Print Preview Enhancements

New users of this class will have to visit Robin's article for the relevant download material and then update the .cpp/.h files with the versions provided in this article. Old users of the class can just replace their existing .cpp/.h files with these.

Overview of New Functionality

This is an update of the nice class provided in Robin's article and includes the following features:
  • The print preview will now never show empty preview pages unless the user views 2 pages of output when only 1 is available.
  • Print preview will now respond to WM_MOUSEWHEEL messages appropriately. In "zoom out" mode, it will scroll you through the pages of output. In "zoom in" mode, it will scroll the output page up/down.

Implementation Details

For the mouse wheel to work correctly, you will have to override your CMainFrame::PreTranslateMessage() function as follows:
BOOL CMainFrame::PreTranslateMessage(MSG* pMsg) 
{
 // TODO: Add your specialized code here and/or call the base class
 if (pMsg->message == WM_MOUSEWHEEL)
 {
  CView *pView = GetActiveView() ;
  if (pView != NULL)
   pView->SendMessage(WM_MOUSEWHEEL, pMsg->wParam, pMsg->lParam) ;
 }

 // call the base class here
}
This is required because in print preview mode, the WM_MOUSEWHEEL messages go to the CDialogBar in the window and not directly to the view. This was the only way I could find of easily getting these messages to the CMyPreviewView window.

Downloads

Download source - 6 Kb


About the Author

Roger Allen

Its me!

Comments

  • Article no longer updated

    Posted by Legacy on 12/06/2002 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Roger Allen

    If your interested in this or any other printing article, I maintain my printing articles over on codeproject.

    Reply
Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • Live Event Date: December 11, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT Market pressures to move more quickly and develop innovative applications are forcing organizations to rethink how they develop and release applications. The combination of public clouds and physical back-end infrastructures are a means to get applications out faster. However, these hybrid solutions complicate DevOps adoption, with application delivery pipelines that span across complex hybrid cloud and non-cloud environments. Check out this …

  • CentreCorp is a fully integrated and diversified property management and real estate service company, specializing in the "shopping center" segment, and is one of the premier retail service providers in North America. Company executives travel a great deal, carrying a number of traveling laptops with critical current business data, and no easy way to back up to the network outside the office. Read this case study to learn how CentreCorp implemented a suite of business continuity services that included …

Most Popular Programming Stories

More for Developers

RSS Feeds