The WM_PRINTCLIENT message is sent to a window to request that it draw its client area in the specified device context, most commonly in a printer device context.
A handle to the device context to draw in.
The drawing options. This parameter can be one or more of the following values.
A window can process this message in much the same manner as WM_PAINT, except that BeginPaint and EndPaint need not be called (a device context is provided), and the window should draw its entire client area rather than just the invalid region.
Windows that can be used anywhere in the system, such as controls, should process this message. It is probably worthwhile for other windows to process this message as well because it is relatively easy to implement.
The AnimateWindow function requires that the window being animated implements the WM_PRINTCLIENT message.
Minimum supported client
|Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]|
Minimum supported server
|Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]|
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