I would like to see C++ code in visual studio WIN PC that simply accepts a name (fo example) and prints it out on an attached (USB or WiFi) printer.

Jeff Knowles 0 Reputation points
2023-04-23T11:01:08.9433333+00:00

I wish to see if this is possible. I assume it must be possible to send the output to a printer (as well as screen or file). Yes, I am very new to C++ and visual studio.

Windows API - Win32
Windows API - Win32
A core set of Windows application programming interfaces (APIs) for desktop and server applications. Previously known as Win32 API.
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Windows Server Printing
Windows Server Printing
Windows Server: A family of Microsoft server operating systems that support enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.Printing: Printer centralized deployment and management, scan and fax resources management, and document services
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  1. Limitless Technology 44,021 Reputation points
    2023-04-24T11:45:20.18+00:00

    Hello Thank you for your question and reaching out. I can understand you are having query\issues related to Printing in VC++. This below documents the Windows APIs that can be used to send raw data to a printer: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd162959(v=vs.85).aspx This should be fine if you only want to print simple text. --If the reply is helpful, please Upvote and Accept as answer--

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  2. Castorix31 82,206 Reputation points
    2023-04-25T07:29:17.1966667+00:00

    Use StartDoc, StartPage, etc.. like in the old KB : KB139652

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  3. Jeanine Zhang-MSFT 9,266 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-04-25T09:12:20.8533333+00:00

    Hello,

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A!

    I suggest you could start from the Doc: Documents and Printing

    You could refer to the samples:

    Sending GDI+ Output to a Printer

    Send raw data to a printer by using the Win32 API

    Thank you.

    Jeanine


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