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(urgent) Setting paper size and source bin data into CPrintDialog

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Hi,

I'm writing a page setup dialog for a program. To print the document I use CPrintDialog. I need a way to set the paper size and source bin settings from my page setup dialog into the CPrintDialog when it is activated. The data is stored in a string (like "A4" or "Automatically Select").

Could anyone please help me with this?

Thanks in advance,
ICR
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RockErwin earned 50 total points
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You have to modify the DevMode structure
CWinApp has a member m_hDevMode which specifies the printing options.

The following code is available.

CPageSetupDialog dlg;
PRINTDLG pd;
pd.lStructSize = (DWORD)sizeof(PRINTDLG) ;
BOOL bRet = GetPrinterDeviceDefaults(&pd) ;
if (bRet)
{
/* protect memory handle with ::GlobalLock and ::GlobalUnlock */
DEVMODE *pDevMode = (DEVMODE*)::GlobalLock(m_hDevMode) ;
// set orientation to portrait
pDevMode->dmOrientation = DMORIENT_LANDSCAPE ;
pDevMode->dmPaperSize  = DMPAPER_A3;
pDevMode->dmDefaultSource = DMBIN_FIRST; // Change source
::GlobalUnlock(m_hDevMode) ;
}
// Initialize dialog with m_hDevMode
dlg.m_psd.hDevMode = m_hDevMode;
// Call domdoal
dlg.DoModal();
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by:ICR
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I already knew that I would have to change the DEVMODE, that is not my question. First, WHERE do I change the DEVMODE - OnPrepareDC?OnBeginPrinting?somwhere else?
Second, as I've stated in the question, the data I have is stored in strings. I need to convert it into the ID the DEVMODE contains.
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by:ICR
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I already knew that I would have to change the DEVMODE, that is not my question. First, WHERE do I change the DEVMODE - OnPrepareDC?OnBeginPrinting?somwhere else?
Second, as I've stated in the question, the data I have is stored in strings. I need to convert it into the ID the DEVMODE contains.
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by:RockErwin
ID: 7142365
You have to store the id's of the paper and bin rather than the string or made a lookup table for which given a string u can find the corresponding id

You have to do add a commad handler for ID_FILE_PRINT in the view class and after modifying the DevMode structure call the base view class OnFilePrint method.
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by:ICR
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How can I modify the devmode in OnFilePrint when it's not created yet - isn't OnFilePrint the method which activates the printing dialog?
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by:RockErwin
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You can use onprepareprinting to modify the devmode structure
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by:ICR
ID: 7143571
But there is no devmode structure in OnPreparePrinting - it hasn't been created yet
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by:ICR
ID: 7144191
(the GetDevMode() func returns NULL)
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by:RockErwin
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Call GetPrinterDeviceDefaults method
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by:ICR
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Are you saying I should create my own devmode structure and it would work?
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by:RockErwin
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GetPrinterDeviceDefaults method of CWinApp would initialize the m_hDevMode member variable.
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by:ICR
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I tried to call GetPrinterDeviceDefaults before using the devmode, but I still get a NULL pointer. Isn't there a way to create a devmode structure in OnPreparePrinting method? Or is there any other method I should try changing the devmode in?
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by:DanRollins
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Upon review of the comments here, I am recommending this disposition:

        points to RockErwin

Please post a comment if you disagree.

DanRollins -- EE database cleanup volunteer
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by:SpideyMod
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per recommendation.

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