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Get and Set Print Options Example (VBA)

This example shows how to get and set print options and print to a specified device.

'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
' Preconditions:
' 1.  Create a VBA macro in a software product in which VBA is
'     embedded.
' 2.  Copy and paste this example into the Visual Basic IDE.
' 3.  Add a reference to the DraftSight type library,
'     install_dir\bin\dsAutomation.dll.
' 4.  Start DraftSight and open a document that has Sheet1.
' 5.  Run the macro to see the available printers in the Immediate window.
' 6.  Reset the macro.
' 7.  Substitute a valid printer in PrinterName. If you specify
'     PDF, JPG, PNG, or SVG, then you must also provide a full pathname
'     to print to in IPrintManager::PrintOut at the bottom of this macro.
' 8.  Comment out the first Stop.
' 9. Save the macro.
' 10. Run the macro to see the available paper sizes in the Immediate window.
' 11. Reset the macro.
' 12. Substitute a valid paper size for the paperSize property.
' 13. Comment out the second Stop.
' 14. Save the macro.
' 15. Run the macro to completion.
'
' Postconditions: Sheet1 of the open document is printed to the
' specified printer on paper of the specified size.
'----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dim dsDoc As DraftSight.Document
Sub main()
    Dim dsApp As DraftSight.Application
   

    'Connect to DraftSight
    Set dsApp = GetObject(, "DraftSight.Application")
    'Abort any command currently running in DraftSight
    'to avoid nested commands
    dsApp.AbortRunningCommand
    'Get active document
    Set dsDoc = dsApp.GetActiveDocument()
    If Not dsDoc Is Nothing Then
    'Get and set printing options
    GetSetPrintOptions dsApp
    End If
   

End Sub
Sub GetSetPrintOptions(dsApp As DraftSight.Application)
    Dim dsPrintMgr As DraftSight.PrintManager
    Dim printerName As String
    Dim dsVarPaperSizes As Variant
    Dim dsVarPrinters As Variant
    Dim paperLength As Double
    Dim paperWidth As Double
    Dim dsSheet As DraftSight.Sheet
    Dim top As Double
    Dim bottom As Double
    Dim left As Double
    Dim right As Double
    Dim sheetArray(0) As String
    Dim sheetObj As Variant
 

    'Get PrintManager
    Set dsPrintMgr = dsApp.GetPrintManager
    Set dsDoc = dsApp.GetActiveDocument
    Set dsSheet = dsDoc.GetSheet("Sheet1")
    dsSheet.Activate
   

    If Not dsPrintMgr Is Nothing Then
       

        'Get available printers
        dsVarPrinters = dsPrintMgr.GetAvailablePrinters
        Debug.Print "Available printers:"
        Debug.Print " PDF"
        Debug.Print " JPG"
        Debug.Print " PNG"
        Debug.Print " SVG"
        For i = 0 To UBound(dsVarPrinters)
            Debug.Print " " & dsVarPrinters(i)
        Next i
       

        'Stop
       

        'Set the printer name
        printerName = "JPG"
        dsPrintMgr.Printer = printerName
        If printerName = "" Then
            MsgBox "Failed to set IPrintManager.Printer property " & printerName & " value."
        End If
       

        'Get available paper sizes for printer
        dsVarPaperSizes = dsPrintMgr.AvailablePaperSizes
       

        If IsArray(dsVarPaperSizes) And UBound(dsVarPaperSizes) = 0 Then
            MsgBox "List of available paper sizes is empty for " & dsPrintMgr.Printer & " printer."
        Else
            Debug.Print "Available paper sizes for " & printerName & ":"
            For i = 0 To UBound(dsVarPaperSizes)
                Debug.Print " " & dsVarPaperSizes(i)
            Next i
        End If
       

        'Stop
       

        'Set paper size
        dsPrintMgr.paperSize = "VGA_(480.00_x_640.00_Pixels)"
       

        'Get paper size
        dsPrintMgr.GetPaperSize paperLength, paperWidth
        Debug.Print "Paper length: " & paperLength
        Debug.Print "Paper width: " & paperWidth
       

        'Get print margins
      

        dsPrintMgr.GetPrintMargins top, bottom, left, right
       

        Debug.Print "Top margin: " & top
        Debug.Print "Bottom margin: " & bottom
        Debug.Print "Left margin: " & left
        Debug.Print "Right margin: " & right
       

        'Set print orientation
        dsPrintMgr.Orientation = dsPrintOrientation_Landscape
       

        'Set the sheets to print
        sheetArray(0) = "Sheet1"
        dsPrintMgr.SetSheets (sheetArray)

        'Verify the sheets to print
        sheetObj = dsPrintMgr.GetSheets
        If IsEmpty(sheetObj) Then
            MsgBox "Failed to set sheets to print"
        End If

        'Center the printout
        dsPrintMgr.PrintOnCenter = True
       

        'Set print quality as defined in dsStandardPrintQuality_e
        dsPrintMgr.Quality = dsStandardPrintQuality_Normal
     

        'Scale the line weights
        dsPrintMgr.scaleLineWeight = True
       

        'Scale the printout to fit the paper
        dsPrintMgr.scaleToFit = True
      

        'Set the style table
        dsPrintMgr.styleTable = "default.ctb"
       

        'Set the printing range
        dsPrintMgr.SetPrintRange dsPrintRange_AllGeometry, "", False, 0#, 0#, 0#, 0#
       

        'Use the assigned print style
        dsPrintMgr.UseAssignedPrintStyle = True

        dsPrintMgr.PrintOut 1, "c:\temp\printout.jpg" ' If printerName is set to JPG
        'dsPrintMgr.PrintOut 1, "" ' If printerName is a physical device
       

        dsSheet.Activate
       

    Else
        MsgBox "IDocument.GetPrintManager returns Nothing."
    End If
End Sub

 



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