PDF Report Library and Design GUI

  • Layout GUI for rapid development of PDF reports

  • Drag-and-drop report creation and DB integration for simple PDF creation

  • Includes Generator (for also creating PDF files from Scratch)

  • Unlimited (Royalty free) licensing options

DynamicPDF ReportWriter gives software developers the ability to create real-time PDF reports in any COM/ActiveX application. ReportWriter includes a GUI report designer and allows on-the-fly report generation in real-time. It integrates with DynamicPDF Generator for COM/ActiveX and DynamicPDF Merger for COM/ActiveX allowing use of any of their licensed features while creating reports. With a Free Evaluation Edition to try and with flexible and Royalty Free licensing options, why not start using DynamicPDF ReportWriter Today!

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DynamicPDF ReportWriter v8.0 for COM/ActiveXLicenseMaintenance 
Professional Server License$499.00$289.00 Purchase
Enterprise Server License$999.00$469.00 Purchase
Professional Developer License$899.00$429.00 Purchase
Enterprise Developer License$1,699.00$709.00 Purchase

* We offer a 30% discount when you purchase 5 to 9 developer licenses and a 50% discount when you purchase 10 or more developer licenses.

Professional & Enterprise Edition

Difference between the Professional & Enterprise editions is the features included with each edition. Please take a look at the feature list tab for complete details.

Server Licensing

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 development 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 workstations.

Developer Licensing

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.

Annual Maintenance Plan

  • Priority E-Mail Support (<2 hour response*)
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  • Major Version Upgrades (i.e. v7.0 to v8.0)
  • 100% Credit On Permitted Upgrades Between DynamicPDF for .NET Products (i.e. Professional Server to Enterprise Server)
  • Priority Access To Beta Software

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All of our product licenses come with free standard support. Standard support includes:

  • E-Mail Support (<24 hour response*)
  • Minor Version Updates (Bug Fixes)
  • Access to User Support Forums

*During business hours 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday Eastern Time US.

Upgrade Pricing

Logging into the Customer Area using your existing serial number will reveal all upgrade options and real-time prices related to that serial number.

Upgrade information is summarized as follows.

  • Permitted upgrades are within the same platform.
  • Any upgrades within the current major version provide an 80% credit (of original price paid)
  • Any upgrades from 1 major version back provide a 50% credit (of original price paid)
  • Any upgrades from 2 major versions back provide a 25% credit (of original price paid)
  • Adding Maintenance can be done within 30 days of original purchase

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Refer to our Help Library and API Reference for more programming details.

Generate PDF Report

The following C# and VB.NET code shows how to generate a very simple PDF Report using a dplx file.

' Create a Document object.
Dim MyDocument
Set MyDocument = Server.CreateObject("DynamicPDF.Document" )
' Create a DocumentLayout object with the report template.
Dim MyDocumentLayout
Set MyDocumentLayout = Server.CreateObject("DynamicPDF.DocumentLayout")
' Run the report and save the PDF.
Set MyDocument = MyDocumentLayout.Run()
' Draw the output PDF to browser.

DynamicPDF ReportWriter v6.0 for COM/ActiveX - Feature Chart

Review the below feature chart to see the features that are included with each edition:

