AddPrintProvidor function

The AddPrintProvidor function installs a local print provider and links the configuration, data, and provider files.

Syntax


BOOL AddPrintProvidor(
  _In_  LPTSTR pName,
  _In_  DWORD Level,
  _In_  LPBYTE pProviderInfo
);

Parameters

pName [in]

A pointer to a null-terminated string that specifies the name of the server on which the provider should be installed. For systems that only support local installation of providers, this parameter should be NULL.

Level [in]

The level of the structure to which pProviderInfo points. It can be one of the following.

ValueMeaning
1

Function uses a PROVIDOR_INFO_1 structure.

2

Function uses a PROVIDOR_INFO_2 structure.

 

pProviderInfo [in]

A pointer to a print provider structure, as indicated by Level.

Return value

If the function succeeds, the return value is a nonzero value.

If the function fails, the return value is zero.

Remarks

Note  This is a blocking or synchronous function and might not return immediately. How quickly this function returns depends on run-time factors such as network status, print server configuration, and printer driver implementation—factors that are difficult to predict when writing an application. Calling this function from a thread that manages interaction with the user interface could make the application appear to be unresponsive.

Before an application calls the AddPrintProvidor function, all files required by the provider must be copied to the SYSTEM32 directory.

A provider added by AddPrintProvidor may be removed by calling DeletePrintProvidor.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

Header

Winspool.h (include Windows.h)

Library

Winspool.lib

DLL

Winspool.drv

Unicode and ANSI names

AddPrintProvidorW (Unicode) and AddPrintProvidorA (ANSI)

See also

Printing
Print Spooler API Functions
DeletePrintProvidor
PROVIDOR_INFO_1
PROVIDOR_INFO_2

 

 

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