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Blog posts made on 17-Aug-07
17Aug
2007
ColdFusion Positions In CA And Germany

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

  • AnimationMentor.com (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 jobs@web-shuttle.de.

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17Aug
2007
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="">
5
6    <!--- Get PrinterInfo object --->
7    <cfobject type="java"
8            action="create"
9            name="piObj"
10            class="coldfusion.print.PrinterInfo">

11
12    <!--- Return printer list --->
13    <cfreturn piObj.getPrinters()>
14</cffunction>

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