Managed UI DLL for GDI PScript print driver

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Drivers' started by Kevin G., Feb 12, 2007.

  1. Kevin G.

    Kevin G. Guest

    I am investigating the feasibility of invoking a managed assembly from the
    GDI based PSCRIPT UI DLL. I have been able to prototype this via a mixed-mode
    C++ interface DLL using visual studio 2005, which so far does not appear to
    be a problem.

    The advantage for us is the abillity to re-use managed code that is also
    used by an application whose job is to provide a user with a UI to set ticket
    features and also provide a resulting proprietary print ticket for embedding
    into the PostScript job. This is basically the primary job of our driver
    plug-in as well. WE have done this in the past with an MFC based DLL.

    Questions:

    - How to manage the installation of the CLR with point-and-print
    connectivity where the print driver DLLS are copied from the server to the
    client, which may not have any (or the corrent CLR) installed? Is this or
    anything else a showstopper? Can the INF mechanisms handle this? Or can I do
    this programatically with some run-time checking in the UI DLL?
     
    Kevin G., Feb 12, 2007
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  2. plug-in as well. WE have done this in the past with an MFC based DLL.

    I would suggest moving back to such a DLL. Probably the move to managed code
    for _OS extensions_ is a bad idea.
     
    Maxim S. Shatskih, Feb 12, 2007
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  3. Kevin G.

    kguarino Guest


    Breaks my heart. But I do appreciate your reponse.
    Thanx
     
    kguarino, Feb 15, 2007
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