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Hi everybody,

I would like to know whether there is a method to know how many pending jobs
to be printed in print spooler from VB .NET 2005. My problem is that if a
large document is sent to printer, then another document is sent almost at
the same time, the second one may not print correctly. I'm using
PrintDocument to do the print job. So I want to know whether the previous
large one is finished, then send the second one to aviod this problem.

Does anybody has any idea on this issue? Thanks for your attention and
kindly advice!

Regards,
James Wong
Apr 19 '07 #1
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Hi James,

I'm not sure why the second document may not print correctly if sent almost
at the same time; this normally shouldn't be a problem. After all, a
network printer will be accepting multiple print jobs from different users
at the same time.

Anyway, to query the printer spooler (queue) status, you either need to use
WMI (search for win32_printer) or use API directly, such as this one:

#Merrion Computing Ltd - How to monitor a print spooler queue
http://www.merrioncomputing.com/Prog...tchPrinter.htm
Please feel free to let me know if there's anything unclear. Thanks.
Sincerely,
Walter Wang (wa****@online.microsoft.com, remove 'online.')
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Apr 20 '07 #2

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Hi James,

Would you please reply here to let me know the status of this post? Thanks.
Regards,
Walter Wang (wa****@online.microsoft.com, remove 'online.')
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