'Print to file' not working correctly when printing silently




14 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: joery.olthuis, Unassigned)


Windows XP

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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Build Identifier: Mozilla 1.7

I'm using Mozilla 1.7 embedded in a Microsoft Win32 application.

My application supports several document types, each associated with its own 
print settings. This requires me to show a print dialog only once for each 
document type. After that, the printSilent setting is set to true. This works 
fine when printing to a printer, but not when 'print to file' is specified. 
I believe this has to do with two problems:

1. nsDeviceContextSpecWin::CheckForPrintToFile ignores the 'print to file' 
setting as well as the return value of nsIPrintSettings::GetToFileName. 
Instead, it uses the printer name to determine whether printing to file is 
wanted, which I believe to be incorrect.

2. nsPrintSettings::CheckForPrinters fills in a valid printer name. So even if 
I fill in a filename instead of a printer name to satisfy 
nsDeviceContextSpecWin::CheckForPrintToFile, this still doesn't work because 
it is overruled by nsPrintSettings::CheckForPrinters.

I haven't tested this, but I guess the user might be able to print to file if 
the 'print silent' setting is off, because this causes a print dialog to be 
shown not until after nsPrintSettings::CheckForPrinters has done its job. 
Clearing the 'print silent' setting is not an option for me though, so I 
currently have no workaround.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
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Last Resolved: 13 years ago
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