com.trolltech.qt.gui
Class QPrinter

java.lang.Object
  extended by com.trolltech.qt.internal.QSignalEmitterInternal
      extended by com.trolltech.qt.QSignalEmitter
          extended by com.trolltech.qt.QtJambiObject
              extended by com.trolltech.qt.gui.QPrinter
All Implemented Interfaces:
QPaintDeviceInterface, QtJambiInterface

public class QPrinter
extends QtJambiObject
implements QPaintDeviceInterface

The QPrinter class is a paint device that paints on a printer. This device represents a series of pages of printed output, and is used in almost exactly the same way as other paint devices such as QWidget and QPixmap. A set of additional functions are provided to manage device-specific features, such as orientation and resolution, and to step through the pages in a document as it is generated.

When printing directly to a printer on Windows or Mac OS X, QPrinter uses the built-in printer drivers. On X11, QPrinter uses the Common Unix Printing System (CUPS) or the standard Unix lpr utility to send PostScript or PDF output to the printer. As an alternative, the printProgram() function can be used to specify the command or utility to use instead of the system default.

QPrinter supports a number of parameters, most of which can be changed by the end user through a print dialog. In general, QPrinter passes these functions onto the underlying QPrintEngine.

The most important parameters are:

Many of these functions can only be called before the actual printing begins (i.e., before QPainter::begin() is called). This usually makes sense because, for example, it's not possible to change the number of copies when you are halfway through printing. There are also some settings that the user sets (through the printer dialog) and that applications are expected to obey. See QAbstractPrintDialog's documentation for more details.

When QPainter::begin() is called, the QPrinter it operates on is prepared for a new page, enabling the QPainter to be used immediately to paint the first page in a document. Once the first page has been painted, newPage() can be called to request a new blank page to paint on, or QPainter::end() can be called to finish printing. The second page and all following pages are prepared using a call to newPage() before they are painted.

The first page in a document does not need to be preceded by a call to newPage(). You only need to calling newPage() after QPainter::begin() if you need to insert a blank page at the beginning of a printed document. Similarly, calling newPage() after the last page in a document is painted will result in a trailing blank page appended to the end of the printed document.

If you want to abort the print job, abort() will try its best to stop printing. It may cancel the entire job or just part of it.

Since QPrinter can print to any QPrintEngine subclass, it is possible to extend printing support to cover new types of printing subsystem by subclassing QPrintEngine and reimplementing its interface.

See also:
QPrintDialog, and Printing with Qt.


Nested Class Summary
static class QPrinter.ColorMode
          This enum type is used to indicate whether QPrinter should print in color or not.
static class QPrinter.DuplexMode
          This enum is used to indicate whether printing will occur on one or both sides of each sheet of paper (simplex or duplex printing).
static class QPrinter.Orientation
          This enum type (not to be confused with Orientation) is used to specify each page's orientation.
static class QPrinter.OutputFormat
          The OutputFormat enum is used to describe the format QPrinter should use for printing.
static class QPrinter.PageOrder
          This enum type is used by QPrinter to tell the application program how to print.
static class QPrinter.PageSize
          Use QPrinter::PaperSize instead.
static class QPrinter.PaperSource
          This enum type specifies what paper source QPrinter is to use.
static class QPrinter.PrinterMode
          This enum describes the mode the printer should work in.
static class QPrinter.PrinterState
           
static class QPrinter.PrintRange
          Used to specify the print range selection option.
static class QPrinter.Unit
          This enum type is used to specify the measurement unit for page and paper sizes.
 
