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|Home GeoPack GeoMap Class TGeoMap Methods CopyToOpenPrinter|
|See also: CalcExtentsOfPrint, PrintIt|
The method CopyToOpenPrinter is a more flexible alternative to the method PrintIt. It provides a way to create a graphical output on the currently selected printer. You may change the selected printer by assigning a proper value to the PrinterIndex property of the Printer object before calling CopyToOpenPrinter. In contrast to PrintIt, the user has to take care by himself that the printer object is already open for receiving data. This can be accomplished either by the method Printer.BeginDoc (see Delphi manual for details), or by assigning the printer output to a text file (Delphi procedureAssignPrn).
CopyToOpenPrinter is available in three overloaded versions which perform differently:
The variable parameters x and y contain the coordinates of the upper left corner of the map in printer coordinates on entry of the routine, and return the printer coordinates of the lower right corner of the map after the method is finished. This feature can be used to combine several hardcopies on one page, since the x- and y-values after a first hardcopy can be partly used as inputs of the next hardcopy.
The parameter ScaleF determines the magnification factor of the printout. A factor of 1.0 creates an output which has roughly the size of the screen image (assuming a monitor resolution of 80 dots per inch).
This version defines the area of the printed map by specifying the area within in the map image. The parameter MapWindow specifies the area of the map (in pixel coordinates of the map image) to be printed. The parameter Scale defines the scale of the printed map (1:Scale). The parameters PosHoriz and PosVert determine the position of the upper left corner of the printed map on the paper (in mm).
This version defines the area of the printed map by specifying the area in the printout. The parameter TopLeft specifies the top left corner of the map in map coordinates (pixels). The parameter Scale defines the scale of the printed map (1:Scale). The parameters PosHoriz and PosVert determine the position of the upper left corner of the printed map on the paper (in mm). The parameters Width and Height determine the width and height of the printed map area in mm.