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PrintDialog for selecting the printers

Sumana Reddy

Joined: Oct 28, 2000
Posts: 14
I am a novice to Java Printing API.After spending sometime on Printing API, I came to know that we can pop up printDialog for printer selection
using either
ServiceUI.printDialog(gc, x ,y, printServices, defaultService, flavour)
Both the above PrintDialog boxs display the list of all available printers on your computer
I want to restrict these printers list to only certain printers.This is beacuse we restrict our users to print only on certified printers.So in the printDialog box, I want to list only those certified printers that are installed on their computer
I don't use Java printing API for actual printing.I use Java Printing API only for poping up the printDialog for printer selection and get the user selected printer info.I then pass the selected printer info to another application that takes care of printing to the specified printer
How can I acheive this?
Can you please tell me if there are any good tutorials, books or sample progrmas on java printing
I appreciate your valuable time and help
Bhagya Tangutur
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
Posts: 88
i guess this book may help you a lot in understanding swings(the link opens chapter on printing).i hope it helps

Sun Certified Java Programmer
I agree. Here's the link:
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