Nested classes/interfaces inherited from class com.trolltech.qt.QSignalEmitter
QSignalEmitter.AbstractSignal, QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal0, QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal1, QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal2, QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal3, QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal4, QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal5, QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal6, QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal7, QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal8, QSignalEmitter.PrivateSignal9, QSignalEmitter.Signal0, QSignalEmitter.Signal1, QSignalEmitter.Signal2, QSignalEmitter.Signal3, QSignalEmitter.Signal4, QSignalEmitter.Signal5, QSignalEmitter.Signal6, QSignalEmitter.Signal7, QSignalEmitter.Signal8, QSignalEmitter.Signal9
 
Nested classes/interfaces inherited from class com.trolltech.qt.internal.QSignalEmitterInternal
com.trolltech.qt.internal.QSignalEmitterInternal.AbstractSignalInternal
 
Field Summary
 
Fields inherited from class com.trolltech.qt.internal.QSignalEmitterInternal
currentSender
 
Constructor Summary
QPrinter()
          Creates a new printer object with the given mode.
QPrinter(QPrinter.PrinterMode mode)
          Creates a new printer object with the given mode.
QPrinter(QPrinterInfo printer)
          Creates a new printer object with the given printer and mode.
QPrinter(QPrinterInfo printer, QPrinter.PrinterMode mode)
          Creates a new printer object with the given printer and mode.
 
