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Chapter 10. Advanced Report Techniques > Controlling the Printer

Controlling the Printer

Prior to Access 2002, there was no easy way to programmatically control the printer in the applications that you built. Unlike other aspects of Access in which Microsoft provided you with objects, properties, methods, and events that you could easily manipulate, programmatically controlling the printer in versions prior to Access 2002 involved rolling up your sleeves, and talking at a low level to operating system objects.

Fortunately, Access 2002 introduced a new Printer object and a Printers collection. The Printer object greatly facilitates the process of programmatically manipulating a printer. The Printers collection allows you to loop through all the Printer objects and perform a task.


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