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It is sometimes necessary to send printer-specific data directly to a printer, bypassing the driver. The Win32 API provides a do it that works on local and networked printers. This method can be used to replace the PASSTHROUGH escape and SpoolFile() methods used in previous versions of the Windows API.
Sample CodeYou can use the following code to send raw data directly to a printer in Windows NT or Windows 95.
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RAWPRN.EXERelease Date: February 10, 2000
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(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/154078/EN-US/ )HOWTO: SendRaw Data to a Printer Using the Win32 API from VB
Article ID: 138594 - Last Review: July 11, 2005 - Revision: 3.5
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