Setting a screen as printer?

Custom / Rampage extreme
June 14, 2010 at 11:36:02
Specs: Windows 7, 2.66 GHz / 6GB
Hi. I am working on a project and need a to add a feature which I'm not sure how to do it. I know it can be done as I've seen it done before.
I have a database system and I have two screens. On one screen I want to display the system and on the other the output of the system (e.g. have the second screen as a dynamic piece of paper). I want the output screen to update when the "update screen" button on my database is pressed. I'm not sure if this will be a simple thing like setting the screen as a printer or require something much more complex like code, I'm hoping it will be simple.

Please help thanks.

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June 15, 2010 at 16:59:15
Is this a DOS application or Windows? If I remember right you could do a OUTPUT command and the terminal would always output to LPT1.

You have to setup a printer on the LPT1 port in the control panel -> printer -> add printer wizard.

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June 18, 2010 at 11:07:24
Hi. Thanks for the reply it is a windows. I will have a look at the link.


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June 18, 2010 at 15:14:43
If it is a Windows App then no. The bast you could do is to screen capture the screen by pressing Ctrl+Alt+PrtScr and then go to a drawing program and paste from the Edit menu from time to time.

If you are writing a Program to do this you could use the Windows API function for capturing the screen....

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