Crystal report in CTD1.5 Change Printer

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Walter Moser

Crystal report in CTD1.5 Change Printer

Post by Walter Moser » 17 Sep 2007, 16:35

 Posted by:  Walter Moser 

Hi there!

From a PreviewWindow (CRPE.APL) i click the Print-Button.
Now i want to change the Printer end its orientation (MUST do this!).
I believe, if i use WinApi's PrtDlgA (or something like this) the User can
Set another Printer and change its orientation.
But after coming back to my Code, it looses the changes.

How can i change the Orientation of the Standard-Printer wich is selected?
I think i have to use the DEVMODE Structure from the WinApi, but i have no
Idea how to build it in Centura.

Does anyone know how to do?

Thanks

Walter

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Crystal report in CTD1.5 Change Printer

Post by cschubert » 18 Sep 2007, 12:48

 Posted by:  Christian Schubert 

Walter,

yes using the DEVMODE struct is correct. Define this parameter in the
external function as String/LPVOID and use the CStruct* functions to set the
struct members.

HTH

Christian Schubert

Walter Moser

Crystal report in CTD1.5 Change Printer

Post by Walter Moser » 18 Sep 2007, 13:07

 Posted by:  Walter Moser 

Hi Christian!

Thank you so far....
Ok, what exactly can i do?
- I want the user change the Printer, wich is now the Standard.
- I want to look in the Report, wich Orientation is defined in it.
- I want to tell the Standard-Printer, to change its orientation to the
defined
-- Just print out the Report

Like this:
Set nBufferLength = 156
Call SalStrSetBufferLength(sDevModeIn, nBufferLength)
! Look for the defined Properties:
Call PEGetSelectedPrinter( niJobNo, sDriver, N1, sDevice, N2, sPort, N3,
sDevModeIn )
! Change the Standard:
Call SalPrtGetDefault( sDevice, sDriver, sPort )
Call DocumentPropertiesA( hWndForm, hPrinter, sDevice, sDevModeOut,
sDevModeIn, nFlags )
! Tell the Report to use this (maybe without the previous line?
Call PESelectPrinter( niJobNo, sDriver, sDevice, sPort, sDevModeOut )

Is this the right way?

Tanks forward
Walter

Walter Moser

Crystal report in CTD1.5 Change Printer

Post by Walter Moser » 20 Sep 2007, 15:15

 Posted by:  Walter Moser 

Hi Christian!

Thank you so far....
Ok, what exactly can i do?
- I want the user change the Printer, wich is now the Standard.
- I want to look in the Report, wich Orientation is defined in it.
- I want to tell the Standard-Printer, to change its orientation to the
defined
-- Just print out the Report

Like this:
Set nBufferLength = 156
Call SalStrSetBufferLength(sDevModeIn, nBufferLength)
! Look for the defined Properties:
Call PEGetSelectedPrinter( niJobNo, sDriver, N1, sDevice, N2, sPort, N3,
sDevModeIn )
! Change the Standard:
Call SalPrtGetDefault( sDevice, sDriver, sPort )
Call DocumentPropertiesA( hWndForm, hPrinter, sDevice, sDevModeOut,
sDevModeIn, nFlags )
! Tell the Report to use this (maybe without the previous line?
Call PESelectPrinter( niJobNo, sDriver, sDevice, sPort, sDevModeOut )

Is this the right way?
But it doesn't work!

Tanks forward
Walter

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Crystal report in CTD1.5 Change Printer

Post by cschubert » 20 Sep 2007, 20:10

 Posted by:  Christian Schubert 

Walter,

I would assume that it is not necessary to change the orientation before
printing. CR should do this automatically. Are you sure this is necessary?
Anyway, you are probably missung

OpenPrinter ( sDevice, hPrinter, STRING_Null )

prior to calling DocumentPropertiesA and something like

nFlags = DM_IN_BUFFER

HTH

Christian

Walter Moser

Crystal report in CTD1.5 Change Printer

Post by Walter Moser » 21 Sep 2007, 11:14

 Posted by:  Walter Moser 

Thanks Christian,

sorry, yes i'm sure, i need to change the orientation if the printer is an
other then the one defined in the report.
If i don't change the orientation, it comes out in the orientation wich is
defined in the printer at this time.

I forgot to say that i called OpenPrinter before i use DocumentPropertiesA
...

A fine way would be, to ask the user!
I tried to call DocumentPropertiesA with Flag DM_PROMPT. So the Dialog asks
me about the configuration. But i have no chance to change the device this
way.

What i want is just to ask for a different Printer and use the same
orientation as defined in the report.
I'm very unhappy, do you have some more ideas?

Greetings from Landau
Walter

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