Printer Consumption Measurement

Printer Consumption Measurement

Post by Amit L » Tue, 06 Apr 2004 23:37:37


Hello!

I'm looking for a simple way (some windows function or a simple utility OR
some programmable way) to
measure the amount of paper I'm printing. Ink consuption would be welcome
to.

I'm working with a desktop PC, Win XP Pro connected to a LOCAL Printer
(Canon S300). Ink consumption measurement would be welcome too (the status
monitor that comes from Canon sucks).

If it involves any API calls, I can do the programming myself.

* Sorry for the crossposting but this is a multidisciplinary question: it
relates to both windows utilities in general, printing in general, windows
in general and win32 programming! *

Thanks!
Amit
 
 
 

Printer Consumption Measurement

Post by Duncan.Jon » Thu, 08 Apr 2004 23:06:35

You can monior the printer with the API
(FindFirstprinterChangeNotification...FindnextPrinterChangeNotification)
as per this article:-
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
and store the number of pages printed in a text file or (if you are
adventurous) write to the performance monitor.