This sample plugin will clear the list of available printers and add the `printPDF` method as the sole printer. That means that clicking the print button will result in a PDF download.
Note: PDFs will be downloaded but the user has to open and print them manually.
A compiled version of the plugin is made available as
htmlviewer.printpdf.zip. In order to test this plugin, you need to copy the file into the plugins folder of your installation. Afterwards the server needs to be restarted.
Extending the HTML Viewer requires the registration of every additional resource in the ServerPluginManager. For more information please see the source files of this sample and the chapter
Platform Programming Guide | Plugins in the Help of the SDK.
The following steps need to be taken if changes are made to the plugin code.
plugin.properties and server plugin class are preconfigured to be used without modifications. If the sample is the basis for a custom plugin or just needs some adaptions, please refer to the platform programming guide for detailed instructions.
In order to build this plugin the following jar files are required at minimum:
inetcore.jar(included in the core directory)
clearreports.jar(included in the core directory)
You can copy these to the current sample directory or link them into the project of your IDE.
The plugin must be compiled into a jar file that is named like the id of the plugin. In this example it is
htmlviewerextension.jar. It also must contain the compiled sources as well as required language resources and images.
The target plugin is a zip file, named
htmlviewer.printpdf.zip in this example. It contains the compiled jar file and the
plugin.properties which configures the custom plugin.
build.gradle in the sample can be used to build the plugin as well as any other build system.
Copy the ZIP file of the plugin into the plugins directory of the server and restart it. If there are problems, then check the log file of the server for more details. The “Config” logger is used to log plugin registration issues.