How to change print params when using new java 1.6 JTextComponent print()
I have a JTextComponent (JTextArea). I am trying to print its contents with using the new 1.6 .print() functionality. This is working well. I am also doing this in a headless/non-interactive mode using the following method signature:
boolean print(MessageFormat headerFormat, MessageFormat footerFormat, boolean showPrintDialog, PrintService service, PrintRequestAttributeSet attributes, boolean interactive);
Again this prints out my content.
HOWEVER... I would like to set my own print parameters (namely Margin size and Paper Size)..Mine are custom/non-standard as this is for a receipt printer -
Is there any way to set/configure this information when using this form of printing ?
The problem I am having now is trying to get my content to fit the printable area - and I would love to have more control - I guess using PrintJob and Document this would be available through the PageFormat object - But I don't know how to do same using the convience print method above.
Thanks in advance -A-
You need to use the PrintRequestAttributeSet attributes to specify the attributes of the print job.
You create a new instance of the PrintRequestAttributeSet
PrintRequestAttributeSet attributes = new HashPrintRequestAttributeSet();
You then need to add the attributes for your request to that set. Take a look here for all the different attributes that you can use.