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Creating Printer Driver

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I want to Create a virtual Printer Driver. The Properties of the Printer will be defined by me. The Problem is how to create a driver which should also add to printer's list in a available printers.It should be .drv file or some thing else
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by:fataltomato2000
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you'd better read about the windows SDK functions

by the way,about this question,VB is not a smart choice
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Hi!

Creating a driver is not VB issue, DDK is made for it.

There are a lot of printer drivers on Windows disk why don't just install one existing driver and direct the output to file.

http://www.mvps.org/vbnet/index.html?code/system/controlpnl3.htm

For inf-file install's look for The Win32 Rundll and Rundll32 Interface on same site.

Today "Normal Printer" term is a bit problematic as there was IBM or Epson emulation at long time ago, that exit's but now days most printers need correct drivers to print in top quality so caled genneric ones are history.


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