Class PrintUtilities

  • All Implemented Interfaces:

    public class PrintUtilities
    extends java.lang.Object
    implements java.awt.print.Printable
    A simple utility class that lets you very simply print an arbitrary component. Just pass the component to the PrintUtilities.printComponent. The component you want to print doesn't need a print method and doesn't have to implement any interface or do anything special at all.

    If you are going to be printing many times, it is marginally more efficient to first do the following:

        PrintUtilities printHelper = new PrintUtilities(theComponent);
    then later do printHelper.print(). But this is a very tiny difference, so in most cases just do the simpler PrintUtilities.printComponent(componentToBePrinted). 7/99 Marty Hall, May be freely used or adapted.
    • Field Summary

      • Fields inherited from interface java.awt.print.Printable

    • Constructor Summary

      Constructor Description
      PrintUtilities​(java.awt.Component componentToBePrinted)  
    • Method Summary

      All Methods Static Methods Instance Methods Concrete Methods 
      Modifier and Type Method Description
      static void disableDoubleBuffering​(java.awt.Component c)
      The speed and quality of printing suffers dramatically if any of the containers have double buffering turned on.
      static void enableDoubleBuffering​(java.awt.Component c)
      Re-enables double buffering globally.
      void print()  
      int print​(java.awt.Graphics g, java.awt.print.PageFormat pageFormat, int pageIndex)  
      static void printComponent​(java.awt.Component c)  
      • Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object

        clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
    • Constructor Detail

      • PrintUtilities

        public PrintUtilities​(java.awt.Component componentToBePrinted)
    • Method Detail

      • printComponent

        public static void printComponent​(java.awt.Component c)
      • print

        public void print()
      • print

        public int print​(java.awt.Graphics g,
                         java.awt.print.PageFormat pageFormat,
                         int pageIndex)
        Specified by:
        print in interface java.awt.print.Printable
      • disableDoubleBuffering

        public static void disableDoubleBuffering​(java.awt.Component c)
        The speed and quality of printing suffers dramatically if any of the containers have double buffering turned on. So this turns if off globally.
        See Also:
      • enableDoubleBuffering

        public static void enableDoubleBuffering​(java.awt.Component c)
        Re-enables double buffering globally.