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    Default Printing to Network Printer from Web App

    Is there a way to print a report or a label directly to a network printer from an Alpha5 V10.5 web application without a print dialog box appearing?

    Does :report.print("Label") work in a web app? I have been struggling to figure this out.

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    Default Re: Printing to Network Printer from Web App

    I recall Developer Nick Weiland created a method to print to a network printer from a web app. He saved the report to a folder on the server and used a 3rd party file-watch program to grab the file and run it to the printer. Pretty sure he used the program named "directory watch". You can print "directly" from a web app to a specific printer if that printer is defined on your local computer (which mandates the print dialog). But if you used this other method, even I as a remote user (with authorization) could print to your network printer.
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    Default Re: Printing to Network Printer from Web App

    In the report properties specify a default printer and uncheck "show printer setup on print".

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    Default Re: Printing to Network Printer from Web App

    Thanks Steve.

    I did see the post you were referring to and was just wondering if there was a more direct way of printing in Alpha without having to use another piece of software to manage this. I will give your idea a try.

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