Happy 10th Birthday DynamicPDF

by Andy C Thu, June 28 2012, 10:41 AM (US Eastern Time)

We are proud to announce that our DynamicPDF Product line is now 10 years old! DynamicPDF Generator for COM/ActiveX (now DynamicPDF Generator Classic) was released in mid June 2002 and the first sale was on June 28th, 2002.

I wanted to take a minute to say thank you to all our loyal customers! We appreciate all the feedback, suggestions and support you've provided throughout the years which has helped us improve our existing products and bring new products to market. It is our goal to continue providing industry leading libraries and tools to help meet your software development needs.

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Generating PDFs Dynamically on Android

by Ganesh R Fri, June 15 2012, 11:35 AM (US Eastern Time)

I have been using an Android phone for a few years now, and one day I decided I should try to write an Android application using our DynamicPDF Generator for Java. So I decided to start off with a simple "Hello World" application based on the DynamicPDF Generator hello world PDF java example provided with the Generator product.

My goal was to create a PDF on the Android phone when the application was run. I wanted to keep it simple and not even bother with having a GUI for it at this point.

I already had my machine set up with Eclipse IDE, the ADT (Android Developers Tool) plugin and the Android SDK. Here are the steps I followed to create the Android application:

  1. I created a new Android project in Eclipse with the details below. Android version 2.1 is what I tested with, since that is the lowest SDK version I had installed, but it may work with an older version of Android too.

    Project name: HelloWorld
    Build Target: Android 2.1
    Application name: Hello World
    Package name: com.cete.androidexamples.dynamicpdf.helloworld
    Create Activity: DynamicPDFHelloWorld
    Minimum SDK: 7

  2. Since I knew my application had to write to the SD card to output the PDF, I added the WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission in the AndroidManifest.xml:
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE"/>
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