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Need to print to network printer address. i.e. \\par-ps-01\ParZebra

Replacing VB6 code

Open PrinterName For Output As #1
Print #1

Need to convert to VB.NET code. Any help would be appreciated. Thx!!!

PrintLine(1, "^XA^ID*.*^PRE^LH0,0^FS^LL1218^MD0^LH0,0^FS")   ' Print text to file.

What I have tried:


Stremwrite, FileStream, cant figure out how to print directly to network printer..
Updated 15-Jan-19 12:29pm

Printing changed massively (and for the better) in VB.Net - see the article An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Printing in .NET[^] but if you want to use the old syntax / methodology you need to use the Microsoft Visual Basic Power Packs 3.0[^]
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Maciej Los 15-Jan-19 17:32pm    
I have no idea why you want to print some text directly to printer, but... check this: Printing Directly to the Printer in VB.NET[^]

I'd recommend to use PrintDocument Class (System.Drawing.Printing) | Microsoft Docs[^] for printing instead of code shared in above link.

With reference to MadMyche[^] comment, i'd like to inform that there's a way to print directly to Zebra printer via using .net code. See: c# - .NET code to send ZPL to Zebra printers - Stack Overflow[^]

Good luck!
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MadMyche 15-Jan-19 22:08pm    
The name of the printer in the OP's original code suggests that the printer is a Zebra label printer; which generally use their own language "ZPL"; which allows directly sending plain text commands for formatting and content directly
Maciej Los 16-Jan-19 2:42am    
Tahnk you for your suggestion. I'll try to find something interesting.
MadMyche 16-Jan-19 7:05am    
I had a learn ZPL for a position a few years ago
Maciej Los 16-Jan-19 7:47am    
That explains why you were able point me out into right direction ;)

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