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how count printed pages

how count printed pages

how count printed pages

(OP)
hi group,

i need to develop a software to manage a public printer running in windows, the details are:

1. users can print only 100 pages by week
2. the software registers the amount of printed pages by each user
3. if the user exceed 100 pages the software reject the print command.

can i do this in VB?, where i must begin?



RE: how count printed pages

In WinXP look under Control Panel|Admin Tools|Computer management|Performance logs. You can set up a new log there to monitor print jobs. You can set that log to post to a .CSV file, which is aesy to monitor from VB

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RE: how count printed pages

(OP)
ok, theres another solution?. not all the pc are running win xp or win2000. the most of them are running windows 98 oo milenium.

RE: how count printed pages

You might want to look into the EnumJobs API.  This will enumerate all of the current jobs in the queue for a specific printer.  Depending on certain settings, you will get back information about the print jobs, including the total pages, the user, submission time and so forth.  I would look into the details of using that API.

RE: how count printed pages

(OP)
ok. but, where can i found how to use this API?. can somebody tell me more about this?

RE: how count printed pages

Try doing a Google search on "EnumJobs API" and you should get several pages of useful information and examples of how to use them.

RE: how count printed pages

There is a comprehensive API website here:
http://www.mentalis.org/apilist/apilist.php
which gives sample code for most of the standard APIs

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johnwm
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