DynamicPDF ReportWriter is designed to quickly generate PDF
reports from database queries and stored procedures. It has the same IIS
integration found in DynamicPDF Generator Classic while adding ADO
integration. This makes it possible to generate dynamic PDF reports from any
database that can be accessed from ADO 2.6. DynamicPDF
ReportWriter's COM interface makes it possible to access the component from any
language that supports COM/ActiveX (such as ColdFusion). The object model is
easy to understand and designed for optimal performance in a server
environment. The latest version adds support for 18 reporting events, greatly
increasing the flexibility of the Reporting engine.
ReportWriter is available in two licensing models. Server based
licensing is intended for developers who wish to install our software on their
server or web server. It is licensed per production server and allows an
unlimited number of installations on development workstations and servers. This
licensing model is ideal for those who wish to install our software on a
limited number of servers and allows us to offer a lower price to developers
who do not intend to distribute our software to a large number of servers or
Developer based licensing is intended for developers who wish to distribute our
software to a large number of clients. It allows one developer to develop an
unlimited number of client or server based applications that use our product
and distribute them royalty free. Our assemblies can easily be deployed with
another application using XCOPY or a setup program.
True PDF Generation. DynamicPDF ReportWriter generates
PDF code from scratch. It is not a printer driver and there is no need to
import an existing PDF document. PDF documents are created dynamically in much
the same way that ASP or ColdFusion creates HTML pages dynamically.
High Performance. DynamicPDF ReportWriter is a highly
efficient COM/ActiveX component. It integrates with IIS and ADO for optimal
ASP/IIS Optimization. When using the DrawToASP method of the
report object, DynamicPDF ReportWriter generates the PDF in
memory and outputs it directly to ASP's response object. This results in
superior performance and avoids the need for costly temp files.
Flexibility. DynamicPDF ReportWriter can be used from any
language that supports COM objects. Generated PDF documents can be returned as
a byte array or saved directly to disk. This allows the component to be used
from ColdFusion as well as in Visual Basic, C++, and .NET applications.
Extensibility. DynamicPDF ReportWriter can be used as a
base component for other products.
Events Support. DynamicPDF ReportWriter supports 18
events during the process of generating a report. The events can be used to
greatly increase the flexibility of the Reporting engine.
Page Element Rotation. Text and /Images can be rotated at any angle on
Font Embedding. TrueType and Type 1 fonts can be embedded in the report.
Easy to Learn. Our simple object model reduces the learning curve for DynamicPDF
ReportWriter. You will be generating your own dynamic PDF reports in minutes.
Page Numbering. The current page number and total pages can be added to
any page in the document. If your report uses sections, pages can be numbered
with each section as well.
Five Part Reports. The report can be divided into up to five parts and
records can be grouped into sections. The five report parts are: Header,
Section Header, Body, Section Footer, and Footer.
100% Compliant With PDF Standard. DynamicPDF™ ReportWriter
is 100% compliant with Adobe's published PDF standard for PDF version 1.3.
Generated PDF documents are viewable from any viewer that complies with these
Object Oriented Design
DynamicPDF™ ReportWriter has three types of objects:
Report Object. This is the first object that is created and
represents a report.
Report Part Objects. The report object has five report parts:
Header object, Section Header object, Body object, Section Footer object, and
Report Element Objects. Report element objects are added
to a report part. These elements are drawn to the PDF document when the report
is generated. There are currently five report element objects: Image
object, Label object, Line object, RecordBox object, and Rectangle object.