Best Practices Guide for Developing Printer Drivers

Guidelines for building a high-quality printer driver for Windows.

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This paper provides information about printer drivers for the Windows family of operating systems. It provides printer driver developers and testers with important information about how to build a high-quality printer driver. In particular, it calls out many of the best practices to implement during driver development and testing.

Included in this paper:

  • Setup guidelines
  • Device configuration
  • Driver guidelines
  • Security guidelines
  • Development and testing guidelines

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