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How to print postscript file in dialog based application?

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Last Modified: 2013-12-03
I have a postscript file need to be printed in a dialog application, I want to have print button
in the dialog window, when "Print" button  is clicked,
print dialog starts, so user can choose the printer, font,
pages.... , then it prints the postscript file stored at my local directory. I don't need to view this file.

Thanks.
Hanqian
 
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What is your exact problem? What are the steps where you're stuck?
Or do you want us to do all the programming work instead of you?

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I know how to start print diaplog, but I don't know how to let
printer know what file to print?

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I have the following code, but I couldn't make it work.

      // Print the doc.
      CPrintDialog dlgPrint (FALSE, PD_ALLPAGES, this);

      if (dlgPrint.DoModal() == IDOK) {
      CDC dcPrint;
                  dcPrint.Attach (dlgPrint.GetPrinterDC ());

                  // Create and fill a DOCINFO structure
                  DOCINFO myPrintJob;
                  myPrintJob.cbSize = sizeof(m_sigImageLen);
                  myPrintJob.lpszDocName = tmpDocFile;
                  myPrintJob.lpszOutput = NULL;
                  myPrintJob.lpszDatatype = NULL;
                  myPrintJob.fwType = NULL;

                  // Start to print file.
                  if (dcPrint.StartDoc(&myPrintJob) >= 0) {
                        dcPrint.StartPage();
                  //      dcPrint.TextOut(0,0,"My Samll Print Job");
                        dcPrint.EndPage();
                        dcPrint.EndDoc();
                  }
                  dcPrint.DeleteDC();
            }

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I have the following code, but I couldn't make it work from here.
How to link postscript file to printer?

      // Print the doc.
      CPrintDialog dlgPrint (FALSE, PD_ALLPAGES, this);

      if (dlgPrint.DoModal() == IDOK) {
      CDC dcPrint;
      dcPrint.Attach (dlgPrint.GetPrinterDC ());

      // Create and fill a DOCINFO structure
      DOCINFO myPrintJob;
      myPrintJob.cbSize = sizeof(?);
      myPrintJob.lpszDocName = FileName;
      myPrintJob.lpszOutput = NULL;
      myPrintJob.lpszDatatype = NULL;
      myPrintJob.fwType = NULL;

      // Start to print file.
      if (dcPrint.StartDoc(&myPrintJob) >= 0) {
              // Don't know waht to add here??
      dcPrint.EndDoc();
      }
      dcPrint.DeleteDC();
}
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Commented:
Do I need to add some header file?, it complains function:
OpenPrinter(),
StartDocPrinter(),
WritePrinter(),
EndDocPrinter(),
ClosePrinter(),
are undeclared identifiers.

Thanks.
Hanqian

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<windows.h>
But I don't understand. If DOCINFO is defnied, these functions also should be defined.

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Commented:
Right now I hard code the name of printer, it works well.
Thanks a lot.  

BTW  if it doesn't take your much time,
do you know how to get name of the default printer for this function
OpenPrinter (defPrnName, &hPrinter, NULL)) ?

Thanks.
Hanqian

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Ask another question (for only a few points if you don't have much) and I'll tell you.
(Just that if someone searches through question titles, should find the solution for that question.)
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