Parthanaux Parthanaux - 2 months ago 6
Javascript Question

Javascript print in a new window won't display images

I'am struggling with a problem and I was hoping you can help me. I created a function that prints out data from inputs in a page. However, logo I am using on a print page won't be displayed like as if a link to the image is broken. Any thoughts?

Here is the code:

function printReport() {
win=null;
var vin = $("input[name='vin']").val();
var make = $("select[name='make']").val();
var printData = '<table width="960" border="0" align="center"> <tr> <td colspan="2"><img src="http://localhost/site/images/logo_print.png" width="291" height="109" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><div class="print-title" align="center">Service report </div></td> </tr> <tr> <td width="196">Vin:</td> <td width="754"><b>'+ vin +'</b></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Make:</td> <td><b>'+ make +'</b></td> </tr> </table>';
win = window.open();
self.focus();
win.document.open();
win.document.write('<'+'html'+'><'+'head'+'><'+'style'+'>');
win.document.write("body, td { height: 25px; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 17px; color:#333333;} .logo{ background:url(http://localhost/clubdfrance/images/logo_print.png); background-repeat:no-repeat; display:block; width:291px; height:109px;} .print-title{ display:block; margin-top:10px; font-size: 25px; }");
win.document.write('<'+'/'+'style'+'><'+'/'+'head'+'><'+'body'+'>');
win.document.write(printData);
win.document.write('<'+'/'+'body'+'><'+'/'+'html'+'>');
win.document.close();
win.print();
win.close();

Answer

Here is the solution for everyone out there who has this problem. Problem is with the browsers. They are designed not to print images like this in order to save printers ink. Walkaround for this problem is using CSS media print and list-style-image.

CSS:

@media all{
   printed-div{
       display:none;
   }
}

@media print{
   printed-div{
       display:block;
   }
   .logo-print{
       width:291px;
       height:109px;
       display: list-item;
       list-style-image: url(../images/logo_print.png);
       list-style-position: inside;
   }
}

HTML

<div class="printed-div"></div>

JAVASCRIPT

function printReport() {
    $(".printed-div").html();
    var vin = $("input[name='vin']").val();
    var make = $("select[name='make']").val();
    var printData = '<table width="960" border="0" align="center"> <tr> <td colspan="2"><div class="logo-print"></div></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"><div align="center">Report</div></td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td width="260">Vin:</td> <td width="700"><b>'+ vin +'</b></td> </tr> <tr> <td>Make:</td> <td><b>'+ make +'</b></td> </tr> </table>';
    $(".printed-div").append(printData);
}