Object Hierarchy:

Object hierarchy for PrintOperation


[ CCode ( type_id = "gtk_print_operation_get_type ()" ) ]
public class PrintOperation : Object, PrintOperationPreview

GtkPrintOperation is the high-level, portable printing API.

It looks a bit different than other GTK+ dialogs such as the FileChooser, since some platforms don’t expose enough infrastructure to implement a good print dialog. On such platforms, GtkPrintOperation uses the native print dialog. On platforms which do not provide a native print dialog, GTK+ uses its own, see GtkPrintUnixDialog.

The typical way to use the high-level printing API is to create a GtkPrintOperation object with PrintOperation when the user selects to print. Then you set some properties on it, e.g. the page size, any PrintSettings from previous print operations, the number of pages, the current page, etc.

Then you start the print operation by calling run. It will then show a dialog, let the user select a printer and options. When the user finished the dialog various signals will be emitted on the PrintOperation, the main one being draw_page, which you are supposed to catch and render the page on the provided PrintContext using Cairo.

The high-level printing API

static GtkPrintSettings *settings = NULL;

static void
do_print (void)
GtkPrintOperation *print;
GtkPrintOperationResult res;

print = gtk_print_operation_new ();

if (settings != NULL)
gtk_print_operation_set_print_settings (print, settings);

g_signal_connect (print, "begin_print", G_CALLBACK (begin_print), NULL);
g_signal_connect (print, "draw_page", G_CALLBACK (draw_page), NULL);

res = gtk_print_operation_run (print, GTK_PRINT_OPERATION_ACTION_PRINT_DIALOG,
GTK_WINDOW (main_window), NULL);

if (settings != NULL)
g_object_unref (settings);
settings = g_object_ref (gtk_print_operation_get_print_settings (print));

g_object_unref (print);

By default GtkPrintOperation uses an external application to do print preview. To implement a custom print preview, an application must connect to the preview signal. The functions render_page, end_preview and is_selected are useful when implementing a print preview.

Namespace: Gtk
Package: gtk+-3.0



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Inherited Members:

All known members inherited from interface Gtk.PrintOperationPreview