DynamicPDF ReportWriter v6.0 for COM/ActiveX FeaturesProfessional EditionsEnterprise Editions
Included Products
DynamicPDF ReportWriter v6.0 for COM/ActiveX Professional Edition
DynamicPDF Generator v6.0 for COM/ActiveX Professional Edition
DynamicPDF ReportWriter v6.0 for COM/ActiveX Enterprise Edition
DynamicPDF Generator v6.0 for COM/ActiveX Enterprise Edition
DynamicPDF Designer v6.0 for COM/ActiveX
Report Elements
Content Group
Formatted Record Area
No Split Zone
Page Break
Page Numbering Label
Record Area
Record Box
Soft Break
Sub Report
Event Driven
Recursive Sub Reports
Read DPLX (XML Based) Report Templates
Easy Web Form Integration
Automatic Text Splitting and Expansion
Flexible Page Flow Using No Split Zones, Page Breaks and Soft Breaks
Header, Detail and Footer Report Parts
Place Report Data on Fixed Page and/or Paginated Reports
Place Report Data on Imported PDF Templates or Forms
Add Cover and Separator Pages
Use Existing PDF as Template
Include Multiple Reports and Fixed Pages in the Same Document
Alt Text for Images
Database Support
ADO.NET Integration
Microsoft SQL
Use Custom Database Drivers and Connections
Use List of Objects as Data Source
Use LINQ to Retrieve Data
61 Functions (Including 10 Aggregate Functions)
17 Operators
Statistical Functions
Financial Functions
Page Level Aggregate Functions
GUI Designer
Familiar Visual Studio 2008 Look and Feel
Visually Layout Reports
View Existing PDF Templates
Create and Modify DPLX Files
DynamicPDF Generator v6.0 for COM/ActiveX Features
Page Elements
Page Numbering Label
Layout Grid
Background Image
Text Area
Formatted Text Area (Limited HTML)
Table2 (New Table with Improved Functionality)
Ordered Lists
Unordered Lists
Transformation Group
Transparency Group
Anchor Group
22 Bar Code Page Elements
6 Chart Types
7 Acro Form Field Page Elements
Custom Page Elements
Bar Codes
Vector based Embedded Bar Codes - No Fonts
Intelligent Mail Barcode
Data Matrix Barcode
Code 128
Code 3 of 9
Code 2 of 5
Interleaved Code 2 of 5
EAN/JAN 13 Supplement 2
EAN/JAN 13 Supplement 5
UPC Version A
UPC Version A Supplement 2
UPC Version A Supplement 5
EAN/JAN 8 Supplement 2
EAN/JAN 8 Supplement 5
UPC Version E
UPC Version E Supplement 2
UPC Version E Supplement 5
Vector based Embedded Charts - No Images
Acro Form Fields
Add Button Form Fields
Add Check box Form Fields
Add Combo box Form Fields
Add List box Form Fields
Add Radio Button Form Fields
Add Text Form Fields
JavaScript Support
JavaScript Actions
Document Level Javascript
Document Navigation
Outline Styles
Outline Colors
URL Link
Zoom Page Destination
X Y Page Destination
Image Support
JPEG 2000
Multi-Page TIFF
TIFF To PDF Conversion
Transparent Images
Load From a File
Load From Byte Array
64 Bit Imaging
Font and Text Support
Font/Text Metrics
Font Families
14 Core PDF Fonts
6 Encoding for Core PDF Fonts
7 CJK Fonts From the Asian Font Pack
TrueType Fonts
TrueType Font Sub-Setting
OpenType (Including TrueType) Fonts
Type 1 Fonts
Font Embedding Options (Fully, Sub-Set or None)
Right To Left Text
Text Rotation
Font Kerning
Font Tracking
Table Support
Table Horizontal and Vertical Continuation
Automatic Cell Sizing
Table Border Formatting (Top, Bottom, Left, Right)
Cell Border Formatting (Top, Bottom, Left, Right)
Cell Padding Control (Top, Bottom, Left, Right)
Page Element in Cell
Image in Cell
Table in Cell
Formatted Text Area in Cell (Limited HTML)
Table Continuation/Flowing
List Support
List Continuation
Mix Ordered and Unordered Lists
Unlimited Sub List Nesting
Color Support
Spot Colors
Web Colors
RGB Colors
CMYK Colors
