How the hell do you print in Java?!!!

From everything I seen, I am under the impression that you can print from a java application (I'm not worried about printing from applets, yet). I have seen several examples of sample code from people who say the code will print something out to my printer, but NONE of them work. They won't even compile! Whats the deal? Does anyone know how to print? If so, could you please share your knowledge with me? It would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.  
LVL 1
johnsmAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

russgoldCommented:
Java printing is a JDK 1.1 feature.  If the samples do not compile on your machine, you are almost certainly using a JDK 1.02 compiler.  Switch to a version of the compiler (and VM) which supports JDK 1.1 and you should find your sample code working just fine.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
johnsmAuthor Commented:
I THOUGHT I had downloaded 1.1 only to find out I got 1.0.2. Apparently those bastards lied to me! I now KNOW I have 1.1.4.

Thanks for the insight.

0
chocksrCommented:
Can anyone tell me how to do printing from an Applet?
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Java

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.