Modifying a Driver-Supplied Property Sheet Page

A UI plug-in can modify Unidrv-supplied or Pscript5-supplied property sheet pages by implementing the IPrintOemUI::CommonUIProp method and a callback function.

The UI plug-in uses the IPrintOemUI::CommonUIProp method to specify a set of option items that CPSUI can add, remove, or replace within either the printer property sheet's Device Settings page or the document property sheet's Layout, Paper/Quality, and Advanced pages.

The callback function, of type OEMCUIPCALLBACK, is used to process user modifications to customized option items.

Adding Option Items

Your UI plug-in must describe new option items by placing them in an array of OPTITEM structures supplied by the driver. The driver's printer interface DLL calls the UI plug-in's IPrintOemUI::CommonUIProp method twice. The first time the method is called, it should return the number of OPTITEM structures required. The driver allocates space for an OPTITEM array and describes the array in an OEMCUIPPARAM structure. The driver calls IPrintOemUI::CommonUIProp again, supplying the address of the OEMCUIPPARAM structure, so the method can load the OPTITEM structures with option descriptions.

Removing Option Items

To remove an option from a property sheet page that is supplied by Unidrv or Pscript5, your UI plug-in's IPrintOemUI::CommonUIProp method can traverse the array of OPTITEM structures pointed to by the OEMCUIPPARAM structure. For each option that you would like to remove from the property sheet, you can set the OPTITEM structure's OPTIF_HIDE flag. (Note that this does not actually remove the option; it hides the option from the user so that the user cannot change its default value.)

Replacing Option Items

To replace an option in a property sheet page that is supplied by Unidrv or Pscript, you should follow the instructions shown under the preceding Removing Option Items section to remove the existing option item, and then follow the instructions under the preceding Adding Option Items section to create a new option item to replace the old one.

Handling Modifications to Customized Option Values

In order to process user modifications to customized option items, you must provide at least one callback function. You can either specify a single callback function that handles options for both the document property sheet and the printer property sheet, or you can specify a separate function for each. These callbacks are of type OEMCUIPCALLBACK.

A callback function is specified by placing its address in an OEMCUIPPARAM structure. The UI plug-in receives the address of this structure as input to its IPrintOemUI::CommonUIProp method.

When a user opens the printer property sheet or document property sheet and modifies options, CPSUI calls the printer driver's printer interface DLL. This DLL processes option values contained in its own OPTITEM structures. Then for each UI plug-in, the printer interface DLL calls the OEMCUIPCALLBACK-typed callback function that was previously specified by IPrintOemUI::CommonUIProp.