on the system from
    dim printernames as c
    I then get the default printer by
    dim prname as c
    The combo box is defined in the dialog with
    I would expect the dialog to open with the default printer showing but it does not. In the interactive window I get
    ? ui_printer_default_get()
    = "\\SCI-SBS\HP Color LaserJet 2550 PCL 6 on IP_10.1.5.7"
    ? ui_printers_get()
    = Text Driver on RTF:
    RTF Driver on RTF:
    QuickBooks PDF Converter on LPT1:
    PDF-XChange for AcroPlot Pro on Ne00:
    PDF Driver on LPT1:
    ORPRO 4.0 PDF Converter on LPT1:
    Microsoft XPS Document Writer on Ne01:
    Microsoft Office Document Image Writer on Ne02:
    HTML Driver on HTM:
    hp deskjet 5600 series on Ne03:
    Fax on Ne04:
    Alpha Five Printer on RTF:
    Adobe PDF on Ne05:
    \\PaulS\HP Officejet Pro K550 Series (Copy 1) on Ne06:
    \\SCI-SBS\HP Color LaserJet 2550 PCL 6 on Ne07:
    \\SCI-SBS\Photocopier DP-1520P on Ne08:
    and guess the problem lies with the wording of the default printer not matching that of the ui_printers_get() list. Does anyone know of a way of getting them to match so that the default printer will be selected on opening the dialog?

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    Re: default printer not matching listed printers

    This is not foolproof, but it should work in most printer configurations:
    prname= ui_printer_default_get()
    printers= ui_printers_get() 
    If you have two printers that are identical except for the "on" part, and one of them is the default, then it will fail. But naming your printers a little differently shouldn't be difficult.


    • #3
      Re: default printer not matching listed printers

      Thanks Peter. All printers are named differently but can see where you are coming from on that and hopefully that will help others. It now works perfectly.