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How can we set Orientation(Landscape or Portrait) using CPageSetupDialog.
How can we know which orientation is actually been selected.
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See the sample code in MSDN topic CWinApp::GetPrinterDeviceDefaults.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/vclib/html/_mfc_cwinapp.3a3a.getprinterdevicedefaults.asp
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>> How can we set Orientation(Landscape or Portrait) using CPageSetupDialog.

After construction, you can access the m_psd member variable. Allocate a DEVMODE structure with GlobalAlloc(), set the fields properly (it seems you're interested in dmOrientation only, but I think you'll have to fill the rest as well), put the handle in m_psd.hDevMode and call DoModal(). Remember to free that memory when you're done.

>> How can we know which orientation is actually been selected.

After DoModal(), call GetDevMode(), read the dmOrientation field (don't forget to call GlobalUnlock() on the returned pointer)

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Code Snippet from my application, Hope this helps

BOOL CMyApp::SetPrinterOrientation(BOOL bLandscape)
{
  if (!m_hDevMode) return FALSE;

  DEVMODE *pstDevMode = (DEVMODE *)GlobalLock(m_hDevMode);

  pstDevMode->dmFields |= DM_ORIENTATION;

  pstDevMode->dmOrientation = bLandscape ? DMORIENT_LANDSCAPE : DMORIENT_PORTRAIT;

  GlobalUnlock(m_hDevMode);

  return TRUE;
}


/// Or you can use this function
/// param can be DMORIENT_LANDSCAPE
void CMyApp::SetPrinterOrientation(int nOri)
{
      PRINTDLG   pd;
      
      pd.lStructSize = (DWORD) sizeof(PRINTDLG);
      if (GetPrinterDeviceDefaults(&pd)){
            DEVMODE FAR* pDevMode = (DEVMODE FAR*)::GlobalLock(m_hDevMode);
             
            if (pDevMode){
                  pDevMode->dmOrientation = nOri;
                  
                  ::GlobalUnlock(m_hDevNames);
                  ::GlobalUnlock(m_hDevMode);
            }
      }
}


Regards,
Viral Purohit
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