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Hello friends
My name is Sarfaraz. I am developing a software for a client who needs to print receipts on a Dot Matrix printer.
I know how to print values of Text box but that is not the best way to print on Dotmatrix printer.
Please help me in the following:
1. Should i load the details of text boxes and listbox to a grid and then print on a receipt. or
2. Should I save the contents of text boxes and listbox to text file and print. or
3. Sould I use crystal reports for the recipt to print.
Please help me in that.
Thank you
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Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 18-Apr-14 12:06pm    
Why not printing on it as on any other printer installed in the system?
When you say "text box", the question is: which one? Full type name, please.
—SA

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For Dot Matric printer, #2 is the best option. Crystal reports and other graphics format will be really slow and will use lot of ink.

Save to a text file and execute the shell command

type "filename.txt" > prn
 
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sarfarazbhat 18-Apr-14 13:24pm    
Dear Akbar Bhai
Please elaborate I am new to VB.net actually i am able to write the values to a text file like

Private Sub btnnew_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles btnnew.Click
Try
Dim file_name As String = Application.StartupPath() & "/text.dat"
Dim stream_writer As New IO.StreamWriter(file_name, False)
Try
stream_writer.WriteLine(txtname.Text)
stream_writer.WriteLine(txtopd.Text)
Finally
stream_writer.Close()
End Try
Catch exc As Exception
' Report all errors.
MsgBox(exc.Message, MsgBoxStyle.Exclamation, "Read " & "Error")
End Try

But I need an example for help for printing like you mentioned type "filename.txt" > prn
Thank you
Akbar Ali Hussain 22-Apr-14 15:16pm    
After creating the file, you can send that file to Printer using Shell command. Refer code below...

Dim file_name As String = Application.StartupPath() & "/text.dat"
Dim command as String = "type " + file_name + " > prn"
Dim proc As Process = New System.Diagnostics.Process()
proc.StartInfo = New System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo("cmd", "/c " & command)
proc.StartInfo.RedirectStandardOutput = True
proc.StartInfo.RedirectStandardError = True
proc.StartInfo.UseShellExecute = False
proc.StartInfo.CreateNoWindow = True
proc.EnableRaisingEvents = False
proc.Start()
proc.WaitForExit()

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