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I try to switch default printer but I dont known what is wrong. Can you help me?

What I have tried:

My code:

Private Function DefaultPrinterName1(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)

        Dim oPS As New System.Drawing.Printing.PrinterSettings
        Try
            DefaultPrinterName1 = oPS.PrinterName = "Vario III 107/12 (kopie 1)"
        Catch ex As Exception
            MessageBox.Show(ex.Message, "Capturing Default Printer", MessageBoxButtons.OK)
        Finally
            oPS = Nothing
        End Try
    End Function
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Updated 28-May-19 17:18pm
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lw@zi 24-Jul-18 9:00am
   
Can you add error message you are getting?
[no name] 24-Jul-18 9:05am
   
no error, nothing will happen
[no name] 24-Jul-18 9:06am
   
I have a button where I call this function

Private Sub Button2_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles Button2.Click
DefaultPrinterName1(sender, e)
End Sub

Your code will not change the default printer outside your application. If you want to change the default printer, you will need to make use of interop. Following method in particular:

C#
C#
[DllImport("winspool.drv", CharSet = CharSet.Auto, SetLastError = true)]
public static extern bool SetDefaultPrinter(string Name);



VB.Net
VB
<DllImport("winspool.drv", CharSet:=CharSet.Auto, SetLastError:=True)>
Public Shared Function SetDefaultPrinter(Name As String) As Boolean
End Function


You can then call this function with the name of printer. Note that the printer you are specifying should already be installed on the computer.
   
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[no name] 24-Jul-18 9:23am
   
and where I can write this part of code? <DllImport("winspool.drv", CharSet:=CharSet.Auto, SetLastError:=True)>
lw@zi 24-Jul-18 9:28am
   
This needs to be in the form class of yours. Similar to other methods that you would have created
[no name] 26-Jul-18 0:15am
   
after I put this to my code that show many errors: dllimport is not defined, charset not defined
lw@zi 26-Jul-18 0:38am
   
You will need to add import statements for System.Runtime.InteropServices.
[no name] 26-Jul-18 2:45am
   
thank you :)
lw@zi 26-Jul-18 3:18am
   
No problem.
Shell(String.Format("rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /y /n ""{0}""", nameprinter1))

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