JDK-6574633 : native printDialog crashes when changing printer
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: client-libs
  • Sub-Component: 2d
  • Affected Version: 5.0u2
  • Priority: P3
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: windows_vista
  • CPU: x86
  • Submitted: 2007-06-27
  • Updated: 2010-12-08
  • Resolved: 2009-03-24
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Relates :  
This is related to 6358747.  
Occurs in 1.5 update but not in 1.6.

To reproduce:
Run the following test and when the printDialog is shown, change the printer.

import java.awt.Graphics;
import java.awt.print.*;
import javax.swing.*;
import javax.swing.SwingUtilities;

public class CrashJVM
{ static public void main(String[] args)
  {  new AFrame().setVisible(true);
  private static class AFrame extends JFrame
  {  public AFrame()
     {  final APanel aPanel = new APanel();
        SwingUtilities.invokeLater(new Runnable()
             {   public void run()
                 { aPanel.startPrint();
  private static class APanel extends JPanel
  {  private APrintable report;
     public APanel()
     {   report = new APrintable();
     public Book getBook(PageFormat format)
     {  return report.getBook(format);
     public void startPrint()
     {  PrinterJob job = PrinterJob.getPrinterJob();
        Paper a4Paper = new Paper();
        a4Paper.setSize(595, 840);
        a4Paper.setImageableArea(40, 40, 515, 760);
        PageFormat pageFormat = job.defaultPage();
		for (int i=0; i<4; ++i) {
        //pageFormat = job.pageDialog(pageFormat);
			job.printDialog(); // <-- crashes the JVM
     private class APrintable extends JPanel implements Printable
     {  public Book getBook(PageFormat format)
        {  return new PrintBook(format);
        public int print(Graphics g, PageFormat format, int page)
        {  return PAGE_EXISTS;
        private class PrintBook extends Book
        {  public PrintBook(PageFormat format)
           { append(APrintable.this, format, 1);

Crash on msctf.ime

EVALUATION Same cause as 6358747 except that we missed the case when we switch the printers. The native call to change the printer frees the hDevmode, hDevnames handles which may have already been freed by PrintDlg..