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Class PrintUtilities  view PrintUtilities download

  extended byorg.dinopolis.util.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
protected  java.awt.Component componentToBePrinted
Fields inherited from interface java.awt.print.Printable
Constructor Summary
(package private) PrintUtilities(java.awt.Component componentToBePrinted)
          Constructor taking the component to be printed
Method Summary
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()
          Prints the component set in the constructor
 int print(java.awt.Graphics g, java.awt.print.PageFormat pageFormat, int pageIndex)
          Implementation of the Printable interface.
static void printComponent(java.awt.Component componentToBePrinted)
          Prints the given component.
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Field Detail


protected java.awt.Component componentToBePrinted
Constructor Detail


PrintUtilities(java.awt.Component componentToBePrinted)
Constructor taking the component to be printed

Method Detail


public static void printComponent(java.awt.Component componentToBePrinted)
Prints the given component.


public void print()
Prints the component set in the constructor


public int print(java.awt.Graphics g,
                 java.awt.print.PageFormat pageFormat,
                 int pageIndex)
Implementation of the Printable interface.

Specified by:
print in interface java.awt.print.Printable


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.


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