Over 140 Predefined Colors
16 Bit Precision Per Component
Prepress Support
Output Intents
ICC Profiles
PDF/A (Full Support for PDF/A-1a and PDF/A-1b)
PDF/A XMP Schema
PDF Tagging (Logical Structure)
Full OpenType or Type1 Font Embedding
Output Intents
ICC Profiles
Security and Encryption Support
Digital Signatures (Visible or Non-Visible)
Initialize Certificates from Store or File
User and Owner Passwords
40 Bit Encryption - 4 User Access Permissions
128 Bit Encryption - 8 User Access Permissions
Document Templates and Sections
Break Document Into Sections
Document Templates
Section Templates
Stamping Templates
Even/Odd Templates
Page And Section Labeling
Other Features
Linearization (Fast Web View)
File Embedding
Automatic Stream Compression
Page Numbering (Roman, Arabic, and Letter Numbering)
Output To a File
Output To a Byte Array
Output To IIS's Output Stream
Force File Download Support
XMP Metadata
   Version 8.0 (Latest Build v8.0.4.33908)
   New Features
  • New property MaximumLabelWidth is added for AxisLabelList class that allows the user to specify a maximum label width beyond which the label text would wrap. (v8.0.4)
  • New property PixelsPerXDimension is added for all barcode classes that allow the user to adjust the resolution of the barcodes. (v8.0.3)
  • Two new properties (Relation and MimeType) are added to EmbeddedFile class. (v8.0.2)
  • Two new properties (VisibleStartRow, VisibleStartColumn) are added to Table2 class. (v8.0.1)
  • Support for MSI (Modified Plessey) barcode. (v8.0.0)
  • RM4SCC (Royal Mail) barcode. (v8.0.0)
  • Custom document properties. (v8.0.0)
  • PDF/A-2 support. (v8.0.0)
  • PDF/A-3 support. (v8.0.0)
  • Document optimization - share image data. (v8.0.0)
  • Strikethrough text for TextArea and Label. (v8.0.0)
  • Enhanced font rendering - ability to display font outlines for TextAreas, Labels and Lists. (v8.0.0)
  • Ability to create PDF without OpenAction entry. (v8.0.0)
  • Overall performance improvements. (v8.0.0)
  • Document encryption verification. (v8.0.0)
  • Improved form flattening - flatten individual form fields. (v8.0.0)
  • Remove form fields. (v8.0.0)
  • Document optimization - removes duplicate image data. (v8.0.0)
  • Enhanced font rendering - ability to display font outlines for RecordBox, RecordArea and LayoutTextArea. (v8.0.0)
  • Document optimization - share image data. (v8.0.0)
   Bug Fixes
  • IndexOutOfRangeException while adding Japanese fonts is resolved. (v8.0.4 Build 33908)
  • Fixed an issue where adding AttributeObject to Table2 is removing all tags. (v8.0.4 Build 33908)
  • Cell2 padding issue resolved that causes the text to add incorrectly in the cell. (v8.0.4 Build 33908)
  • Text wrapping of x and y-axis labels of IndexedBarSeries can be specified by setting MaximumLabelWidth property. (v8.0.4 Build 33908)
  • PdfParsingException while merging specific PDFs is fixed. (v8.0.4 Build 33908)
  • XMLExceptions while merging specific PDFs is fixed. (v8.0.4 Build 33908)
  • NullReferenceException while merging specific PDFs is fixed. (v8.0.4 Build 33908)
  • Fixed an issue where adding a new page element to an existing tagged PDF is not tagging the new page element automatically. (v8.0.4 Build 33908)
  • Text alignment issue in TextField after filling is resolved. (v8.0.4 Build 33908)
  • Fixed an issue where filling certain form fields is displaying + sign in the form field when the PDF is viewed. (v8.0.4 Build 33908)
  • Fixed an issue with IndexedLineSeries and DateTimeLineSeries. (v8.0.3 Build 32781)
  • Resolved an InvalidCastException while adding FormattedTextArea through group to cell of Table. (v8.0.3 Build 32781)
