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  1. Monitoring print job

    Hello.

    Monitoring a print job with all information Windows printer queue
    serves is no issue. But If I print a page the page is sent from te
    spooler to the printer. As soon as the spooler has no more data, it
    reports "print ok" although the printer has a paper jam for example.
    Does anyone know a generic interface how to control the status of
    printers (not manufacturer specific)?
    The programming language does not matter - I am very flexible at this
    point.

    Thanks for answers.
    Tomka.

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    "Thomas Kamern" <0123456789@gmx.de> wrote in message
    news:b74fadbb-40f7-4e2b-80d5-ccdfe63c814f@c58g2000hsc.googlegroups.com...
    > Hello.
    >
    > Monitoring a print job with all information Windows printer queue
    > serves is no issue. But If I print a page the page is sent from te
    > spooler to the printer. As soon as the spooler has no more data, it
    > reports "print ok" although the printer has a paper jam for example.
    > Does anyone know a generic interface how to control the status of
    > printers (not manufacturer specific)?
    > The programming language does not matter - I am very flexible at this
    > point.


    At least i have never heard of such an API. If you really need that detail
    level you need to use printer specific interfaces (many modern ones display
    their status on printer specific web page so you could parse the html).

    - Sten



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