#include "l_bitmap.h"

L_LTDIS_API L_HDC L_PrintBitmapFast (hDC, pBitmap, nX, nY, nWidth, nHeight, fEndDoc)

Prints a bitmap to the specified device. (This is the same as the L_PrintBitmap function, except that it does no preprocessing of the image.)



Handle to the device context (DC) where the bitmap is to print. The mapping mode of the device context must be MM_TEXT.


Pointer to the bitmap handle referencing the bitmap to print.


X position to start the print.


Y position to start the print.

L_INT nWidth

The printed width. The value is in dots, and the actual width depends on the dots per inch (DPI) of the printer.

L_INT nHeight

The printed width. The value is in dots, and the actual width depends on the dots per inch (DPI) of the printer.

L_BOOL fEndDoc

This is used to let LEADTOOLS know whether you plan to print another image on the same page or not.

Value Meaning
TRUE LEADTOOLS will free the hDC and send a paper eject.
FALSE LEADTOOLS will assume that you plan to print another bitmap.


Value Meaning
>0 Function was successful. If bEndDOC is FALSE, the return value is the printer HDC.
0 An error occurred.


The function is designed to let you print multiple bitmaps on the same page. To do so, call the function with the fEndDoc argument set to FALSE for each image except the last one on the page. Then call the function with the fEndDoc argument set to TRUE. If you do not set the fEndDoc argument to TRUE on the last call, the hDC will not be freed, and the page will not flush.

If pBitmap is NULL, the nX, nY, nWidth, and nHeight arguments are ignored and the returned DC is to the default printer, with the Windows C API functions StartDoc and StartPage already called. If fEndDoc is FALSE, you can use the returned hDC to draw to the current printer page. If youre printing more than one page and you passed FALSE for fEndDoc, be sure to call EndPage then StartPage between each call to L_PrintBitmapFast.

An alternative for greater flexibility is the L_PaintDC function, which you can use by specifying the printer as the display surface.

Required DLLs and Libraries


Win32, x64.

See Also




For complete sample code, refer to the CHILD.C module of the DEMO
This example determines the output size to fit the image on
half of a page, and prints the bitmap twice on the same page.

L_INT PrintBitmapFastExample(L_VOID) 
   L_INT nRet; 
   BITMAPHANDLE   LeadBitmap;    /* Bitmap handle for the image */ 
   HDC            PrinterDC;     /* DC for the printer */ 
   L_INT          WidthAllowed, HeightAllowed, WidthFactor, HeightFactor; /* For size calculations */ 
   L_INT          PrintWidth, PrintHeight; /* Width and height of the printed image */ 
   /* Load a bitmap at its own bits per pixel  */ 
   nRet = L_LoadBitmap (MAKE_IMAGE_PATH(TEXT("ocr1.tif")), &LeadBitmap, sizeof(BITMAPHANDLE), 0, ORDER_BGR, NULL, NULL); 
   if(nRet != SUCCESS) 
      return nRet; 
   /* Get the printer DC */ 
   PrinterDC = L_PrintBitmapFast(NULL, NULL, 0, 0, 0, 0, FALSE); 
   /* Initialize variables for fitting the image on half a page */ 
   WidthAllowed = GetDeviceCaps(PrinterDC,HORZRES); 
   HeightAllowed = GetDeviceCaps(PrinterDC,VERTRES) * 4/10; 
   HeightFactor = BITMAPHEIGHT(&LeadBitmap); 
   WidthFactor = BITMAPWIDTH(&LeadBitmap); 
   /* See if using the maximum width will make the image too tall */ 
   if((L_INT) (((L_INT32) WidthAllowed * HeightFactor) / WidthFactor) < HeightAllowed) 
   { /* Use the maximum width, and calculate the height value */ 
      PrintWidth = WidthAllowed; 
      PrintHeight = (L_INT) (((L_INT32) PrintWidth * HeightFactor) / WidthFactor); 
   { /* Use the maximum height, and calculate the width value */ 
      PrintHeight = HeightAllowed; 
      PrintWidth = (L_INT) (((L_INT32) PrintHeight * WidthFactor) / HeightFactor); 
   /* Print the first image */ 
   L_PrintBitmapFast(PrinterDC, &LeadBitmap, 1, 1, PrintWidth, PrintHeight, FALSE); 
   /* Print the second image */ 
  L_PrintBitmapFast(PrinterDC, &LeadBitmap, 1, HeightAllowed * 6/5, PrintWidth, PrintHeight, TRUE); 
   return SUCCESS; 

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