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Detecting print jobs

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hey guys, I was wondering if there was any way to use autoit to determine if there is a print job sent to Window's print queue.

What I have are three monitors hooked to one computer. On all three monitors there will be three different print queues to three different printers. When there are no print jobs happening I need there to be three different things going on the monitors(i.e. CNN's headlines on one screen, the weather webpage on another, etc.). That isn't the hard part. However, what I need is when there is a print job detected then that monitor will show the print queue to the printer that received the print job and the other monitors will still show the web pages.

Maybe what I need is a pixelsearch or pixelchecksum that can work for inactive windows? I read that it's possible to do this but I can't figure out how nor can I find any examples of it working in an unactive window.

Any ideas? thanks in advance!


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hey guys, I was wondering if there was any way to use autoit to determine if there is a print job sent to Window's print queue.

What I have are three monitors hooked to one computer. On all three monitors there will be three different print queues to three different printers. When there are no print jobs happening I need there to be three different things going on the monitors(i.e. CNN's headlines on one screen, the weather webpage on another, etc.). That isn't the hard part. However, what I need is when there is a print job detected then that monitor will show the print queue to the printer that received the print job and the other monitors will still show the web pages.

Maybe what I need is a pixelsearch or pixelchecksum that can work for inactive windows? I read that it's possible to do this but I can't figure out how nor can I find any examples of it working in an unactive window.

Any ideas? thanks in advance!

One way to find out if there are any print jobs queued for a particular printer is to use the GetPrinter API with the level parameter set to 2. The returned PRINTER_INFO_2 structure has an element which holds the number of print jobs queued for that printer.

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One way to find out if there are any print jobs queued for a particular printer is to use the GetPrinter API with the level parameter set to 2. The returned PRINTER_INFO_2 structure has an element which holds the number of print jobs queued for that printer.

Thanks for your fast reply! I tried your solution however I can't find any documentation on the GetPrinter API in the autoit help file. Is there something else I'm missing?


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@tcox8

maybe this can get you going.

Dim $intTotalJobs, $intTotalPages, $intMaxPrintJob

$strComputer = "."
$objWMIService = ObjGet("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & $strComputer & "\root\cimv2")

$colPrintJobs =  $objWMIService.ExecQuery ("Select * from Win32_PrintJob")

For $objPrintJob in $colPrintJobs 
    $intTotalJobs = $intTotalJobs + 1
    $intTotalPages = $intTotalPages + $objPrintJob.TotalPages
    If $objPrintJob.TotalPages > $intMaxPrintJob Then
        $intMaxPrintJob = $objPrintJob.TotalPages
    EndIf
Next

ConsoleWrite("Total print jobs in queue: " & $intTotalJobs  & @CRLF) 
ConsoleWrite( "Total pages in queue: " & $intTotalPages & @CRLF) 
ConsoleWrite( "Largest print job in queue: " & $intMaxPrintJob & @CRLF)

regards,

ptrex

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@tcox8

maybe this can get you going.

Dim $intTotalJobs, $intTotalPages, $intMaxPrintJob

$strComputer = "."
$objWMIService = ObjGet("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & $strComputer & "\root\cimv2")

$colPrintJobs =  $objWMIService.ExecQuery ("Select * from Win32_PrintJob")

For $objPrintJob in $colPrintJobs 
    $intTotalJobs = $intTotalJobs + 1
    $intTotalPages = $intTotalPages + $objPrintJob.TotalPages
    If $objPrintJob.TotalPages > $intMaxPrintJob Then
        $intMaxPrintJob = $objPrintJob.TotalPages
    EndIf
Next

ConsoleWrite("Total print jobs in queue: " & $intTotalJobs  & @CRLF) 
ConsoleWrite( "Total pages in queue: " & $intTotalPages & @CRLF) 
ConsoleWrite( "Largest print job in queue: " & $intMaxPrintJob & @CRLF)

regards,

ptrex

Thanks for your replies guys! You help is greatly appreciated :-)


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