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Question setting Default Printer (winspool.drv)

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jrmm

Hello,

We have used the code below at work to set default printers and it seems to work great.

Our boss is asking if this writes to the registry. Outside of using a process monitor to watch the registry I can't think of any way to determine for sure.

I'm guessing that it does indirectly.

Is anyone familiar with this function or have suggestions on where I should start?

Thanks for any help,

John

Func _WinAPI_SetDefaultPrinter($sPrinter)

Local $aResult = DllCall("winspool.drv", "bool", "SetDefaultPrinterW", "wstr", $sPrinter)

If @error Then Return SetError(@error, @extended, False)

Return $aResult[0]

EndFunc

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martin

Hello,

We have used the code below at work to set default printers and it seems to work great.

Our boss is asking if this writes to the registry. Outside of using a process monitor to watch the registry I can't think of any way to determine for sure.

I'm guessing that it does indirectly.

Is anyone familiar with this function or have suggestions on where I should start?

Thanks for any help,

John

Func _WinAPI_SetDefaultPrinter($sPrinter)

Local $aResult = DllCall("winspool.drv", "bool", "SetDefaultPrinterW", "wstr", $sPrinter)

If @error Then Return SetError(@error, @extended, False)

Return $aResult[0]

EndFunc

It sets the registry key "device" found at

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows


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