Windows Phone forum: Printing support for Windows Mobile

by: devSree May 30, 2011 9:59 PM PDT

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Printing support for Windows Mobile

by devSree - 5/30/11 9:59 PM

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<span>I'm a windows developer looking for implementation of priting support for Windows Mobile 6.As the WM6 is based on the Windows CE 5.0, I have gone through the architecture of Printing in Windows CE and what I have realized from the Windows CE Printer architecture is :
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<span>For a USB class printer the main components required for printing in Windows CE apart from Display driver and GDI components would be :
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<span>Printer driver : PCL.dll
<span>The underliying port driver for USB class driver : USBPRN.dll
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<span>These components' source code exist in the driver samples provided by the WinCE 5.0 platform builder.Though these components exist no third parties (ex: PrintBoy,PrintCE ) seems to be utilising them.
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<span>My Queries are:
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<span>1.Can I use the Microsoft supplied source code of these compenents as it is to support Printing in Windows Mobile?
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<span>2.According to Microsoft's Shared source License agreement,are there any source code usage viaolation if I use them?
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<span>3.Can I use the source code of PCL and USBPRN to support in Windows Mobile as it is? or do I need to modify it?(I assume Windows Mobile have GDI and Display driver components by default.)
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<span>Thanks,

<span>Sree.

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