How to get Modern Printers to work in DFD 4.53, 5.16,5.53 etc
There is a lot of people out there still using legacy versions of DataEase. It is our new pledge to help them keep their applications working as long as possible.
The reason people give up is not that DFD doesn't offer the functionality they want, but the fact that it stop working together iwith contemporary operating systems, drivers, printers etc.
We have cracked the "Windows 7" problem, and this is the solution to the Printer Problem.
Open a DOS command prompt (click the START menu then RUN.. and then type "cmd"
(without quotes) in the textbox provided, followed by clicking ); a DOS screen should be displayed.
1- If your printer is a network/shared printer, type the following command at the DOS prompt:
Net use LPT1 \\ServerName\printer shared name \p:y
Where [ServerName] is the name of your server where the printer resides and [Printer Shared Name] = the share name of the printer (you can get this by clicking START -> Control Panel -> Printers and Faxes, then right-click the printer icon and select from the pop-up menu; click the tab and you should see the shared name in the box beside label ?Share name?.
2- If is local printer, type the following command at the DOS prompt:
Net use LPT1 \\Computer Username\printer name \p:y
Where [Computer Username] is the name of your workstation