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Posted on 1997-12-11
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 I am currently trying to print a modal dialog that is derived from CDialog.  I am getting the Device Context and have had success printing out text with TextOut.  But I'm having a problem printing out the actual dialog being displayed.  For example, any color bitmaps and static fields are not appearing on the printout.  Also, I can't get the SetViewPortOrg to set my origen so I can center my dialog on the printout.  Here is what I have:

    CPrintDialog dlg(FALSE);

    CWinApp* app = AfxGetApp();
      if (!app->GetPrinterDeviceDefaults(&dlg.m_pd))

        {
        if (app->DoPrintDialog(&dlg) != IDOK)
           return ;
        }

 
    if (dlg.CreatePrinterDC() == NULL)
        return ;

    CDC PrintDC;
      PrintDC.Attach(dlg.m_pd.hDC);

      PrintDC.StartDoc("print dialog");
      PrintDC.StartPage();

    PrintDC.SetMapMode(MM_ANISOTROPIC);

    CClientDC dcScreen(NULL);

    int ixd = dcScreen.GetDeviceCaps(LOGPIXELSX);
    int iyd = dcScreen.GetDeviceCaps(LOGPIXELSY);

    // get the printer's pixel resolution
    int ixp = PrintDC.GetDeviceCaps(LOGPIXELSX);
    int iyp = PrintDC.GetDeviceCaps(LOGPIXELSY);
     
        PrintDC.SetMapMode(MM_ANISOTROPIC);
      PrintDC.SetWindowExt(ixd, -iyd);
      PrintDC.SetViewportExt(ixp, -iyp);
      
      Print(&PrintDC, PRF_CHILDREN | PRF_CLIENT);
      PrintDC.EndPage();
      PrintDC.EndDoc();
      PrintDC.Detach();

Thanks,
   Kevin
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by:chensu
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I guess the IDs of those static controls that cannot be printed out are IDC_STATIC (-1). Change the IDs to different actual IDs.
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by:kdevers
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Actually, all the static controls are not the default IDC_STATIC.  They are all have custom IDs in the range of 1000+.  Sorry.
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IgorGrebnev earned 70 total points
ID: 1312172
Dear Kevin,
The content of window is printed through WM_PRINT message. Actually the function CWnd::Print does nothing more than sending of WM_PRINT message to the window with Device contenst in WPARAM and falgs in LPARAM. You can get little more information by reading description of WM_PRINT and WM_PRINTCLIENT messages.
If you specify the PRF_CHILDREN, then the window should recursively to all childs. Also the message WM_PRINTCLIENT should be send to the dialog itself and all controls.
The first thing I would do is to check with the SPY whether the messages are send to the dialog and its childs.Each child shoudl get the WM_PRINT and WM_PRINTCLIENT. Try to see the static controls printed if you send WM_PRINT message directly to them ( or calling the print functions of the controls ).
If nothing works, you can try sending of WM_PAINT message to the dialog and controls. If you specify DC in WPARAM of the message, the the control paints itself on the DC ( probably you need to invalidate the dialog before sending WM_PAINT ). THis method works for sure, I have frinedwho used it. You can also offset positions of controls properly with DC origin. THis method makes more work, because you need to send messages to all controls.
YOurs Igor

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by:kdevers
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I still have a few questions that the answer you provided didn't totally address but overall, it helped me out.  Please email me at evers@NO_SPAM.amered.com.
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