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Quote jrdk Replybullet Topic: Silently (real) print specified PDF pages from VB
    Posted: 18 Jul 07 at 7:11AM
Can anyone please fill in sample code of how to "silently" print a specific page of an open PDF in VB6, to a "real" printer?

I do not want the printer dialog to show, nor any other "needed user actions" or the PDF redirect to pop up.


Private Function print_specific_PDF_pages(ByVal PDF_file As String, ByVal page_number_to_print As Long)

Dim oPDF As New PDFR_PRO_Batch_RC.PDF_reDirect_Pro_Tool
Dim rtn As Long

With oPDF
   rtn = .Utility_Open_PDF(PDF_file, "")
   If rtn Then
       ' print specified page_number_to_print




      
   Else
      MsgBox "Could not open PDF document: " & PDF_file
   End If
   rtn = .Utility_Close_PDF(PDF_file)
End With
End Function


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Quote Michel_K17 Replybullet Posted: 18 Jul 07 at 12:55PM
I am not sure if it is possible to be completely silent, but I will certainly take a look, and get back to you later today.
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Quote Michel_K17 Replybullet Posted: 19 Jul 07 at 12:37AM
Hi,

    Well, I have done some research. The function that you are asking for is not available today, but I see that I have written code that I could modify to print silently. I would need to do that modification, and update the ActiveX component.

    Do you have an immediate need for this feature? I am asking because I am currently working on a different project for a customer, but I could look at your request in about 1 month's time.


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Quote coopervi Replybullet Posted: 19 Jul 07 at 10:22AM

Hello,

I just joined this forum because I am also interested in unattended saving and printing of PDF documents from VB6, VB.NET, etc.  One or two months would be great.

Thanks.

-coopervi

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Quote jrdk Replybullet Posted: 19 Jul 07 at 10:59AM
I definitely would appreciate a solution in a few days, if at all possible? Clap

In fact I somehow thought that option already was available, and went ahead and bought the pro version, as I read that it was controlable from VB.
 My mistake Cry

I have searched quite sometime to find this function. Doing so, I found that there are quite a few requests for this function (try Google this yourself). Sure, solutions are out there, but for 10 or more times the price of PDF redirect.

Well, its' your time and decision. Thank you in advance!
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Quote Michel_K17 Replybullet Posted: 20 Jul 07 at 12:43AM
Hi,

    Let me know if you'd like a refund on your purchase.

    I do plan a whole bunch of new VB features, not just this one. However, I need to wrap up a special custom project first. Perhaps it will be finished sooner than I think as it is going pretty well so far.

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Quote jrdk Replybullet Posted: 20 Jul 07 at 7:53AM
Refund: No thanks:
1) I could have read more of your information. 
2) I would rather wait and get the feature.

Let me know if you want me to do som beta-testing, when you are ready.
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Quote Michel_K17 Replybullet Posted: 21 Jul 07 at 8:39AM
OK. I'll let you know when the next beta version is available.

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Quote Michel_K17 Replybullet Posted: 01 Aug 07 at 2:01PM
Good news! Smile

I completed your request. It's available [here] as v2.2.5 of the component.

I also included sample code and a VB6 project to show you how to print silently, or with a printer dialog box. You can even select multiple PDF files, and print them all in one step (see pic below).



Cheers!

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Quote jrdk Replybullet Posted: 02 Aug 07 at 3:49AM
This is what I call a perfect customer service! ClapClapClap

I will check it tonight.

Thank you very much!



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Quote jrdk Replybullet Posted: 06 Aug 07 at 1:20PM

Had a few days off - no time to test it.
I have now.
Works exactly as I hoped for!

Super utility. Super service. Super deal.
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Quote Michel_K17 Replybullet Posted: 08 Aug 07 at 12:30AM
Cool! Smile
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