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Installs the abort procedure for the print job.

      int SetAbortProc(
   BOOL ( CALLBACK* lpfn )( HDC, int )


A pointer to the abort function to install as the abort procedure. For more about the callback function, see Callback Function for CDC::SetAbortProc.

Specifies the outcome of the SetAbortProc function. Some of the following values are more probable than others, but all are possible.

  • SP_ERROR   General error.

  • SP_OUTOFDISK   Not enough disk space is currently available for spooling, and no more space will become available.

  • SP_OUTOFMEMORY   Not enough memory is available for spooling.

  • SP_USERABORT   User ended the job through the Print Manager.

If an application is to allow the print job to be canceled during spooling, it must set the abort function before the print job is started with the StartDoc member function. The Print Manager calls the abort function during spooling to allow the application to cancel the print job or to process out-of-disk-space conditions. If no abort function is set, the print job will fail if there is not enough disk space for spooling.

Note that the features of Microsoft Visual C++ simplify the creation of the callback function passed to SetAbortProc. The address passed to the EnumObjects member function is a pointer to a function exported with __declspec(dllexport) and with the __stdcall calling convention.

You also do not have to export the function name in an EXPORTS statement in your application's module-definition file. You can instead use the EXPORT function modifier, as in


to cause the compiler to emit the proper export record for export by name without aliasing. This works for most needs. For some special cases, such as exporting a function by ordinal or aliasing the export, you still need to use an EXPORTS statement in a module-definition file.

Callback registration interfaces are now type-safe (you must pass in a function pointer that points to the right kind of function for the specific callback).

Also note that all callback functions must trap Microsoft Foundation exceptions before returning to Windows, since exceptions cannot be thrown across callback boundaries. For more information about exceptions, see the article Exceptions.


Header: afxwin.h

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