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Windows Graphics Programming Win32 GDI and DirectDraw® by Feng Yuan

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Chapter 17. Printing

Printing in the Windows operating system is much easier compared with the old-time DOS operating system when every application had to design its own driver framework. But even with the added convenience provided by the Win32 API, the bar for quality printing has been raised so high by commercial applications that substantial design and implementation efforts are needed. The difficulty in providing the printing feature in applications has even been quoted as one of the reasons people are moving to MFC (Microsoft Foundation Class), which provides a much smoother, yet not really professional, wrapping around Win32 printing.

This chapter will discuss the process and components within the Win32 printing system, how to connect to ...

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