DOS Mode Printing From VB


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Hi, I’m looking for a terminal window component to use within a VT-100 emulation program. It has to have a column / row style approach. Sort of the same style as how the screen in old DOS text mode applications was set up.24 rows ?,80 columns ?, char foreground color, char background color, bold style, blink style, page buffer, selections and so on.I have tried making my own ocx using vb 6.0 and printing graphics on a picturebox. API for all graphics / text printing. It functions as intended. And handles all the things I need. Except it's too slow !!!While scrolling through text it uses like 90% - 100% of the CPU.If you know Procomm Plus or any other quality terminal emulator you will see what kind of a ActiveX control I’m looking for. Does anybody have code like this?Preferably in VB 6.0 or VB.netOr compiled as a activex or dll that can be used in VB 6/.netThe closest I come so far is this one.http://www.dart.com/powertcp/emulation.aspBut it is too expensive for me.Any help would be much appreciatedThanks,Adam

Passing Parameter www.xtremevbtalk.com

How to create program (exe) to passing parameter in dos mode?for example i create a program with visual basic(test.exe)and i want to run in dos mode with passing parameterrun in DOS prompt :Code:C:>test parameter1 parameter2 parameter3test is the name of my program

VB In The Command-line? www.xtremevbtalk.com

When a VB program is run from the DOS Prompt, can you have it, like, do something in the command window? (I don't mean Command() ) Something like Debug.Print, only to a DOS window...

Print A File From Dos Command Line www.vbforums.com

I know this is a vb site but you guys probably know DOS also. I just need to know how do I print a file using DOS. Thank you.

DOS Mode Print In Custom Fonts www.vbforums.com

hi frnds , can u help me how print in custome fonts like Malayalam,Tamil the doc in Dos mode (Text Mode) in Dot Matrix Printer. Source help in VB6 . pls help me

Dos Printing In Visual Basic visualbasic.ittoolbox.com

hi,i developed one program which will generate invoices...i used the code below to print the invoice in dos mode..the data is storing in text file, then when i give print command it is not executing....here is the code...

Notepad visualbasic.ittoolbox.com

Hi,I am using a DOS Quick Basic program.When I press the Print Screen key, load Notepad,right click white space and Paste, I can thenprint the DOS programs screen.I want to write a program that can be executed(shelled to?) to print the DOS screen.I am using a USB inkjet printer with no parallelport.Any constructive suggestions or comments would begreatly appreciated.Thanks,John

Print In DOS Mode www.vbcity.com

HiIam preparing a report on VB6. I wish to have my report printed in the DOS mode using a DotMatrix printer.How will I do it, since Iam not working on the command prompt. Is there any way to solve this issue? Are there any general rules irrespective of the tools used to undertake such printing ?Any help/suggestion in this regard would be highly appreciated. Cheers ..... HAPPYARIMAAN

Print In DOS Mode www.codeguru.com

Hi Iam preparing a report on VB6. I wish to have my report printed in the DOS mode using a DotMatrix printer. How will I do it, since Iam not working on the command prompt. Is there any way to solve this issue? Are there any general rules irrespective of the tools used to undertake such printing ? Any help/suggestion in this regard would be highly appreciated. RegardsARIJIT

Redirect Output From A Dos Exe To Form stackoverflow.com

i have an dos exe which take argument, perform its functions and display the output in dos.i need to call the dos file from vb passing the argument without showing the dos window, and get the return values directed to vb textbox.

Problem In Printing In Landscape Mode www.codeguru.com

I have a VB application from which I can print the forms in Portrait mode. However if I change the mode to landscape and then do the printing the printout still comes in Portrait form. I have used Command Dialog Box controls for printing. Please advice me on how to print in Landscape form from my application without changing printer settings from outside the application manually.Please get back to me on this as soon as possible.Best RegardsSwaleh

Prob. With Crystal Reports 6.0 And Color Printer Setup www.vbcity.com

Hi,Is anybody know hot to solve my issue ?For the time being I have developed a VB application in charge to create and print sales proposal.My user uses a color printer and cannot setup definitively his prints in color mode, exept if before each print he clicks on the control printer button in the crytsal report viewer window.Even if you go in the windows control panel and decide to select Color mode insted grey scale, the program continues to print in the grey scale.....Need help

Writing DOS Based Program With Coding On VB www.vbforums.com

Hello again, I HAVE ONE APPLICATION RUNNING ON DOS & CODE WRITTEN ON VB MODULES.I have one more ISSUE.I have one application running on DOS & code written on VB modules.I want to alter the logic. Can you pls tell STEP BY STEP process how to write DOS program with vb codings, so I can explore my program.Thank you-Nan

Gui Frontend For A Dos Application www.codeguru.com

i want to create a gui front-end for a dos application using vb. the dos app should not be visible to the end user who uses the gui interface. also if the dos app cannot perform the intended function, this info should be passed to the gui interface.i dont think the shell function in vb provides so much control over another app spawned from a vb app.(it is asynchronous, i guess).please help!!!mail me at naresh_12@yahoo.com

