Change title to an object from CPrintDialog class

hi,
I would like to change on run time the title of CPrintDialog dialog. I cannot inherit it. is there a way to do so by using one of its members?
thanks in advance, RanBN
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migelConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi!
here is method:
1. Derive your class from CPrintDialog
2. Override OnInitDialog and call here SetWindowText("Hello!") << for example
3. Override in the your view class OnPreparePrinting:

BOOL CMyView::OnPreparePrinting(CPrintInfo* pInfo)
{
  // free already allocated dialog:
if (m_pPD)
 delete m_pPD;
m_pPD = new CMyPrintDialog(FALSE, PD_ALLPAGES | PD_USEDEVMODECOPIES |
          PD_NOSELECTION);
// and pass it to the framework;
     return DoPreparePrinting(pInfo);
// note you shouldn`t delete allocated dialog
// since MFC frees it in the CPrintInfo destructor.
}

Hope it helps you.
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GloriousRainCommented:
Use SetWindowText in OnInitDialog, RanBN
Ex:
BOOL CYourDlg::OnInitDialog()
{
...
   SetWindowText("YourTitle");
...
}
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GloriousRainCommented:
ok, if you cannot inherit it, instantiate a CPrintDialog object then call SetWindowText()
Ex:
...
CPrintDialog dlg(FALSE);
dlg.SetWindowText("YourTitle")
...
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RanBNAuthor Commented:
thanks but,
before DoModal(), hWnd member is NULL, therefore SetWindowText fails.
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Meir RivkinFull stack Software EngineerCommented:
why can't u create your own CPrintDialog derived class?
in the constructor u can send a CString which would later be the title of your CPrintDialog:

//constructor
CMyPrintDialog::CMyPrintDialog(CString sTitle, bool bPrintSetupOnly, ...)
{
m_strTitle = sTitle;
}

CMyPrintDialog::OnInitDialog()
{
     CPrintDialog::OnInitDialog();
     
     SetWindowText(m_strTitle);
     return TRUE;  
}


the code to display your CPrintDialog:
CMyPrintDialog dlg("My Print Dialog", FALSE);    
dlg.DoModal();



good luck
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Meir RivkinFull stack Software EngineerCommented:
the other way i think is to use modaless CPrintDialog and after ->Create() use SetWindowText to change its title, and ShowWindow() to display it.

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RanBNAuthor Commented:
Hi and thanks again,
please let me be more specific about my request:
I would like to take the original CPrintDialog, the one which is located when I click on the standard toolBar "File->Print".
well, I would like to change it my my CMyView class. according the MSDN help, I should override massage OnPreparePrinting(CPrintInfo* pInfo).
in class CPrintInfo there is a member m_pPD which provides information about the Print dialog. does anyone know what to do with it in order to change caption?
thanks, RanBN
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RanBNAuthor Commented:
Hi and thanks again,
please let me be more specific about my request:
I would like to take the original CPrintDialog, the one which is located when I click on the standard toolBar "File->Print".
well, I would like to change it my my CMyView class. according the MSDN help, I should override massage OnPreparePrinting(CPrintInfo* pInfo).
in class CPrintInfo there is a member m_pPD which provides information about the Print dialog. does anyone know what to do with it in order to change caption?
thanks, RanBN
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Meir RivkinFull stack Software EngineerCommented:
as far as i know there's no member in PRINTDLG (m_pd) which is the caption. (according to MSDN)
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RanBNAuthor Commented:
the m_pPD is a pointer to CPrintDialog, but its m_hWnd member is NULL when I have it OnPreparePrinting.
does anyone have an idea?
thanks, RanBN
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migelCommented:
oops
m_pPD
 must be
pInfo->m_pPD
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RanBNAuthor Commented:
thanks alot
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