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VC++: How can print an external file within my application.

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I am saving my document in a txt format and would like to print this file within my application.
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Simply use 'ShellExecute()' and supply the name of the text file as the 'lpFile' parameter and "print" as the 'lpOperation' parameter, which will cause the file to be printed...
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Is there a way to specify the setup for the printing before it prints?

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Sorry, there's no way to do this, as the printing is actually done by the program that is registered for the '*.txt' file type (usually 'notepad.exe')...
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When I use the .doc extention to save my file, and SW_HIDE as flag for the ShellExecute() function. the word document is not hided and is showed when printing. I would like to know whether there's a way to really hide it or why notepad.exe is hided but not Word.exe?
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Well, i just can guess that the 'Word' programmers simply have chosen to ignore the 'SW_HIDE' flag - it's up to the application whether it uses it or not...
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