Virtual Printer Port

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    Virtual Printer Port

    Hi there,

    I need to write a program in Windows that takes all of the data from a printer "port" so that I can modify it. I want to write a program that will look like a printer to the user. I have seen this being used by a program called PrimoPDF. You basically print to it from any program and then PrimoPDF can then have the data.

    I have had a look around on the net but I dont think I am looking for it using the corrent names etc. I have also had a brief look on the board for ideas, but nothing,

    Any help in the right direction would be very much appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Rich

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    It would most liekly require writing a virtual printer driver; not for the faint of heart!

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    Yup, that's the way I'd do it. Have a look at the MS DDK.
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