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Can EO.PDF function as a PDF Printer Driver Options
sraitken
Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020 11:45:09 AM
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Is EO.PDF able to create a PDF by 'printing' to a file path that I provide without prompting the user for a file name? If so, can you direct me to some sample code?
eo_support
Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020 12:36:26 PM
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Hi,

I am not sure if I understand your question correctly. This is primarily what EO.Pdf is for --- to create PDF file without user interaction. In fact you would need to write additional code if you want user interaction.

There are two main interface you can use to create PDF file: HTML to PDF and PDF Creator. See here for more details about them:

https://www.essentialobjects.com/doc/pdf/htmltopdf/overview.aspx
https://www.essentialobjects.com/doc/pdf/acm/overview.aspx

Exactly which one to use depends on you. The PDF Creator interface is a lower level API, much less powerful but faster. The HTML to PDF interface is a higher level API and much more powerful but slower.

Thanks!
sraitken
Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020 12:46:23 PM
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Sorry about not being clear. I have an app where it can print its content to a paper printer without a problem. For Win10, I can use "Microsoft Print to PDF" to print and end up with a PDF file. I am wondering if EO.PDF has an "EO Print to PDF" sort of support that acts like the "Microsoft Print to PDF"?
eo_support
Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020 12:56:02 PM
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Ah. No. EO.Pdf is not a PDF printer so it can not be used to replace "Microsoft Print to PDF". Sorry about it!
sraitken
Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020 1:00:39 PM
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Shucks!
Thanks for the very fast responses!


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