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by eltorro Posted April 26, 2010
Most print preview solutions use the MFC Doc/View architecture which limits it usefulness outside of c++. I found an article where a Delphi programmer used Enhanced Meta Files wrapped in a custom header and packaged together to create a print preview control. After a little more searching, It looks like using EMFs is a solution that would work.
Some people suggest to create the document in Word or HTML and use Word or a browser to view it. Indeed, I have rendered documents to HTML and used the IE UDF to display the contents and/or print them. Not quite as ideal as one would like.
Using GRS's printwin.au3 as a start, I came up with a print preview solution which others may be able to expand upon
This utility allows to preview image file by holding down left (main) mouse button on selected file in explorer window (or on desktop).
Tested on Win 7/Win XP Rus Professional. If Tray icon is hidden, use «Ctrl + Shift + Q» to exit the program. Screenshot:
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