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GetPrinter (winspool)
TODO - a short description

C# Signature:

[DllImport("winspool.drv", SetLastError=true)]
public static extern bool GetPrinter(IntPtr hPrinter, Int32 dwLevel, IntPtr pPrinter, Int32 dwBuf, out Int32 dwNeeded);

[DllImport("winspool.drv", SetLastError=true)]
public static extern bool GetPrinter(IntPtr hPrinter, uint dwLevel, IntPtr pPrinter, uint dwBuf, ref uint dwNeeded);

VB Signature:

Declare Function GetPrinter Lib "winspool.drv" (TODO) As TODO

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Sample Code:

            IntPtr pHandle;
            PRINTER_DEFAULTS defaults = new PRINTER_DEFAULTS();
            OpenPrinter(PrinterName, out pHandle, defaults);
            uint cbNeeded = 0;

            bool bRet = GetPrinter(pHandle, 2, IntPtr.Zero, 0, ref cbNeeded);
            if (cbNeeded > 0)
                IntPtr pAddr = Marshal.AllocHGlobal((int)cbNeeded);
                bRet = GetPrinter(pHandle, 2, pAddr, cbNeeded, ref cbNeeded);
                if (bRet)
                    PRINTER_INFO_2 Info2 = new PRINTER_INFO_2();
                    Info2 = (PRINTER_INFO_2)Marshal.PtrToStructure(pAddr, typeof(PRINTER_INFO_2));
                    // Now use the info from Info2 structure etc



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