Friday, November 07, 2008

Capturing a Screenshot in Java (Using AWT)

Taking a screen shot in Java, sounds interesting right. Suddenly, While Searching to internet I came across this.

Here is the piece of code with which you can do this task:

import java.awt.AWTException;
import java.awt.Rectangle;
import java.awt.Robot;
import java.awt.image.BufferedImage;
import javax.imageio.ImageIO;

public class ScreenCapture {

public static void main(String[] args) {
try {
Robot robot = new Robot();

//The Size of Rectangle is Similar to Screen Resolution.
BufferedImage bi=robot.createScreenCapture(new Rectangle(1280,1024));

//This will write the image to this particular location
ImageIO.write(bi, "jpg", new File("C:/Ashish Docs/ScreenShot.jpg"));

} catch (AWTException e) {
} catch (IOException e) {
}catch(Exception ex){

Don't worry guys the code is working and tested.
Here is the same output of this program:

I hope this will help. Cheers.....

Ashish Mishra

"There are some people who live in a Dream World, And There are some who face Reality; And Then there are those who turn One into the Other "