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Hi, I have an asp.net web page using vb.net to code with. I have to create a
report using pdf format to display online. can anyone help me with this.

Thanks in advance
Russell
Nov 18 '05 #1
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Russell,
I've used Active Reports .NET quite a bit with great success.
(www.datadynamics.com)... You can even import MS Access reports to help
build reports. very slick...

I've not used it so I don't know if Crystal Reports has a PD flavor or
not...

Hope this helps!
wardeaux

"Russell" <la******@comca st.net> wrote in message
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Hi, I have an asp.net web page using vb.net to code with. I have to create a report using pdf format to display online. can anyone help me with this.

Thanks in advance
Russell

Nov 18 '05 #2
The Crystal Reports version that gets shipped with VS.NEt does have the
ability the create PDF files and we have used it to do just that. It works
ok, but crystal can be a pain. Given the choice again, I would probably not
use Crystal. Its ok for small to medium reports, but when things get
complex, its very hard to maintain. Crystal also can produce some "weird"
error messages that do not seem to indicate what the real problem is.

Also, its not cheap. The version that gets shipped with VS.NET only supports
max 5 concurrent requests and anything above that is not queued very
effectivily, and can sometimes get lost. Additional licences are *very*
expensive.

I have heard good reports on PDf components from http://www.activepdf.com/ .

Also, you could look at http://www.websupergoo.com/abcpdf-1.htm (ABCPDF). I
*think* its free.

--
- Paul Glavich
Microsoft MVP - ASP.NET
"Wardeaux" <wa******@bells outh.net> wrote in message
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Russell,
I've used Active Reports .NET quite a bit with great success.
(www.datadynamics.com)... You can even import MS Access reports to help
build reports. very slick...

I've not used it so I don't know if Crystal Reports has a PD flavor or
not...

Hope this helps!
wardeaux

"Russell" <la******@comca st.net> wrote in message
news:%2******** ********@tk2msf tngp13.phx.gbl. ..
Hi, I have an asp.net web page using vb.net to code with. I have to
create a
report using pdf format to display online. can anyone help me with this.

Thanks in advance
Russell


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