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Posted on 1999-01-26
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I want to put a button/link in an asp page that will print the frame it's in (and only that frame) automatically. ANY suggestions welcome, but if the view is changed (another page loaded, etc), I need to be able to return to the current "view" without knowing what it looks like (I don't know what layout the "higher level" frames takes on).

A possible solution is to place a button which feeds keystrokes to the browser after the frame got focus. The keys would be CTRL-P, ALT-R, <ENTER> or some such. But how does one do that?
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Bung this in your FRAME's HTML source :
<script language="JavaScript">
<!--
function tmt_print() {
    if (document.all) {
        var OLECMDID_PRINT = 6;
        var OLECMDEXECOPT_DONTPROMPTUSER = 2;
        var OLECMDEXECOPT_PROMPTUSER = 1;
        var WebBrowser = "<OBJECT ID=\"WebBrowser1\" WIDTH=0 HEIGHT=0 CLASSID=\"CLSID:8856F961-340A-11D0-A96B-00C04FD705A2\"></OBJECT>";
        document.body.insertAdjacentHTML("beforeEnd", WebBrowser);
        WebBrowser1.ExecWB(OLECMDID_PRINT, OLECMDEXECOPT_PROMPTUSER);
        WebBrowser1.outerHTML = "";
    } else {
        self.print();
    }
}
//-->
</script>

Then in the BODY put an onload, so
<BODY onLoad="tmt_print()">

This WILL bring up the print window, theres NO way around
this....so it's not 100% automatic....but it does
do (unless overridden) the specified frame...

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by:ayrezyle
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That printed the whole set of frames. Each individually. When I moved the JScript call to an <A href= "JScript:tmt_print"> PRINT </A> tag in the relevant frame, it worked beautifully (printing just the focused frame)! Thanks!
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by:ayrezyle
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Problem: When I click OK in the popup it prints fine, but when I choose "cancel" it pops up the window _again_ and if I then click cancel again, it gives me a script error! How  do I correct this?
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Problem: When I click OK in the popup it prints fine, but when I choose "cancel" it pops up the window _again_ and if I then click cancel again, it gives me a script error! How  do I correct this?
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The problem is at the following line of code :
WebBrowser1.ExecWB(OLECMDID_PRINT, OLECMDEXECOPT_PROMPTUSER);
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