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Queries printer names.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Printer 6.5 ❌ No ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No
MBS( "Printer.PrinterNames" )




Returns list or error.


Queries printer names.
The plugin will store the printer names it sees in the dialog, so you can later query them.
This value is only available after Printer.Print run or Printer.SetPrinter.


Query formats:

# we run Print dialog
# as there is no printer or paper format with ?, this will not change it
# and 2 means cancel
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("Printer.Print"; ""; 2; "?"; "?")]
# we just put in question marks here, so our plugin looks into paper options, but since ? is not a valid one, it will not change it.
Pause/Resume Script [Duration (seconds): 2]
Set Field [Printer Dialog::PaperFormats; MBS( "Printer.PaperFormats" )]
Set Field [Printer Dialog::Printers; MBS( "Printer.PrinterNames" )]
Set Field [Printer Dialog::PaperSources; MBS( "Printer.PaperSources" )]

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This function is free to use.

Created 16th November 2016, last changed 10th December 2023

Printer.PrinterName - Printer.SetDefaultPrinter