public abstract class PrintJob extends Object
An abstract class which initiates and executes a print job. It provides access to a print graphics object which renders to an appropriate print device.
PrintJob()Constructor for subclasses to call.
Method SummaryModifier and TypeMethodDescription
end()Ends the print job and does any necessary cleanup.
finalizemethod has been deprecated.
abstract GraphicsGets a Graphics object that will draw to the next page.
abstract DimensionReturns the dimensions of the page in pixels.
abstract intReturns the resolution of the page in pixels per inch.
abstract booleanReturns true if the last page will be printed first.
PrintJobprotected PrintJob()Constructor for subclasses to call.
getGraphicspublic abstract Graphics getGraphics()Gets a Graphics object that will draw to the next page. The page is sent to the printer when the graphics object is disposed. This graphics object will also implement the PrintGraphics interface.
- the graphics context for printing the next page
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getPageDimensionpublic abstract Dimension getPageDimension()Returns the dimensions of the page in pixels. The resolution of the page is chosen so that it is similar to the screen resolution.
- the page dimension
getPageResolutionpublic abstract int getPageResolution()Returns the resolution of the page in pixels per inch. Note that this doesn't have to correspond to the physical resolution of the printer.
- the page resolution
lastPageFirstpublic abstract boolean lastPageFirst()Returns true if the last page will be printed first.
trueif the last page will be printed first; otherwise
endpublic abstract void end()Ends the print job and does any necessary cleanup.
finalizemethod has been deprecated. Subclasses that override
finalizein order to perform cleanup should be modified to use alternative cleanup mechanisms and to remove the overriding
finalizemethod. When overriding the
finalizemethod, its implementation must explicitly ensure that
super.finalize()is invoked as described in
Object.finalize(). See the specification for
Object.finalize()for further information about migration options.Ends this print job once it is no longer referenced.