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Hi,

Is there a way to get Default Printer Name , Port Number and the Driver Name and their PATH from the Registry? And is it possible through Microsoft Java?

Please Help.

Thanks a lot,
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Here as some useful links .......

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q156/2/12.asp

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q271/2/57.ASP

also look at this key in the registry
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Print\Printers

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by:Chandra V
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If you are in Windows 95 or 98 the information is found in

"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\System\\CurrentControlSet\\Control\\Print\\Printers\\"

Driver - "Printer Driver"
Port   - "Port"

Otherwise you can get the printer name using API

DEVMODE FAR *pDevMode=(DEVMODE FAR *)::GlobalLock(m_hDevMode);

and accessing 'pDevMode->dmDeviceName'
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by:Tim_Musschoot
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Use the CPrintDialog class:

example:

CPrintDialog dlg(FALSE);

if (!dlg.GetDefaults())
   AfxMessageBox(_T("You have no default printer!"));
else
{
   CString strDescription;

   strDescription.Format(_T("Your default printer is %s on %s using %s."),
      (LPCTSTR) dlg.GetDeviceName(),
      (LPCTSTR) dlg.GetPortName(),
      (LPCTSTR) dlg.GetDriverName());

   AfxMessageBox(strDescription);
}

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