Method Summary
 boolean abort()
          Aborts the current print run.
 boolean collateCopies()
          Returns true if collation is turned on when multiple copies is selected.
 QPrinter.ColorMode colorMode()
          Returns the current color mode.
 java.lang.String creator()
          Returns the name of the application that created the document.
 int depth()
          Returns the bit depth (number of bit planes) of the paint device.
 java.lang.String docName()
          Returns the document name.
 boolean doubleSidedPrinting()
          Returns true if double side printing is enabled.
 QPrinter.DuplexMode duplex()
          Returns the current duplex mode.
 boolean fontEmbeddingEnabled()
          Returns true if font embedding is enabled.
 int fromPage()
          Returns the number of the first page in a range of pages to be printed (the "from page" setting).
 boolean fullPage()
          Returns true if the origin of the printer's coordinate system is at the corner of the page and false if it is at the edge of the printable area.
 com.trolltech.qt.gui.QMarginsF getPageMargins(QPrinter.Unit unit)
          Returns the page margins for this printer.
 int height()
          Returns the height of the paint device in default coordinate system units (e.
 int heightMM()
          Returns the height of the paint device in millimeters.
 boolean isValid()
          Returns true if the printer currently selected is a valid printer in the system, or a pure PDF/PostScript printer; otherwise returns false.
 int logicalDpiX()
          Returns the horizontal resolution of the device in dots per inch, which is used when computing font sizes.
 int logicalDpiY()
          Returns the vertical resolution of the device in dots per inch, which is used when computing font sizes.
 int metric(QPaintDevice.PaintDeviceMetric arg__1)
          Returns the metric information for the given paint device metric.
 boolean newPage()
          Tells the printer to eject the current page and to continue printing on a new page.
 int numColors()
          Returns the number of different colors available for the paint device.
 int numCopies()
          Returns the number of copies to be printed.
 QPrinter.Orientation orientation()
          Returns the orientation setting.
 java.lang.String outputFileName()
          Returns the name of the output file.
 QPrinter.OutputFormat outputFormat()
          Returns the output format for this printer.
 QPrinter.PageOrder pageOrder()
          Returns the current page order.
 QRect pageRect()
          Returns the page's rectangle; this is usually smaller than the paperRect() since the page normally has margins between its borders and the paper.
 QRectF pageRect(QPrinter.Unit arg__1)
          Returns the page's rectangle in unit; this is usually smaller than the paperRect() since the page normally has margins between its borders and the paper.
 QPrinter.PageSize pageSize()
          Returns the printer page size.
 QPaintEngine paintEngine()
          Returns a pointer to the paint engine used for drawing on the device.
 boolean paintingActive()
          Returns true if the device is currently being painted on, i.
 QRect paperRect()
          Returns the paper's rectangle; this is usually larger than the pageRect().
 QRectF paperRect(QPrinter.Unit arg__1)
          Returns the paper's rectangle in unit; this is usually larger than the pageRect().
 QPrinter.PageSize paperSize()
          Returns the printer paper size.
 QSizeF paperSize(QPrinter.Unit unit)
          Returns the paper size in unit.
 QPrinter.PaperSource paperSource()
          Returns the printer's paper source.
 int physicalDpiX()
          Returns the horizontal resolution of the device in dots per inch.
 int physicalDpiY()
          Returns the horizontal resolution of the device in dots per inch.
 QPrintEngine printEngine()
          Returns the print engine used by the printer.
 java.lang.String printerName()
          Returns the printer name.
 QPrinter.PrinterState printerState()
          Returns the current state of the printer.
 java.lang.String printProgram()
          Returns the name of the program that sends the print output to the printer.
 QPrinter.PrintRange printRange()
          Returns the page range of the QPrinter.
 int resolution()
          Returns the current assumed resolution of the printer, as set by setResolution() or by the printer driver.
 void setCollateCopies(boolean collate)
          Sets the default value for collation checkbox when the print dialog appears.
 void setColorMode(QPrinter.ColorMode arg__1)
          Sets the printer's color mode to newColorMode, which can be either Color or GrayScale.
 void setCreator(java.lang.String arg__1)
          Sets the name of the application that created the document to creator.
 void setDocName(java.lang.String arg__1)
          Sets the document name to name.
 void setDoubleSidedPrinting(boolean enable)
          Enables double sided printing if doubleSided is true; otherwise disables it.
 void setDuplex(QPrinter.DuplexMode duplex)
          Enables double sided printing based on the duplex mode.
protected  void setEngines(QPrintEngine printEngine, QPaintEngine paintEngine)
          This function is used by subclasses of QPrinter to specify custom print and paint engines (printEngine and paintEngine, respectively).
 void setFontEmbeddingEnabled(boolean enable)
          Enabled or disables font embedding depending on enable.
 void setFromTo(int fromPage, int toPage)
          Sets the range of pages to be printed to cover the pages with numbers specified by from and to, where from corresponds to the first page in the range and to corresponds to the last.
 void setFullPage(boolean arg__1)
          If fp is true, enables support for painting over the entire page; otherwise restricts painting to the printable area reported by the device.
 void setNumCopies(int arg__1)
          Sets the number of copies to be printed to numCopies.
 void setOrientation(QPrinter.Orientation arg__1)
          Sets the print orientation to orientation.
 void setOutputFileName(java.lang.String arg__1)
          Sets the name of the output file to fileName.
 void setOutputFormat(QPrinter.OutputFormat format)
          Sets the output format for this printer to format.
 void setPageMargins(double left, double top, double right, double bottom, QPrinter.Unit unit)
          This function sets the left, top, right and bottom page margins for this printer.
 void setPageOrder(QPrinter.PageOrder arg__1)
          Sets the page order to pageOrder.
 void setPageSize(QPrinter.PageSize arg__1)
          Sets the printer page size based on newPageSize.
 void setPaperSize(QPrinter.PageSize arg__1)
          Sets the printer paper size to arg_1 if that size is supported.
 void setPaperSize(QSizeF paperSize, QPrinter.Unit unit)
          Sets the paper size based on paperSize in unit.
 void setPaperSource(QPrinter.PaperSource arg__1)
          Sets the paper source setting to source.
 void setPrinterName(java.lang.String arg__1)
          Sets the printer name to name.
 void setPrintProgram(java.lang.String arg__1)
          Sets the name of the program that should do the print job to printProg.
 void setPrintRange(QPrinter.PrintRange range)
          Sets the print range option in to be range.
 void setResolution(int arg__1)
          Requests that the printer prints at dpi or as near to dpi as possible.
 java.util.List supportedResolutions()
          Returns a list of the resolutions (a list of dots-per-inch integers) that the printer says it supports.
 int toPage()
          Returns the number of the last page in a range of pages to be printed (the "to page" setting).
 int width()
          Returns the width of the paint device in default coordinate system units (e.
 int widthMM()
          Returns the width of the paint device in millimeters.
 
