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Important: This document is part of the Legacy section of the ADC Reference Library. This information should not be used for new development.

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Version: 1.0

Posted: 2003-03-26

Build Requirements: N/A

Runtime Requirements: Carbon

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DropPrint USB demonstrates a method for identifying attached USB printers which are supported by the Apple USBPrinterClass driver and to send data to these printers. This sample program works with printers supported by the Apple USBPrinterDriver. One requirement is that the printer must respond to the "1284 Get Capability String" request. The Apple USBPrinterDriver uses the response to this request to register an entry in the Name Registry. This sample searches for these strings to display the names of the available printers. Keywords: print, USB

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2003-03-26First Version

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