Documents and Printing
These topics describe the documents and printing features of Windows that enable applications to save, view, and print.
In this section
|What's New for Printing
Windows 8 also includes a new COM-based API that provides full support for Open XPS and access to portions of the new printer drivers that Windows 8 supports. For more information about the new API, see Print Document Package API.
The Windows Print Driver Inbox Program makes sure that Windows 8 includes support for a high percentage of the popular printers.
||Information about the XPS Document API an XPS Digital Signatures.
||Information about the printing features supported by Windows. These features include:
||The Print Schema and related technologies describe a printer's features and specify the printing preferences of a document to printers and viewing applications. The Print Schema Specification is a downloadable document that contains information about the Print Schema and how to use it in documents and printing. The online information that is found in this section is provided for your information only and might not accurately reflect the current version of the Print Schema Specification.
Refer to the Print Schema Specification for the most current design information.
The Print Sample sample app demonstrates how to print from a Windows Store app starting with Windows 8.
The features described in this section are for native Windows programming. To use similar features in .NET (managed) programming, see Windows Presentation Foundation Documents.
XPS documents are built on the Packaging API. See the Packaging API, for lower level access to the contents of an XPS document.