Plotter Driver Components

MSPlot components consist of DLLs and binary data files, as illustrated in the following diagram.

Diagram illustrating how the MSPlot components consist of DLLs and binary data files

Components in the diagram include:

Application

A user application that provides users with printing capabilities.

gdi32.dll

User-mode DLL that exports Win32 GDI functions.

Kernel-Mode Graphics Engine

NT-based operating system executive code that implements GDI functionality.

Minidrivers

MSPlot minidrivers (.pcd files).

Cached .pcd file data

Minidriver data read from .pcd files.

plotui.dll

Plotter driver user interface DLL, providing common UI code for all MSPlot-supported printers.

compstui.dll

CPSUI user interface for printers.

plotter.dll

Plotter driver renderer, which renders images and sends the image data stream to the spooler.

 

 

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