Print a div content using Jquery

I want to print the content of a div using jQuery. This question is already asked in SO, but I can't find the correct (working) answer.

This is is my HTML:

<div id='printarea'>
    <p>This is a sample text for printing purpose.</p>
    <input type='button' id='btn' value='Print'>
</div>
<p>Do not print.</p>

Here I want to print the content of the div printarea.

I tried this:

$("#btn").click(function () {
    $("#printarea").print();
});

But it gives a console error when the button is clicked:

Uncaught TypeError: $(...).print is not a function

But when I am trying to print the entire page using

window.print();

it is working. But I only want to print the content of a particular div. I saw the answer $("#printarea").print(); in many places , but this is not working.

Answers:

Answer

Some jQuery research has failed, so I moved to JavaScript (thanks for your suggestion Anders).

And it is working well...

HTML

<div id='DivIdToPrint'>
    <p>This is a sample text for printing purpose.</p>
</div>
<p>Do not print.</p>
<input type='button' id='btn' value='Print' onclick='printDiv();'>

JavaScript

function printDiv() 
{

  var divToPrint=document.getElementById('DivIdToPrint');

  var newWin=window.open('','Print-Window');

  newWin.document.open();

  newWin.document.write('<html><body onload="window.print()">'+divToPrint.innerHTML+'</body></html>');

  newWin.document.close();

  setTimeout(function(){newWin.close();},10);

}
Answer

https://github.com/jasonday/printThis

$("#myID").printThis();

Great Jquery plugin to do exactly what your after

Answer

If you want to do this without an extra plugin (like printThis), I think this should work. The idea is to have a special div that will be printed, while everything else is hidden using CSS. This is easier to do if the div is a direct child of the body tag, so you will have to move whatever you want to print to a div like that. S So begin with creating a div with id print-me as a direct child to your body tag. Then use this code to print the div:

$("#btn").click(function () {
    //Copy the element you want to print to the print-me div.
    $("#printarea").clone().appendTo("#print-me");
    //Apply some styles to hide everything else while printing.
    $("body").addClass("printing");
    //Print the window.
    window.print();
    //Restore the styles.
    $("body").removeClass("printing");
    //Clear up the div.
    $("#print-me").empty();
});

The styles you need are these:

@media print {
    /* Hide everything in the body when printing... */
    body.printing * { display: none; }
    /* ...except our special div. */
    body.printing #print-me { display: block; }
}

@media screen {
    /* Hide the special layer from the screen. */
    #print-me { display: none; }
}

The reason why we should only apply the @print styles when the printing class is present is that the page should be printed as normally if the user prints the page by selecting File -> Print.

Answer

Without using any plugin you can opt this logic.

$("#btn").click(function () {
    //Hide all other elements other than printarea.
    $("#printarea").show();
    window.print();
});
Answer

Below code from codepen worked for me as I wanted,

function printData()
{
   var divToPrint=document.getElementById("printTable");
   newWin= window.open("");
   newWin.document.write(divToPrint.outerHTML);
   newWin.print();
   newWin.close();
}

$('button').on('click',function(){
printData();
})

Here is a link codepen

Answer

use this library : Print.JS

with this library you can print both HTML and PDF.

<form method="post" action="#" id="printJS-form">
    ...
 </form>

 <button type="button" onclick="printJS('printJS-form', 'html')">
    Print Form
 </button>
Answer

None of the solutions above work perfectly.They either loses CSS or have to include/edit external CSS file. I found a perfect solution that will not lose your CSS nor you have to edit/add external CSS.

HTML:

<div id='printarea'>
    <p>This is a sample text for printing purpose.</p>
    <input type='button' id='btn' value='Print' onclick='printFunc();'>
</div>
<p>Do not print.</p

JQuery:

function printFunc() {
    var divToPrint = document.getElementById('printarea');
    var htmlToPrint = '' +
        '<style type="text/css">' +
        'table th, table td {' +
        'border:1px solid #000;' +
        'padding;0.5em;' +
        '}' +
        '</style>';
    htmlToPrint += divToPrint.outerHTML;
    newWin = window.open("");
    newWin.document.write("<h3 align='center'>Print Page</h3>");
    newWin.document.write(htmlToPrint);
    newWin.print();
    newWin.close();
    }
Answer

Take a Look at this Plugin

Makes your code as easy as -> $('SelectorToPrint').printElement();

Answer

I tried all the non-plugin approaches here, but all caused blank pages to print after the content, or had other problems. Here's my solution:

Html:

<body>
<div id="page-content">        
    <div id="printme">Content To Print</div>
    <div>Don't print this.</div>
</div>
<div id="hidden-print-div"></div>
</body>

Jquery:

    $(document).ready(function () {
        $("#hidden-print-div").html($("#printme").html());
    });

Css:

    #hidden-print-div {
        display: none;
    }

    @media print {
        #hidden-print-div {
            display: block;
        }

        #page-content {
            display: none;
        }
    }
Answer

Print only selected element on codepen

HTML:

<div class="print">
 <p>Print 1</p>
 <a href="#" class="js-print-link">Click Me To Print</a>
</div>

<div class="print">
 <p>Print 2</p>
 <a href="#" class="js-print-link">Click Me To Print</a>
</div>

JQuery:

$('.js-print-link').on('click', function() {
  var printBlock = $(this).parents('.print').siblings('.print');
  printBlock.hide();
  window.print();
  printBlock.show();
});
Answer
<div id='printarea'>
    <p>This is a sample text for printing purpose.</p> 
</div>
<input type='button' id='btn' value='Print' onlick="printDiv()">
<p>Do not print.</p>

function printDiv(){
        var printContents = document.getElementById("printarea").innerHTML;
        var originalContents = document.body.innerHTML;
        document.body.innerHTML = printContents;
        window.print();
        document.body.innerHTML = originalContents;
}

This Above function should be load on same page.

Answer

I update this function
now you can print any tag or any part of the page with its full style
must include jquery.js file

HTML

<div id='DivIdToPrint'>
    <p>This is a sample text for printing purpose.</p>
</div>
<p>Do not print.</p>
<input type='button' id='btn' value='Print' onclick='printtag("DivIdToPrint");' >

JavaScript

        function printtag(tagid) {
            var hashid = "#"+ tagid;
            var tagname =  $(hashid).prop("tagName").toLowerCase() ;
            var attributes = ""; 
            var attrs = document.getElementById(tagid).attributes;
              $.each(attrs,function(i,elem){
                attributes +=  " "+  elem.name+" ='"+elem.value+"' " ;
              })
            var divToPrint= $(hashid).html() ;
            var head = "<html><head>"+ $("head").html() + "</head>" ;
            var allcontent = head + "<body  onload='window.print()' >"+ "<" + tagname + attributes + ">" +  divToPrint + "</" + tagname + ">" +  "</body></html>"  ;
            var newWin=window.open('','Print-Window');
            newWin.document.open();
            newWin.document.write(allcontent);
            newWin.document.close();
           // setTimeout(function(){newWin.close();},10);
        }
Answer

First include the header

<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.5.1.min.js" integrity="sha256-9/aliU8dGd2tb6OSsuzixeV4y/faTqgFtohetphbbj0=" crossorigin="anonymous"></script> 

<script type="text/JavaScript" src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jQuery.print/1.6.0/jQuery.print.js"></script>

As you are using a print function with a selector which is a part of print.js so you need to call them before you use it...

Else 
    window.print()  

will do it

$("#btn").click(function () {
    $("#printarea").print();
});

or

$("#btn").on('click',function () {
    $("#printarea").print();
});

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