All experienced programmers know: each API (application programming interface) gets more feature-rich as time goes by. This also means it becomes more complex: more objects and methods, more parameters, more possible return values
Modern printer interfaces arent exclusion. So many options; sometimes you need hundreds of lines of code just to print «Hello World». When you work with complex graphics and formatting, its defensible, but what if you need just print just two lines of text with some exotic printing machine? You will need to learn tons of unnecessary details to do that!
As a good option, you can use the Raw Data Printer component. Available in the form of ActiveX DLL, it can be used from virtually any modern programming language. It can work with any printer; laser, ink jet, matrix, as well as barcode, RFID, ticket printers, and cash registers without any drivers! It has as simple API as possible: you send to printer text data and control sequences in any printer control language through only main PrintRawData method: ESC sequences, PCL, ZPL and any specific commands of your printer. You can send commands and data as strings, or read them from file, or do both. Its so damn simple; you can easily use it in a variety of cases, where the usage of complex APIs usage an overkill. And Raw Data Printer isnt simpler than it is necessary: the component utilizes Windows Printer Spooler, so all tasks are controllable as usual. It also sends useful events to notify user of what and when is being printed.
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