Print to a Shared Card Printer with SDK
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This solution is useful for printing to a shared card printer using Zebra's Software Development Kit (SDK)
Any of the card SDKs
The card SDKs support shared printers as long as they are on the same network as the computer implementing the SDK. Before the SDK can be used to access the shared printer, the shared printer must be properly installed with the appropriate driver on the host machine.
During installation, or after the fact (under Printer Properties), the printer must be set to shared, be listed in the directory, and given a shared name. Once this is completed, any computer on the network can access this printer via the SDK by using '\\Computer-Name\Shared-Printer-Name' as the printer name. The computer name refers to the machine to which the printer is connected, and can be found by right clicking on My Computer > Properties > Computer Name > Full Computer Name.
Some common pitfalls include: