EMF - String EMF Structures data into one string
Posted on 2008-10-24
I am building a Report Print Preview Facility.
It will allow for programmatically inserting text, shapes, images, etc., into a report.
In addition it allows for EXPORTING the report to PDF and/or RTF.
I have built all this, and it happens just about fine.
My problem is with RTF output. Specifically with ROTATED Text.
To specify the text in a RTF file, I am going to construct the info into EMF string,
and place that info into the RTF file.
This WILL work.
I need to know the various "Type" definitions for the EMF Structures I will need
ONLY for the Rotated Text. I don't need them for anything else.
I can get the "C" definitions from Microsoft, but not the VB ones.
Where can I get these "type" definitions from ?
And, once I construct these structures, I need to string them all together into one long character string.
(The EMFHeader, any EMFData structures, end EMFEnd)
How can I string these all together ?
I also notice that (I think) the data in the string which originally had numbers (1,3,53, etc.) seems to be stored in lo-high order in the text string.
In other words, a simple number of 9, seems to be stored as 0900.
I think this is "little-Endian".
How do I make this happen?