Solved

How to print in a dialog type application?

Posted on 2000-03-07
5
226 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-20
Hi, I'm now writing a dialog type applciation using VC++6.0. I want to print some images and text but since i'm not using MDI or SDI, I don't know how to do that.. can anyone tell me how to do that?
0
Comment
Question by:rw8
5 Comments
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:VinExpert
ID: 2594284
Hi,

U want to display them on the dialog or U want to print to a paper using printer?

VinExpert
0
 

Author Comment

by:rw8
ID: 2594348
Sorry that I didn't make it clear. I want to printer to a paper using printer. I have no problem in drawing the objectws on the screen (dialog) using the OnPaint() function
0
 
LVL 31

Accepted Solution

by:
Zoppo earned 50 total points
ID: 2595136
Hi rw8,

I assume it's not the dialog itself you wanna get printed ... am I right?

Then do something like this:

- use a CPrintDialog to let the user select the printer/page size ...
- use CPrintDialog::CreatePrinterDC to get a device context for the selected printer
- with this device context you can use CDC::StartDoc() and CDC::EndDoc() to start and end a printjob; within this printjob you can use CDC::StartPage() and CDC::EndPage() to control output pages. Between each StartPage() and EndPage() you can print to the printer dc using CDC functions you need. It maybe a good idea to test some capabilities of the printer using CDC::GetDeviceCaps() if you need to print i.e. bitmaps using StretchBlt().

hope that helps,

ZOPPO
0
 

Expert Comment

by:maknight
ID: 2596751
I'm not sure about printing bitmaps, but printing text can be quite an undertaking if you want to track pages and such accurately. I wrote a class and an ActiveX control to handle that for me b/c it was so "fun".
0
 

Author Comment

by:rw8
ID: 2598068
Exellent.. Thanx Zoppo.. I can print something using the printer now..
0

Featured Post

Networking for the Cloud Era

Join Microsoft and Riverbed for a discussion and demonstration of enhancements to SteelConnect:
-One-click orchestration and cloud connectivity in Azure environments
-Tight integration of SD-WAN and WAN optimization capabilities
-Scalability and resiliency equal to a data center

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
MFC Dialog 9 51
not able to insert into temp table 68 169
modThree challenge 4 96
tripleUp challenge 7 86
Introduction: Displaying information on the statusbar.   Continuing from the third article about sudoku.   Open the project in visual studio. Status bar – let’s display the timestamp there.  We need to get the timestamp from the document s…
Introduction: Finishing the grid – keyboard support for arrow keys to manoeuvre, entering the numbers.  The PreTranslateMessage function is to be used to intercept and respond to keyboard events. Continuing from the fourth article about sudoku. …
This video will show you how to get GIT to work in Eclipse.   It will walk you through how to install the EGit plugin in eclipse and how to checkout an existing repository.

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question