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problems with TPrinter::Setup(TWindow* parent)

Posted on 1997-08-12
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Hallo there!
I'm using WIN95 and BC++5.01. There is a class TPrinter in the OWL wich have a function Setup(TWindow* parent). This function starts a dialog where U can choose the values of the border in the TPrinter object. All values I put there had no effect to my printing result. What's wrong there ? How can I choose the border values in an other way ?

Many thanks

        Swen
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After calling Setup(), call
TPrintDialog::TData& printerData = Printer->GetSetup();
This will tell you wht the user has selected.
One element of printerData is Margin, a TRect.  When you output to the printer DC, use TDC::SelectClipRgn() to set this border before you render the page.
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Sorry, does not work.

1. Is not possible to do: TPrintDialog::TData& printerData =    Printer->GetSetup(); cause of operator '='
2. Any value in printerData.Margin has no effect to the printing    result althought I put it in my TPrintout::DC with the       function TDC::SelectClipRgn().

                 Swen

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1. Is not possible to do: TPrintDialog::TData& printerData = Printer->GetSetup(); cause of operator '='

GetSetup returns a TPrintDialog::TData&, so what's the problem?

Set the clip region during PrintPage().
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If my answer is insufficient, you should give me an F so your question will go back to the queue to be answered by others.
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New Prob

My problem has changed now. I know now how to set the margin, but I need the physical size of paper format what was chosen to print on. I got only the printable size. There is a variable TPrintDialog::TData::PaperSize but I don't understand this value (perhaps I need a key). The main fact is: I need the real paper size in mm, inch, pix or ... or ...so I can use it.

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         Swen
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