I have a class that extends JPanel and implements Printable. The paintComponent() method of this class creates an image which I can print, but with some problems: 1: The print quality if very poor. I have researched the PrintQuality class, but I cannot get it to work, I think becuase it is a protected class, so here is what I've tried:
But I get the following error:
SketchPane.java:589: cannot resolve symbol symbol : constructor PrintQuality (javax.print.attribute.standard.PrintQuality ) location: class javax.print.attribute.standard.PrintQuality new PrintQuality( PrintQuality.HIGH ) ) );
2: I changed the PrintDialog to the Copnvenience method The PrintQuality is shown under the Appearance tab but is input inhibited.
3: The Job Name is listed as Java Printing. I want to change the job name, so before the printDialog I have
But the Job Name still shows as Java Printing.
4: Finally, it is my understanding that the x,y coordinates are supposed to start at the inside of the left and top margins (as indicated here) but when I perform a print the image is cut off on the top and left by the width of the margin.
5: This class extends JPanel, and the image is slightly smaller than the JPanel (which has a gray background), so when I implement printable with the following method
I get part of the JPanel background on the printout. Is there no way I can simply print the BufferedImage of the graphic?
Printing is going to be a huge part of this project, so if anyone has any suggestions or good references I'd sure appreciate it!
Wait a minute, I'm trying to think of something clever to say...<p>Joel