Re: printable area in MFC applications

Vaclav <>
Mon, 15 Aug 2011 04:17:26 -0700 (PDT)
On Aug 4, 3:38 am, Joseph M. Newcomer <> wrote:

You only need to post the question once.

On Wed, 3 Aug 2011 09:21:37 -0700 (PDT), Vaclav <> wrot=


I noticed the printable area in MFC applications is calculated

To verify that, I put together a simple document-view project with
default settings. I overrid the OnPaint method of the view and added a
statement that draws a border of the printable area:

void CpokusDrawableAreaView::OnPrint(CDC* pDC, CPrintInfo* pInfo)
   CView::OnPrint(pDC, pInfo);

When the page is printed or print-previewed, 3 edges are very thin but
one is thick. I do not think that is the real printable area of the
printer. I tried various printers.

Please see screenshot here:

Any ideas?


Joseph M. Newcomer [MVP]
MVP Tips:

I apologize for posting twice. The message did not appear so sent it
I tried to print form other programs (MS Office) and realized that the
printer (HP PSC 1510) really has one non-printable edge very thick (15
mm) and the others are cca 3 mm. So there is no bug in the code.
Problem resolved.


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