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Print OCX Control

Posted on 1997-08-18
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Howdy,
I'm working on an MDI app, in which I use a Graph .OCX control (Lite Graph Control from BitsPerSecond). I want to be able to print a document with a graph and other stuff in it. If I use the .OCX control's printing functionality I only get the graph on the paper, when I try to print.
I want to know how to get the device context of the control,that is, how to solve the problem that occurs when I try a call like:
pDC -> MyOcx.MyFunction(); in the OnDraw function, which seems to be a common way to solve problems like this otherwise.
The result of this is "error:MyOcx is not a member of CDC".
If anyone knows how to deal with my problem, please give it a try.

thanks alot,
Jan Allen
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You are right that OnDraw in your container application is right place to do it. But you have to get window handle of the control window (check OCX standard interfaces, I just do not remember which one returns it) first and then call API function GetWindowDC().
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by:Jalle
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I'm missing something major here.
Can you please give an example (with the grid control or something).
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by:gelbert
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OnDraw(..)
{
    HWND hWnd;
   // use  IOleWindow::GetWindow( HWND )
    pIOleWindow->GetWindow( &hWnd );
   HDC hDC = ::GetWindowDC( hWnd );
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