  • XmlException while merging PDF is resolved. (v8.0.3 Build 32781)
  • Fixed a NullReferenceException while merging and setting RootFormField merge option. (v8.0.3 Build 32781)
  • NullReferenceException while merging the PDF is resolved. (v8.0.3 Build 32781)
  • An issue with adding ImportedPageArea to the cell through AreaGroup is fixed. (v8.0.3 Build 32781)
  • Fixed an issue with row height and column width of Table2 class. (v8.0.2 Build 32445)
  • Resolved a text alignment issue for barcodes (Rm4scc and IntelligentMailBarCode). (v8.0.2 Build 32445)
  • Fixed an issue where the PDF is not created correctly from specific TIFF files. (v8.0.2 Build 32445)
  • In a pie chart, label will not be displayed for values of zero. (v8.0.2 Build 32445)
  • Fixed an issue where minus symbol is not rendered correctly. (v8.0.2 Build 32445)
  • ArgumentOutOfRangeException while adding an empty table is fixed. (v8.0.2 Build 32445)
  • IndexOutOfRangeException while adding numbers as string to the combo box is resolved. (v8.0.2 Build 32445)
  • Fixed an issue with PDF/A-3 embedded files. (v8.0.2 Build 32445)
  • Fixed an issue with extracting text from specific PDFs. (v8.0.2 Build 32445)
  • FormatException while adding file attachments to a PDF is fixed. (v8.0.2 Build 32445)
  • NullReferenceException while merging specific PDF is resolved. (v8.0.2 Build 32445)
  • Output PDF rendering issue in FireFox browser is fixed. (v8.0.1 Build 32039)
  • Text alignment issue for Rm4scc and Intelligent Mail barcodes is resolved. (v8.0.1 Build 32039)
  • IndexOutofRange exception while converting a TIFF to PDF is fixed. (v8.0.1 Build 32039)
  • Resolved an issue where FormattedTextArea is rendering incorrect text. (v8.0.1 Build 32039)
  • Fixed a couple of Table2 bugs. (v8.0.1 Build 32039)
  • Several text extraction issues are fixed. (v8.0.1 Build 32039)
  • Invalid cast exception while merging certain PDFs is resolved. (v8.0.1 Build 32039)
  • IndexOutofRange exception when importing pages for a specific PDF is fixed. (v8.0.1 Build 32039)
  • NullReferenceException while calling getTargetPageNumber() for certain PDFs has been fixed. (v8.0.1 Build 32039)
  • IndexOutofRange exception while merging PDFs is resolved. (v8.0.1 Build 32039)
  • Fixed an issue where the last two rows of overflow table are missing. (v8.0.1 Build 31262)
  • Issue with adding text with MICR.TTF font has been resolved. (v8.0.1 Build 31262)
  • File size of the DynamicPDF dll increased significantly due to additional resources being embedded. (v8.0.1 Build 31262)
  • Resolved an issue with wrapping text after hyphen symbol in FormattedTextArea. (v8.0.1 Build 31262)
  • Error while setting multiselect ListBox Read-only has been fixed. (v8.0.1 Build 31262)
  • Optimized form flattening logic to resolve a memory issue. (v8.0.1 Build 31262)
  • Fixed an issue where null reference exception is thrown while extracting text for certain pdfs. (v8.0.1 Build 31262)
  • StackOverflowException while merging corrupt PDFs is fixed. (v8.0.1 Build 31262)
  • Several TIFF to PDF conversion issues are fixed. (v8.0.1 Build 30513)
  • Couple of PDF generation issues that are causing errors when the resulting PDF is viewed/printed in Adobe Reader are resolved. (v8.0.1 Build 30513)
  • Resolved several PDF merging issues that are specific to certain PDFs. (v8.0.1 Build 30513)
  • Fixed an issue with structure element dictionary. (v8.0.0 Build 28273)
  • Initial release. (v8.0.0 Build 27776)
  • Updated the Help Documentation. (v8.0.0 Build 27776)

