Create Virtual Printer for Windows and Mac


Recently , i came across a requirement to Create Virtual Printer for Windows and Mac.

So i am sharing my findings with you.

Best solution is to

  1. Create Virtual Printer in JAVA , so that it will work on both Windows and Mac.
  2. Use C++ to create Virtual printer , which non-hardware based printer.This will convert your word , test file in to PDF or any other file extensions. For windows i found good solution is ,
    http://code-industry.net/downloads.php
  3. For Mac,
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17691092/mac-showing-my-service-in-printers-listand
    https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/Printing/Conceptual/PDF_Workflow/pdfwf_concepts/pdfwf_concepts.html are useful links.
  4. Virtual Printer SDK for Windows 7, Windows 8, C++, C#, Delphi, VB.NET, VB. Royalty free
    http://www.colorpilot.com/emfprinterpilot.html

I hope this will helpful , enjoy.

 

 

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Pragnesh Karia, Open Source Enthusiast, Software Professional, Software Developer, Technical Lead ,Magento, Joomla ,Joomla LMS , Moodel LMS ,PHP ,Mysql, Ajax, Javascript, Jquery, Linux, Fan of Open Sources , Annet Technologies , SEO Analyst , Mootools