XPS printing issue in Win 8 RRS feed

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    I have developed a wpf application. I have installed that application on many PCs. Everywhere it's printing functionality is working fine except one Win 8 machine (not a development machine.). On that machine all files or every print action taken from other apps get printed on a virtual (CutePDF) printer installed on the machine. But any external XPS file or the xps file streamed by my application DOES NOT get printed on the CutePDF printer. I tried to connect a physical printer to that machine as well. But same result. But on this machine my app is able to print on 'MS XPS Writer' virtual printer. But the xps file generated by this printer also does not get printed on any other printer on that machine. The same XPS file gets printed from any other PC.

    P.S.: There is no exception thrown when printing is not done on the errant machine. I have keenly watched printer window as well, But its print queue is always empty when printing from my app. While it shows item in the queue when printing from any other app.

    • Edited by Vinay Date Friday, July 26, 2013 3:33 PM
    Friday, July 26, 2013 3:17 PM


  • Hi SaraKulu,

    According to your description, i find that you've used a virtual printer named CutePDF when printing operation failed.

    so i suspect that it is an issue of this third-party printer in Win8, maybe there are some compatibility issues with it in this new operating system.

    I believe you will get better answer of this question from CutePDF support: http://cutepdf.com/support/


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    Monday, July 29, 2013 3:07 AM