FaxMan SDK Version 4.7
Using the FaxMan Printer Drivers

FaxMan includes printer drivers for Windows XP, Windows 2000, Vista, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 Server allowing applications running under those operating systems to create fax files just by printing. FaxMan also includes 64 bit printer drivers for use in 64 bit versions of those operating systems.


Installing the Printer Drivers

The FaxMan printer drivers can be installed using the Faxinstall.bat file or by using the InstallPrinter method in either the ActiveX or .net components.


How Printing Works

When an application prints to the FaxMan printer the driver will create a fax file in the directory specified by the printer properties or in the user's Temp directory if no directory is specified in the printer properties.


Once printing is complete, the FaxMan printer driver will look for a FaxMan application which has a Printer control whose PrinterName property matches the name of the printer. If an application is found  the driver will fire the print control's PrintComplete event at which time the application can get the print job details. If no application is found the driver will attempt to start the application specified in the printer properties and when the application is loaded will fire the PrintComplete event.  If no application is specified or it fails to load, the driver will write an entry to the Windows event log indicating a print job was generated but no application was found to notify.


See Also

ActiveX Control

.Net Component



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