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Printer Devices

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I have an application that needs to have a specific printer installed.
With win98 PC's I can check these by importing the [devices] section of
WIN.INI. Is there a way this can be done in WinXP. I do not need to do
anything other than to see if a particular printer exists.

Thanks
Peter

Nov 13 '05 #1
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On Sat, 26 Feb 2005 14:39:14 GMT, "Bigpond News"
<ma********@yahoo.com.au> wrote:

In Access 2002 and better you can use the Printers collection.
-Tom.
I have an application that needs to have a specific printer installed.
With win98 PC's I can check these by importing the [devices] section of
WIN.INI. Is there a way this can be done in WinXP. I do not need to do
anything other than to see if a particular printer exists.

Thanks
Peter


Nov 13 '05 #2

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You don't mention what verson of ms-access.

In a2002 and later, there is the printer object, and it can return a list of
installed printers.

If you have a older version, then you can use my printer swtich code here
which has a example on how to get all the printers:

http://www.members.shaw.ca/AlbertKal.../msaccess.html

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Albert D. Kallal (Access MVP)
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
pl*****************@msn.com
http://www.members.shaw.ca/AlbertKallal
Nov 13 '05 #3

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Albert

Thanks for the method. Yes, I did forget to say that I am still using
Acc97.

Regards

Peter

"Albert D. Kallal" <ka****@msn.com> wrote in message
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You don't mention what verson of ms-access.

In a2002 and later, there is the printer object, and it can return a list of installed printers.

If you have a older version, then you can use my printer swtich code here
which has a example on how to get all the printers:

http://www.members.shaw.ca/AlbertKal.../msaccess.html

--
Albert D. Kallal (Access MVP)
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
pl*****************@msn.com
http://www.members.shaw.ca/AlbertKallal

Nov 13 '05 #4

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