generic printing preferences dialog box

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    generic printing preferences dialog box

    I'm having some trouble looking up on how to use a generic printing preferences dialog box supplied by Windows on a custom printer driver. The closest article that I have found so far is http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms800847.aspx, which is still overcomplex to me. I tried "printing preferences dialog" and "generic printing preferences dialog" on Google and MSDN, but no luck either. Is there anything fundamental and maybe even sounds trivial that I'm missing to find out how I can use a generic printing preferences dialog box from Windows on my printer driver? Thanks.

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    The Windows DDK has an example entitled genprint which may be of some help to you.

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    In other words, are you suggesting to use genprint instead of winprint print processor and see what happens with the printing settings dialog box?

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    Sorry for not being clear earlier about what I'm trying to do. In other words, I'm trying to incorporate a dialog box that looks like http://support.esri.com/knowledgebas...&ImageType=gif with my custom printer driver. After going through the genprint example, I couldn't find anything that's much of a help to what I'm trying to do here. Should I still go through the Windows DDK examples or is there another example that I have possibly overlooked? Thanks.

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    After going through the DDK examples, I found that CPSUISAM has exactly what I wanted in there.

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    Searching MSDN (or other sites like this) is almost as important skill as the logic or syntax in programming.

    You are not expected to know everything, but you are expected to be able to learn / find it.

    PrintDlg is one of the Common Dialogs.

    PrintDlg example (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...29(VS.85).aspx)
    I have searched on MSDN and its examples before I have asked my question. The whole reason of my question is b/c I wasn't so clear about what's being described in the documentation in the first place. I looked at PrintDlg (burned some time on it), but it pops up the printing dialog box in general, which isn't really what I'm looking for. I'm looking for how to get the treeview after I pressed "Properties" on the specific printer in the print dialog box.

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    I'm looking for how to get the treeview after I pressed "Properties" on the specific printer in the print dialog box.
    Sorry don't understand this, my printers do not have a treeview.

    Is the info not returned in the DEVMODE struct?
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    What I meant was I'm trying to make the printer settings dialog box with drop down settings in treeview mode. Anyhow, I found it in the CPSUI example of the DDK. Right now, I'm figuring out what's going on in terms of that example's integration with my current printer driver project.

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