Code Examples

Print Dialog in Runtime Environment


When you build a custom menu bar in Microsoft Access 97 and include the built-in File menu, some commands do not appear on the menu in the run-time environment. For example, the Print command does not appear on the menu; as a result, you cannot modify the printer settings or properties. You can create a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications function that displays the Print dialog box and attach that function to a custom Menu Bar. For more information see Article 173796 on the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

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'Code from Microsoft Knowledge Base

Public Function PrintOut()
  ' Attached to a custom Print command on a custom menu bar.
  ' Use the RunCommand method to display the print dialog box.
  On Error GoTo ErrorTrap
  DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdPrint
  Exit Function
  ' Check whether the RunCommand method was canceled.
  ' If RunCommand is canceled, it generates a trappable run-time error (2501).
  If Err.Number = 2501 Then
    Exit Function
    MsgBox Err.Number & vbCRLF & Err.Description
  End If
End Function
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