Thread: Printing to a printer....I already did a search :)

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    Question Printing to a printer....I already did a search :)

    I'm in the process of writing a program for my father's pizza restraunt to handle order taking and cash handling. I would like the program to be able to print the food order to a printer we have set up in back by the kitchen.

    After doing a search I can't seem to come up with a concrete answer as to how to do this.

    I tried the following code on my own computer

    #include <cstdio>
    int main(){
    FILE* fout = fopen("USB0","w");
    fprintf(fout,"Poor man's printout\f");
    return 0;
    This code does nothing, no printout to the screen (which I didn't expect). All I get in my consol window is a "Press any key to continue."

    USB0 is the port that my current printer is on. Is their some information regarding this matter that I can read. I'm not sure of the type of printer or even the port that we're going to use yet. I just want some solid information regarding printing to a printer.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Not sure that method is OK for USB printers (might be wrong though).......

    You can use the method provided by your OS.....

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