set Destination attribute in printReqAttrSet

Neacsu Cristian neacsu.cristianstefan at
Fri May 10 23:36:07 UTC 2019

Damn ... Thank you for your reply and for the ticket submitted.
I created an invoice application for my own company, and imagine that java
9+ would kill me :) All the invoices are generated automatically through
pdf printer (I tried few free pdf libraries as an alternative, but for what
I need they have poor results).

I actually posted my ugly solution as well here some time ago:

I know it is not much, but 89 hits might mean something. People might fight
with it later, when they are going to migrate for new java versions.

Thank you so much, and looking forward if you guys have time to take care
of it.


On Fri, May 10, 2019 at 8:15 PM Philip Race <philip.race at> wrote:

> Everything you are touching there pre-supposes knowledge
> of today's implementation of the JavaFX printing API, so
> I don't think we can endorse that.
> The right thing to do (maybe years ago!) is to file
> an RFE to request that something like the Destination attribute
> be supported in the FX printing API. I've reviewed the open
> bug list and I don't see that anyone else has asked for this.
> I just submitted :
> JFYI, I reviewed some old notes and it was originally planned to be
> supported in the API but during design discussion it was removed
> as a result of a combination of getting it right, not being sure how
> many people would need it (you may be the first) and some perhaps
> over-stated concerns about security.
> -phil.
> On 5/10/19, 1:39 AM, Neacsu Cristian wrote:
> > For windows print through "Microsoft Print to PDF", there is no way right
> > now to pre-define a path programmatically. There is no way to set inside
> > the printReqAttrSet (J2DPrinterJob), an attribute of type Destination, to
> > solve this issue.
> >
> > Before jdk 9, I was bypassing it through reflection like this:
> >
> > java.lang.reflect.Field field =
> job.getClass().getDeclaredField("jobImpl");
> > field.setAccessible(true);
> > PrinterJobImpl jobImpl = (PrinterJobImpl) field.get(job);
> > field.setAccessible(false);
> > field = jobImpl.getClass().getDeclaredField("printReqAttrSet");
> > field.setAccessible(true);
> > PrintRequestAttributeSet printReqAttrSet = (PrintRequestAttributeSet)
> > field.get(jobImpl);
> > field.setAccessible(false);
> > printReqAttrSet.add(new Destination(new File(filePath).toURI()));
> >
> > Now, the module is closed, so I cannot access it through reflection. Is
> > there a way to obtain this behavior again?

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