I have the printer's IP address and name how to install it? RRS feed

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  • I have got the ip address and PID of the network printer, what method does C# have to install it?
    Thursday, November 7, 2019 5:34 AM


  • Hi Cooper-L, 

    Thank you for posting here.

    According to your question, I make a test on my side, and I successfully install a printer by it’s name and IP address.

    Here’s the code.

                static void Main(string[] args)
                    using (var session = CimSession.Create("localhost"))
                        using (var cimMethodParameters = new CimMethodParametersCollection())
                            cimMethodParameters.Add(CimMethodParameter.Create("Name", @"\\Your printer’s IPaddress\PrinterName", CimFlags.Parameter));
                            session.InvokeMethod(@"root\cimv2", "Win32_Printer", "AddPrinterConnection", cimMethodParameters);

    You need to add ‘Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.dll’ reference in your program and you can find the dll in this path: ( C:\Program Files (x86)\Reference Assemblies\Microsoft\WMI\v1.0 ).

    Here’s the reference you can refer to.

    add printer to local computer using ManagementClass

    Best Regards,

    Xingyu Zhao

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    Friday, November 8, 2019 2:16 AM