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An Image (GIF, JPEG, BMP, ICO, WMF and EMF) Viewer

, 25 Oct 2002
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A sample that can load, display, and print graphics files.



This sample is an MFC application using the document/view architecture that can load, display and print graphics files such as GIF, JPEG, BMP (bitmap), ICO (icon), WMF (metafile) and EMF (Win32-enhanced metafile). It shows

  • how to use the OleLoadPicturePath() function and the IPicture interface to load and display those graphics files.

  • (Look into the ImgViewerDoc.cpp, ImgViewerView.cpp and MainFrm.cpp files.)
  • how to support more than one file extension per MFC document type.

  • (Look into the MulExtDocTmp.cpp, MulExtDocTmp.h and ImgViewer.cpp files.)


Please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q218972 How To Load and Display Graphics Files w/LOADPIC.EXE
(Note that LOADPIC.EXE does not handle palettes. As a result, it won't display a 256-color image correctly in 256-color mode. Also, it uses the OleLoadPicture() function instead of the OleLoadPicturePath() function.)

Q141921 HOWTO: How to Support Two File Extensions per MFC Document Type
Q198538 DocMgrEx.exe Assoc Multiple File Extensions w/1 Doc Type


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Comments and Discussions

Generalcan't load BMP Pinsussxipeng31-Oct-02 20:48 
GeneralRe: can't load BMP PinmemberChristian Graus31-Oct-02 21:31 
GeneralRe: can't load BMP PinsussAnonymous31-Oct-02 23:46 
GeneralRe: can't load BMP PinmemberChristian Graus1-Nov-02 0:40[^]
There's a bit at the bottom on LoadBitmap, which now that I think of it, supercedes LoadImage. So check out both before deciding which to use.

No offense, but I don't really want to encourage the creation of another VB developer. - Larry Antram 22 Oct 2002
Hey, at least Logo had, at it's inception, a mechanical turtle. VB has always lacked even that... - Shog9 04-09-2002
During last 10 years, with invention of VB and similar programming environments, every ill-educated moron became able to develop software. - Alex E. - 12-Sept-2002

GeneralRe: can't load BMP PinsussAnonymous1-Nov-02 1:30 
GeneralRe: can't load BMP PinmemberChristian Graus1-Nov-02 6:34 
GeneralRe: can't load BMP PinmemberChen Su1-Nov-02 6:50 
GeneralRe: can't load BMP PinsussAnonymous1-Nov-02 17:25 
GeneralRe: can't load BMP PinmemberChen Su1-Nov-02 18:53 
GeneralRe: can't load BMP PinmemberAnonymous2-Nov-02 4:30 

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