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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

Generalplease help me make program contrast bmp PinmemberHoangManh4-Jun-06 18:45 
GeneralHot to print Images Pinmembergonetil6-Apr-05 6:43 
GeneralRe: Hot to print Images PinmemberChen Su6-Apr-05 17:17 
GeneralRotate a picture PinmemberAlex Evans3-Jan-05 17:35 
GeneralIPicutre data Pinmemberkowal19-Oct-04 7:55 
Generalplease help me correct this Pinmemberipichet13-Apr-04 23:41 
Generalmake a 2-d graphics editor for window Pinmemberanurag somani10-Apr-04 1:39 
GeneralDialog instead of Document ... PinsussAnonymous12-Jan-04 23:36 
GeneralRe: Dialog instead of Document ... PinmemberChen Su13-Jan-04 9:18 
GeneralBug in the Program Pinmembersiquin4-Oct-03 17:55 
GeneralRe: Bug in the Program PinmemberChen Su4-Oct-03 19:42 
GeneralRe: Bug in the Program Pinmembertico_tech6-Oct-03 11:23 
QuestionHow 2 Save The Loaded File and then reload when required PinmemberVikrant Vikrant17-Jul-03 3:41 
Generalhelp me PinsussAnonymous5-Nov-02 15:53 
GeneralRe: help me PinmemberChristian Graus5-Nov-02 16:10 
GeneralRe: help me PinsussAnonymous5-Nov-02 16:24 
GeneralRe: help me PinmemberChristian Graus5-Nov-02 16:33 
GeneralRe: help me PinsussAnonymous18-Dec-07 6:39 
Generalcan't load BMP Pinsussxipeng31-Oct-02 21:48 
GeneralRe: can't load BMP PinmemberChristian Graus31-Oct-02 22:31 
GeneralRe: can't load BMP PinsussAnonymous1-Nov-02 0:46 
GeneralRe: can't load BMP PinmemberChristian Graus1-Nov-02 1:40 
GeneralRe: can't load BMP PinsussAnonymous1-Nov-02 2:30 
GeneralRe: can't load BMP PinmemberChristian Graus1-Nov-02 7:34 
GeneralRe: can't load BMP PinmemberChen Su1-Nov-02 7:50 

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