[UPDATE - Version released 1.0]
Similar to those “utilicous” moments are the “I got to write a jQuery plugin that does this” moments..
Had one of those a while ago, and the results were the jQuery Print
For those of you that are not familiar with jQuery, I mentioned it previously in an early post.
So what does this plug-in do?
Well, as per the title, it sends a jQuery selected element to the printer.
So what’s special about it?
Well, I saw a few existing plug-ins around (Kudos again to PrintArea and this fellow for the inspiration), but they lacked the functionality I needed.
And of course, I really wanted to write my first jQuery plug-in :-)
The usage is rather strait forward:
Which will caused the selected jQuery objects html to be sent to the printer.
There are two main modes you can use:
Print from :
- Iframe (default, Pro: Hidden)
- Popup (Pro: shows the user a preview of what’ll be printed)
For more info, and more options, have a look at the Wiki, or at the official plug-in page at jQuery.
Would love to hear any feedback, either here or at the issues section..