Methods inherited from class com.trolltech.qt.QtJambiObject
dispose, disposed, equals, finalize, reassignNativeResources, tr, tr, tr
 
Methods inherited from class com.trolltech.qt.QSignalEmitter
blockSignals, disconnect, disconnect, signalsBlocked, signalSender, thread
 
Methods inherited from class com.trolltech.qt.internal.QSignalEmitterInternal
__qt_signalInitialization
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 
Methods inherited from interface com.trolltech.qt.QtJambiInterface
disableGarbageCollection, nativeId, nativePointer, reenableGarbageCollection, setJavaOwnership
 

Constructor Detail

QPrinter

public QPrinter()
Creates a new printer object with the given mode.


QPrinter

public QPrinter(QPrinter.PrinterMode mode)
Creates a new printer object with the given mode.


QPrinter

public QPrinter(QPrinterInfo printer)
Creates a new printer object with the given printer and mode.


QPrinter

public QPrinter(QPrinterInfo printer,
                QPrinter.PrinterMode mode)
Creates a new printer object with the given printer and mode.

Method Detail

abort

public final boolean abort()
Aborts the current print run. Returns true if the print run was successfully aborted and printerState() will return QPrinter::Aborted ; otherwise returns false.

It is not always possible to abort a print job. For example, all the data has gone to the printer but the printer cannot or will not cancel the job when asked to.


collateCopies

public final boolean collateCopies()
Returns true if collation is turned on when multiple copies is selected. Returns false if it is turned off when multiple copies is selected.

See also:
setCollateCopies().


colorMode

public final QPrinter.ColorMode colorMode()
Returns the current color mode.

See also:
setColorMode().


creator

public final java.lang.String creator()
Returns the name of the application that created the document.

See also:
setCreator().


depth

public final int depth()
Returns the bit depth (number of bit planes) of the paint device.

Specified by:
depth in interface QPaintDeviceInterface

docName

public final java.lang.String docName()
Returns the document name.

See also:
setDocName(), and QPrintEngine::PrintEnginePropertyKey .


doubleSidedPrinting

public final boolean doubleSidedPrinting()
Returns true if double side printing is enabled.

Currently this option is only supported on X11.

See also:
setDoubleSidedPrinting().


duplex

public final QPrinter.DuplexMode duplex()
Returns the current duplex mode.

Currently this option is only supported on X11.

See also:
setDuplex().


fontEmbeddingEnabled

public final boolean fontEmbeddingEnabled()
Returns true if font embedding is enabled.

Currently this option is only supported on X11.

See also:
setFontEmbeddingEnabled().


fromPage

public final int fromPage()
Returns the number of the first page in a range of pages to be printed (the "from page" setting). Pages in a document are numbered according to the convention that the first page is page 1.

By default, this function returns a special value of 0, meaning that the "from page" setting is unset.

Note: If fromPage() and toPage() both return 0, this indicates that the whole document will be printed.

See also:
setFromTo(), and toPage().


fullPage

public final boolean fullPage()
Returns true if the origin of the printer's coordinate system is at the corner of the page and false if it is at the edge of the printable area.

See setFullPage() for details and caveats.

See also:
setFullPage(), and PaperSize .


height

public final int height()
Returns the height of the paint device in default coordinate system units (e. . pixels for QPixmap and QWidget).

See also:
heightMM().

Specified by:
height in interface QPaintDeviceInterface

heightMM

public final int heightMM()
Returns the height of the paint device in millimeters. Due to platform limitations it may not be possible to use this function to determine the actual physical size of a widget on the screen.

See also:
height().

Specified by:
heightMM in interface QPaintDeviceInterface

isValid

public final boolean isValid()
Returns true if the printer currently selected is a valid printer in the system, or a pure PDF/PostScript printer; otherwise returns false.

To detect other failures check the output of QPainter::begin() or QPainter::nextPage().

The following code example is written in c++.

