Class PrintUtilities

  extended by cc.mallet.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
Fields inherited from interface java.awt.print.Printable
Constructor Summary
PrintUtilities(java.awt.Component componentToBePrinted)
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()
 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


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


public static void printComponent(java.awt.Component c)


public void print()


public int print(java.awt.Graphics g,
                 java.awt.print.PageFormat pageFormat,
                 int pageIndex)
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.

See Also:


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