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.
HRESULT RemovePrintDeviceObject( HANDLE hDeviceObject );
The HANDLE to the device object to be removed. This should be a device object that was created with AddPrintDeviceObject.
The RemovePrintDeviceObject function returns S_OK, if the device object was removed successfully. Otherwise it returns an error.
For example, this function can return HRESULT_FROM_WIN32(ERROR_INVALID_HANDLE), if an invalid device object handle was used to call the function. And note that, regardless of the return value, the device object HANDLE becomes invalid after a call to RemovePrintDeviceObject has completed.
Call RemovePrintDeviceObject to remove the device object for a printer that has been deleted. When the spooler services stops, all the device objects are automatically deleted, so it is not required to call RemovePrintDeviceObject for each printer device object.
|Header||winsplp.h (include Winspool.h)|