Problems Setting the Default printer with Win32 API SDK 
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 Problems Setting the Default printer with Win32 API SDK


I have the following code segment in a program thatchanges the default
printer.  My problem, is that in NT, a (one particular) 16-bit
application that I use, will recognize a change to the default printer
if it is done via the printer icon in the printers folder but it will
not recognize the change performed with this code.

If I change the printer with this, nothing will print at all from that
app, until I set the default printer with the printer icon.

Any idea what the printers icons do when they perform the Set as


Tim Legge

else if (osver==cWinNT)
                NULL, 2, "", 0,  &dwNeeded, &dwReturned);
        ppinfo2 = (LPPRINTER_INFO_2) HeapAlloc (GetProcessHeap(),      
                HEAP_ZERO_MEMORY, dwNeeded);
        if (ppinfo2)

                         NULL, 2, (LPBYTE) ppinfo2, dwNeeded,
                         &dwNeeded, &dwReturned);
                                "Enumerating Printers Failed" ,
                                 "Change Default Printer", MB_OK);
                        return FALSE;
                sprintf(tmpPrinter, "%s,%s,%s",
                WriteProfileString("windows", "device", tmpPrinter);
                SendMessageTimeout(HWND_BROADCAST, WM_WININICHANGE,
                         0L, 0L, SMTO_NORMAL, 1000, NULL);

Mon, 05 Aug 2002 03:00:00 GMT  
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