What's New for Printing
Windows 8 also includes a new COM-based API that provides full support for Open XPS and access to portions of the new printer drivers that Windows 8 supports. For more information about the new API, see Windows Store app Printing API.
The Windows Print Driver Inbox Program makes sure that Windows 8 includes support for a high percentage of the popular printers.
The following topics describe the printing and document features that were introduced in earlier versions of Windows.
Describes what is new for documents and printing in Windows 7.
Lists the printing application programming interfaces (APIs) introduced in Windows Vista.
Build date: 11/16/2013