Printing support for Windows Mobile RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I'm a windows developer looking for implementation of priting support for Windows Mobile 6.5.

    As the WM6.5 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 :

    For a USB class printer the main components required for printing in Windows CE apart from Display driver and GDI components would be :

    Printer driver : PCL.dll

    The underliying port driver for USB class driver : USBPRN.dll

    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.

    My Queries are: 1.Can I use the Microsoft supplied source code of these compenents as it is to support Printing in Windows Mobile?

    2.According to Microsoft's Shared source License agreement,are there any source code usage viaolation if I use them?

    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.)


    Can any body please help me regarding this?

    - Thanks,


    Tuesday, May 31, 2011 4:53 AM

All replies

  • Better you can ask the question in windows mobile forum

    so that Microsoft support team will be able to answer your question.

    Tuesday, May 31, 2011 7:01 AM
  • Done! 

    Thank you.

    Tuesday, May 31, 2011 11:32 AM