Since I first started with IE Canvas the number one request has been printing support. The same applies to the successor, ExplorerCanvas and the WebFX Chart component.
In fact about 90% of the mails I’ve received about these projects has been about printing.
So a while ago I started to look into it, however Rostislav Hristov beat me to it. Thanks to him the current trunk version of ExplorerCanvas now supports printing of canvas elements in IE.
I’ve updated the WebFX Chart component to include the latest excanvas and also removed the media=”screen” declarations from the style sheet links.
As I don’t have access to a printer right now I haven’t been able to test it properly yet, however it shows up in print preview, both in IE and Mozilla and printed to file it looks fine.
Print preview in IE:
Print preview in Mozilla:
Now that graphics generated client side can be printed in both major browsers the biggest obstacle has been removed and there shouldn’t been much holding it’s adaption back.