PrintForm not print out  the .ocx controls.

Posted on 1998-12-12
Last Modified: 2010-05-03
I tried PrintForm but con not print out the .cox controls in the form, only the standard controls were printed out.

Any thing wrong I did? How to print the .cox controls as well?


Question by:learn
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Sendoh earned 50 total points
ID: 1449720
Hi !

you may try create a picturebox and set the visible to false.
then write the following code:

Private Const SRCCOPY = &HCC0020 ' (DWORD) dest = source

Private Declare Function BitBlt Lib "gdi32" _
    (ByVal hDestDC As Long, ByVal x As Long, ByVal y As Long, _
    ByVal nWidth As Long, ByVal nHeight As Long, ByVal hSrcDC As Long, _
    ByVal xSrc As Long, ByVal ySrc As Long, ByVal dwRop As Long) As Long

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    Picture1.Width = Form1.Width
    Picture1.Height = Form1.Height
    BitBlt Picture1.hDC, 0, 0, Form1.Width, Form1.Height, _
            Form1.hDC, 0, 0, SRCCOPY
    Printer.PaintPicture Picture1.Image, 0, 0
End Sub


Author Comment

ID: 1449721
Hi Sendoh

You again :-)

OK, I will try what you suggested.
Do you believe VB can not print out the .ocx controls in a form by PrinForm?



Expert Comment

ID: 1449722
Yes !! I'd tried it out already.
Somehow it just can't printout the custom ocx control.
I've got some addition comment, If you need to print the form border as well, then you had to
       parentHwnd = getParent(form1.hwnd)
       parentDC = getDC(parentDC)
       BitBlt picture1.hdc, 0, 0, Form1.Width, _
               Form1.Height, parentDC, startX, startY, SRCCOPY

Note: startX and startY are the screen coordinate for form1.

Author Comment

ID: 1449723
Hi Sendoh

Thank you for your added comment.

>Yes !! I'd tried it out already.

My English is not very good :-) When you say "Yes", do you mean "PrintForm can not print the .ocx controls in the printer"?

Happy Xmas.


Expert Comment

ID: 1449724
Yeap ! I think so.
I think there is some reason behind. Who knows ??
Merry Christmas !! ^_^

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