    QPrinter printer;
    printer.setOutputFormat(QPrinter::PdfFormat);
    printer.setOutputFileName("/foobar/nonwritable.pdf");
    QPainter painter;
    if (! painter.begin(&printer)) { // failed to open file
        qWarning("failed to open file, is it writable?");
        return 1;
    }
    painter.drawText(10, 10, "Test");
    if (! printer.newPage()) {
        qWarning("failed in flushing page to disk, disk full?");
        return 1;
    }
    painter.drawText(10, 10, "Test 2");
    painter.end();

See also:
setPrinterName().


logicalDpiX

public final int logicalDpiX()
Returns the horizontal resolution of the device in dots per inch, which is used when computing font sizes. For X11, this is usually the same as could be computed from widthMM().

Note that if the logicalDpiX() doesn't equal the physicalDpiX(), the corresponding QPaintEngine must handle the resolution mapping.

See also:
logicalDpiY(), and physicalDpiX().

Specified by:
logicalDpiX in interface QPaintDeviceInterface

logicalDpiY

public final int logicalDpiY()
Returns the vertical resolution of the device in dots per inch, which is used when computing font sizes. For X11, this is usually the same as could be computed from heightMM().

Note that if the logicalDpiY() doesn't equal the physicalDpiY(), the corresponding QPaintEngine must handle the resolution mapping.

See also:
logicalDpiX(), and physicalDpiY().

Specified by:
logicalDpiY in interface QPaintDeviceInterface

newPage

public final boolean newPage()
Tells the printer to eject the current page and to continue printing on a new page. Returns true if this was successful; otherwise returns false.

Calling newPage() on an inactive QPrinter object will always fail.


numColors

public final int numColors()
Returns the number of different colors available for the paint device. Since this value is an int, it will not be sufficient to represent the number of colors on 32 bit displays, in this case INT_MAX is returned instead.

Specified by:
numColors in interface QPaintDeviceInterface

numCopies

public final int numCopies()
Returns the number of copies to be printed. The default value is 1.

On Windows, Mac OS X and X11 systems that support CUPS, this will always return 1 as these operating systems can internally handle the number of copies.

On X11, this value will return the number of times the application is required to print in order to match the number specified in the printer setup dialog. This has been done since some printer drivers are not capable of buffering up the copies and in those cases the application must make an explicit call to the print code for each copy.

See also:
setNumCopies().


orientation

public final QPrinter.Orientation orientation()
Returns the orientation setting. This is driver-dependent, but is usually QPrinter::Portrait .

See also:
setOrientation().


outputFileName

public final java.lang.String outputFileName()
Returns the name of the output file. By default, this is an empty string (indicating that the printer shouldn't print to file).

See also:
setOutputFileName(), and QPrintEngine::PrintEnginePropertyKey .


outputFormat

public final QPrinter.OutputFormat outputFormat()
Returns the output format for this printer.

See also:
setOutputFormat().


pageOrder

public final QPrinter.PageOrder pageOrder()
Returns the current page order.

The default page order is FirstPageFirst.

See also:
setPageOrder().


pageRect

public final QRect pageRect()
Returns the page's rectangle; this is usually smaller than the paperRect() since the page normally has margins between its borders and the paper.

The unit of the returned rectangle is DevicePixel .

See also:
paperSize().


pageRect

public final QRectF pageRect(QPrinter.Unit arg__1)
Returns the page's rectangle in unit; this is usually smaller than the paperRect() since the page normally has margins between its borders and the paper.

See also:
paperSize().


pageSize

public final QPrinter.PageSize pageSize()
Returns the printer page size. The default value is driver-dependent.

Use paperSize() instead.

See also:
setPageSize().


paintingActive

public final boolean paintingActive()
Returns true if the device is currently being painted on, i. . someone has called QPainter::begin() but not yet called QPainter::end() for this device; otherwise returns false.

See also:
QPainter::isActive().

Specified by:
paintingActive in interface QPaintDeviceInterface

paperRect

public final QRect paperRect()
Returns the paper's rectangle; this is usually larger than the pageRect().

