OpenPortEx function pointer

A language monitor's OpenPortEx function opens a printer port.

Syntax


typedef BOOL ( WINAPI *pfnOpenPortEx)(
  _In_  HANDLE           hMonitor,
  _In_  HANDLE           hMonitorPort,
  _In_  LPWSTR           pPortName,
  _In_  LPWSTR           pPrinterName,
  _Out_ PHANDLE          pHandle,
  _In_  struct _MONITOR2 *pMonitor
);

Parameters

hMonitor [in]

Caller supplied language monitor instance handle. This is the handle returned by the monitor's InitializePrintMonitor2 function. (This parameter does not exist if the print monitor supports InitializePrintMonitor instead of InitializePrintMonitor2.) In a cluster environment, there can be multiple instances of language monitors.

hMonitorPort [in]

Caller supplied port monitor instance handle. This is the handle returned by the monitor's InitializePrintMonitor2 function. (This parameter does not exist if the print monitor supports InitializePrintMonitor instead of InitializePrintMonitor2.) A language monitor must use this handle when it calls functions in the port monitor's MONITOR2 structure.

pPortName [in]

Caller-supplied pointer to a string containing the name of the port to be opened.

pPrinterName [in]

Caller-supplied pointer to a string containing the name of the printer that is connected to the port.

pHandle [out]

Caller-supplied pointer to a location to receive a port handle.

pMonitor [in]

Caller-supplied pointer to the MONITOR2 structure returned by a port monitor's InitializePrintMonitor2 function.

Return value

If the operation succeeds, the function should return TRUE. Otherwise it should return FALSE.

Remarks

Language monitors are required to define an OpenPortEx function and include its address in a MONITOR2 structure. The OpenPortEx function is called by the print spooler when a print queue is being connected to a port.

The OpenPortEx function's primary purpose is to return a port handle that the caller can use as an input argument for subsequent calls to the language monitor's StartDocPort, WritePort, ReadPort, EndDocPort, and GetPrinterDataFromPort functions. Because a language monitor typically implements these functions by calling the equivalent functions in its associated port monitor, a language monitor typically obtains a port handle by calling the port monitor's OpenPort function. For more information see Language and Port Monitor Interaction.

The OpenPortEx function's pMonitor parameter is a pointer to the port monitor's MONITOR2 structure. This structure contains pointers to the port monitor's callable functions. The OpenPortEx function should check the structure to verify that all required function pointers are non-NULL. If the structure is valid, the function should copy it into local storage. Otherwise OpenPortEx should call SetLastError, specifying ERROR_INVALID_PRINT_MONITOR, and return FALSE.

Print monitor functions that accept a port handle as input do not also accept a monitor handle. Therefore, the OpenPortEx function must store the received monitor handle in a location that can be referenced by the port handle. This allows the functions that accept a port handle to reference the monitor handle.

Requirements

Target platform

Desktop

Header

Winsplp.h (include Winsplp.h)

See also

MONITOR2
InitializePrintMonitor2
ClosePort
OpenPort
StartDocPort
WritePort
ReadPort
EndDocPort
GetPrinterDataFromPort

 

 

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