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PDFPrintTest - Ruby

This sample illustrates how to print PDF document using currently selected default printer. It is possible to use PDFNet printing functionality in both client and server applications without dependance on any third party components.

# Copyright (c) 2001-2018 by PDFTron Systems Inc. All Rights Reserved.
# Consult LICENSE.txt regarding license information.

require '../../../PDFNetC/Lib/PDFNetRuby'
include PDFNetRuby

$stdout.sync = true

# The following sample illustrates how to print PDF document using currently selected
# default printer. 
# The first example uses the new PDF::Print::StartPrintJob function to send a rasterization 
# of the document with optimal compression to the printer.  If the OS is Windows 7, then the
# XPS print path will be used to preserve vector quality.  For earlier Windows versions
# the GDI print path will be used.  On other operating systems this will be a no-op
# The second example uses PDFDraw send unoptimized rasterized data via awt.print API. 
# If you would like to rasterize page at high resolutions (e.g. more than 600 DPI), you 
# should use PDFRasterizer or PDFNet vector output instead of PDFDraw.

	if ENV['OS'] == 'Windows_NT' 
		# Relative path to the folder containing the test files.
		input_path = "../../TestFiles/"
		doc = PDFDoc.new(input_path + "tiger.pdf")
		# Set our PrinterMode options
		printerMode = PrinterMode.new
		printerMode.SetDPI(100)		# regardless of ordering, an explicit DPI setting overrides the OutputQuality setting
		# If the XPS print path is being used, then the printer spooler file will
		# ignore the grayscale option and be in full color
		# printerMode.SetNUp(2,1)
		# printerMode.SetScaleType(PrinterMode.e_ScaleType_FitToOutPage)
		# Print the PDF document to the default printer, using "tiger.pdf" as the document
		# name, send the file to the printer not to an output file, print all pages, set the printerMode
		# and don't provide a cancel flag.
		Print.StartPrintJob(doc, "", doc.GetFileName(), "", nil, printerMode, nil)
		puts "Done."
		puts "This sample cannot be executed on this platform."