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Dear Experts,

I have some text in TextArea object.
How can I send it directly to LPT1
with out proving any print setup options.

If you are pressing a Button,
this event should sent the contents
to printer. (Dot Matrix)

I Want DOS-Text print format,
not in RichText format.

Help me

srin
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If you do a find on 'no dialog' on this page, you should be able to adapt the code:

http://developer.java.sun.com/developer/onlineTraining/Programming/JDCBook/render.html
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by:yongsing
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Simply treat the LPT1 as though it is a normal file, and write the text to this file:

// Get the content of the text area
byte[] bytes = textArea.getText().getBytes();

try {
  FileOutputStream outputStream = new FileOutputStream("LPT1");
  outputStream.write(bytes);
  outputStream.close();
} catch (FileNotFoundException fileNotFoundException) {
  fileNotFoundException.printStackTrace();
  System.out.println("Error communicating with the printer.");
} catch (IOException ioException) {
  ioException.printStackTrace();
  System.out.println("Error printing on the printer.";
}
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I have deleted the 2 duplicate questions.  The only comments were that of yongsing

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