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Programming a virtual printer driver?

I am wondering if anyone has any good resorces on programing a printer driver?
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Santino_kCommented:
Are you talking Printer Driver on Windows Platform??
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rkotowicCommented:
The best resorces on programing a printer driver for Windows platform you will find in Windows DDK (Drivers Development Kit) (http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/devtools/ddk/default.mspx) and MSDN Library (http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/graphics/hh/graphics/DispPrnt_1562ba4c-962a-4944-b7c0-9d8d68d843c9.xml.asp)
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Santino_kCommented:
DDK Samples and documentation would be best on Windows Platform. On windows platform, writing a printer driver would many a time just require a GPD file to be written. Since you want to write a Virtual Printer Driver, I would suggest take a look at "Toaster" sample in DDK
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AnOddProgrammerAuthor Commented:
Is there any way to get the DDK w/out getting an MSDN Subscription, or ordering the cd?
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Santino_kCommented:
I don't think its freely available for download like Platform SDK on Microsoft site.
The DDK FAQ on http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/devtools/ddk/ddkfaq.mspx says -

Q: How can I get the Windows DDK on CD?
A: The Windows DDK CDs are shipped by:
• MSDN. Universal or Professional level MSDN subscribers will receive DDKs in the quarterly shipments.
• Order the Windows DDK on CD
 
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rkotowicCommented:
DDK is available in peer-to-peer networks, like eMule/eDonkey. I found it there. Try this way.
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rkotowicCommented:
ed2k://|file|WinXP%20DDK%20+%20Win2000%20DDK%20+%20Win98%20DDK.iso|232192000|B866F12CF0A39811C844643D00F967D2|h=G5E5ZVZ735YIUDW244QZO5E4V62VRUVQ|/
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rkotowicCommented:
Why "Delete", I have pointed to very good and reliable resource on Windows printer driver programming.
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AnOddProgrammerAuthor Commented:
Sry rkotowic, frogot about this question.
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