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Form.UseDefaultPrinter Property (Access)

Returns or sets a Boolean indicating whether the specified form uses the default printer for the system; True if the form or report uses the default printer. Read/write.

expression .UseDefaultPrinter

expression A variable that represents a Form object.

This property is read/write in Design view and read-only in all other views.

When this property is True, the form or report inherits all of its printer settings from the settings of the default printer. Changing the printer associated with a form or report by assigning its Printer property to a Printer object sets the UseDefaultPrinter property to False.

The following example checks to see if the specified form is using the default printer; if not, the user is asked if it should.

Function CheckPrinter(frmTemp As Form) As Boolean 
 If frmTemp.UseDefaultPrinter = False Then 
 If MsgBox("Should this form use " _ 
 & "the default printer?", _ 
 vbYesNo) = vbYes Then 
 frmTemp.UseDefaultPrinter = True 
 End If 
 End If 
End Function