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(urgent)A problem getting printer info

Posted on 2002-06-16
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Hi
I used EnumPrinters() with the PRINTER_INFO_2 structure to get information about all the printers in the system. However, when I tried to use DeviceCapabilities() with a name and a port from the array I received, the function returned -1. This may have something to do with the fact that I am using a network printer and I receive it's comment in the port field of the PRINTER_INFO_2 structure.
Could anyone please help me with this problem?
I use this code:
char* apStrings;
     int i,aRet;
     apStrings = new char[10000];
     aRet = DeviceCapabilities(mPrinterName,mPrinterPort,DC_PAPERNAMES,apStrings,NULL);
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Question by:ICR
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by:AlexNek
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first go to link:
http://www.mvps.org/windev/ptk/enumprint.c

and then add code to loop:

          DWORD dwCount64;
          dwCount64 = DeviceCapabilities(lpInfo[dwItem].pPrinterName, lpInfo[dwItem].pPortName, DC_PAPERNAMES, NULL,NULL);

          LPTSTR pOutput;

          pOutput = new char[dwCount64*64];
          dwCount64 = DeviceCapabilities(lpInfo[dwItem].pPrinterName, lpInfo[dwItem].pPortName, DC_PAPERNAMES, pOutput,NULL);
          delete []pOutput;

It works for on my computer.
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by:ICR
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OK,it works, but now I can't figure out how to get the information from the pOutput buffer. Could you help me with that?
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easy way, not recommended for general use

LPTSTR pPaperName;

for (DWORD i=0; i<dwCount64; i++){
   pPaperName = pOutput + i*64;
...
}

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