Printing

Hi,
1. How to give a print command using ANSI C++?
2. How do I identify whether a printer is connected or not?
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AxterConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Example:
system("copy test.cpp LPT1:");
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AxterCommented:
In DOS, "LPT1:", which is usually your parallel port, can be treated like a file.
So you can open the printer port by use file functions like open, fopen, or ofstream.
Then you can write to it just as you would to a file.
To open the port just use "LPT1" as the file name. If your printer is connected to parallel port 2 or 3, then use "LPT2:" or "LPT3:".

What is your OS, and what is your compiler?
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AxterCommented:
Actually, I should have left out the colon.

Example:
system("copy test.cpp LPT1");


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AxterCommented:
If you want to print to a network printer, you can use the "Net Use" command.

Example:
//Remove any previous connections to LPT3
system("net use LPT3: /del");

//Connect to printer called dale on 'scsetbprt01.axter.com' server to port LPT3
system("NET USE LPT3: \\\\scsetbprt01.scsnet.csc.com\\dale");
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