Multi-Threaded Converter C# Sample
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The Auto-print SDK includes the Multi-Threaded Converter C# Sample, which is capable of multi-threaded document conversion. The powerful and feature rich Multi-Threaded Converter C# Sample can be used in production environments for High Volume document conversion without any modification. The Multi-Threaded Converter Sample utilizes the Auto-print technology for the reliable and fast document conversion. The Auto-print technology can be used with Black Ice printer drivers.

Supported File Formats

  • Adobe PDF documents
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • RTF documents and TEXT files
  • HTM, HTML web pages
  • XML pages
  • AutoCad DWG drawings
  • XPS documents

C# Sample is available.

The Auto-print SDK contains samples with full *source code written in C# that show how to implement applications capable of Auto-printing. These powerful samples can help developers build applications that can print out MS Office documents such as Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio, AutoCAD, HTML, XPS files and Adobe PDF files without any user intervention.

The Multi-Threaded Converter C# Sample key features

Multi-driver Parallel Conversion
The sample can utilize multiple Black Ice Printer Drivers for parallel document conversion!

Converting documents without user interaction
The sample uses Black Ice Printer Drivers for converting documents in a simple and easy-to-use user interface.

Changing Printer Driver settings from within the sample
The Printer Driver settings can be changed simply from the sample applications user interface.

Detailed logging
The sample creates detailed log files during the conversion, to help developers and administrators identify and troubleshoot the occurring issues.

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

Reliability and advanced erroneous document handling
The conversion never stops! The sample handles erroneous, damaged, password protected and not printable documents and continues the conversion after moved the problematic document into the Failed directory.

Convert a page range of multipage documents
Functions to convert a page range of multipage documents. This is an important feature and requirement in legal documents that only the summary first 3 or 4 pages should be converted.

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 Multi-Threaded Converter 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
PDF Adobe Reader 10 or higher
TXT Microsoft Office 365 or 2016 or 2013 or 2010 or 2007
TIFF, FAX, JPEG, GIF, BMP, and PNG Included

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