The unit of the returned rectangle is DevicePixel .

See also:
pageRect().


paperRect

public final QRectF paperRect(QPrinter.Unit arg__1)
Returns the paper's rectangle in unit; this is usually larger than the pageRect().

See also:
pageRect().


paperSize

public final QPrinter.PageSize paperSize()
Returns the printer paper size. The default value is driver-dependent.

See also:
setPaperSize(), pageRect(), and paperRect().


paperSize

public final QSizeF paperSize(QPrinter.Unit unit)
Returns the paper size in unit.

See also:
setPaperSize().


paperSource

public final QPrinter.PaperSource paperSource()
Returns the printer's paper source. This is Manual or a printer tray or paper cassette.

See also:
setPaperSource().


physicalDpiX

public final int physicalDpiX()
Returns the horizontal resolution of the device in dots per inch. For example, when printing, this resolution refers to the physical printer's resolution. The logical DPI on the other hand, refers to the resolution used by the actual paint engine.

Note that if the physicalDpiX() doesn't equal the logicalDpiX(), the corresponding QPaintEngine must handle the resolution mapping.

See also:
physicalDpiY(), and logicalDpiX().

Specified by:
physicalDpiX in interface QPaintDeviceInterface

physicalDpiY

public final int physicalDpiY()
Returns the horizontal resolution of the device in dots per inch. For example, when printing, this resolution refers to the physical printer's resolution. The logical DPI on the other hand, refers to the resolution used by the actual paint engine.

Note that if the physicalDpiY() doesn't equal the logicalDpiY(), the corresponding QPaintEngine must handle the resolution mapping.

See also:
physicalDpiX(), and logicalDpiY().

Specified by:
physicalDpiY in interface QPaintDeviceInterface

printEngine

public final QPrintEngine printEngine()
Returns the print engine used by the printer.


printProgram

public final java.lang.String printProgram()
Returns the name of the program that sends the print output to the printer.

The default is to return an empty string; meaning that QPrinter will try to be smart in a system-dependent way. On X11 only, you can set it to something different to use a specific print program. On the other platforms, this returns an empty string.

See also:
setPrintProgram(), and setPrinterSelectionOption().


printRange

public final QPrinter.PrintRange printRange()
Returns the page range of the QPrinter. After the print setup dialog has been opened, this function returns the value selected by the user.

See also:
setPrintRange().


printerName

public final java.lang.String printerName()
Returns the printer name. This value is initially set to the name of the default printer.

See also:
setPrinterName().


printerState

public final QPrinter.PrinterState printerState()
Returns the current state of the printer. This may not always be accurate (for example if the printer doesn't have the capability of reporting its state to the operating system).


resolution

public final int resolution()
Returns the current assumed resolution of the printer, as set by setResolution() or by the printer driver.

See also:
setResolution().


setCollateCopies

public final void setCollateCopies(boolean collate)
Sets the default value for collation checkbox when the print dialog appears. If collate is true, it will enable setCollateCopiesEnabled(). The default value is false. This value will be changed by what the user presses in the print dialog.

See also:
collateCopies().


setColorMode

public final void setColorMode(QPrinter.ColorMode arg__1)
Sets the printer's color mode to newColorMode, which can be either Color or GrayScale.

See also:
colorMode().


setCreator

public final void setCreator(java.lang.String arg__1)
Sets the name of the application that created the document to creator.

This function is only applicable to the X11 version of Qt. If no creator name is specified, the creator will be set to "Qt" followed by some version number.

See also:
creator().


setDocName

public final void setDocName(java.lang.String arg__1)
Sets the document name to name.

On X11, the document name is for example used as the default output filename in QPrintDialog. Note that the document name does not affect the file name if the printer is printing to a file. Use the setOutputFile() function for this.

See also:
docName(), and QPrintEngine::PrintEnginePropertyKey .


setDoubleSidedPrinting

public final void setDoubleSidedPrinting(boolean enable)
Enables double sided printing if doubleSided is true; otherwise disables it.

