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Redirection to Printer from Visual C++

Posted on 1998-03-12
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In Turbo C, you could type, "go.exe >prn" and the output would go to the printer.  Is there any way to do this is Visual C++ 5.0?  Thanks.
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by:LClos
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by:nietod
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Try entering the "> prn" as if it were part of the program's argument.  You do this in the program settings, under the debug tab, in the program arguments box.
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by:q2guo
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Or you can open 'prn' in your program as an output stream, and redirect all the stdout to it.
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by:nietod
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q2quo, I suspect that LCLos wants a method that can be used for testing, not a method that requires altering the program.   However, that might not be possible and you method might be it.
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mikeblas earned 100 total points
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Redirection works from the command line for apps built with VC++ 5.0 just like it does in Turbo C++.  That is, if you build for /SUBSYSTEM:CONSOLE, stdout can be redirected just the way you describe.

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Mike, I believe what LCLos wants to do is be able to run the program from within VC (under the debugger etc) but have the ouput redirected.
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