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Microsoft KB Archive/171827

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FIX: Printing userdrawn usercontrol in Internet Explorer Doesn't Work

Article ID: 171827

Article Last Modified on 12/10/2003



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Control Creation Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Learning Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Enterprise Edition



This article was previously published under Q171827

SYMPTOMS

Where the painting of control is done in the Paint Event of the control (User Drawn), ActiveX control does not print in IE 3.0x and other control containers.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a bug in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. This bug has been fixed in Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2.

For more information on the Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

170365 INFO: Visual Studio 97 Service Packs - What, Where, and Why


For a list of the Visual Basic 5.0 bugs that were fixed in the Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

171554 INFO: Visual Basic 5.0 Fixes in Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 2


MORE INFORMATION

The following code can be used to duplicate the problem in Visual Basic 5.0:

  1. Run Visual Basic or, if Visual Basic is already running, choose New Project from the File menu (ALT, F, N). Select create "ActiveX Control."
  2. In the Controls paint event, add some code to draw a line. You could draw anything in the Paint event, but just draw a line for this sample.
  3. Select "Make YourControl.ocx" from the file menu.
  4. Create an HTML page and put YourControl on it.
  5. Load your HTML page into IE 3.0x.
  6. Select File.Print from the IE menu. Note that the control does not print.


Keywords: kbbug kbfix kbvbp500sp2fix kbvs97sp2fix KB171827