Provides classes for implementing print services. Print services are plug-in components that know how to talk to printers via some standard protocols. These services serve as a bridge between the system and the printers. Hence, the printer and print protocol specific implementation is factored out of the system and can be independently developed and updated.
The system is responsible for starting and stopping a print service depending on whether
there are active print jobs for the printers managed by the service. The print service
should also perform printer discovery in a timely fashion to ensure good user experience.
The interaction between the system and the print service during printer discovery is
encapsulated by a
PrinterDiscoverySession instance created
by the print service when requested by the system.
|PrintDocument||This class represents a printed document from the perspective of a print service.|
|PrinterDiscoverySession||This class encapsulates the interaction between a print service and the system during printer discovery.|
|PrintJob||This class represents a print job from the perspective of a print service.|
This is the base class for implementing print services.