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Hi all,

In my program  I wanted to print the customer details stored in buffer . what class library I need to import & how am I to go about it ?
can anyone help me out in solving this problem.

Thanks
shanth
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by:Venci75
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try this code:
java.awt.Frame frame = new java.awt.Frame("Title");
java.util.Properties properties = new java.util.Properties();
//create a print jobjava.awt.PrintJob pj = java.awt.Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().getPrintJob(frame, "jobtitle", properties);
//use the print job graphics object to draw the printings
pj.getGraphics().drawString("This is a test!", 10, 10);
pj.end();

all you need is the java.awt package ...
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by:shanth_77
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hi venci,
I tried with ur code as below but it generates an error with class not found for jobjava.awt.PrintJob
Please help me out proceed further.
It would be an good attempt if U can help me to issue the print command from dos-prompt.

import java.awt.*;
import java.util.*;
public class Prin{
public Prin()
{
java.awt.Frame frame = new java.awt.Frame("Title");
java.util.Properties properties = new java.util.Properties();
jobjava.awt.PrintJob pj = java.awt.Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().getPrintJob(frame, "jobtitle", properties);
//use the print job graphics object to draw the printings

pj.getGraphics().drawString("This is a test!", 10, 10);
pj.end();
}

public static void main(String args[])
{
new Prin();
}

Thanx in advance
shanth_77
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by:Venci75
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Sorry - the correct line is:
java.awt.PrintJob pj = java.awt.Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit().getPrintJob(frame, "jobtitle", properties);

the "job" prefix should be part of the comment
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by:shanth_77
ID: 6863511
Hi Venci,
  I tried UR coding, its with no errors and complied fine with the print dialog box shown.But the content is not written to the frame.
The drawString does not work.Is it possible to direct the dos based application to direct to printing?
please help me out!!!!!!!!!!

thanx in advance.
shanth_77
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Venci75 earned 30 total points
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Hi shanth_77,

in the line:
pj.getGraphics().drawString("This is a test!", 10, 10);
the coordinates (10, 10) are not in the printable area. Sorry for this, but I haven't tried it.
I tried now with (200, 200) coordinates:
pj.getGraphics().drawString("This is a test!", 200, 200);
and the text was printed.

Regarding the DOS printing - yes it is possible, but I don't recomend it to you. The way is to redirect the output of your application to the printer:
my_app.bat > LPT1
or
type my_file.txt > LPT1
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by:shanth_77
ID: 6866782
Venci,
 Thanx for ur due help over the above.
But iam slightly confused with dos mode print of specifying the file to printer because i store my contents in bufferreader and not in a file.
can i still print out?

shanth_77
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by:shanth_77
ID: 6866895
venci,
  I tried with ur advice as above, but when i show the frame there is no content as This is Test written.
Its not displayed.

pj.getGraphics().drawString("This is Test",100,100);
frame.show();
pj.end();

shanth_77
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