Creating a virtual printer with Qt
Is it possible to create a virtual printer, with Qt and C++, that will be cross-platform ?
I searched the web but I keep finding that you need to create drivers for different kernels (os x, win, etc) :( :(
I just want to create something that will be recognized by OS X and WIN as a virtual printer. This printer will generate PDF files from the information received rather than printing to a physical printer.
Any comments, ideas or links are helpful.
I'm a Qt beginner and this is my first post here, so don't be pissed off if this sounds easy to you.
Thanks in advance!
If it's just PDF's your creating:
The printer itself virtual or not is OS specific. For every OS you need to write your own driver/application to get the printing tasks from the OS.
Hmmm .... I thought there can be some cross-platform Qt thing that once compiled, will show up as a printer in os x and win.
Thanks for the link
Hi, I didn't say it couldn't be done, but why would Qt have a base class for it? Normal applications only output to a printer or file, almost never do they act like a printer.
You could use Qt to supply the system with a virtual printer, that should be possible. Just figure out how the wanted OS needs drivers/links to your program to fulfill the needs of the OS. There might be differences in dependencies for OS's.
Thanks, I get a little of the idea.
I am looking through Qt documentation to see if I can find something that hs to do with printers so I can read it.