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Hi,

How to write a print fucntionality in javascript and html. when i click on the Print button; it has to print the map on the browser. this is related to GIS website.
Posted 17-Jan-13 8:28am
lisalis197

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Please see:
http://www.htmlgoodies.com/beyond/javascript/article.php/3471121/Print-a-Web-Page-Using-JavaScript.htm[^],
http://www.javascripter.net/faq/printing.htm[^],
http://www.tutorialspoint.com/javascript/javascript_page_printing.htm[^].

You can find a lot more: http://bit.ly/102tfPX[^].

I would give you some advice. You can trust your user more: this is the one who knows when to print and how. However, you need to provide a "printable version" of the data presented on the page, which does not have to be the page itself. A print on the page and a Web page are very different kinds of media. For example, it's totally pointless to print check boxes, text input controls, as the user's click on paper won't work anyway Smile | :) . But you need to print corresponding data.

One of the nice ways for presenting the "printable version" in an integral and transparent way, is CSS @media feature. You can provide the same content, but use different CSS rules to hide are re-arrange some elements depending on the media. Please see:
http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_mediatypes.asp[^],
http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS2/media.html[^],
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/CSS/@media[^].

Good luck,
—SA
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Comments
Espen Harlinn 17-Jan-13 16:24pm
   
Good points :-D
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 17-Jan-13 16:41pm
   
Thank you, Espen.
—SA
Manas Bhardwaj 17-Jan-13 16:55pm
   
Good answer +5!
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 17-Jan-13 16:57pm
   
Thank you, Manas.
—SA
Adam R Harris 17-Jan-13 17:47pm
   
Good answer, my 5.
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 17-Jan-13 17:52pm
   
Thank you, Adam.
—SA

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