JasperReport with spring MVC : print report on client side without displaying it

All we need is an easy explanation of the problem, so here it is.

I am developping a Spring MVC – Angularjs application.
I need to print reports, I chose JasperReport to do that.

Before I move on, I want to know if I can generate a report, then directly print it on the default printer set up on the client computer (printer which can change according to users) without displaying it on screen.
I have been looking for answers on this specific need, but couldn’t find any.

If anyone knows about it….

Source to generate report and print it:

HashMap<String, Object> params = new HashMap<String, Object>(); 
params.put("Title", "My Report");

InputStream reportStream = this.getClass().getResourceAsStream(TEMPLATE); 
JasperDesign jd = JRXmlLoader.load(reportStream);
JasperReport jr = JasperCompileManager.compileReport(jd);
JasperPrint jp = JasperFillManager.fillReport(jr, params, datasource.getDataSource());

JasperPrintManager.printReport(jp, false);

How to solve :

I know you bored from this bug, So we are here to help you! Take a deep breath and look at the explanation of your problem. We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first method because it is tested & true method that will 100% work for you.

Method 1

You can create an object in HTML page which hold PDF & then print it using print() method or use java.awt.print.PrinterJob. See below examples.

Hope this helps you

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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