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To set the default printer programmatically under Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows Millennium Edition (Me) use the SetPrinter() Win32 API function.
Note that the SetPrinter() API call is a valid method, but is platform-dependent and should work only on Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows Me (it does not work on Windows NT or on a 16-bit platform).
To set or change the default printer under Windows 95, call:
Obtain the hPrinter parameter from OpenPrinter() as a handle that identifies the desired printer. Set the dwLevel parameter to 5, and point lpbPrinter to the PRINTER_INFO_5 structure. Set the dwCommand parameter to 0 (zero). Fill out the PRINTER_INFO_5 structure appropriately making sure that the Attributes field has PRINTER_ATTRIBUTE_DEFAULT set.
Article ID: 140560 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 2.3
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