A pointer to a DOCINFO structure containing the name of the document file and the name of the output file.
If the function succeeds, the return value is greater than zero. This value is the print job identifier for the document.
If the function fails, the return value is less than or equal to zero.
Note This is a blocking or synchronous function and might not return immediately. How quickly this function returns depends on run-time factors such as network status, print server configuration, and printer driver implementation—factors that are difficult to predict when writing an application. Calling this function from a thread that manages interaction with the user interface could make the application appear to be unresponsive.
Applications should call the StartDoc function immediately before beginning a print job. Using this function ensures that multipage documents are not interspersed with other print jobs.
Applications can use the value returned by StartDoc to retrieve or set the priority of a print job. Call the GetJob or SetJob function and supply this value as one of the required arguments.