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Hi folks,

I would like to check if the chosed printer in the print dialog box is set on
color or not. It the printer dont support color, it is not. It it supports color,
it can be set to grayscale or color. I have tried with DEVMODE / dmColor,
but I think I am doing wrong. Please tell me what parameter I should check.

Thanks in advance, Tomas
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GetDeviceCaps(dc, NUMCOLORS) > 2 || GetDeviceCaps(dc, NUMCOLORS worked for me when I needed to distinguish btw real color and monochrome prnters. I am not sure how to detect grayscaling, try
GetDeviceCaps(dc, BITSPIXEL) == 1
or
GetDeviceCaps(dc, PLANES) == 1
when you look for monochrome printer that does not support grayscale

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Thanx. Exellent.
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The condition in the answer should look as follows:

GetDeviceCaps(dc, NUMCOLORS) > 2 || GetDeviceCaps(dc, NUMCOLORS) < 0
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