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Hi experts,

I need a very simple way to get a menuitem "Print" to print all the text in an internal frame

thank you
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// Printing Method

     private void print()
     {
     int exit = JOptionPane.showConfirmDialog
     (null,"Are you sure you want to print ?",
     "Timeport . . .",JOptionPane.YES_NO_OPTION);
 
     if(exit==JOptionPane.YES_OPTION)
     {
     printPage(t1.getText());
     }
     }

     public void printPage(String textToPrint) {

     PrinterJob job = PrinterJob.getPrinterJob();
     PageFormat landscape = job.defaultPage();

     landscape.setOrientation(PageFormat.LANDSCAPE);
     Book bk = new Book();
     bk.append(new PaintCover(), job.defaultPage());

     job.setPageable(bk);

     if (job.printDialog()) {
     try {
     job.print();
     }catch (Exception exc){
     System.out.println(exc);
     }
     }
     }

     class PaintCover implements Printable{
     Font fnt = new Font("Helvetica-Bold", Font.PLAIN, 12);

     public int print(Graphics g, PageFormat pf, int pageIndex) throws PrinterException {
     g.setFont(fnt);
     g.setColor(Color.black);
     g.drawString(t1.getText(), 100, 200);
     return Printable.PAGE_EXISTS;
     }
     }
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by:Javatm
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> sudhakar_koundinya

Nice one, that was from my old codes befor I think it can work in somepoint but not all the time.
Printing in java is definetly hard to do w/ any knowledge in it. What text component
are you using ? is it JTextPane ?
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by:sudhakar_koundinya
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Yeah,

I copy and pasted that code from your old threads :-) . I realised that it is giving problems when i tested at my end. Just checking for right solution.
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by:Samooramad
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Hi everyone,
I appritiate the help but I really felt lost reading the articles. I had no idea where to start. I really need something very basic.
sudhakar I will try the code you posted

thanks everyone
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is there anything I need to change in the code to get it to work with my program?
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This sample may helps you. Although I am not sure 100%. This just tries to print the  graphics shapes from JFrame

import java.awt.geom.*;
import java.awt.event.ActionListener;
import java.awt.event.ActionEvent;
import java.awt.print.PrinterJob;
import java.awt.event.*;
import java.awt.*;
import javax.swing.*;
import java.awt.print.*;

public  class PrintTest extends JPanel implements Printable, ActionListener {


    final static Color bg = Color.white;
    final static Color fg = Color.black;
    final static Color red = Color.red;
    final static Color white = Color.white;

    final static BasicStroke stroke = new BasicStroke(2.0f);
    final static BasicStroke wideStroke = new BasicStroke(8.0f);

    final static float dash1[] = {10.0f};
    final static BasicStroke dashed = new BasicStroke(1.0f,
                                                      BasicStroke.CAP_BUTT,
                                                      BasicStroke.JOIN_MITER,
                                                      10.0f, dash1, 0.0f);
    final static JButton button = new JButton("Print");

    public PrintTest() {
        setBackground(bg);
        button.addActionListener(this);
    }


   public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
        if (e.getSource() instanceof JButton) {  
        PrinterJob printJob = PrinterJob.getPrinterJob();
        printJob.setPrintable(this);
        if (printJob.printDialog()) {
            try {
                printJob.print();  
            } catch (Exception ex) {
                ex.printStackTrace();
            }
        }
        }
}
    public void paintComponent(Graphics g) {
        super.paintComponent(g);
        Graphics2D g2 = (Graphics2D) g;
        drawShapes(g2);
}
public void drawShapes(Graphics2D g2){
        Dimension d = getSize();
        int gridWidth = 400 / 6;
        int gridHeight = 300 / 2;

        int rowspacing = 5;
        int columnspacing = 7;
        int rectWidth = gridWidth - columnspacing;
        int rectHeight = gridHeight - rowspacing;

        Color fg3D = Color.lightGray;

        g2.setPaint(fg3D);
        g2.drawRect(80, 80, 400 - 1, 310);
        g2.setPaint(fg);

        int x = 85;
        int y = 87;


        // draw Line2D.Double
        g2.draw(new Line2D.Double(x, y+rectHeight-1, x + rectWidth, y));
        x += gridWidth;

        // draw Rectangle2D.Double
        g2.setStroke(stroke);
        g2.draw(new Rectangle2D.Double(x, y, rectWidth, rectHeight));
        x += gridWidth;

