Query Available Printers VI

LabVIEW 2013 Help

Edition Date: June 2013

Part Number: 371361K-01

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Owning Palette: Advanced Report Generation VIs

Requires: Base Development System

Lists the printers available on the computer, including the default printer in LabVIEW.

error in describes error conditions that occur before this node runs. This input provides standard error in functionality.
system configured printers contains the names of printers available on the computer. The VI returns the printer names in an array in alphabetical order.

You also can use the Printing:Available Printers property to obtain a list of printer names programmatically.
default printer is the name of the default printer in LabVIEW. When you start LabVIEW, the default printer in LabVIEW is the same as the system default printer. However, any time you print in LabVIEW, the printer you use becomes the default printer in LabVIEW. LabVIEW no longer recognizes changes to the system default printer until you restart LabVIEW.

You can use the Printing:Default Printer property to set the default printer in LabVIEW programmatically.
error out contains error information. This output provides standard error out functionality.

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