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In a VB exe I am trying to capture the results of the Print Dialog using the

Common dialog for printers. I have two reports printing, one from Crystal

and the other the Chart from ChartFx. What I want to do is to wait for the

user to press either the Print button or the Cancel button from the common

dialog window for printers and then either print both the report and graph

or do nothing. What I do not understand yet, is that when the user presses

the Printer icon from the toolbar, I get two dialog windows popping up, one

after the other. What I have done is put code in the Internalcommand method

of Chartfx1 like this:

frmReport.ChartFX1.Printer.hDC = frmReport.CommonDialog1.hDC

frmReport.CommonDialog1.ShowPrinter

If wParam = 29442 Or wParam = 29443 Then

On Error GoTo cancel

frmReport.CommonDialog1.CancelError = True

If lShowCriteriaPage Then

lcrCriteriaReport.PrintOut False

End If

End If

cancel:

On Error GoTo 0

Exit Sub

I guess the question is how do I shut down the Print Dialog window that

Chartfx is producing and also control the response from the user, Print or

Cancel?

Thanks,

Joe

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To stop the default processing of the InternalCommand (sshowing the Print 

Dialog) simply assign:

nRes = 1

In your Event Handler.

As for determining whether the user pressed Ok or Canclel in the Dialog YOU

are displaying, I beleive the ShowPrinter method return a value that tells

you this.

FP

SFX

"Joe Glen" <jglen@quadramed.com> wrote in message

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> In a VB exe I am trying to capture the results of the Print Dialog using

> the

> Common dialog for printers. I have two reports printing, one from Crystal

> and the other the Chart from ChartFx. What I want to do is to wait for

> the

> user to press either the Print button or the Cancel button from the common

> dialog window for printers and then either print both the report and graph

> or do nothing. What I do not understand yet, is that when the user

> presses

> the Printer icon from the toolbar, I get two dialog windows popping up,

> one

> after the other. What I have done is put code in the Internalcommand

> method

> of Chartfx1 like this:

>

> frmReport.ChartFX1.Printer.hDC = frmReport.CommonDialog1.hDC

> frmReport.CommonDialog1.ShowPrinter

>

> If wParam = 29442 Or wParam = 29443 Then

> On Error GoTo cancel

> frmReport.CommonDialog1.CancelError = True

> If lShowCriteriaPage Then

> lcrCriteriaReport.PrintOut False

> End If

> End If

>

> cancel:

> On Error GoTo 0

> Exit Sub

>

> I guess the question is how do I shut down the Print Dialog window that

> Chartfx is producing and also control the response from the user, Print or

> Cancel?

>

> Thanks,

>

> Joe

>

>

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Frank,

Thanks for the reply, but I am not fimilar with what "nRes = 1" will do.

Can you explain it a little more?

Thanks,

Joe

"Frank" <noreply@softwarefx.com> wrote in message

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> To stop the default processing of the InternalCommand (sshowing the Print

> Dialog) simply assign:

>

> nRes = 1

>

> In your Event Handler.

>

> As for determining whether the user pressed Ok or Canclel in the Dialog

YOU

> are displaying, I beleive the ShowPrinter method return a value that tells

> you this.

>

> FP

> SFX

>

> "Joe Glen" <jglen@quadramed.com> wrote in message

> news:z48cR8BJFHA.1924@webserver3.softwarefx.com...

> > In a VB exe I am trying to capture the results of the Print Dialog using

> > the

> > Common dialog for printers. I have two reports printing, one from

Crystal

> > and the other the Chart from ChartFx. What I want to do is to wait for

> > the

> > user to press either the Print button or the Cancel button from the

common

> > dialog window for printers and then either print both the report and

graph

> > or do nothing. What I do not understand yet, is that when the user

> > presses

> > the Printer icon from the toolbar, I get two dialog windows popping up,

> > one

> > after the other. What I have done is put code in the Internalcommand

> > method

> > of Chartfx1 like this:

> >

> > frmReport.ChartFX1.Printer.hDC = frmReport.CommonDialog1.hDC

> > frmReport.CommonDialog1.ShowPrinter

> >

> > If wParam = 29442 Or wParam = 29443 Then

> > On Error GoTo cancel

> > frmReport.CommonDialog1.CancelError = True

> > If lShowCriteriaPage Then

> > lcrCriteriaReport.PrintOut False

> > End If

> > End If

> >

> > cancel:

> > On Error GoTo 0

> > Exit Sub

> >

> > I guess the question is how do I shut down the Print Dialog window that

> > Chartfx is producing and also control the response from the user, Print

or

> > Cancel?

