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    Response.Write to PDF?

    Hello!

    I'm working on a project that needs to automagically generate a PDF file and present it to the user. I've seen several products and such that provide these services; however, the ones that actually work seem to require a license. (^_^)

    Anyone been down this road and willing to share their experiences? At this point, I'm not real picky--if it's a registered .dll/.ocx file that I can call as an Object and Response.Write into it or an object that I can call as a script and point to a specific page (e.g. HTTP_REFERRER)... but I'm sure something exists out there.

    I have tinkered with WebSuperGoo's ABCpdf; however, I can't get it to recognize the .dll is registered. (>_<)'

    Thanks in advance!

    -David

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    I spent two days doing a similar search for a purchasing system where I used to work. abcPDF was the only option, I would suggest perservering with that to get it registered.

    For my own, I eventually made a SOAP service to outsource the job to a unix server. Seemed simpler at the time, and who cares when I don't work there anymore
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    Dean --

    Haha.. that thought had crossed my mind because we have a Crystal engine that builds PDFs for another application on one of our Solaris boxes... but... yeah... hmm... I still DO work here and would have to support it every time crystal changes their .dlls.

    I'll keep hitting the abcPDF... it looks like a good product; just needs some tweaking.

    -David

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    Finally got ABCpdf to work and am working on tweaking it.

    Dean--do you know any quick/easy/effecient way to feed a dynamic page back to it? I can toss a specific URL to it to generate; however, I don't see a call to pull the current page. e.g. User does a query of a database and wants a PDF printout of the results.

    Thanks!

    -David

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    I never got that far with it However, if you can pass a URL to it, as long as the page is generated using request.querystring (ie if a form, them method="get" ) then you should be able to throw a dynamic url at it? maybe
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    Hmm... yeah... unfortunatly, doing a POST from the form into a page that pulls the form entries, builds a SQL statement, then runs. Hmmmmmm... something to tinker with. (^_^)

    Thanks!

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