Print From VB In DOS Mode www.xtremevbtalk.com

dear friends,How can I print dosmode out put to dot matrix printer in VB6?it is possible to print like FoxPro like command @ <row>, <col> .....RegardsRajeev

R: Print DOS Mode From Vb visualbasic.ittoolbox.com

you can write commands in a batch file (app.path + "MyBatch.Bat")after use :shell(app.path + "MyBatch.Bat"), vNormalFocusI thinkBye-----Messaggio originale-----

Unable To ShowWindow When A DOS App Is In Full Screen www.codeguru.com

Hi all! I Hope a "guru" may help me.I have a DOS, full screen (, old) graphic application running under Win95, 98, 98SE or ME. This Application writes a file and "wakes up" a background WIndows App which basically has to print some data graphically in a custom fashion.If I let the situation this way I have to wait about 1 minute to the printing to start, appearently because of Microsoft-related problems.So I thought I could pop up the Windows App, print (immedaitly) and then re-pop up the Dos App.I successfully managed to re-give cotnrol to the DOS Full Screen Application with the following API Calls:Code:ShowWindow(ExtHwnd,SW_SHOWMAXIMIZED);SetForegroundWindow(ExtHwnd);ExtHwnd being then Handle of the DOS App.But I CANNOT GET MY WINDOWS APPLICATION WINDOWS on top, as the DOS Full Screen App remains on top. I tried (myHwnd being the handle of the Windows Application Main WIndow) all (or almost all) the combinations of the following APIs without success:Code:ShowWindow(ExtHwnd,SW_MINIMIZE);ShowWindow(MyHwnd,SW_SHOWNORMAL);SwitchToThisWindow(MyHwnd,False);ShowWindowAsync(MyHwnd,SW_SHOWNORMAL);BringWindowToTop(MyHwnd);SetForegroundWindow(MyHwnd);SetWindowPos(MyHwnd, HWND_TOPMOST, 0,0,0,0, SWP_SHOWWINDOW);Any Idea?

Printing Faster In VB Help www.vbforums.com

Is there a faster way to print in Vb rather than using the Printer.Print. This method is very slow compared to the DOS style printing. People who has used Dos application finds this as a limitation. There is actually a way to do it. I know only a part of it. U open a file and write what u want into the file then give the file for printing. I need help in the case of formating the printing like making bold, italics then page return etc.


I have some problem in Print File (I'm using LX300) via dos command..I'm using This Code : $Input ="TYPE  ".$FileName." > ".$_SESSION["Printer"]; system($Input,$value); I have some question : 1. How to get Error Command if Print is failed ?? I only know if $value is 1, the print failed, but I want to see the description like in dos... ex : Code:

Reboot In Dos Or Safe Mode? www.xtremevbtalk.com

Hello,To do a shutdown or reboot, can use exitWindowsEx.But, does anyone know how to program VB to reboot into dos mode or safe mode?Is it possible?THanks!

Help In VB Reqd www.codeguru.com

We are porting an existing application From C to VB.In the dos system it prints some reports using font 8 'ROMAN'.The font is set using the statementfprintf(fp1,"%c(8U",escape) while fp1 is declared as a file pointer.But we are not able to find that font in VB (where we are using print method of richtext box for printing). The closest font( to roman) in VB is 'Times New Roman' but that is not a true font so we will have indentation problems in using that.Is it possible to align the text in any font in RichText box?Please give us the list of "True Fonts" that are available in VB.Any pointers to printing in VB are welcome.Thanks,-arun

Flash Message www.vbforums.com

hi i want to send message through LAN to another computer using vb (API) like in dos "net send ,computer name, message" is it possible in vb give me full syntax thanks

Fast Printing www.codeguru.com

Does anyone have idea on how to make the printing on windows environment to a dot matrix printer as fast as that of DOS environment.Thanks,Shivakumar G.M.

Submitting Commands To DOS www.xtremevbtalk.com

I'm trying to submit a command to DOS via Visual Basic. I would like to be able to take a DOS command stored in a variable and submit it directly to DOS without having to create a file, and then use the ShellExecute "Open" operation to submit the file to DOS. Is there a method I can submit a command or series of commands directly to DOS from VB without creating a disk file first?

AppActivate "MS-Dos-prompt", True www.vbforums.com

When I activate a DOS program with SHELL then I become a DOS-box named "faxer" (the DOS program). During executing the DOS program the name stays as "faxer"; after the program is ended the name become's something like "ended - faxer". I like to stop the VB-program during the executing of the DOS program, and run on after it is finished. Can I do something with the above facts ?------------------

VB Project With DOS Involved Need Help www.vbforums.com

Trying to takle a confusing project what I am wanting to do is set a VB program to execute at a certain time every night and have it close a ms-dos session running and open a dos program hit escape key and enter then move some log files to a directory the thing i'm not sure what to do is how do I close a running DOS screen and then open DOS session backup up and run a program without it closing right away and send key's to the dos screen?? is there a easy way of getting around that? Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks alotRobb