Install a .net application as a virtuell printer

Manne Job 40 Reputation points


I want to integrate or create a virtual printer.

That means I'm looking for an example or information on how I can integrate a printer into Windows.

Create setup project, code example,...

I have a program that creates a PDF from Word and Excel. This PDF is then sent to a web service.

Works quite well so far, is integrated as dll/tlb in the menu bar in Word and Excel.

The customer's request is now: I would like to have implemented this as a printer.

Maybe someone has already had experience with this and can help me.

Greetings Manne

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  1. Jiachen Li-MSFT 21,871 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Manne Job ,

    If you want to be able to select your virtual printer in the print interface, you need to create a printer driver package using Windows Driver Kit (WDK). This file contains information about your virtual printer, such as its name, supported platforms, and required files.

    And here are some samples about print :

    Best Regards.

    Jiachen Li

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