Solved

Switching Paper Orientation Programmatically

Posted on 1997-06-29
4
310 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-03
I need to be able to store the most recently used paper orientation from the last app session and restore it the next  time the program is run.  Storing it is no problem, but I can't work out how to do the switch.  

I'm using MFC 2.5 which handles all printer settings thorugh CPrintDlg (a wrapper for the PRINTDLG structure).  Any changes the user makes are hidden away inside the common print dialog procedure, so there's no clues there.  Simply modifying the DEVMODE structure (stored by CWinApp) causes system errors, so I assume the update must be done within a Windows function.

The solution needs to be compatible with the MFC 2.5 printing framework.  Any suggestions?  Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:scce
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
AVaulin earned 100 total points
ID: 1399587
Use CPrintDialog::CreatePrinterDC method to do what you want.
0
 

Author Comment

by:scce
ID: 1399588
I'm not sure what you mean, AVaulin.  How do I use the CreatePrinterDC function and then manipulate it to change settings?  Can you provide a little more detail?

Thanks.
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:AVaulin
ID: 1399589
You said "Storing it is no problem". To restore you must use CreatePrinterDC method of CPrintDialog class. You must construct CPrintDialog object and call CreatePrinterDC method without calling DoModal function. Set all parameters you need in m_psd class member (it's PAGESETUPDLG public CCommonDialog class member and CPrintDialog is CCommonDialog son).
Good luck.
0
 

Author Comment

by:scce
ID: 1399590
Thanks, AVaulin.

I'm not sure if this will work for me though, because I am using MFC 2.5 (16-bit) - isn't CCommonDialog and PAGESETUPDLG new for 32-bit MFC?

Anyway I will try to find the equivalent fields for the PRINTDLG structure and use the CreatePrinterDC function as you suggested.

0

Featured Post

Revamp Your Training Process

Drastically shorten your training time with WalkMe's advanced online training solution that Guides your trainees to action.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article describes how to programmatically preset the "Pages per Sheet" option that's available with most printer drivers.   This setting lets you do "n-Up" printing, where two, four, or more pages are printed on each sheet of paper. If your …
If you have ever found yourself doing a repetitive action with the mouse and keyboard, and if you have even a little programming experience, there is a good chance that you can use a text editor to whip together a sort of macro to automate the proce…
This is Part 3 in a 3-part series on Experts Exchange to discuss error handling in VBA code written for Excel. Part 1 of this series discussed basic error handling code using VBA. http://www.experts-exchange.com/videos/1478/Excel-Error-Handlin…

739 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question