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Print Spooling in Windows CE

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Windows CE does not ship a separate Printer Spooler component, as do the desktop versions of Windows. Spooling or background printing can be implemented in the printer driver itself. However, print spooling typically consumes a lot of memory, so memory limitations may be a problem. A practical print spooler would almost certainly have to implement an aggressive compression scheme to store spooled documents before printing. Several third party companies have implemented print spoolers for Windows CE.

 Last updated on Tuesday, July 13, 2004

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