Tuesday, 8 August 2006

Programmatically printing reports ... SP2 = Ahhh!

As I mentioned in a previous post Phills Philosophies: Programmatically printing reports ... SP2 = Ouch! printing reports directly to a printer had some undesirable effects when using SP2.

Well thanks to some assistance from Daniel Reib on the MSDN forums we discovered that not only did I need to set the printing points as per a comment by Keith Walton, I also needed to explicitly set the PageHeight and PageWidth.

I was able to retireve these easily enough via the web service and then based on the page sizing set the Landscape property in the DefaultPageSetting for the document.

My next trick is to intergrate what is now two command line apps (one for printing and one for report mailing) so we have a single application that provides all means of distributing the rendered reports.

Wednesday, 2 August 2006

More SQL Server 2005 Updates

A new update to Books Online is available from here,

Also, a cumulative hotfix package has been released. Hotfix details and download links for each component are available from here,



Tuesday, 1 August 2006

Murrumbeena Cricket Club Captains appointed

Just received the following from Club Secretary David Hardham


Following the committee meeting last night, the following have been
appointed capts for 2006-07
1sts - Troy Lamb
2nds - Stephen Hay
3rds - John Hindmarsh
4ths - Phil Carter

Congratulations to all

For information, we have negotiated with the Glen Eira Council that will ensure that the 3rds will play on Sat (2-day comp), we are still sorting out which ground it will be, either Centennary Park or Ormond oval no 3 (southern end)

A notification on general club matters will be distributed in the next day or so as well


Which reminds me, I probably should endeavour to get to the gym a little more frequently. Those first few practice sessions are always painful.