CBB TextPrinter - Discontinued

The component has been discontinued. You are welcome to try it and order it if it works for you, however support will not be provided.

CBB TextPrinter

  • When you are writing software, the last thing you want to do after writing all your business logic code is to worry about implementing the ability to print on continuous-feed paper. With CBB TextPrinter, you don't have to worry about that. Our ready-and-tested component lets you add such functionality to your product quickly and easily, unlike using Win32 API which is not designed for continuous paper and other requirements typical to retail applications.

  • Note: TextPrinter is designed for continuous paper, barcodes and fast textual printing. If you are looking for an ActiveX component that will print graphical formats such as HTML, RTF, or PDF then you should check the ASP Printer COM component instead.


  • Print from Internet Explorer using javascript and vbscript without opening the Print dialog.

  • Supported content ranges from simple plain text and up to formatted text, barcodes and graphic logos. Available range is dependent on your printer's capabilities.

  • Supports serial, parallel, network and some USB printers (those that have virtual serial drivers).

  • Turn any supported printer into a network printer.

Feature Overview

  • ActiveX component - You can use it with most programming languages on any 32bit Windows OS with no compile or link problems. For example, you can use TextPrinter from applications written with Visual C++, Visual Basic, .NET, Microsoft Access, even Javascript in a web client.

  • Examples - The evaluation package includes numerous examples to help you start. Examples are provided for: VS6, VS.NET, VB, ASP, VBScript and Javascript.

  • Formatting and special codes - TextPrinter deals with printing text, so it doesn't support graphics or formatting by default. However, if your printer supports it (and most do), there is a set of special codes called escape codes. Using escape codes, which are usually proprietary and depend on the printer manufacturer, you can add formatting or issue commands such as: cut paper, open cash drawer, etc.

  • Print on continuous paper with ease - You don't have to be limited by "pages". Just setup your tractor-feed printer with the continuous paper of your choice and you're ready to print in any size you want.

  • Fast - TextPrinter is able to utilize the speed of modern printers (most go up to 400 characters per second), so you can print quickly.

  • Indication of success - You will know when the data can't be sent to the printer. Printing a ticket or a receipt can be an important part of your transaction. It will create conflicts if you update the database and the print job gets canceled later in the Print Manager. Furthermore, since TextPrinter contains a stateless MTS object, advanced developers can integrate TextPrinter into their transactions.

  • Form printing - Make use of TextPrinter's ability to read and fill in templates with run-time values. Achieve separation between data (sheet layout) and code with ease and don't occupy yourself with formatting.

  • Easy - Download a demo version and see for yourself: TextPrinter is very easy to use. In addition it also comes with documentation and examples to make it as simple as possible.

  • International support - Set the Codepage property of TextPrinter to your printer's codepage and you're ready to print other international languages.

  • Support - We want you to be completely satisfied with TextPrinter; our support team will be glad to help you with any questions. This is why we are giving you free email support during your evaluation period and free VIP email support when you purchase the full version.

  • Ridiculously low cost - Pay as much as you would pay for only a few hours of professional programming work, but get weeks of our team's research, development and testing.

  • Used commercially - TextPrinter is used in multiple different business applications. From movie tickets to coupon printing to register tape, TextPrinter can be the answer you're looking for.

  • Source-code licenses and escrow - We understand the risks in dealing with third-party component manufacturers. If you are interested in a source-code license or a source-code escrow service, please contact us for further details.

Sample Applications

  • Case Study - Body Metals.

  • Retail - Software for a "Ticket-selling station" or a "Cash register" product.

  • Office - Report printing of any sort. Real-time printing of security messages or logs from a server.

Order CBB TextPrinter

Try CBB TextPrinter

  • Demo - Get your demo version for free. No surprises; the Demo version contains all the features of a full version except that it prints a modified version of the text that you wish to print.

  • Tell us - Share your experience with us. We would like to know what you have to say about TextPrinter.

Version History

  • Version 2.3 - 1/31/2007 - Bug fixes and improved serial communication support.

  • Version 2.2 - 3/7/2006 - Support for networking.

  • Version 2.0 - 11/2/2005 - Safe execution from inside of Internet Explorer.

  • Version 1.2 - 8/21/2004 - Support for port conflict resolving.

  • Version 1.0 - 3/12/2004 - First public version.


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