how to send content of a text file directly to the default printer not showing the print dialog using ASP.NET

Posted on 2016-10-10
Last Modified: 2016-10-31
how to send content of a text file directly to the default printer not showing the print dialog using ASP.NET
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Expert Comment

by:Paul MacDonald
ID: 41837015
Can't be done, as far as I know.  This would be a huge security failure.

Author Comment

ID: 41838544
Could you please elaborate regarding security failure? or please provide alternate solution.
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Paul MacDonald earned 500 total points (awarded by participants)
ID: 41838617
Imagine anyone on any web site being able to force your printer to print something without your intervention.  Huge.  Security.  Failure.

The alternative solution is to bring up the printer dialog via one means or another, often by using the javascript window.print() command.  If you just want to pop the dialog up once the page is loaded you could do something like...

<script language=JavaScript>
window.onload = function () { window.print() };

Author Comment

ID: 41838621
Thank you. Appreciated!
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Expert Comment

by:Paul MacDonald
ID: 41866591
Closing because the OP didn't and I was prompted to do it for him.

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