Currently this option is only supported on X11.

See also:
doubleSidedPrinting().


setDuplex

public final void setDuplex(QPrinter.DuplexMode duplex)
Enables double sided printing based on the duplex mode.

Currently this option is only supported on X11.

See also:
duplex().


setEngines

protected final void setEngines(QPrintEngine printEngine,
                                QPaintEngine paintEngine)
This function is used by subclasses of QPrinter to specify custom print and paint engines (printEngine and paintEngine, respectively).

QPrinter does not take ownership of the engines, so you need to manage these engine instances yourself.

Note that changing the engines will reset the printer state and all its properties.

See also:
printEngine(), paintEngine(), and setOutputFormat().


setFontEmbeddingEnabled

public final void setFontEmbeddingEnabled(boolean enable)
Enabled or disables font embedding depending on enable.

Currently this option is only supported on X11.

See also:
fontEmbeddingEnabled().


setFromTo

public final void setFromTo(int fromPage,
                            int toPage)
Sets the range of pages to be printed to cover the pages with numbers specified by from and to, where from corresponds to the first page in the range and to corresponds to the last.

Note: Pages in a document are numbered according to the convention that the first page is page 1. However, if from and to are both set to 0, the whole document will be printed.

This function is mostly used to set a default value that the user can override in the print dialog when you call setup().

See also:
fromPage(), and toPage().


setFullPage

public final void setFullPage(boolean arg__1)
If fp is true, enables support for painting over the entire page; otherwise restricts painting to the printable area reported by the device.

By default, full page printing is disabled. In this case, the origin of the QPrinter's coordinate system coincides with the top-left corner of the printable area.

If full page printing is enabled, the origin of the QPrinter's coordinate system coincides with the top-left corner of the paper itself. In this case, the device metrics will report the exact same dimensions as indicated by PaperSize . It may not be possible to print on the entire physical page because of the printer's margins, so the application must account for the margins itself.

See also:
fullPage(), setPaperSize(), width(), height(), and Printing with Qt.


setNumCopies

public final void setNumCopies(int arg__1)
Sets the number of copies to be printed to numCopies.

The printer driver reads this setting and prints the specified number of copies.

See also:
numCopies().


setOrientation

public final void setOrientation(QPrinter.Orientation arg__1)
Sets the print orientation to orientation.

The orientation can be either QPrinter::Portrait or QPrinter::Landscape .

The printer driver reads this setting and prints using the specified orientation.

On Windows, this option can be changed while printing and will take effect from the next call to newPage().

On Mac OS X, changing the orientation during a print job has no effect.

See also:
orientation().


setOutputFileName

public final void setOutputFileName(java.lang.String arg__1)
Sets the name of the output file to fileName.

Setting a null or empty name (0 or "") disables printing to a file. Setting a non-empty name enables printing to a file.

This can change the value of outputFormat(). If the file name has the suffix ".ps" then PostScript is automatically selected as output format. If the file name has the ".pdf" suffix PDF is generated. If the file name has a suffix other than ".ps" and ".pdf", the output format used is the one set with setOutputFormat().

QPrinter uses Qt's cross-platform PostScript or PDF print engines respectively. If you can produce this format natively, for example Mac OS X can generate PDF's from its print engine, set the output format back to NativeFormat .

See also:
outputFileName(), setOutputToFile(), and setOutputFormat().


setOutputFormat

public final void setOutputFormat(QPrinter.OutputFormat format)
Sets the output format for this printer to format.

See also:
outputFormat().


setPageMargins

public final void setPageMargins(double left,
                                 double top,
                                 double right,
                                 double bottom,
                                 QPrinter.Unit unit)
This function sets the left, top, right and bottom page margins for this printer. The unit of the margins are specified with the unit parameter.


setPageOrder

public final void setPageOrder(QPrinter.PageOrder arg__1)
Sets the page order to pageOrder.

