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Generate PDF from ASP.NET

Hi Guys,

Can anyone pl direct me on how to generate a PDF document from
ASP.NET.
I know it can be done using Crystal Reports.
I'm looking for any other alternative approaches.
First of all, can it be done without using any third party component ?
If not what are best components ?

Thanks for your advices.
Kishore
Nov 18 '05 #1
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Hi Kishore,

There are quite a few .Net implementations of PDF creators, some commercial
and some open source.

I've had fairly good success with this one:

http://itextsharp.sourceforge.net
"MeDhanush" <me*******@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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Hi Guys,

Can anyone pl direct me on how to generate a PDF document from
ASP.NET.
I know it can be done using Crystal Reports.
I'm looking for any other alternative approaches.
First of all, can it be done without using any third party component ?
If not what are best components ?

Thanks for your advices.
Kishore


Nov 18 '05 #2
adding to Ken's post, I've been evaluating activepdf (www.activepdf.com), it
looks pretty robust so far.

--
David Bartosik - Microsoft MVP
Visit www.davidbartosik.com
for Publisher and Web Design
Tips and How-to's.

"MeDhanush" <me*******@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:15*************************@posting.google.co m...
Hi Guys,

Can anyone pl direct me on how to generate a PDF document from
ASP.NET.
I know it can be done using Crystal Reports.
I'm looking for any other alternative approaches.
First of all, can it be done without using any third party component ?
If not what are best components ?

Thanks for your advices.
Kishore

Nov 18 '05 #3
Ken\David,

Thanks for the replies.
Based on my requirement ( i did't mention it in the original posting,
sorry for that),
1. iTextSharp is currently only ver 0.04, so i really don't like to go
PROD with 0.04. (http://sourceforge.net/projects/itextsharp/)
But the good part is, it is developed in c#
2.activepdf did't mention about development platform, whether they
developed it in c# or using interop.( or I may be missing the link to
web page)

I'm really looking for a managed pdf converter.

So, my shot would be for one of the following
1.Dynamic PDF
a.DynamicPDF™ Generator.NET
http://dynamicpdf.com/Products/Generator.NET/
2.Siberix
a.PDF Library http://www.siberix.com/pdf/index.html
b.Frame Set http://www.siberix.com/frameset/index.html

Can you guys pl comment on this.

Thanks again
Kishore
"David Bartosik - MS MVP" <db*******@mvps.org> wrote in message news:<O3**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl>...
adding to Ken's post, I've been evaluating activepdf (www.activepdf.com), it
looks pretty robust so far.

--
David Bartosik - Microsoft MVP
Visit www.davidbartosik.com
for Publisher and Web Design
Tips and How-to's.

"MeDhanush" <me*******@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:15*************************@posting.google.co m...
Hi Guys,

Can anyone pl direct me on how to generate a PDF document from
ASP.NET.
I know it can be done using Crystal Reports.
I'm looking for any other alternative approaches.
First of all, can it be done without using any third party component ?
If not what are best components ?

Thanks for your advices.
Kishore

Nov 18 '05 #4
I've found iTextSharp to be quite stable and I use it in a production
environment.

The advantage is that if you find a bug, you have the source code so you can
fix it.

"MeDhanush" <me*******@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:15**************************@posting.google.c om...
Ken\David,

Thanks for the replies.
Based on my requirement ( i did't mention it in the original posting,
sorry for that),
1. iTextSharp is currently only ver 0.04, so i really don't like to go
PROD with 0.04. (http://sourceforge.net/projects/itextsharp/)
But the good part is, it is developed in c#
2.activepdf did't mention about development platform, whether they
developed it in c# or using interop.( or I may be missing the link to
web page)

I'm really looking for a managed pdf converter.

So, my shot would be for one of the following
1.Dynamic PDF
a.DynamicPDF™ Generator.NET
http://dynamicpdf.com/Products/Generator.NET/
2.Siberix
a.PDF Library http://www.siberix.com/pdf/index.html
b.Frame Set http://www.siberix.com/frameset/index.html

Can you guys pl comment on this.

Thanks again
Kishore
"David Bartosik - MS MVP" <db*******@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:<O3**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl>...
adding to Ken's post, I've been evaluating activepdf (www.activepdf.com),
it
looks pretty robust so far.

--
David Bartosik - Microsoft MVP
Visit www.davidbartosik.com
for Publisher and Web Design
Tips and How-to's.

"MeDhanush" <me*******@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:15*************************@posting.google.co m...
> Hi Guys,
>
> Can anyone pl direct me on how to generate a PDF document from
> ASP.NET.
> I know it can be done using Crystal Reports.
> I'm looking for any other alternative approaches.
> First of all, can it be done without using any third party component ?
> If not what are best components ?
>
> Thanks for your advices.
> Kishore


Nov 18 '05 #5
Hi Kishore,

I see you got the answer from the iTextSharp author. Just for anyone
following this thread or picking it through a search, here's Gerald Henson's
reply:

"Just generate a key file using sn.exe, set the location of the key file in
the assemblyinfo.cs file of the itextsharp project, then rebuild. "

Ken
"MeDhanush" <me*******@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:15**************************@posting.google.c om...
Hi,

Thanks for the help of previous postings..,
When I'm building the application along with itextsharp.dll, VS.NET
complaining that this dll is not signed.

My application has .snk file.

I don't think I can sign itextsharp.dll.

Is there any way I can suppress this signature checking or is it
technically all the DLL's needs to signed, if my application has a
.snk ?

TIA
Kishore

"Ken Cox [Microsoft MVP]" <BA************@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:<OR**************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl>...
I've found iTextSharp to be quite stable and I use it in a production
environment.

The advantage is that if you find a bug, you have the source code so you
can
fix it.

"MeDhanush" <me*******@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:15**************************@posting.google.c om...
> Ken\David,
>
> Thanks for the replies.
> Based on my requirement ( i did't mention it in the original posting,
> sorry for that),
> 1. iTextSharp is currently only ver 0.04, so i really don't like to go
> PROD with 0.04. (http://sourceforge.net/projects/itextsharp/)
> But the good part is, it is developed in c#
> 2.activepdf did't mention about development platform, whether they
> developed it in c# or using interop.( or I may be missing the link to
> web page)
>
> I'm really looking for a managed pdf converter.
>
> So, my shot would be for one of the following
> 1.Dynamic PDF
> a.DynamicPDF? Generator.NET
> http://dynamicpdf.com/Products/Generator.NET/
> 2.Siberix
> a.PDF Library http://www.siberix.com/pdf/index.html
> b.Frame Set http://www.siberix.com/frameset/index.html
>
> Can you guys pl comment on this.
>
> Thanks again
> Kishore
>
>
> "David Bartosik - MS MVP" <db*******@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:<O3**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl>...
>> adding to Ken's post, I've been evaluating activepdf
>> (www.activepdf.com),
>> it
>> looks pretty robust so far.
>>
>> --
>> David Bartosik - Microsoft MVP
>> Visit www.davidbartosik.com
>> for Publisher and Web Design
>> Tips and How-to's.
>>
>> "MeDhanush" <me*******@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> news:15*************************@posting.google.co m...
>> > Hi Guys,
>> >
>> > Can anyone pl direct me on how to generate a PDF document from
>> > ASP.NET.
>> > I know it can be done using Crystal Reports.
>> > I'm looking for any other alternative approaches.
>> > First of all, can it be done without using any third party component
>> > ?
>> > If not what are best components ?
>> >
>> > Thanks for your advices.
>> > Kishore


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