I am creating an application in which m sending data to printer for printing using COM and LPT port.Now, I want to do same using USB port.
For COM and LPT port,am setting port first by using fn CreateFile which Gives me handle of COM and LPT port.To createFile fn,first parameter is name of port that is COM1,COM2.. And then sending data to that port and Its working fine.
Now,For USB, I tried GetRawInputDeviceList but its not returning me any HID device.
Or there any other way to detect USB device?
Thanks For Reply. But I am not facing any prob in printing.I already created a application which takes care of job added and Queue.
Main problem is now with USB device,how can I get the Handle of that. How can I enumerate the USB device name list ?
Or if ther is any function in printer spooling which enumerate USB devices,let me know,I didnt get from this printer spooling fn.
USB devices can be enumerated with the Setup API functions (SetupDIGetClassDevs() to specify a class like USB devices, SetupDiEnumDeviceInfo() to enumerate the devices, and SetupDiGetDeviceRegistryProperty() to retrieve properties).
But this may not help you. Even if you identify an USB printer and opens a connection to it, you must know how to communicate with the printer. This information is printer manufacturer and model dependant and usually not publicly available.
You need to register for device change notification events specifying the USB UID. And on start up you need to enumerate the device already there.
It is a two stage registration process, by type then by handle, that way you get the device removal notification event and you can release any handles you have open on the device (else you screw the system up).
Dont have any links but the SDK should provide all the funcs you need if you search for 'device change notification'.
Actualy google threw this up straight away: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa363432(v=vs.85).aspx
I'm guessing that you selected the project type as Windows Application and wrote a main function.
Windows applications expect to find WinMain instead of main.
You can either create a project of type Console Application or change main to WinMain.
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why the c plus plus allow defining a variable without name?
It isn't doing that.
You are confusing 'variable' with 'expession'.
In the following the left 'x' is a varible while the right side is an expression. The execution of the expression is not dependent upon the variable. The variable is just where the result of the expression is stored.
x = doSomething();
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