Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

print image file from page link?

Posted on 2009-07-07
3
Medium Priority
?
1,081 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
This tutorial about printing from javascript:

http://nice-tutorials.blogspot.com/2009/05/print-using-javascript.html

gave me an idea.

He talks about printing a hidden image on a page by creating a print preview window and letting the user print it out.  I don't understand all of it, but I like the idea of sending an image straight to print preview.

I have a small image on my web page, and the user needs to be able to print a full size copy.  

It would be nice to have a set up where the user clicks on the image, and the print preview comes up displaying a different image file (a larger version of what's on the page).

So something like:

<A <!-- javascript here to pop up print preview of full-size.jpg -->><IMG SRC="small-size.jpg"></A>

Is it possible to go straight to print preview like that, and if so, can you write it?

Thank you,   Chris
0
Comment
Question by:St_Aug_Beach_Bum
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 75

Accepted Solution

by:
Michel Plungjan earned 2000 total points
ID: 24800688
Sure
<a href="bigimage.jpg" target="printwin"
onClick="return printIt(this)"><img src="thumbnail.jpg" border="0" /></a>
<script>
function printIt(link) {
  var w=window.open("",link.target,"width=500,height=500");
  if(w) { 
    w.document.write('<body onload="window.focus(); window.print()">'+
      '<a href="#" onClick="window.close(); return false"><img title="Click to close" src="'+link.href+'" /></a>'+
      '</body>');
    w.document.close();
    return false; // cancel link
  }
  return true; /* follow link, user has a popup blocker and needs to print the new window himself */
}
</script>

Open in new window

0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:St_Aug_Beach_Bum
ID: 31600603
mplungjan,

I'm very sorry, I don't know why I didn't get back and get these points to you earlier.  
0
 
LVL 75

Expert Comment

by:Michel Plungjan
ID: 25475099
Np. Thanks
0

Featured Post

Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Article by: DanRollins
This article describes a JavaScript program that creates a maze made of hexagonal cells.  In Part 2 (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Scripting/JavaScript/A_7850-Hex-Maze-Part-2.html), we'll extend the program by adding a depth-…
In this blog, we’ll look at how improvements to Percona XtraDB Cluster improved IST performance.
The viewer will learn the basics of jQuery, including how to invoke it on a web page. Reference your jQuery libraries: (CODE) Include your new external js/jQuery file: (CODE) Write your first lines of code to setup your site for jQuery.: (CODE)
The viewer will learn the basics of jQuery including how to code hide show and toggles. Reference your jQuery libraries: (CODE) Include your new external js/jQuery file: (CODE) Write your first lines of code to setup your site for jQuery…

772 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question