Re: STABLE outstanding issues - printer

From: Patrick Lam (
Date: Sun May 26 2002 - 19:30:31 EDT

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    On Sun, May 26, 2002 at 11:32:49PM +0200, Hubert Figuiere wrote:
    > There is an outstanding issue with the Windows version of AbiWord that
    > I'd really want to be fixed quickly in STABLE: printing is utterly
    > broken as it does not work with a lot of printer drivers....

    I don't know anything about Windows, but I did take a peek at the
    Windows code.

    Here's the startPrint method.

    >bool GR_Win32Graphics::startPrint(void)
    > UT_ASSERT(m_bPrint);
    > UT_ASSERT(!m_bStartPrint);
    > m_bStartPrint = ( StartDoc(m_hdc,m_pDocInfo) > 0 );
    > return m_bStartPrint;

    It has a corresponding endPrint() method which calls EndDoc.

    I browsed some Windows API documentation online and it would
    seem that you actually need to pass a printer hDC, not a screen
    hDC (which is what GR_Win32Graphics would have on hand). Perhaps
    someone could look into that?

    At some point in ap_Win32DlgPrint, we do actually create a
    printer hDC, but it doesn't escape. Apparently it's just used
    for querying properties. Perhaps we should have such an hDC
    for StartDoc as well.


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