Starting with Windows 10, the APIs which support third-party print providers are deprecated. Microsoft does not recommend any investment into third-party print providers. Additionally, on Windows 8 and newer products where the v4 print driver model is available, third-party print providers may not create or manage queues which use v4 print drivers.
BOOL InitializePrintProvidor( LPPRINTPROVIDOR pPrintProvidor, DWORD cbPrintProvidor, LPWSTR pFullRegistryPath );
Caller-supplied address of a PRINTPROVIDOR structure, to be filled in by the print provider.
Caller-supplied size, in bytes, of the PRINTPROVIDOR structure pointed to by pPrintProvidor.
Caller-supplied pointer to a string representing the full registry path to the provider's registry entry.
If the operation succeeds, the function should return TRUE. Otherwise the function should return FALSE.
Print providers are required to define an InitializePrintProvidor function, which is the first function called by the spooler after the provider has been loaded. The function must fill the supplied PRINTPROVIDOR structure with pointers to the provider's defined functions (see Functions Defined by Print Providers). The function can also perform other provider-specific initialization operations.
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