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Printer Name

 
Rajesh Navduri
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Hi,

I have to print some PDF files located in the Server from the client PC to a predefined printer which is configured in another machine say \\myserver. Now I need to get the printer name on that machine and print PDF files on that printer.

Pl suggest


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Rajesh
 
Frank Jorga
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Getting the Printer name has innumberable options here a few:
- Write to a file, map there and read it (-)
- Write a small SOAP server and read via Webservice (SOAP Request) (+)
- Install Tomcat and write a small servlet (HTTP Request) (++)
- Write to a database and connect there (++)

That was the easy part.

Printing PDF requires a PDF Rendering engine like Acrobat
You can launch Acrobat for automatic printing in Windows via Shell extensions but i don't know if you can accomplish this without a JNI Interface into your OS.

Sorry, but i don't know something better

Frank
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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