Custom Printer Driver
Posted on 2007-11-28
Got a unique printer driver question.
Is there a driver or if it can be developed, which will accept the print job from the application and just returns ok (so application presumes that it has printed OK). And then it saves it a temporary file (BYTE BY BYTE) and passes the file as an argument as to another program. Generic Text Only is FINE. It is almost like having a Generic Text/Only printer with FILE port. But in place of prompting the user for a FILE output, it will just save in a temporary file and pass the file to a predefined EXE/BAT file WITHOUT any user intervention.
You may ask why we are doing this?
It is quite a unique situation where a legacy software can only PRINT. But we need to the print output to go to a different place than a windows printer!
It must also be Terminal Services compliant. E.G. the EXE/BAT execution has to happen under the current user session in a multi-user environment.
If someone can advise something here, it will be greatly appreciated! I am willing to pay for it if development is required:) (I.E. I am desperate)