Despite claims that computers would create a "paperless society", printing is still one of the most important functions of any application. Visual Basic makes it easy to print, and in this article James shows you what you need to know to print text, shapes and images with Visual Basic. If you need to create your own invoicing or reporting system with Visual Basic then this article is a definite must read.
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Despite claims that computers would create a 'paperless society', printing is still one of the most important functions of an application. It is also one of the most common. Although VB makes it easy to print, it's not one of VB strengths.
This tutorial will introduce you to the functions VB does provide for printing. By the end of this article you should be able to print text, shapes and even complete images files with ease. You should also be able to set page formatting options, work out which printer the output will be directed to, etc.