The page order can be QPrinter::FirstPageFirst or QPrinter::LastPageFirst . The application is responsible for reading the page order and printing accordingly.

This function is mostly useful for setting a default value that the user can override in the print dialog.

This function is only supported under X11.

See also:
pageOrder().


setPageSize

public final void setPageSize(QPrinter.PageSize arg__1)
Sets the printer page size based on newPageSize.

Use setPaperSize() instead.

See also:
pageSize().


setPaperSize

public final void setPaperSize(QPrinter.PageSize arg__1)
Sets the printer paper size to arg_1 if that size is supported. The result is undefined if newPaperSize is not supported.

The default paper size is driver-dependent.

This function is useful mostly for setting a default value that the user can override in the print dialog.

See also:
paperSize(), PaperSize , setFullPage(), setResolution(), pageRect(), and paperRect().


setPaperSize

public final void setPaperSize(QSizeF paperSize,
                               QPrinter.Unit unit)
Sets the paper size based on paperSize in unit.

See also:
paperSize().


setPaperSource

public final void setPaperSource(QPrinter.PaperSource arg__1)
Sets the paper source setting to source.

Windows only: This option can be changed while printing and will take effect from the next call to newPage()

See also:
paperSource().


setPrintProgram

public final void setPrintProgram(java.lang.String arg__1)
Sets the name of the program that should do the print job to printProg.

On X11, this function sets the program to call with the PostScript output. On other platforms, it has no effect.

See also:
printProgram().


setPrintRange

public final void setPrintRange(QPrinter.PrintRange range)
Sets the print range option in to be range.

See also:
printRange().


setPrinterName

public final void setPrinterName(java.lang.String arg__1)
Sets the printer name to name.

See also:
printerName(), and isValid().


setResolution

public final void setResolution(int arg__1)
Requests that the printer prints at dpi or as near to dpi as possible.

This setting affects the coordinate system as returned by, for example QPainter::viewport().

This function must be called before QPainter::begin() to have an effect on all platforms.

See also:
resolution(), and setPaperSize().


supportedResolutions

public final java.util.List supportedResolutions()
Returns a list of the resolutions (a list of dots-per-inch integers) that the printer says it supports.

For X11 where all printing is directly to postscript, this function will always return a one item list containing only the postscript resolution, i.e., 72 (72 dpi -- but see PrinterMode ).


toPage

public final int toPage()
Returns the number of the last page in a range of pages to be printed (the "to page" setting). Pages in a document are numbered according to the convention that the first page is page 1.

By default, this function returns a special value of 0, meaning that the "to page" setting is unset.

Note: If fromPage() and toPage() both return 0, this indicates that the whole document will be printed.

The programmer is responsible for reading this setting and printing accordingly.

See also:
setFromTo(), and fromPage().


width

public final int width()
Returns the width of the paint device in default coordinate system units (e. . pixels for QPixmap and QWidget).

See also:
widthMM().

Specified by:
width in interface QPaintDeviceInterface

widthMM

public final int widthMM()
Returns the width of the paint device in millimeters. Due to platform limitations it may not be possible to use this function to determine the actual physical size of a widget on the screen.

See also:
width().

Specified by:
widthMM in interface QPaintDeviceInterface

metric

public int metric(QPaintDevice.PaintDeviceMetric arg__1)
Returns the metric information for the given paint device metric.

See also:
PaintDeviceMetric .

Specified by:
metric in interface QPaintDeviceInterface

paintEngine

public QPaintEngine paintEngine()
Returns a pointer to the paint engine used for drawing on the device.

Specified by:
paintEngine in interface QPaintDeviceInterface

getPageMargins

public final com.trolltech.qt.gui.QMarginsF getPageMargins(QPrinter.Unit unit)
Returns the page margins for this printer. The unit of the returned margins are specified with the unit parameter. This function was introduced in Qt 4.4.

Parameters:
unit - Specifies the unit of the returned margins.
Returns:
The page margins for this printer.