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Print using mulitiple fonts


print a single line using two fonts

Original Author: J. M. Rizzo

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'

' Have you ever wanted an easy way to change fonts within a print line

' when sending output to the printer? I reciently had a requirement to

' print ascii data with embeded Barcode output on the same line.

' Since the output was being generated from a database query, it made

' sense to format the data using a proportional font (Courier New) then

' change the font after printing the ascii data. Unfortunatly, the printer object

' will only allow you to specify a font for the entire line being printed.

'

' Being an old fart programmer from way back, I remebered that Q-Basic had the

' capability to stop the print head if there was a semicolon ";" after

' the statCommand1_Click()

'

' Set up to display the Common ement. I could not find a reference to this anywhere in the VB

' documentation, but tried it anyway. Wala, it works just fine.

'

' Create a form and place a command button and add the Common Dialog control to

' the form. Then Cut and paste this code into the project.

'

' You probably will not have the Code 39 font but any other valid font name

' will work fine.

'

Private Sub Command1_Click()

'

On Error Resume Next

CommonDialog1.CancelError = True

CommonDialog1.ShowPrinter

'

' check for errors or cancel selected

'

If Err <> 0 Then

  MsgBox Error(Err)

  Exit Sub

End If

'

' reset error checking

'

On Error GoTo HaveError

'

' Set the printer font to proportional font.

'

Printer.Font = "Courier New"

Printer.FontSize = 10

'

' Print out the ASCII TEXT

' NOTE THE SEMICOLON AT THE END!!!!

' THIS TELLS THE PRINT METHOD NOT TO RETURN THE PRINTER

' HEAD FOR THE NEXT LINE.

'

Printer.Print "This is the Ascii Text ";

'

' CHANGE THE PRINTER FONT FOR UPC 39 bar code font

'

Printer.Font = "Code 39"

Printer.FontSize = 12

'

' print out the ascii text in barcode font

' Notice the Leading and trailing "*" this

' translates to the start/end barcode character

' in the Code 39 font

'

Printer.Print "*This is Bar Code Text*"

'

' close out the printer object

'

Printer.EndDoc

Exit Sub

HaveError:

MsgBox Error(Err)

Resume Next



End Sub




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Posted: 2002-06-01
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