v8 is compatible with v7. However, it contains some depreciated classes, methods and properties. All code written against v7 will compile with v8 but there may be some compiler warnings due to depreciated items that may need to be resolved. Here is a list of the depreciated items in v8 and suggested resolution:

  • FormFlatteningOptions class - Use FormOutput enum instead. (v8.0.0)
  • Document.FormFlattening property - Use Document.Form.Output property instead. (v8.0.0)
  • Document.DrawToWebCache method (WebCache functionality) is depreciated and will not be supported in future versions. (v8.0.0)
  • DPDF_FormFieldFlags enum, PdfFormField.Flags property and FormField.Flags property have been depreciated - Use relevant flag name properties present on the PdfFormField class. (v8.0.0)
  • DPDF_SignatureFieldFlatteningOptions - Use DPDF_FormFieldOutput enum instead. (v8.0.0)
  • DPDF_CellAlign - Use DPDF_TextAlign enum instead. (v8.0.0)
  • DPDF_CellVAlign - Use DPDF_VAlign enum instead. (v8.0.0)
  • Font.CanLoadSystemFont method - Use Font.LoadSystemFont instead. (v8.0.0)
   Version 7.0 (Latest Build v7.0.4.27594)
   New Features
  • FileID property of MacroPDF417 class supports an integer array of base 900 numbers. (v7.0.3)
  • Support for reading default values of form fields. (v7.0.2)
  • AddImportedPageArea and AddImportedPageData method signatures are modified to take PdfDocument object as parameter. (v7.0.1)
  • Support for AES 128 and 256 bit encrypted PDFs. (v7.0.0)
  • Support for RC4 128 bit encrypted PDFs with Crypt filter. (v7.0.0)
  • Support for QR Code (2D-barcode). (v7.0.0)
  • Improved pie chart data label placement. (v7.0.0)
  • Improved barcode creation (reduced PDF file size). (v7.0.0)
  • Document and page level text extraction. (v7.0.0)
  • Improved form flattening - flatten all form fields on the document with single line of code. (v7.0.0)
  • Improved support for decrypting secured PDFs - decrypt PDFs encrypted with encryption filters. (v7.0.0)
   Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a bug in PDF encryption. (v7.0.4 Build 27594)
  • Updated the Help Documentation. (v7.0.4 Build 27594)
  • Fixed an installer error caused when there is no .NET Framework 2.0 installed. (v7.0.3 Build 27433)
  • Updated the Help Documentation. (v7.0.3 Build 24500)
  • See New Features for a complete list of new features. (v7.0.3 Build 24500)
  • Updated the Help Documentation. (v7.0.2 Build 23660)
  • See New Features for a complete list of new features. (v7.0.2 Build 23660)
  • Support for .NET Frameworks 4.0 and 4.5 (v7.0.1 Build 22974)
  • Fixed an issue with the creation of PDF/A-1a compliant document. (v7.0.1 Build 22788)
  • Resolved PDF/A compliance failure caused due to special characters in meta data. (v7.0.1 Build 22788)
  • Fixed the issue of AES-256 revision-6 (v7.0.1 Build 22788)
  • Resolved an issue with preserving PDF/A compliance while simple merging. (v7.0.1 Build 22788)
  • Initial product release. (v7.0.0 Build 21693)
  • Updated the Help Documentation. (v7.0.0 Build 21693)

