Writing a Print Monitor

Print monitors are responsible for directing a print data stream from the print spooler to an appropriate port driver. Two types of print monitors are defined -- language monitors and port monitors. This section describes both monitor types, and provides design and implementation guidelines.

The following topics are provided:

Language Monitors

Port Monitors

Language and Port Monitor Interaction

Functions Defined by Print Monitors

Initializing a Print Monitor

Opening and Closing a Port

Printing a Print Job

Managing a Port

TCPMON Xcv Interface

WSDMON Port Monitor

Converting Print Monitors for Use with Clustered Print Servers

Installing a Print Monitor