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How to print a PCL file to an HP Printer using C++

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I have to modify a Visual C++ application that currently prints DjDe files to print both DjDe files and PCL. The Files are printed to a HP Printer that has PCL 5.0. I can't find any documentation or sample code. I'll like to know..."How to I print a PCL file to an HP LaserPrinter that has PCL 5.0??"
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Trestan,
The files that I will be printing are already in PCL format and are downloaded to a PC from a Tandem server. Some of the files are PS files (the program already handles does files) and some of the files will be PCL files. As soon as the file is downloaded  it needs to be printed by the program. The user doesn't have a choice. The program does not use the PRINTDLG. It has to setup everything on its own. Do I have to only setup the DEVMODE structure? What fields do I need to setup? Do any of the fields that I change will effect PS files? Once it is setup how do I open and write to the printer? Do I create a CDC for the printer?
I hope you don't mine this very basic print questions. Thank you so very much for your GREAT help.
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Since your files are already PCL type, and your printer is a PCL printer, I think it can be printed out when you send them to printer. Please take a look at MS and Adobe site, they do provide detailed illustration:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q158/0/81.asp
http://www.adobe.com/supportservice/custsupport/SOLUTIONS/11fc2.htm

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Thank you so much for your help!
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