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Hi,
   We are doing a VC++ applicatin in which we do a printing job also.
   We need to find out the printer status before the data is sent to Printer. For that we are opening the printer and getting the printer handle. Then using the GetPrinter we are getting the printer info of level 2. But the status of the printer is always shown as 0 only irrespective of the printer status. We have tried opening all the tays of the printer. We have tried giving a printer device name which doent exist at all.
    In all the cases the status is 0 only.
Please help us in this reagrd.
The sample code we are using is given below:

HANDLE hPrintHandle;
CString str = printDlg.GetDeviceName();
char* strName = str.GetBuffer(0);
if( !OpenPrinter(strName,&hPrintHandle,NULL) )
    AfxMessageBox( "Error in opening the print...");
str.ReleaseBuffer(-1);
      
PRINTER_INFO_2* printerInfo;
BYTE infoStruct;
DWORD dwNeeded;
BOOL b = GetPrinter( hPrintHandle,2, NULL,0,&dwNeeded );

DWORD err = GetLastError();

dwNeeded = dwNeeded + 4;
            
printerInfo = (PRINTER_INFO_2 *)malloc(dwNeeded);

if (!(printerInfo)) /* Failure to allocate memory. */
    return;
      
DWORD cByteUsed;

/* Get the printer information. */
if (!GetPrinter(hPrintHandle, 2,(LPBYTE)printerInfo,                                    dwNeeded,&cByteUsed) )
{
              /* Failure to access the printer. */
      free(printerInfo);
      printerInfo = NULL;
      return;
}
      
DWORD printerStatus = printerInfo->Status;//This value is  always coming as 0

Thanks in  advance
Madhura

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There's a knowledge base article about getting printer status.
Read this:

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q160/1/29.asp
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by:srenivas1976
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I need a solution for finding the printer status
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by:sjjf
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who has solved it ? can you help me ?
i am in trouble now .
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