Auto-print SDK for Automated Printing
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The Auto-print SDK can be used to programmatically print and convert files with the Black Ice printer driver without any user interaction. The Auto-print is recommended in several scenarios such as, creating a customized batch converter and Web Service based document conversion. The SDK includes a DLL and ActiveX control for automated printing and batch conversion.

The Auto-print SDK can be used by developers to print Adobe and Foxit PDF documents, Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, RTF documents, Email formats EML, MSG, image files such as PNG, JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, FAX, DCM and web pages such as HTM, HTML, XML directly from their applications.

Auto-print SDK

    Auto-print SDK requirements:

    • Auto-print SDK requires .NET framework 4.0
    • For converting documents with the sample applications, at least one Black Ice Virtual Printer Driver needs to be installed on the system.

    Supported Operating Systems


    Windows 11 64 bit

    Windows 10 32/64 bit

    Windows 8.1 32/64 bit

    Windows 7 32/64 bit


    Windows Server 2022

    Windows Server 2019

    Windows Server 2016

    Windows Server 2012 R2 / 2012

    Windows Server 2008 R2

    Citrix XenApp / XenDesktop

    VMware Horizon + ThinApp

    VMware VCenter

    Microsoft RemoteApp

    Microsoft Hyper-V, Hyper-V VDI

    Auto-print SDK can convert the following file types:

    Source file extension Printing 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
    HTML, HTM, MHT, MHTML Internet Explorer (the recommended version is 8 or higher)
    VS, VSD Microsoft Visio 2007 or higher
    DWG AutoCAD
    PDF Adobe Reader 10 or higher
    Adobe Acrobat Pro 10 or higher
    Foxit Reader 9.6 or higher
    TXT Microsoft Office 365 or 2016 or 2013 or 2010 or 2007
    TIFF, FAX, EMF, JPEG, GIF, BMP, DCM, DIC and PNG Black Ice components & Included
    Email formats MSG and EML Black Ice components & BiPrintEmail.exe
    XPS BiPrintXPS.exe, XPS Viewer

    Auto-print and Auto-print Service Supports the following output (printed) documents:

    The supported output document formats depends on the Black Ice Printer Driver used by the Auto-print samples. For example: If PDF Printer Driver is used by the Auto-print sample, the output file format can be PDF, PDF/A and Linearized PDF. For more information see the table below:

    Printer Driver Name
    File Format
    PDF Linearization
    JPEG Lab
    JPEG Lab File for Color Fax
    TIFF Group3 1D
    TIFF Group4
    TIFF Uncompressed
    TIFF for Cisco
    TIFF for Dialogic
    TIFF for Gammalink
    TIFF for NMS
    HTML - editable
    XML - editable
    ASCII Text