Modify to capture PDF Converter Events

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Dana Perkins
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Modify to capture PDF Converter Events

Post by Dana Perkins » Wed Dec 12 2007

In vb6 I have been able to successfully capture events when placing the PDF Converter as a control on the form, but have not been able to do so with the following code. This code does PDF ok, I just don't know how to capture events.

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   Const strActivationCode = "xxx"
    Const strLicensedTo = "AMS Services Inc."
    Const strPDFPrinterName = "Test PDF Converter"

' ******************** other Declarations *******************
Private Declare Function ShellExecute _
    Lib "shell32.dll" _
    Alias "ShellExecuteA" _
    (ByVal hWnd As Long, _
    ByVal lpOperation As String, _
    ByVal lpFile As String, _
    ByVal lpParameters As String, _
    ByVal lpDirectory As String, _
    ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long

Private Declare Function GetDesktopWindow _
    Lib "user32" () As Long

Public Function CreatePDFPrinter() As Long

    Dim X As Printer

    ' create pdf converter if it doesn't exist - if it does, attach to it
    hPDF1 = PDFDriverInit("ABK PDF Converter")
    ' following call leaves pdf converter on system even if 'DriverEnd' called
    hPDF1 = DriverInit("ABK PDF Converter")
    If hPDF1 = 0 Then
        MsgBox "Cannot initialize PDF Converter"
    End If
    ' set file name options
    For Each X In Printers
        Select Case X.DeviceName
            Case "ABK PDF Converter"
                Set Printer = X
                If GetDocPrintPDFPageCompression = 0 Then
                    SetFileNameOptions hPDF1, NoPrompt + UseFileName + Concatenate + DisableCompression
                    SetFileNameOptions hPDF1, NoPrompt + UseFileName + Concatenate
                End If
                'If bCreatePDF = True Then
                    SetVerticalMargin hPDF1, GetDocPrintPDFVerticalMargin
                    SetHorizontalMargin hPDF1, GetDocPrintPDFHorizontalMargin
                    SetResolution hPDF1, 600
                    SetDefaultConfig hPDF1
                    SetDefaultFileName hPDF1, "c:\temp\text1.pdf"
                'End If
                'Need to Enable Printer before every print job
                EnablePrinter hPDF1, strLicensedTo, strActivationCode"
       End Select
    Next X
    CreatePDFPrinter = hPDF1
End Function

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    Text1.Text = CommonDialog1.Filename
End Sub

Private Sub Command2_Click()
    MousePointer = vbHourglass
    hPDF1 = CreatePDFPrinter
    SetDefaultPrinter (hPDF1)
    ShellExecute GetDesktopWindow, "Print", Me.Text1.Text, "", "C:\temp", 0
    RestoreDefaultPrinter (hPDF1)
    MousePointer = vbDefault
End Sub
How do I code this to capture events?
-- Dana[/code]

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