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In a 16-bit program (Borland C) I need to print to a Novell printer queue. The program runs on a Windows NT 4.0 workstation, LPT1: is connected to the right Novell queue, but when trying to print to LPT1: (!!!using the Windows communication API functions (OpenComm, etc.) !!!) this results in an error when calling BuildCommDCB().
(How) can I print to a (Novell) print queue from within my 16-bit Windows application ?
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The Windows API functions are too low level to let the NetWare redirector work.  You may as well create a text file and do a WinExec to "print".

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I already was afraid that the answer might be something like that, but since you're the only person that has answered the question, and it's always good to see your thoughts confirmed,
your reaction shall be rewarded.

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I used to know the NetWare SDK reasonably well.  You could always make things more complex and try to use the NetWare 16-bit DLL's and WNet... MS API calls to find, attach, and command a NetWare printer object.

Then again, why stop there?  Why not write your own printer driver using NCP calls?  That only takes 3000 man-hours :)

Really, though, the simple solution is usually the best.  This isn't going to be commercial software anyway, right?

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