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window.print() doesn't work!?

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First of all, this one is driving me crazy, so thanks in advance for any
help!!

I've got a javascript function in a parent document that generates an HTML
document on the fly when a button is clicked... that generated popup
contains a button that's supposed to print the contents of the popup window
(self). However, the button won't print (nothing happens on click) from the
newly generated popup to print the contents of the window... the complete
source for the generated page is below, I've tried every combination I can
think of, but absolutely nothing happens when I click the button... I tried
the right-click print from the context menu, and everything comes up... so,
the issue's in code somewhere! argh!

<HTML>
<HEAD>
<TITLE>Generated 2/19/2004 at 14:18</TITLE>
</HEAD>
<BODY bgcolor='#FFFFFF' text='#000000' style='margin: 0em'>
<DIV ALIGN='center'>
<IMG SRC=graphs/ChartPic_000001.jpeg width=600 height=300>
<form>
<input type=button value="Print Document" onclick="window.print()">
</form>
</DIV>
</BODY>
</HTML>
...and just in case someone is interested in the code that generates this
window in the parent page... it's below...

<!-- Begin
function popUp(URL,TITLE,IMGWIDTH,IMGHEIGHT,WINWIDTH,WINHEI GHT) {
day = new Date();
id = day.getTime();
dateTime = day.getMonth()+1 +'/'+ day.getDate() +'/'+ day.getFullYear() +'
at '+ day.getHours() +':'+ day.getMinutes();
eval("newWindow = window.open('','"+ id
+"','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,statusbar=0 ,menubar=0,resizable=0,wid
th=" +WINWIDTH+ ",height=" +WINHEIGHT+ "')");
newWindow.document.write("<HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Gener ated "+ dateTime
+"</TITLE></HEAD><BODY bgcolor='#FFFFFF' text='#000000' style='margin:
0em'><DIV ALIGN='center'><IMG SRC=" +URL+ " width=" +IMGWIDTH+ " height="
+IMGHEIGHT+ "><form><input type=button value=\"Print Document\"
onclick=\"window.print()\"></form></DIV></BODY></HTML>")
newWindow.document.close
}
//-->
</SCRIPT>
Jul 20 '05 #1
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OK, I did some additional testing, and if i view source, then save that to
an .html and open it with NO changes - the code works...

So, is there something (security?) keeping this function from working from a
popup window? Is it because I've hidden the toolbar, status, etc?

"Craig" <so*****@microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:q%******************@twister.rdc-kc.rr.com...
First of all, this one is driving me crazy, so thanks in advance for any
help!!

I've got a javascript function in a parent document that generates an HTML
document on the fly when a button is clicked... that generated popup
contains a button that's supposed to print the contents of the popup window (self). However, the button won't print (nothing happens on click) from the newly generated popup to print the contents of the window... the complete
source for the generated page is below, I've tried every combination I can
think of, but absolutely nothing happens when I click the button... I tried the right-click print from the context menu, and everything comes up... so, the issue's in code somewhere! argh!

<HTML>
<HEAD>
<TITLE>Generated 2/19/2004 at 14:18</TITLE>
</HEAD>
<BODY bgcolor='#FFFFFF' text='#000000' style='margin: 0em'>
<DIV ALIGN='center'>
<IMG SRC=graphs/ChartPic_000001.jpeg width=600 height=300>
<form>
<input type=button value="Print Document" onclick="window.print()">
</form>
</DIV>
</BODY>
</HTML>
..and just in case someone is interested in the code that generates this
window in the parent page... it's below...

<!-- Begin
function popUp(URL,TITLE,IMGWIDTH,IMGHEIGHT,WINWIDTH,WINHEI GHT) {
day = new Date();
id = day.getTime();
dateTime = day.getMonth()+1 +'/'+ day.getDate() +'/'+ day.getFullYear() +' at '+ day.getHours() +':'+ day.getMinutes();
eval("newWindow = window.open('','"+ id
+"','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,statusbar=0 ,menubar=0,resizable=0,wid th=" +WINWIDTH+ ",height=" +WINHEIGHT+ "')");
newWindow.document.write("<HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Gener ated "+ dateTime
+"</TITLE></HEAD><BODY bgcolor='#FFFFFF' text='#000000' style='margin:
0em'><DIV ALIGN='center'><IMG SRC=" +URL+ " width=" +IMGWIDTH+ " height="
+IMGHEIGHT+ "><form><input type=button value=\"Print Document\"
onclick=\"window.print()\"></form></DIV></BODY></HTML>")
newWindow.document.close
}
//-->
</SCRIPT>

Jul 20 '05 #2

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"Craig" <so*****@microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:q%******************@twister.rdc-kc.rr.com...
<snip>
eval("newWindow = window.open('','"+ id
+"','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,statusbar= 0,menubar=0,
resizable=0,width=" +WINWIDTH+ ",height=" +WINHEIGHT+ "')");
This operation does not require the - eval - function. eval is almost
never needed in javascript.

<URL: http://jibbering.com/faq/#FAQ4_40 >

newWindow = window.open('', id,
('scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=" +
WINWIDTH+ ",height=" +
WINHEIGHT));

It is never a good idea to open a window that is not resizable, it makes
no significant difference to the appearance and if not resizable the
onus is on the programmer to open the window the correct size. There are
so many variable (and some unknowable) factors involved in determining
the correct size for a new window that no adequate
cross-browser/configuration code exists for the task. So the only way of
guaranteeing that the user will be able to access the content of a
window is to leave it resizable and preferably enable the scrollbars. If
any one window feature is specified then any unspecified features will
be set to off.

<snip> newWindow.document.close

^^^
The close function of the document should be called to close the
document. an expression that does no more that refer to it will not
achieve that.

<snip>

Richard.
Jul 20 '05 #3

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Yes, Yes, and Yes... I agree with your resizable, I'm going to change that.

More importantly, you're right about the close... since it wasn't called the
document was hanging open and IE won't open the print dialog from js while
the page is still loading... once I got that close on there correctly, it
worked exactly as expected.

Thanks so much!

"Richard Cornford" <Ri*****@litotes.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
news:c1*******************@news.demon.co.uk...
"Craig" <so*****@microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:q%******************@twister.rdc-kc.rr.com...
<snip>
eval("newWindow = window.open('','"+ id
+"','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,statusbar= 0,menubar=0,
resizable=0,width=" +WINWIDTH+ ",height=" +WINHEIGHT+ "')");


This operation does not require the - eval - function. eval is almost
never needed in javascript.

<URL: http://jibbering.com/faq/#FAQ4_40 >

newWindow = window.open('', id,
('scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=" +
WINWIDTH+ ",height=" +
WINHEIGHT));

It is never a good idea to open a window that is not resizable, it makes
no significant difference to the appearance and if not resizable the
onus is on the programmer to open the window the correct size. There are
so many variable (and some unknowable) factors involved in determining
the correct size for a new window that no adequate
cross-browser/configuration code exists for the task. So the only way of
guaranteeing that the user will be able to access the content of a
window is to leave it resizable and preferably enable the scrollbars. If
any one window feature is specified then any unspecified features will
be set to off.

<snip>
newWindow.document.close

^^^
The close function of the document should be called to close the
document. an expression that does no more that refer to it will not
achieve that.

<snip>

Richard.

Jul 20 '05 #4

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