v7 is compatible with v6. However, it contains some depreciated classes, methods and properties. All code written against v6 will compile with v7 but there may be some compiler warnings due to depreciated items that may need to be resolved. Here is a list of the depreciated items in v7 and suggested resolution:

  • MacroPdf417.FileId property - Use MacroPdf417.SetFileID method. (v7.0.3)
  • Page. AddImportedPageArea and Page.AddImportedPageData will take PdfDocument object as parameter instead of file path. (v7.0.1)
  • StandardSecurity class - Use RC440Security instead. (v7.0.0)
  • HighSecurity class - Use RC4128Security instead. (v7.0.0)
  • RightsManagementSchema.Marked property – Use RightsManagementSchema.Marked2 instead. (v7.0.0)
  • AddTable method (available on several different classes) – Use AddTable2 instead. (v7.0.0)
   Version 6.0 (Latest Build v6.0.4.21322)
   New Features
  • Added support for the Data Matrix Barcode. (v6.0.0)
  • New Table Object now has Individual Cell Formatting (including individual top, bottom, left and right cell border formatting). (v6.0.0)
  • Tagged PDF Structure. (v6.0.0)
  • Full PDF-A support (PDF/A-1a and PDF/A-1b). (v6.0.0)
  • Charting - additional options for data label placement. (v6.0.0)
  • Charting - additional options for legend placement. (v6.0.0)
  • Appearance Streams for Form Fields (for any reader that does not correctly create them). (v6.0.0)
  • Ability to read form field font information. (v6.0.0)
  • Alternate Text for Images. (v6.0.0)
  • New ReportWriter with Report Designer. (v6.0.0)
  • Updated help documentation. (v6.0.0)
   Bug Fixes
  • Resolved an issue with setting MergeOptions to nothing. (v6.0.4 Build 21322)
  • Issue with setting Tag property of the MergeDocument object to Nothing is resolved. (v6.0.4 Build 21322)
  • Resolved an exception caused by calling GetValuePositionDataLabel method (v6.0.4 Build 21322)
  • Fixed an issue where certain PDFs were causing an error while importing. (v6.0.4 Build 19726)
  • Resolved the issue where the Tag property is returning null value. (v6.0.4 Build 19726)
  • Resolved an issue where the PDF file handle is not released after it is successfully saved to disk. (v6.0.4 Build 19726)
  • Issue with setting the legend label text is resolved. (v6.0.4 Build 19726)
  • Fixed an issue where an incorrect text width is returned after enabling kerning. (v6.0.4 Build 19726)
  • Initial product release. (v6.0.0 Build 17276)
  • Updated the Help Documentation. (v6.0.0 Build 17276)

v6 is compatible with v5. However, it contains some depreciated classes, methods and properties. All code written against v5 will compile with v6 but there may be some compiler warnings due to depreciated items that may need to be resolved. Here is a list of the depreciated items in v6 and suggested resolution:

  • XAxis.LabelLocation property – Use LabelPosition instead. (v6.0.0)
  • XAxis.TitleLocation property – Use TitlePosition instead. (v6.0.0)
  • XAxisList.DefaultNumericXAxis - Use DefaultNumericAxis property instead. (v6.0.0)
  • XAxisList.DefaultIndexedXAxis - Use DefaultIndexedAxis property instead. (v6.0.0)
  • XAxisList.DefaultDateTimeXAxis - Use DefaultDateTimeAxis property instead. (v6.0.0)
  • XAxisList.DefaultPercentageXAxis - Use DefaultPercentageAxis property instead. (v6.0.0)
  • YAxis.LabelLocation property – Use LabelPosition instead. (v6.0.0)
  • YAxis.TitleLocation property – Use TitlePosition instead. (v6.0.0)
  • YAxisList.DefaultNumericYAxis - Use DefaultNumericAxis property instead. (v6.0.0)
  • YAxisList.DefaultIndexedYAxis - Use DefaultIndexedAxis property instead. (v6.0.0)
  • YAxisList.DefaultDateTimeYAxis - Use DefaultDateTimeAxis property instead. (v6.0.0)
  • YAxisList.DefaultPercentageYAxis - Use DefaultPercentageAxis property instead. (v6.0.0)
  • Marker.GetAstrisk() - Use the GetAsterisk instead. (v6.0.0)
  • Stacked100PercentSeriesElement.DataLabelFormat - Use the PercentageFormat instead. (v6.0.0)
  • TextArea.GetKerningValue() - Use GetKerningValues() instead. (v6.0.0)
  • TrueTypeFont Class - Use the OpenType class instead. (v6.0.0)

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