• The Brady SDK Template object allows the user to:
    • Retrieve a list of a .BWT file's data.
    • Retrieve a Bitmap of the template used to preview the template in a UI.
    • Retrieve the name of the .BWT file's label part.


getTemplateData returns a list of TemplateObjectData that the user may iterate through. This will hold information about the physical elements and objects on a Brady Workstation Template. (Reference TemplateObjectData)

getPreview(int labelNumber, double dpi, double maxPixelWidthAndHeight)

getPreview returns a Bitmap object of the chosen template. To set the Bitmap to our UI, we could then call something like:

ImageView.setImageBitmap(Template.getPreview(0, 96, Math.min(ImageView.getWidth(), ImageView.getHeight()));
  • labelNumber: an Integer that represents which label in the print job to get a preview of. (Currently we only support 1 print job at a time so this will always be 0).

  • dpi: a Double that represents the preview's "Dots Per Inch". This is usually 96 for most phones.

  • maxPixelWidthAndHeight: a Double that represents the dimension with the highest value. (See example above).


getPartInfo returns a String representing the name of the template's label part. In Brady Workstation, when we design a template, we always have to set a specific part. This could be useful information when validating a templates part or when comparing a connected printer's part.

storeFonts(Context context, int[] fontList)

Stores a list of resource ID's that represent font files that can be used later if a template was designed to use one of them.

Example: A template was designed with a text object whose font is "brady_fixed_width.ttf". This font file can be placed in an Android app's "res/font/" directory and then initialized like: "int[] fontList = new int[]{R.font.brady_fixed_width};"

  • context is the Context of the current Activity
  • fontList a list of int that represent font file resource ID's