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I'm trying to print an image in a TImage component using an entire page.  How do I do this?
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CyberWolf earned 200 total points
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Hi Evil,

I think this will solve your problem. Even if it only works with bitmaps (probably the most common type of image you will use), you can use it for icons and metafiles too by converting them into bitmaps. You can do this using a temporary bitmap, and simply draw the contents of the TImage canvas on it. Then simply change the reference to the timage bitmap to your custom bitmap.



procedure TPrintBMPForm.Print1Click(Sender: TObject);
var
  Info: PBitmapInfo;
  InfoSize: Integer;
  Image: Pointer;
  ImageSize: DWORD;
begin
  inherited;
  with Image1.Picture.Bitmap do
  begin
    { Call GetDIBSizes to get the Info header and image size }
    GetDIBSizes(Handle, InfoSize, ImageSize);
    { Allocate memory for the info header }
    Info := MemAlloc(InfoSize);
    try
      { Allocate memory for the Image }
      Image := MemAlloc(ImageSize);
      try
        { Retrieve the bitmap bits in device-independent format, the
          palette  adn the Info header }
        GetDIB(Handle, Palette, Info^, Image^);
        with Info^.bmiHeader do begin
        { Call StretchDIBits to print the bitmap }
          Printer.BeginDoc;
          try
            StretchDIBits(Printer.Canvas.Handle, 0, 0, Printer.PageWidth,
              Printer.PageHeight, 0, 0, biWidth, biHeight, Image, Info^,
              DIB_RGB_COLORS, SRCCOPY);
          finally
            Printer.EndDoc;
          end;
        end;
      finally
        FreeMem(Image, ImageSize); // Free the memory allocated
      end;
    finally
      FreeMem(Info, InfoSize);
    end;
  end;
end;



I hope this will help you,

See ya,

CyberWolf
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