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Sahana Hegde
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Hi guys,

Is there any way in which I can get the print preview of the page using a javascript.

I am using this function now.

Can I get the print preview of this instead of print?

Thanks
Eric Pascarello
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JavaScript just has window.print() out of the box so nope. You could look into ActiveX, but that limits you to IE only.

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The browser provides print preview (as provided by the print architecture of the underlying OS). Why do you need something more than the browser provides?


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Sahana Hegde
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If thats not possible then I have another question. When I open the content in the above code in a new window. It keeps loading.The loading of the page does not stop. When I try to go to print preview from the menu it hangs.
Sometimes it does not hang, when I go to print preview gives message "Please try after the page loads"
How can I correct this?
[ December 01, 2008: Message edited by: Sahana Hegde ]
Eric Pascarello
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When the window is hanging are you removing the line myWin.document.close();? That line is important and does not close the browser window.

You should swap the print line too:



to



Eric
Sahana Hegde
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I tried retaining only this code to check if it finishes loading.

Still the same, keeps loading the page.
Eric Pascarello
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You did not close the document like I said had to be done in my last post.

You need the myWin.document.close() in there.

Eric
Sahana Hegde
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works thanks a lot.
 
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