#include "ltwrappr.h"

virtual L_INT LVectorBase::ConvertToWMF(hdc, phMetaFile, uDPI, pRect = NULL)

Converts a LEAD Technologies vector handle into a Windows metafile (WMF). When this function is completed, there are two copies of the drawing in memory: the WMF and the original LEAD vector. Freeing one will not affect the other.


HDC hdc

Handle to the device context responsible for the conversion.


Pointer to a metafile handle to be updated with the converted vector.


Dots per inch that should be used to do the conversion.

const RECT *pRect

Pointer to a RECT structure that contains the dimensions, in .01 millimeter units, of the drawing to be stored in the metafile. If this parameter is NULL, the vector toolkit computes the dimensions of the smallest rectangle that bounds the vector drawing. This parameter should be provided whenever possible.


Value Meaning
SUCCESS The function was successful.
< 1 An error occurred. Refer to Return Codes.


This function allocates a WMF handle and copies the LEAD vector to the WMF.

If this function is called with pRect containing these values:

pRect->left = 0;   
pRect->top = 0;   
pRect->right = 1000;   
pRect->bottom = 1000; 

the vector drawing will be converted to an WMF file with logical size 0 to 10 mm. in width and height.

This is very helpful when printing. For example, determine the printers printable area in millimeters. Divide that value by 100 and pass the resulting value as the right and bottom members of the RECT structure. The resulting WMF will have the same logical size as the printer, resulting in high image quality when printing the WMF file.

Required DLLs and Libraries

See Also




L_INT LVectorBase__ConvertToWMFExample( HWND hWnd, L_TCHAR *pszFile, HMETAFILE& hWMF) 
   L_INT          nRet; 
   LVectorBase    Vector; 
   HDC            hDC; 
   //Load the drawing  
   nRet = Vector.Load(pszFile); 
   if(nRet != SUCCESS) 
      return nRet; 
   //Convert to EMF  
   hDC = GetDC( hWnd ); 
   nRet = Vector.ConvertToWMF(hDC, &hWMF, 96); 
   if(nRet != SUCCESS) 
      return nRet; 
   ReleaseDC( hWnd, hDC ); 
   return SUCCESS; 
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