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This blog covers information on what PrintVerifier is, how it works, tips on usage/troubleshooting etc.

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    Attaching a debugger to the print filter pipeline service

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    As you should know by now, Application Verifier (and Print Verifier) works by sending error messages to the debugger that is attached to the associated process. For XPSDrv drivers, the filters are hosted by the print filter pipeline service, so you must...
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    Enabling PrintVerifier for XPSDrv

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    I wanted to use the next couple of posts to cover PrintVerifier in the context of XPSDrv. I don’t plan on covering the workflow involved in debugging individual stops since the troubleshooting steps for stops that you encounter in the XPSDrv scenario...
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    New stops

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    We just released a new version of Application Verifier. As part of this release, we added a number of stops to Print Verifier. Unfortunately, we neglected to document these stops in the recent release of App Verifier. By the time we discovered this mistake...
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    Unintended hibernation

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    Sorry for what might have seemed like terminal hibernation. We’ve just been busy working on PrintVerifier and other components of Windows that we haven’t had time to update this blog. We hope to be more active in this space in the coming weeks and months...
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    PrintVerifier Philosophy

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    I thought I'd spend the rest of the afternoon penning my thoughts on metaphysics , epistemology and associated topics. Nah! Just kidding! Our philosophy when it comes to PrintVerifier is that when in doubt DO NOT break. In other words, during the verification...
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    WinHEC is almost here

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    Whew! The long wait is finally over. One last working day before it is time to leave for WinHEC. Eagerly looking forward to meeting everyone and unveiling PrintVerifier.
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    PrintTicket/PrintCapabilities verification

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    One of the really cool features in PrintVerifier is runtime verification of PrintTicket and PrintCapabilities documents. Let's talk a little more about this feature. We have integrated the essence of the PTConform tool into PrintVerifier. While the PTConform...
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    What is a verifier stop?

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    I was in the process of writing up a few blog posts to do with debugging specific PrintVerifier stops when I realized that we haven't covered the basic concept of a verifier stop. So let's do that. ======================================= VERIFIER STOP...
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    PrintVerifier demo

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    We will be presenting a demo of the PrintVerifier workflow at WinHEC 2007. You can find a screencast of the demo here . The demo illustrates how to enable PrintVerifier for a process and walks you through the troubleshooting steps to be taken for debugging...
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    Simple yet powerful

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    I came across this nugget while reading Steven Sinofsky's internal blog. I am helping a company design an entirely new approach to one of their standard products. It looks simple. During a user test, one person said that he really liked it, but it was...
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    Recommended settings

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    So we've discussed how to setup and configure PrintVerifier. But what are the recommended settings? Well, it really depends on whether you are a driver developer/tester or an application developer/tester. If you are a driver developer or tester: Enable...
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    Setup and configuration

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    We briefly discussed how to setup or enable PrintVerifier here . But I thought setup and configuration deserve a dedicated post. So here goes. Install: PrintVerifier is part of the AppVerifier install package. You can download AppVerifier from here ....
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    Updates and WinHEC

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    Sorry for going AWOL over the last few weeks. We have been heads-down working on adding new features to PrintVerifier. We plan on getting the posts up-to-speed in the next few days/weeks. The other news is that we will be at WinHEC making a presentation...
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    PrintVerifier architecture

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    Time to discuss the architecture of PrintVerifier and how it works. The following image has a stack-wise illustration of the PrintVerifier architecture. I wish I had been able to animate the image since that would have explained the details so much...
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    When to use PrintVerifier?

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    You should use PrintVerifier throughout your Software Development Lifecycle (SDL). The guidelines for when to use PrintVerifier are identical to the guidelines for Application Verifier that can be found here .
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    What is PrintVerifier?

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    PrintVerifier is a runtime verification engine for monitoring interaction between 3rd party components and the print subsystem. Huh? Plain English please? How do I detect printer handle and general printer resource leaks in my application? How...
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    Howdy

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    Howdy! We are the PrintVerifier team. What is PrintVerifier you ask? Well, that's what this blog is for. Stay tuned to this blog for information on what PrintVerifier is, how it works, tips on usage/troubelshooting etc.
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