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XPS Driver Document Events

Last Updated: 1/24/2017

The Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) print support sends XPSDrv print drivers notification events during document spooling similarly to how GDI print support sends notifications to GDI print drivers. The WPF print support also uses the same DrvDocumentEvent DDI function that GDI print support uses, but new events have been defined to support XPS Document processing events. The GDI print support will continue to issue DrvDocumentEvent event handlers to GDI-based print drivers and XPSDrv print drivers for Microsoft Win32 application printing.

DrvDocumentEvent Event Handler Overview

If necessary, XPSDrv print drivers can export the DrvDocumentEvent event handler from the configuration module to intercept document processing functions. The new XPS Document-related events are identified by a symbolic name that starts with "DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_".

The WPF print support calls the DrvDocumentEvent function of the XPSDrv print driver while it spools the document for printing. Each call occurs at a different step in the process. The processing step of each call is identified by the value of the iEsc argument. The contents of the buffers that are referenced by the pvIn and pvOut arguments vary, depending on the processing step.

The following subsections in this topic describes only the XPS Document processing events that the WPF print support produces.

DrvDocumentEvent Event Handler Description

The DrvDocumentEvent event handler has the following calling format. The code and parameter definitions in this section are only for information.

INT
  DrvDocumentEvent(
    HANDLE  hPrinter,
    HDC  hdc,
    int  iEsc,
    ULONG  cbIn,
    PVOID  pvIn,
    ULONG  cbOut,
    PVOID  pvOut
    );

Parameters

hPrinter
The printer handle that the WPF print support provides.

hdc
A caller-supplied device context handle that a CreateDC call generates. (CreateDC is described in the Microsoft Windows SDK documentation.) This parameter is zero if iEsc is set to DOCUMENTEVENT_CREATEDCPRE.

When a document is printed, the system will use the same event values for both XPS and GDI documents. The driver must be aware of this similarity and determine the type of the job based on the hdc. hdc is equal to INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE for all DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_Xxx events. This check will determine the proper interpretation of the DrvDocumentEvent event values based on the calling application. This check is applicable to XPSDrv print drivers only.

iEsc
A caller-supplied escape code that identifies the event to be handled. This parameter can be one of the following integer constants.

DOCUMENTEVENT_QUERYFILTER
WPF print support sends this event to query the print driver for a list of XPS Document processing events to which the driver will respond. This event is issued before any other XPS Document-related events.

DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTSEQUENCEPRE
WPF print support sends this event before it adds FixedDocumentSequence to the XPS spool file.

DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTSEQUENCEPOST
WPF print support sends this event after it adds FixedDocumentSequence to the XPS spool file.

DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTPRE
WPF print support sends this event before it adds FixedDocument to the XPS spool file.

DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTPOST
WPF print support sends this event after it adds FixedDocument to the XPS spool file.

DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTSEQUENCEPRINTTICKETPRE
WPF is about to add a PrintTicket to the FixedDocumentSequence (Job Level).

DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTSEQUENCEPRINTTICKETPOST
WPF should free the datathat the driver returns on the corresponding DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTSEQUENCEPRINTTICKETPRE event.

DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTPRINTTICKETPRE
WPF is about to add a PrintTicket to the FixedDocument (Document Level).

DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTPRINTTICKETPOST
WPF should free the data that the driver returns on the corresponding DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTPRINTTICKETPRE event.

DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDPAGEPRINTTICKETPRE
WPF is about to add a PrintTicket to the FixedPage (Page Level).

DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDPAGEPRINTTICKETPOST
WPF free the data that the driver returns on the corresponding DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDPAGEPRINTTICKETPRE event.

DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_CANCELJOB
WPF print support sends this event before it calls a cancel job action.

DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_COMMITJOB
WPF finished writing the date to the current file.

cbIn
The size, in bytes, of the buffer that the pvln parameter references. This value is provided by WPF print support and read by the event handler.

pvIn
A caller-supplied pointer. The use of this parameter depends on the iEsc value, as the following list describes. (For the DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_Xxx events that are not shown in this list, pvIn is not used.)

DOCUMENTEVENT_QUERYFILTER
pvIn points to a PDOCEVENT_FILTER structure (the same as for DOCUMENTEVENT_QUERYFILTER).

DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTSEQUENCEPRE
pvIn points to a PrintPropertiesCollection structure (see Winspool.h) that contains three properties:

  • EscapeCode, which is EPrintPropertyType::kPropertyTypeInt32 (ULONG) value. The EscapeCode is the event value.

  • JobIdentifier, which is a EPrintPropertyType::kPropertyTypeInt32 (ULONG) value. The JobIdentifier is the ID that is needed to call GetJob() and SetJob().

  • JobName, which is a EPrintPropertyType:: kPropertyTypeString (UNICODE) value.

DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTSEQUENCEPOST
The same as for DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTSEQUENCEPRE.

DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTPRE
pvIn points to a PrintPropertiesCollection structure (see Winspool.h) that contains two properties:

  • EscapeCode, which is a EPrintPropertyType::kPropertyTypeInt32 (ULONG) value. The EscapeCode is the event value.

  • DocumentNumber, which is a EPrintPropertyType::kPropertyTypeInt32 (ULONG) value.

DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTPOST
The same as for DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTPRE.

DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDPAGEPRE
pvIn points to a PrintPropertiesCollection structure (see Winspool.h) that contains two properties:

  • EscapeCode, which is a EPrintPropertyType::kPropertyTypeInt32 (ULONG) value.

  • PageNumber, which is a EPrintPropertyType::kPropertyTypeInt32 (ULONG) value.

DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDPAGEPOST
The same as for DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDPAGEPRE.

DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTSEQUENCEPRINTTICKETPRE
pvIn points to a PrintPropertiesCollection structure (see Winspool.h) that contains four properties:

  • EscapeCode, which is a EPrintPropertyType::kPropertyTypeInt32 (ULONG). The EscapeCode is the event value.

  • JobIdentifier, which is a EPrintPropertyType::kPropertyTypeInt32 (ULONG) value.

  • JobName, which is a EPrintPropertyType:: kPropertyTypeString (UNICODE) value.

  • PrintTicket, which is a EPrintPropertyType:: kPropertyTypeByte value.

You must allocate the PrintPropertiesCollection structure and its properties on the "PRE" event and free it on the corresponding "POST" event. You can set pvOut to NULL to indicate that you support the event but are not interested in changing the PrintTicket for a given document or page. The plug-in should never unload between "PRE" and "POST" events.

DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTSEQUENCEPRINTTICKETPOS
pvIn is the same pointer as pvOut from DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTSEQUENCEPRINTTICKETPRE

The driver must free pvIn.

DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTPRINTTICKETPRE
pvIn points to a PrintPropertiesCollection structure (see Winspool.h) that contains three properties:

  • EscapeCode, which is a EPrintPropertyType::kPropertyTypeInt32 (ULONG) value. The EscapeCode is the event value.

  • DocumentNumber, which is a EPrintPropertyType::kPropertyTypeInt32 (ULONG) value.

  • PrintTicket, which is a EPrintPropertyType:: kPropertyTypeByte value.

You must allocate the PrintPropertiesCollection structure and its properties on the "PRE" event and free it on the corresponding "POST" event. You can set pvOut to NULL to indicate that you support the event but are not interested in changing the PrintTicket for a given document or page. The plug-in should never unload between "PRE" and "POST" events.

DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTPRINTTICKETPOS
pvIn is the same pointer as pvOut from DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTPRINTTICKETPRE.

The driver must free pvIn.

DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDPAGEPRINTTICKETPRE
pvIn points to a PrintPropertiesCollection structure (see Winspool.h) that contains three properties:

  • EscapeCode, which is a EPrintPropertyType::kPropertyTypeInt32 (ULONG) value. The EscapeCode is the event value.

  • PageNumber, which is a EPrintPropertyType::kPropertyTypeInt32 (ULONG).

  • PrintTicket, which is a EPrintPropertyType:: kPropertyTypeByte.

You must allocate the PrintPropertiesCollection structure and its properties on the "PRE" event and free it on the corresponding "POST" event. You can set pvOut to NULL to indicate that you support the event but are not interested in changing the PrintTicket for a given document or page. The plug-in should never unload between "PRE" and "POST" events.

DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDPAGEPRINTTICKETPOS
pvIn is the same pointer as pvOut from DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDPAGEPRINTTICKETPRE.

The driver must free pvIn.

DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_CANCELJOB
pvIn is NULL.

cbOut
If the iEsc parameter contains DOCUMENTEVENT_QUERYFILTER, WPF print support provides the size of the buffer that the pvOut parameter references in the cbOut parameter. For all other values of iEsc, cbOut is not used.

pvOut
The pointer to a buffer that the WPF print support provides. The buffer size and contents depend on the value of the iEsc parameter. The following list describes the contents of the pvOut buffer for each iEsc value.

DOCUMENTEVENT_QUERYFILTER
A caller-supplied pointer to a buffer that contains a DOCEVENT_FILTER structure.

DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTSEQUENCEPRINTTICKETPRE
A pointer to a PrintPropertiesCollection structure (see Winspool.h) that contains a "PrintTicket" property of type EPrintPropertyType::kPropertyTypeBuffer. This property is always present. When no PrintTicket is available, the value of PrintPropertyValue.propertyBlob.pBuf is NULL.

The property contains the XML PrintTicket, from which the Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) will use the PrintTicket instead of the one that the XPSDocumentWriter caller supplies. (If pvOut is NULL or the property is not present or the property data is NULL, WPF uses the caller-supplied PrintTicket.)

After this event is processed, WPF will call DocumentEvent with DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTSEQUENCEPRINTTICKETPOST for the driver to release pvOut.

DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTSEQUENCEPRINTTICKETPOS
NULL

DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTPRINTTICKETPRE
A pointer to a PrintPropertiesCollection structure (see Winspool.h) that contains a "PrintTicket" property of type EPrintPropertyType::PropertyTypeBuffer. Thisproperty is always present. When no PrintTicket is available, the value of PrintPropertyValue.propertyBlob.pBuf is NULL.

The property contains the XML PrintTicket, from which WPF will use the PrintTicket instead of the one that the XPSDocumentWriter caller supplies. (If pvOut is NULL or the property is not present or the property data is NULL, WPF uses the caller-supplied PrintTicket.)

After this event is processed, WPF will call DocumentEvent with DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTPRINTTICKETPOST for the driver to release pvOut.

DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTPRINTTICKETPOS
NULL

DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDPAGEPRINTTICKETPRE
A pointer to a PrintPropertiesCollection structure (see Winspool.h) that contains a "PrintTicket" property of type EPrintPropertyType:: PropertyTypeBuffer. This property is always present. When no PrintTicket is available, the value of PrintPropertyValue.propertyBlob.pBuf is NULL.

The property contains the XML PrintTicket, from which WPF will use the PrintTicket instead of the one that the XPSDocumentWriter caller supplies. (If pvOut is NULL or the property is not present or the property data is NULL, WPF uses the caller-supplied PrintTicket.)

After this event is processed, WPF will call DocumentEvent with DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDPAGEPRINTTICKETPOST for the driver to release pvOut.

DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDPAGEPRINTTICKETPOS
NULL

Return Value

DrvDocumentEvent returns one of the following values:

DOCUMENTEVENT_SUCCESS
The driver successfully handled the escape code that iEsc identified.

DOCUMENTEVENT_FAILURE
The driver supports the escape code that iEsc identified, but a failure occurred.

DOCUMENTEVENT_UNSUPPORTED
The driver does not support the escape code that iEsc identified.

XPS Document Event Structures and Event Code Values

The following code example shows the structures and constants that the new XPS Document events use.

//
// structures used in XPS Document events
//

typedef enum
    {
        kPropertyTypeString = 1,
        kPropertyTypeInt32,
        kPropertyTypeInt64,
        kPropertyTypeByte,
        kPropertyTypeTime,
        kPropertyTypeDevMode,
        kPropertyTypeSD,
        kPropertyTypeNotificationReply,
        kPropertyTypeNotificationOptions,

    } EPrintPropertyType;

    typedef struct
    {
        EPrintPropertyType       ePropertyType;
        union
        {
            BYTE                 propertyByte;
            PWSTR                propertyString;
            LONG                 propertyInt32;
            LONGLONG             propertyInt64;
            struct {
                DWORD  cbBuf;
                LPVOID pBuf;
            }                    propertyBlob;
        } value;

    }PrintPropertyValue;

    typedef struct
    {
        WCHAR*                  propertyName;
        PrintPropertyValue      propertyValue;

    }PrintNamedProperty;

    typedef struct
    {
        ULONG                   numberOfProperties;
        PrintNamedProperty*     propertiesCollection;

    }PrintPropertiesCollection;

The structures in the preceding code example are defined in Winspool.h.

The following escape codes are defined in Winddiui.h.

//
 // Escape code for XPS Document events
//
#define DOCUMENTEVENT_QUERYFILTER                                     14
#define DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTSEQUENCEPRE                 1
// DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTSEQUENCEPRE must have same value as //DOCUMENTEVENT_CREATEDCPRE for Winspool.drv to query the driver for supported events and reset the cached events.
#define DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTPRE                         2
#define DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDPAGEPRE        3                           
#define DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDPAGEPOST                            4
#define DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTPOST                        5
#define DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTSEQUENCEPOST                13
// DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTSEQUENCEPOST must have same value as //DOCUMENTEVENT_STARTDOCPOST for Winspool.drv to signal the tray ballon that //the document is completed
#define DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_CANCELJOB                                   6
#define DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTSEQUENCEPRINTTICKETPRE      7
#define DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTPRINTTICKETPRE              8
#define DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDPAGEPRINTTICKETPRE                  9
#define DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDPAGEPRINTTICKETPOST                 10
#define DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTPRINTTICKETPOST             11
#define DOCUMENTEVENT_XPS_ADDFIXEDDOCUMENTSEQUENCEPRINTTICKETPOST     12

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