I am trying to port a dBase application to ooRexx on Windows and need some way
to print reports. Is there an example I can look at interfacing to the Print
facilities in Windows?
I wish people would use the ooRexx Users mailing list rather than these
forums. The forums are clumsy to work with and even though I monitor these
forums I often do not see these posts.
ooRexx doesn't have any functionality to interface with the print facilities
You might want to check out the printer object provided by Lee Peedin on this
Scroll down on the page until you see the printer object. The printer object
works with ooRexx.
The other thing that might be usable is to print with notepad. In ooRexx
redirect what you want to print into a file and then print it with notepad. In
a Rexx program:
'echo Hello World > myFile.txt'
'notepad /P myFile.txt'
Would print a page with Hello World on it. Or if your reports are already in
files then just print them with the notepad /P syntax.
Then perhaps we need a better overall solution. Forums such as these and
mailing lists serve different purposes. Mailing lists are good for those with
an ongoing interest and forums are good for those with occasional questions.
The latter should represent. the majority of users. The lack of content in the
forums doesn't serve well to show an active ooRexx community. Users with one-
off questions might balk at the notion of signing up for a list to ask it.
Forum content can get delivered by email, but there are other alternatives
such as forums that are directly tied to specific mailing lists, show the
content of mailing list threads on a web page, integrate web posts into the
mailing list for those who don't use a web interface, and combine the best of
both worlds as long as mailing list content isn't meant to be closed. The best
solution would be the one that best serves ooRexx as well as the ooRexx
community at large. A solution of that nature would show there there is a
great deal of activity in the ooRexx community beyond what shows up in the
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