Blog posts made on 17-Aug-07
ColdFusion Positions In CA And Germany

Three positions this week, two of which are in Germany:

  • (Berkeley, CA) is looking for a ColdFusion developer with at least 2-3 years of experience. Requirements include experience with SQL Server, XML, and knowledge of Fusebox and CFCs. Flex and ActionScript experience is a plus. Details online (select About Us, We're Hiring, Software Developer: ColdFusion/SQL).
  • AKITOGO (Frankfurt, Germany) is looking for a senior ColdFusion developer. Details posted online.
  • Web-Shuttle AG (Munich, Germany) is looking for a ColdFusion developer. Must have at least 5 years experience with ColdFusion and/or Java, as well as experience with Fusebox (or another OO style framework), and good written and spoken knowledge of German and English. Send you resume and cover letter (in PDF format) to

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ColdFusion GetPrinters() Function

ColdFusion's new <CFPRINT> tag lets you print files from the ColdFusion server. And the new GetPrinterInfo() function reports information about available printers. But how can you get a list of installed printers? There is a list in ColdFusion Administrator, but what if you need this information within your own code? We probably should have added a GetPrinters() function, and maybe we will in the future. But for now, you can use this simple UDF which returns an array of printers recognized by the ColdFusion server:

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1<!--- Get installed printers --->
2<cffunction name="GetPrinters" returntype="array" output="no">
3    <!--- Define local vars --->
4    <cfset var piObj="">
6    <!--- Get PrinterInfo object --->
7    <cfobject type="java"
8            action="create"
9            name="piObj"
10            class="coldfusion.print.PrinterInfo">

12    <!--- Return printer list --->
13    <cfreturn piObj.getPrinters()>

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