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Hello all

I would like to create a watched folder that will trigger when a print job is added.

We all know that once a job is printer to a server a spool file is created. So i was thinking maybe a watched folder program to watch that spool file

However what if im monitering only one queue, or even a set of queues. I dont want the program to go firing when someone prints to a printer i havent specified

So can you assign a spool folder to a printer?
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Question by:samelamin
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by:surajguptha
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Let me know if I have understood your question correctly.
You want to launch a program or do something in response to a print job added to a specific printer?
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If I have understood you correctly, here is a possible solution.
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/printing/printwatchvbnet.aspx
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by:samelamin
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Sorry for the late reply, yes that is exactly what im looking for
Any chance you have it in C#?
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by:surajguptha
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Check this out. It probably has the solution you are looking for.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Q_23920826.html
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by:samelamin
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However i also want to convert the PS file to PDF. problem is i dont want the dialog to come up, just save it accoding to what the name of the document printed?
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by:surajguptha
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I am not able to view the code that brings up the dialog. Can you please share it here?

Thanks
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by:samelamin
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I dont have a code at all im still at the design process you see

ANd just wondering if its possible

Can i extract the original document from the spool file created (.SHD/SPL) or maybe convert them to PS?
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This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program.  See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
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