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bobpeak
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Registered: ‎10-21-2003
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Printing multiple files with EV

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02-27-2003 09:26 PM
I would like print files using EV directly from Windows Explorer by using right click and a print option like some other apps. I guess I need a new file association action called print but can't seem to work out the correct parameters to set it up. Is it possible ? Thanks.
*Autodesk\
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Re: Printing multiple files with EV

02-28-2003 01:27 AM in reply to: bobpeak
No, currently the EV doesn't support that
functionality directly.  However, the EV does support printing through the
COM API, so a simple VB app should be able to register itself to handle the
print verb for a .dwf file and then call this API.


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I
would like print files using EV directly from Windows Explorer by using right
click and a print option like some other apps. I guess I need a new file
association action called print but can't seem to work out the correct
parameters to set it up. Is it possible ? Thanks.
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bobpeak
Posts: 35
Registered: ‎10-21-2003
Message 3 of 6 (72 Views)

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03-03-2003 03:49 PM in reply to: bobpeak
Sorry, this answer has gone right over my head. Where do I start to create such a VB app, does EV support VBA like autocad Etc or do we have to create something on its own merit that somehow looks at the .dwf file? Originally, back in 2002 I was looking for this functionality from VVE and Autodesk UK suggested the answer would lie in the forthcoming new product, what is my best route to pursue?
*Cochran, Ben
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03-04-2003 12:38 AM in reply to: bobpeak
Express Viewer has a set of API’s that allow VB,
C++, C#, JavaScript, VB Script and other COM compatible languages control of the
Express Viewer. Using these API’s it is possible to extend the functionality of
the Express Viewer to do what you are asking. But you must have some
understanding of VB, C++ or some other language that is compatible with COM
before beginning.


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Sorry,
this answer has gone right over my head. Where do I start to create such a VB
app, does EV support VBA like autocad Etc or do we have to create something on
its own merit that somehow looks at the .dwf file? Originally, back in 2002 I
was looking for this functionality from VVE and Autodesk UK suggested the
answer would lie in the forthcoming new product, what is my best route to
pursue?
*Bob
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03-04-2003 01:46 AM in reply to: bobpeak
This would be a simple project for a VB programmer. Have them create an
application that is placed in your user's "Send To" system folder.

The application would grab the "Command" line parameter (the file that has
been selected) and print it with View Express.

The programmer could have it check for the correct file type, etc., if you
wish.


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> Sorry, this answer has gone right over my head. Where do I start to create
such a VB app, does EV support VBA like autocad Etc or do we have to create
something on its own merit that somehow looks at the .dwf file? Originally,
back in 2002 I was looking for this functionality from VVE and Autodesk UK
suggested the answer would lie in the forthcoming new product, what is my
best route to pursue?
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bobpeak
Posts: 35
Registered: ‎10-21-2003
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03-10-2003 02:53 AM in reply to: bobpeak
Thanks for the help so far, its been really useful. I've been talking to a couple of VB guys and decided to have a go myself but am going to need a "little" help along the way, I'm sure. Firstly though a couple of simple questions . . . 1) is this wise? 2) Where do I find details of the Express viewer API's mentioned above & 3) Which product should I be buying "Visual Basic .NET standard" or "Professional" (I understand there are limitations with the standard product - will they limit me with this project?).

Thanks in advance.

Bob.
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