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Shans sat
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Dear friends,
I'm having ArrayList collection. That ArrayList contains Employee object. The Employee object contains Id, Name, Dept, DOJ, Address properties.
I have to print this ArrayList in a table format.

Could anyone please tell me how to display the print dialogue box and print the ArrayList values in table format?




Thanks in advance,
Shans
 
Campbell Ritchie
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What exactly do you mean by printing? On paper or on the command/terminal window?

What does toString() in Employee return?
Can you write a prettyPrintToString() or even a void prettyPrint() method in the Employee class? Then you could iterate through your List and call a pretty-printing method on each included Object.
 
Shans sat
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I really mean to printing on a paper.
 
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A lazy way is to create a JTable, fill it with your objects, then print that. JTable has some nice methods for printing.
 
Shans sat
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For that I used print() method to print the table values (on paper).




But, the time taken for displaying print dialouge box so late and printing operation is done very slowly.

Could anyone please tell me is there any better way and fastest way to print the table values?
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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