Print a web page automatically (IE Only)


NOTE:   THIS CODE IS OLD.   MAY NOT WORK FOR NEWER VERSIONS OF IE.


If you want to have a "print page" button on a web page, and you want it to print automatically, without getting the "print dialog" box on your computer, you can use this code, but it only works for Internet Explorer:


<html>
<head>
<title>Print Test</title>
<script>
function Print()
{
if (document.all) 
{
WebBrowser1.ExecWB(6, 2) //use 6, 1 to prompt the print dialog or 6, 6 to omit it; 
WebBrowser1.outerHTML = "Devin";
}
else
{
window.print();
}
}
</script>
</head>
<body>
<object ID="WebBrowser1" WIDTH="0" HEIGHT="0" 
CLASSID="CLSID:8856F961-340A-11D0-A96B-00C04FD705A2"> 
</object>
<A HREF="#" onClick="Print()">Print this page</a>
</body>
</html>


IF YOU ARE USING MOZILLA:

A user can set a preference to print without dialog box.

Go to about:config (Type this in the address bar) 

Right click on any preference and select "NEW" > "BOOLEAN" IMPORTANT: DO NOT SELECT STRING or NUMERIC as this will not work if you are an idiot (like me) and select "STRING" 

type: print.always_print_silent 

Hit OK 

type: true 

Restart the browser. This writes a line to the prefs.js file (on windows) (or the user.js file on Linux?) the next time you start the browser, any javascript print(); command will print directly to the printer using the currently configured print settings. The exact syntax is: 

<a href="#" OnClick="window.print();">PRINT THIS WINDOW</a> 
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