Print the contents of a DIV

Print the contents of a DIV

Whats the best way to print the contents of a DIV?

Solutions/Answers:

Solution 1:

Slight changes over earlier version – tested on CHROME

function PrintElem(elem)
{
    var mywindow = window.open('', 'PRINT', 'height=400,width=600');

    mywindow.document.write('<html><head><title>' + document.title  + '</title>');
    mywindow.document.write('</head><body >');
    mywindow.document.write('<h1>' + document.title  + '</h1>');
    mywindow.document.write(document.getElementById(elem).innerHTML);
    mywindow.document.write('</body></html>');

    mywindow.document.close(); // necessary for IE >= 10
    mywindow.focus(); // necessary for IE >= 10*/

    mywindow.print();
    mywindow.close();

    return true;
}

Solution 2:

I think there is a better solution. Make your div to print cover the entire document, but only when it’s printed:

@media print {
    .myDivToPrint {
        background-color: white;
        height: 100%;
        width: 100%;
        position: fixed;
        top: 0;
        left: 0;
        margin: 0;
        padding: 15px;
        font-size: 14px;
        line-height: 18px;
    }
}

Solution 3:

Although this has been said by @gmcalab,
If you are using jQuery, you can use my printElement plugin.

There’s a sample here, and more information about the plugin here.

The usage is rather strait forward, just grab an element with a jQuery selector and print it:

$("myDiv").printElement();

Hope it helps!

Solution 4:

Using Jquery, simply use this function:

<script>
function printContent(el){
var restorepage = $('body').html();
var printcontent = $('#' + el).clone();
$('body').empty().html(printcontent);
window.print();
$('body').html(restorepage);
}
</script>

Your print button will look like this:

<button id="print" onclick="printContent('id name of your div');" >Print</button>

Edit: If you DO have form data that you need to keep, clone won’t copy that, so you’ll just need to grab all the form data and replace it after restore as so:

<script>
function printContent(el){
var restorepage = $('body').html();
var printcontent = $('#' + el).clone();
var enteredtext = $('#text').val();
$('body').empty().html(printcontent);
window.print();
$('body').html(restorepage);
$('#text').html(enteredtext);
}
</script>
<textarea id="text"></textarea>

Solution 5:

From here http://forums.asp.net/t/1261525.aspx

<html>
<head>
<script language="javascript">
function printdiv(printpage)
{
var headstr = "<html><head><title></title></head><body>";
var footstr = "</body>";
var newstr = document.all.item(printpage).innerHTML;
var oldstr = document.body.innerHTML;
document.body.innerHTML = headstr+newstr+footstr;
window.print();
document.body.innerHTML = oldstr;
return false;
}
</script>
<title>div print</title>
</head>


<body>
//HTML Page
//Other content you wouldn't like to print
<input name="b_print" type="button" class="ipt"   onClick="printdiv('div_print');" value=" Print ">


<div id="div_print">


<h1 style="Color:Red">The Div content which you want to print</h1>


</div>
//Other content you wouldn't like to print
//Other content you wouldn't like to print
</body>


</html>

Solution 6:

i used Bill Paetzke answer to print a div contain images but it didn’t work with google chrome

i just needed to add this line myWindow.onload=function(){ to make it work and here is the full code

<html>
<head>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="http://jqueryjs.googlecode.com/files/jquery-1.3.1.min.js"> </script>
    <script type="text/javascript">
        function PrintElem(elem) {
            Popup($(elem).html());
        }

        function Popup(data) {
            var myWindow = window.open('', 'my div', 'height=400,width=600');
            myWindow.document.write('<html><head><title>my div</title>');
            /*optional stylesheet*/ //myWindow.document.write('<link rel="stylesheet" href="main.css" type="text/css" />');
            myWindow.document.write('</head><body >');
            myWindow.document.write(data);
            myWindow.document.write('</body></html>');
            myWindow.document.close(); // necessary for IE >= 10

            myWindow.onload=function(){ // necessary if the div contain images

                myWindow.focus(); // necessary for IE >= 10
                myWindow.print();
                myWindow.close();
            };
        }
    </script>
</head>
<body>
    <div id="myDiv">
        This will be printed.
        <img src="image.jpg"/>
    </div>
    <div>
        This will not be printed.
    </div>
    <div id="anotherDiv">
        Nor will this.
    </div>
    <input type="button" value="Print Div" onclick="PrintElem('#myDiv')" />
</body>
</html>

also if someone just need to print a div with id he doesn’t need to load jquery

here is pure javascript code to do this

<html>
<head>
    <script type="text/javascript">
        function PrintDiv(id) {
            var data=document.getElementById(id).innerHTML;
            var myWindow = window.open('', 'my div', 'height=400,width=600');
            myWindow.document.write('<html><head><title>my div</title>');
            /*optional stylesheet*/ //myWindow.document.write('<link rel="stylesheet" href="main.css" type="text/css" />');
            myWindow.document.write('</head><body >');
            myWindow.document.write(data);
            myWindow.document.write('</body></html>');
            myWindow.document.close(); // necessary for IE >= 10

            myWindow.onload=function(){ // necessary if the div contain images

                myWindow.focus(); // necessary for IE >= 10
                myWindow.print();
                myWindow.close();
            };
        }
    </script>
</head>
<body>
    <div id="myDiv">
        This will be printed.
        <img src="image.jpg"/>
    </div>
    <div>
        This will not be printed.
    </div>
    <div id="anotherDiv">
        Nor will this.
    </div>
    <input type="button" value="Print Div" onclick="PrintDiv('myDiv')" />
</body>
</html>

i hope this can help someone