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How to Print a Multiline TextBox with Alignment!

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API Declarations

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'Add this to your Declarations Section:
Public Declare Function SetTextAlign Lib "gdi32.dll" (ByVal hdc As Long, ByVal wFlags As Long) As Long
Public Declare Function SendMessage Lib "user32.dll" Alias "SendMessageA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal wmsg As Long, ByVal wparam As Long, lparam As Any) As Long
Public Const TA_CENTER = 6

Usage

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'Create a Form with a Command Button and a Multiline Textbox
Option Explicit

Private Sub Command1_Click()
  Dim i As Integer
  Dim ta As Long
  Dim TextLines As Long
  Dim TextBuff As String
  Dim CharRet As Long

  'Add this to your print code!' Center text on printer object
  ta = SetTextAlign(Printer.hdc, TA_CENTER)
  Printer.CurrentY = (Printer.ScaleHeight / .Parent.ScaleHeight) * .Top
  ' Get number of lines in text box
  TextLines = SendMessage(.hwnd, &HBA, 0, 0)
  ' Extract & print each line in TextBox
  For i = 0 To TextLines - 1
    TextBuff = Space(1000)
    Printer.CurrentX = (Printer.ScaleWidth / .Parent.ScaleWidth) * (.Left + (.Width / 2))
    ' Setup buffer for the line!
    Mid(TextBuff, 1, 1) = Chr(79 And &HFF)
    Mid(TextBuff, 2, 1) = Chr(79 \ &H100)
    CharRet = SendMessage(.hwnd, &HC4, i, ByVal TextBuff)
    Printer.Print Left(TextBuff, CharRet)
  Next i
  ' Reset alignment back to original setting
  ta = SetTextAlign(Printer.hdc, ta)
End Sub


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