        // draw  RoundRectangle2D.Double
        g2.setStroke(dashed);
        g2.draw(new RoundRectangle2D.Double(x, y, rectWidth,
                                            rectHeight, 10, 10));
        x += gridWidth;

        // draw Arc2D.Double
        g2.setStroke(wideStroke);
        g2.draw(new Arc2D.Double(x, y, rectWidth, rectHeight, 90,
                                 135, Arc2D.OPEN));
        x += gridWidth;

        // draw Ellipse2D.Double
        g2.setStroke(stroke);

        g2.draw(new Ellipse2D.Double(x, y, rectWidth, rectHeight));
        x += gridWidth;

        // draw GeneralPath (polygon)
        int x1Points[] = {x, x+rectWidth, x, x+rectWidth};
        int y1Points[] = {y, y+rectHeight, y+rectHeight, y};
        GeneralPath polygon = new GeneralPath(GeneralPath.WIND_EVEN_ODD,
                                              x1Points.length);
        polygon.moveTo(x1Points[0], y1Points[0]);
        for ( int index = 1; index < x1Points.length; index++ ) {  
            polygon.lineTo(x1Points[index], y1Points[index]);
        };
        polygon.closePath();

        g2.draw(polygon);

        // NEW ROW
        x = 85;
       y += gridHeight;

        // draw GeneralPath (polyline)

        int x2Points[] = {x, x+rectWidth, x, x+rectWidth};
        int y2Points[] = {y, y+rectHeight, y+rectHeight, y};
        GeneralPath polyline = new GeneralPath(GeneralPath.WIND_EVEN_ODD,
                                               x2Points.length);
        polyline.moveTo (x2Points[0], y2Points[0]);
       for ( int index = 1; index < x2Points.length; index++ ) {
            polyline.lineTo(x2Points[index], y2Points[index]);
        };

        g2.draw(polyline);
        x += gridWidth;

        // fill Rectangle2D.Double (red)
        g2.setPaint(red);
        g2.fill(new Rectangle2D.Double(x, y, rectWidth, rectHeight));
        g2.setPaint(fg);
        x += gridWidth;

        // fill RoundRectangle2D.Double
        GradientPaint redtowhite = new GradientPaint(x,y,red,x+rectWidth, y,white);
        g2.setPaint(redtowhite);
        g2.fill(new RoundRectangle2D.Double(x, y, rectWidth,
                                            rectHeight, 10, 10));
        g2.setPaint(fg);
        x += gridWidth;

        // fill Arc2D
        g2.setPaint(red);
        g2.fill(new Arc2D.Double(x, y, rectWidth, rectHeight, 90,
                                 135, Arc2D.OPEN));
        g2.setPaint(fg);
        x += gridWidth;

        // fill Ellipse2D.Double
        redtowhite = new GradientPaint(x,y,red,x+rectWidth, y,white);
        g2.setPaint(redtowhite);
        g2.fill (new Ellipse2D.Double(x, y, rectWidth, rectHeight));
        g2.setPaint(fg);
        x += gridWidth;
        // fill and stroke GeneralPath
        int x3Points[] = {x, x+rectWidth, x, x+rectWidth};
        int y3Points[] = {y, y+rectHeight, y+rectHeight, y};
        GeneralPath filledPolygon = new GeneralPath(GeneralPath.WIND_EVEN_ODD,
                                                    x3Points.length);
        filledPolygon.moveTo(x3Points[0], y3Points[0]);
        for ( int index = 1; index < x3Points.length; index++ ) {
            filledPolygon.lineTo(x3Points[index], y3Points[index]);
        };
        filledPolygon.closePath();
        g2.setPaint(red);
        g2.fill(filledPolygon);
        g2.setPaint(fg);
        g2.draw(filledPolygon);
    }


    public int print(Graphics g, PageFormat pf, int pi) throws PrinterException {
        if (pi >= 1) {
            return Printable.NO_SUCH_PAGE;
        }
        drawShapes((Graphics2D) g);
        return Printable.PAGE_EXISTS;
    }

   public static void main(String s[]){
        WindowListener l = new WindowAdapter() {
                public void windowClosing(WindowEvent e) {System.exit(0);}
                public void windowClosed(WindowEvent e) {System.exit(0);}
        };
        JFrame f = new JFrame();
        f.addWindowListener(l);
        JPanel panel = new JPanel();
        panel.add(button);
        f.getContentPane().add(BorderLayout.SOUTH, panel);
        f.getContentPane().add(BorderLayout.CENTER, new PrintTest());
        f.setSize(580, 500);
        f.show();
    }

}
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great! thank you
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