Jose Francis Jose Francis - 9 months ago 68
Android Question

How to print PDF, image and HTML documents from android device to a printer on wifi?

I need to implement document printing functionality in my android app.
I was able to print image file using the android printing framework code mentioned below :

private void doPhotoPrint(Bitmap bigbitmap)
PrintHelper photoPrinter = new PrintHelper(MainActivity.this);
photoPrinter.printBitmap("droids.jpg - test print", bigbitmap);

I went through the existing threads discussing the same question, but none of them help much.

The issue I am facing is with other document types like PDF and HLML.
It would be helpful if someone could give some insight on the same.

Answer Source

you can check this code

if(android.os.Build.VERSION.SDK_INT >= Build.VERSION_CODES.KITKAT) {
        PrintManager printManager = (PrintManager) this.getSystemService(Context.PRINT_SERVICE);
        String jobName = this.getString(R.string.app_name) + " Document";

        PrintDocumentAdapter pda = new PrintDocumentAdapter() {

            public void onWrite(PageRange[] pages, ParcelFileDescriptor destination, CancellationSignal cancellationSignal, WriteResultCallback callback) {
                InputStream input = null;
                OutputStream output = null;

                try {
                    AssetManager assetManager = getAssets();
                    File file = new File(getFilesDir(), "fact_sheet.pdf");                 
                    input ="fact_sheet.pdf");                        
                    output = new FileOutputStream(destination.getFileDescriptor());
                    byte[] buf = new byte[1024];
                    int bytesRead;

                    while ((bytesRead = > 0) {
                        output.write(buf, 0, bytesRead);

                    callback.onWriteFinished(new PageRange[]{PageRange.ALL_PAGES});

                } catch (FileNotFoundException ee) {
                    //Catch exception
                } catch (Exception e) {
                    //Catch exception
                } finally {
                    try {
                    } catch (IOException e) {

            public void onLayout(PrintAttributes oldAttributes, PrintAttributes newAttributes, CancellationSignal cancellationSignal, LayoutResultCallback callback, Bundle extras) {

                if (cancellationSignal.isCanceled()) {

                // int pages = computePageCount(newAttributes);

                PrintDocumentInfo pdi = new PrintDocumentInfo.Builder("Name of file").setContentType(PrintDocumentInfo.CONTENT_TYPE_DOCUMENT).build();

                callback.onLayoutFinished(pdi, true);
      printManager.print(jobName, pda, null);