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how to code a print function in borland C++

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i have problem coding a printing function, that is to say printing an output from screen to hardcopy through the printer. please give a sample coding. from the Borland C++ help file their is a object oriented print function and it is very complicated.
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If you are in DOS, you'll have to write to the parallel port (check inport/outport in the Borland help files). If you are in Windows, I have no idea :)

Also, how about sending it to a file and printing with another program ??

In fact, this may even give the users more freedom. You can start the program automatically (check system, or WinExec if you are on windows), passing the file name as an argument.

Hope this helps
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Alright . . . this is by far the easieat thing you will ever do!

If you're in C++ just open a stream and attach it to the standard printer. (if you know how to use streams)

Printing is exactly the same as writing to a file (as long as it's text). Just write to "stdprn" and it should come out. I learned this way back in the QBasic days!
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