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I'm using the GetDefaultDC (I think that's what it's called)... How do I print multiple copies of the document like this w/o displaying the printer dialog box. I set the number of pages var in the structure to the correct number of copies, but it always just prints one copy. Thanks.
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Can you paste some code of what you're doing? Are you doing this in the doc/view architecture?  Just give us more details and we'll do our best.
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1. You can test if your printer supports multiple copies using DeviceCapabilities.  [not all printers do]

2. You can set the number of copies for a Printer using the DocumentProperties API call

3. I don't think you mean GetDefaultDC
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Here is some sample code of the section in question... Would DocumentProperties work with this method?

      // create the print object (display print dlg set, print all pages w/o page numbers, hide print to file, disable selection)
      CPrintDialog *PrintTheReportDlg = new CPrintDialog(FALSE,PD_ALLPAGES | PD_COLLATE | PD_NOPAGENUMS | PD_HIDEPRINTTOFILE | PD_NOSELECTION | PD_RETURNDC);
      PrintTheReportDlg->m_pd.nCopies = numberofcopies;

      // display the Print Dialog where user can select their preferred settings if Print button was pressed
      if (showprintdlg)
            {
            int return_value = PrintTheReportDlg->DoModal();
            // if dialog did not return IDOK, then check for an error occurance
            if (return_value != IDOK)
                  {
                  if (return_value != IDCANCEL)
                        AfxMessageBox("The Printer Dialog Returned An Error.\nCannot Print Report.",MB_OK | MB_ICONEXCLAMATION);
                  delete PrintTheReportDlg;
                  return(FALSE);
                  }
            }
      // on AutoPrint, we just call for the default printer info
      else
            PrintTheReportDlg->GetDefaults();

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Here's the doc for nCopies in the PRINTDLG structure:

nCopies
Contains the initial number of copies for the Copies edit control if hDevMode is NULL; otherwise, the dmCopies member of the DEVMODE structure contains the initial value. When PrintDlg returns, nCopies contains the actual number of copies to print. This value depends on whether the application or the printer driver is responsible for printing multiple copies. If the PD_USEDEVMODECOPIESANDCOLLATE flag is set in the Flags member, nCopies is always 1 on return, and the printer driver is responsible for printing multiple copies. If the flag is not set, the application is responsible for printing the number of copies specified by nCopies. For more information, see the description of the PD_USEDEVMODECOPIESANDCOLLATE flag.


As you can see sometimes the printer will be responsible for the copies and sometimes the APP will be responsible.  This means that your printer might not be able to handle mutliple copies. Check for the flag as explained up here and either print the copies yourself by placing your code in a for() statement or not, depending on the presence of the flag.
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