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C# PDF Writing API (free)

Are there any free/open source PDF writing API's out there for C# that
are actually pretty good?

Dec 9 '05 #1
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tman wrote:
Are there any free/open source PDF writing API's out there for C# that
are actually pretty good?


I find that iTextSharp does all I need. You should check it out.

http://itextsharp.sourceforge.net/
Dec 9 '05 #2
RCS
But I would argue (having been down that road before) - that simply making a
PDF is only where it starts. Chances are you need to format what's being
written and God-forbid that you are creating a report. If you have to do
this yourself - it will be very, very time-consuming.

If this is for reports - I HIGHLY recommend just getting ActiveReports
(http://www.datadynamics.com/Products...t=ARNET2#price)

You're looking at $599/developer - but then again, that is a one-time fee
and you have really, really robust reporting with an output that can go to
pdf or excel, etc.. plus support is really great - and it's like a million
times cheaper than Crystal Reports and much better, imho.

HTH
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Dec 9 '05 #3
Not C#, but I lean towards HTMLDOC; use you favorite methods to build HTML,
and throw it at the exe.

Note that until 1.9 comes out the support for more advanced HTML concepts is
very limited, but it is sufficient for simple layout.

Marc

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