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VS does not print any more!

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  • Since a few days Visual Studio 2013 (and also VS 2010) does NOT print any more on my machine! All other Software does print wihout any Problems. I tried on the Printer. Also I tried to print to XPS Document writer - but I get an error: document can not be opened.

    Monday, June 20, 2016 8:30 AM

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  • Hi Charly_S,

    According to your description, the print feature on your machine works fine on both of your Visual Studio 2013 and Visual Studio 2010 before.

    Please check whether installed any updates for your Visual Studio and your Windows which related to the print function. Please check the updates from Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> View Installed Updates. If installed, please uninstall these updates one by one to confirm whether it is caused by these updates.

    What error message do you get when try print from Visual Studio? Please share the error message to help us find out what's the possible reasons.

    Please run your Visual Studio in safe mode to prevents all third-party VSPackages from loading when Visual Studio starts, thus ensuring stable execution. It can help us make sure whether this problem caused by the VS packages.

    Best Regards,
    Weiwei


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    Tuesday, June 21, 2016 7:33 AM
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  • I did not found any updates in the relevant time period.

    No error message at all when I print to a printer.

    Printing to XPS:
    Pop-Up "Save To": I enter the file name
    File is generated (48 KB)
    When I try to open the XPS-file: Error message "Dieses Dokument kann vom XPS-Viewer nicht geöffnet werden." = XPS-Viewer can not open this Document

    Running VS in safe mode works fine no printing issue!
    BUT in safe mode it does no Color printing, only black and white

    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 10:17 AM
  • Hi Charly_S,

    >> Running VS in safe mode works fine no printing issue!

    This means the problem is caused by third part VS Packages and extensions. Please try uninstall the installed packages and extensions from Tools menu -> Extensions and Updates -> Installed one by one. It can help us make sure which one causes this issue.

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    Weiwei


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    Thursday, June 23, 2016 1:42 AM
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  • It is definitely caused by Microsoft "Productivity Power Tools 2013"

    After Uninstalling it, I can print (in Black and White)
    When I Install it again, I can not print any more.

    Thursday, June 23, 2016 7:41 AM
  • Hi Charly_S,

    So we are confirm this problem is caused by the Productivity Power Tools 2013 on your machine. I have help you submit this issue to Productivity Power Tools 2013 Q&A site.

    https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/dbcb8670-889e-4a54-a226-a48a15e4cace/view/Discussions

    Before this issue resolved, please uninstall this extension from your Visual Studio to make sure your Visual Studio can print.

    Best Regards,
    Weiwei


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    Friday, June 24, 2016 12:48 AM
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