Auto-print Service Sample - Auto-print SDK
(Batch Printing Tool for Batch Conversion)

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The Auto-print SDK includes a Batch printing component Auto-print Service Samples with an API for creating custom batch conversion solutions running as a service without user interaction. The Auto-print technology can be used with Black Ice printer drivers.

By using Auto-print technology, commonly used documents can be printed and converted automatically without any user interaction. A fully Functional Demo is available in the Auto-print SDK and Demo API/RTK.

System Requirement: Windows/Citrix Server 2012/2008 R2/ 2008


Auto-print Service C# and C++
For Automated Printing and Batch Converter solutions running as a Windows service in the background.

Supported File Formats
  • Adobe PDF documents
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • RTF documents and TEXT files
  • PNG, JPEG, EMF, BMP, GIF, TIFF, FAX Images
  • HTM, HTML, XML pages
  • MSG, EML email files
  • AutoCad DWG drawings
  • XPS documents

C# and C++ samples are available.

The Auto-print service must run under a local administrator account who already once logged in on the computer. The Auto-print service cannot run under system account.

Benefits of document conversion running as service:
The Auto-print service can run under "Administrator" account instead of under a particular user or System Account, that’s allow the Auto-print service continue the document conversion even after the current user is logs off in unattended mode.

The Auto-print Service C# and C++ Sample key features

Running and Convert as a Windows Service in the backgroundAuto-print Service run under "Administrator" account instead of under a particular user or System Account, that’s allow the Auto-print service continue the document conversion even after the current user is logs off in unattended mode.

Directory MonitoringAuto-print Service monitors the specified directories, and process the newly copied documents.

Converting documents without user interactionAuto-print and Auto-print Service uses Black Ice Printer Drivers for converting documents in a simple and easy-to-use user interface.

Detailed loggingAuto-print and Auto-print Service created detailed log files during the conversion, to help developers and administrators identify and troubleshoot the occurring issues.

Sorting processed documentsinto Failed, Processed, Converter (Output) directories to help users and developers see through the converted, processed and problematic files immediately.

Reliability and advanced erroneous document handlingThe conversion newer stops! Auto-print and Auto-print Service handles erroneous, damaged, password protected and not printable documents and continues the conversion after moved the problematic document into the Failed directory.

Some of the business applications of the Auto-print technology are:

  • Large scale batch file conversion.
  • Unattained server based document conversion.
  • Web Service based document conversion.
  • Fax document management.
  • Archiving application.

The Auto-print sample can be modified and enhanced by developers to include support for additional file types such as Post Script, by integrating any addition, third party, printing modules such as “GSview” for Post Script.

Conversion Requirements:

Input file extension Required Third Party application
DOCX, DOTX, DOCM, DOC, DOT, XLSX, XLS, XLSM, XLSB, CSV Microsoft Office 365 or 2016 or 2013 or 2010 or 2007
RTF Microsoft Office 365 or 2016 or 2013 or 2010 or 2007
PPSX, PPS, PPT, PPTX Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013 or 2010 or 2007
HTML and HTM Internet Explorer (the recommended version is 8 or higher)
VS, VSD Microsoft Visio 2007 or higher
DWG AutoCAD
PDF Adobe Reader 10 or higher
TXT Microsoft Office 365 or 2016 or 2013 or 2010 or 2007
TIFF, EMF, FAX, JPEG, GIF, BMP, and PNG Included
MSG and EML Email files BiPrintEmail.exe

*The source code is not available in DEMO Auto-print SDK. For the source code and for the Release version of the Auto-print SDK contact Black Ice Sales at +1 561-757-4107 or sales@blackice.com

For technical details please see the Auto-print SDK online manual.