Virtual Printer Driver Development
Posted on 2003-03-17
I am desparately looking for information on 'virtual printer driver development'.
What we want to develop is a virtual printer driver that creates a PDF file or a TIFF/JPG image file from any windows application, for example, IE or Word, etc. that has printing function.
The big picture is like this: Let's say you want to print a web page from the Internet Explore, so you select the print menu. The print dialog box shows up and you select the virtual printer which we want to develop, then the contents of the page will be converted to a PDF file or TIFF / JPG image file according to the GUI setting which will be showing after the user clicks the print button. The virtual printer GUI might include a 'Send Email' feature too.
There are already many products I was able to download and try, but I haven't been lucky on how to develop such products. I just simply do not know where to begin. It would be excellent if there is a third party DDK (driver development kit), so that we don't have to write everything from the scratch.
Any input would be welcome. Thanks.