Dot Matrix Printing in VB.NET Application RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I'm asking this question here, in this forum, as I couldn't find MSDN Managed forum for Crystal Reports. And the previously asked questions are unanswered.

    I've developed an application using VB.NET and Crystal Reports in VS2008. The report generated gets printed correctly on modern laser or inkjet printers. However, the entire formatting gets affected when I print these reports on dot matrix printer. Apart from that. the print speed is very slow. I tried exporting the report to PDF, XLS, DOC and other formats - but no solution. There was Export to Text function, which is not working in Crystal Reports now.

    After a research on this issue, I found out few links to some solutions - which actually doesn't work. These links are as follows: (Same issue in C#)

    I've seen some software, in which, when Print on Dot Matrix (custom menu option) is selected, data is sent to DOS mode and reports are printed from DOS mode.

    Is there any solution for this? OR DOS mode is the only solution?

    This is high priority issue. Even though we're moving ahead in IT industry, govt. still depend on 4 color dot matrix printer reports.

    Waiting for solution


    Mayur Tendulkar |

    Monday, July 5, 2010 10:02 AM


  • You get no answer because Crystal Reports is a drop and drag tool, and helping with that is quiet anoying because it is hard to understand each other using a forum.

    However, if you use it, you have somehow got a license from SAP.

    They have also a community, mabye you can visit that one for an easier answer.

    Monday, July 5, 2010 10:10 AM