> >

> > Thanks,

> >

> > Joe

> >

> >

>

>

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Frank,

I figured out how to use the "nRes=1" code to stop the second dialog from

appearing. The new code looks like this:

If wParam = 29443 Then

frmReport.ChartFX1.Printer.hDC = frmReport.CommonDialog1.hDC

frmReport.CommonDialog1.CancelError = True

On Error GoTo cancel

frmReport.CommonDialog1.ShowPrinter

If lShowCriteriaPage Then

If frmReport.CommonDialog1.Orientation = 1 Then

frmReport.ChartFX1.Printer.Orientation = 1

Else

frmReport.ChartFX1.Printer.Orientation = 2

End If

nPage = frmReport.CommonDialog1.Copies

For i = 1 To nPage

frmReport.ChartFX1.PrintIt 0, 0

Next i

' print the criteria page

lcrCriteriaReport.PrintOut False

nRes = 1

Else

If frmReport.CommonDialog1.Orientation = 1 Then

frmReport.ChartFX1.Printer.Orientation = 1

Else

frmReport.ChartFX1.Printer.Orientation = 2

End If

nPage = frmReport.CommonDialog1.Copies

For i = 1 To nPage

frmReport.ChartFX1.PrintIt 0, 0

Next i

nRes = 1

End If

frmReport.ChartFX1.Printer.hDC = 0 ' Restore

Else

If wParam = 29442 Then

If lShowCriteriaPage Then

lcrCriteriaReport.PrintOut False

End If

End If

End If

I am able to account for changes to the orientation and the number of copies

and if the user changes printers, it automatically goes to the new printer.

Are there other settings I need to account for that you know of?

Thanks,

Joe

"Joe Glen" <jglen@quadramed.com> wrote in message

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> Frank,

>

> Thanks for the reply, but I am not fimilar with what "nRes = 1" will do.

> Can you explain it a little more?

>

> Thanks,

>

> Joe

>

> "Frank" <noreply@softwarefx.com> wrote in message

> news:UGOaYTEJFHA.1924@webserver3.softwarefx.com...

> > To stop the default processing of the InternalCommand (sshowing the

Print

> > Dialog) simply assign:

> >

> > nRes = 1

> >

> > In your Event Handler.

> >

> > As for determining whether the user pressed Ok or Canclel in the Dialog

> YOU

> > are displaying, I beleive the ShowPrinter method return a value that

tells

> > you this.

> >

> > FP

> > SFX

> >

> > "Joe Glen" <jglen@quadramed.com> wrote in message

> > news:z48cR8BJFHA.1924@webserver3.softwarefx.com...

> > > In a VB exe I am trying to capture the results of the Print Dialog

using

> > > the

> > > Common dialog for printers. I have two reports printing, one from

> Crystal

> > > and the other the Chart from ChartFx. What I want to do is to wait

for

> > > the

> > > user to press either the Print button or the Cancel button from the

> common

> > > dialog window for printers and then either print both the report and

> graph

> > > or do nothing. What I do not understand yet, is that when the user

> > > presses

> > > the Printer icon from the toolbar, I get two dialog windows popping

up,

> > > one

> > > after the other. What I have done is put code in the Internalcommand

> > > method

> > > of Chartfx1 like this:

> > >

> > > frmReport.ChartFX1.Printer.hDC = frmReport.CommonDialog1.hDC

> > > frmReport.CommonDialog1.ShowPrinter

> > >

> > > If wParam = 29442 Or wParam = 29443 Then

> > > On Error GoTo cancel

> > > frmReport.CommonDialog1.CancelError = True

> > > If lShowCriteriaPage Then

> > > lcrCriteriaReport.PrintOut False

> > > End If

> > > End If

> > >

> > > cancel:

> > > On Error GoTo 0

> > > Exit Sub

> > >

> > > I guess the question is how do I shut down the Print Dialog window

that

> > > Chartfx is producing and also control the response from the user,

Print

> or

> > > Cancel?

> > >

> > > Thanks,

> > >

> > > Joe

> > >

> > >

> >

> >

>

>

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