DeletePrinterData function

The DeletePrinterData function deletes specified configuration data for a printer. A printer's configuration data consists of a set of named and typed values. The DeletePrinterData function deletes one of these values, specified by its value name.

Calling DeletePrinterData is equivalent to calling the DeletePrinterDataEx function with the pKeyName parameter set to "PrinterDriverData".

Syntax


DWORD DeletePrinterData(
  _In_ HANDLE hPrinter,
  _In_ LPTSTR pValueName
);

Parameters

hPrinter [in]

A handle to the printer whose configuration data is to be deleted. Use the OpenPrinter or AddPrinter function to retrieve a printer handle.

pValueName [in]

A pointer to the null-terminated name of the configuration data value to be deleted.

Return value

If the function succeeds, the return value is ERROR_SUCCESS.

If the function fails, the return value is a system error code.

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.
 

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

DeletePrinterDataW (Unicode) and DeletePrinterDataA (ANSI)

See also

Printing
Print Spooler API Functions
EnumPrinterData
GetPrinterData
OpenPrinter
SetPrinter
SetPrinterData

 

 

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