Report Listener, ReportOutPut.app and ReportPreview.app

Topics: Attention VFPX Admins, Enhancement Request, New Project Idea
Jul 17, 2013 at 1:20 PM
I have been developer for many years and currently have a printer problem i believe should be addressed.

One of my customers has a new Sharp 5000 printer and another Customer has a Konica Minolta C650 being used on Server 2003 and 2008 There is an option in these printers to secure print that requests a Print ID and Password in order to print. If you don't enter the ID and Password, the printer sends the print job to the buffer but does not preview or print.

if the OPTION to pre-enter these in the Setup of the printers is used,
The ReportOutPut.app and ReportPreview.app do not Preview or Print.
They are not picking up the preset Print ID and Passcode

These systems work fine until the codes are pre-entered in the setup to eliminate the need to enter them every time they print. My customers are able to go around this problem by sending the reports to PDF and printing the pdf. This is however not acceptable in the long run.

I believe this will be a big problem in the future for VFP developers as more of these printers are installed by the larger users.