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community support => SignagePlayer => Topic started by: nick on June 01, 2009, 11:26:50 AM

Title: Printing from Kiosk mode / web app
Post by: nick on June 01, 2009, 11:26:50 AM
I have 3 questions.  First, can I allow a user to print from the kiosk mode?  Second can I use the kiosk mode to display a interactive web application that allow them to select jpeg's and print them on a receipt printer hooked to the computer?  What standards does the player support as far as web applications go?  (ie html, ajax, javascript, etc.)
Title: Re: Printing from Kiosk mode / web app
Post by: admin on June 01, 2009, 03:28:02 PM
The answers are Yes, Yes and ... Flex.

Basically, it's up to you to develop anything you want ( i.e.: Kiosk in your case ).
We support Adobe Flex ( which you can print from ) or HTML technologies (Javasctipt , HTML, Flash etc ).

So, you can develop any of the requirements using these prog languages.

Watch here:
http://mediasignage.com/html/signage_video.html

Under Advanced > Kiosk
and
Advanced > Modules

Always glad to help,

Sean - MediaSignage.com


Title: Re: Printing from Kiosk mode / web app
Post by: nick on June 03, 2009, 12:49:09 PM
That's great, I have a website that has a print button on it, using javascript, normally when you click it, it activates the print dialog.  When I view the site through the AirPlayer no print dialog come up.  Do you have any suggestions for the best way for a web app to print when running in the air player?  Ideally it would just print and no print dialog would appear. 

FYI I'm not a programmer, however I do have a good understanding of basic programming techniques and am trying to get an idea of what to tell my developers to build.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Printing from Kiosk mode / web app
Post by: admin on June 03, 2009, 03:03:07 PM
In order for you to print you will need to develop a small application using Adobe Flex which uses the Print class.
You can import the generate swf to our system and print from it.

Sean