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The GetPrinterData function retrieves printer-configuration data for the specified printer.

DWORD GetPrinterData(

    HANDLE hPrinter,

// handle of printer object

    LPTSTR pValueName,

// address of data type

    LPDWORD pType,

// reserved

    LPBYTE pData,

// address of array of bytes that receives data

    DWORD nSize,

// size, in bytes, of array

    LPDWORD pcbNeeded 

// address of variable with number of bytes retrieved (or required)



Identifies the printer for which configuration data should be retrieved.
Points to a null-terminated string that specifies the type of data that the function should retrieve.
Points to a variable that receives the data type stored by the SetPrinterData function. GetPrinterData passes pType on as the lpdwType parameter of a RegQueryValueEx function call. This parameter may be NULL.
Points to an array of bytes that receives the configuration data.
Specifies the size, in bytes, of the buffer pointed to by pData.
Points to a value that specifies the number of bytes copied if the function succeeds or the number of bytes required if nSize is too small.

Return Values

If the function succeeds, the return value is ERROR_SUCCESS.

If the function fails, the return value is an error value. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.


The printer handle identified by the hPrinter parameter is obtained by calling the OpenPrinter function.

GetPrinterData retrieves printer-configuration data set by the SetPrinter function.

See Also

OpenPrinter, RegQueryValueEx, SetPrinter, SetPrinterData

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