GetPrintJobInfoCollection() Exception RRS feed

  • Question

  • If you use a xps driver and use this code then after some print jobs randomly fails. However if you call it again it is fine. You can Ctrl+P at notepad or whatever to send many print jobs

    while (true)
        LocalPrintServer server = new LocalPrintServer();
        var q = server.GetPrintQueue("vp1");
        // Debug.WriteLine(q.IsBusy);
        PrintJobInfoCollection infos = null;
        infos = q.GetPrintJobInfoCollection();

    System.NullReferenceException was unhandled   Message=Object reference
    not set to an instance of an object.   Source=System.Printing  
        at MS.Internal.PrintWin32Thunk.AttributeNameToInfoLevelMapping.InfoLevelCoverageList.Release()
        at MS.Internal.PrintWin32Thunk.EnumDataThunkObject.GetPrintSystemValuesPerPrintJobs(PrintQueue
    printQueue, Queue`1 printObjectsCollection, String[] propertyFilter,
    UInt32 firstJobIndex, UInt32 numberOfJobs)
        at System.Printing.PrintJobInfoCollection..ctor(PrintQueue printQueue, String[] propertyFilter)
        at System.Printing.PrintQueue.GetPrintJobInfoCollection()
        at WpfApplication7.MainWindow.button2_Click(Object sender, RoutedEventArgs e) in

    However retry code seems to work fine. 

    Similar code is used by other software like .getJob() and this fails with same error sometimes.

    • Edited by Parhs Thursday, August 15, 2013 11:44 AM
    Thursday, August 15, 2013 11:43 AM


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  • Does it behave better in this case?

    . . . .
    using( var server = new LocalPrintServer())
        using( var q = server.GetPrintQueue("vp1"))
            using( var infos = q.GetPrintJobInfoCollection())
                . . . .

    • Edited by Viorel_MVP Thursday, August 15, 2013 6:19 PM
    Thursday, August 15, 2013 6:19 PM
  • I think it behaves a bit better. But got the error again.
    Thursday, August 15, 2013 6:53 PM
  • Hello,

    Thanks for your reply.

    Base on your description,you can set try -catch block  and  break loop sentence or breakpoint step-by-step debuging in while -loop, check GetPrintQueue if it's null before GetPrintJobInfoCollection() so that you capture the reason of error.

    In addition, you can refer How to: Diagnose Problematic Print Job  that de a means for performing a rapid remote diagnosis of print jobs.

    Hope these help.

    Lilia Gong
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    Friday, August 16, 2013 6:59 AM