Output as PDF (C#)

Set up and configure output to PDF from your reporting application. This option is useful if you want to archive or mail a document.


This code snippet uses the PDFRenderer class:
// code snippet starts

String designFile = "OrderReport.4rp";
String outputFilename = "SalesList.pdf";

FormatHandler handler = new FormatWriter(outputFilename);
PDFRenderer renderer = new PDFRenderer(handler);
renderer.JPEGquality = 0.5;
FourRpLayouter report = new FourRpLayouter(designFile, renderer);

//Run the report 
report.debugLevel = 9;

// some code omitted - view full source in demo


// open the file

// code snippet ends
In this example:
  • A FormatHandler object named handler is defined using the FormatWriter class, taking the name of the output file as its input.
  • An object named renderer is defined using the PDFRenderer class, taking handler as input.
  • The JPEGquality property sets the compression quality of any included JPEG image to 0.5. A compression quality setting of 0.0 is interpreted as "high compression is important," while a setting of 1.0 is interpreted as "high image quality is important."
  • FourRpLayouter report = new FourRpLayouter(designFile, renderer) creates the FourRpLayouter object for the specified report file that outputs a PDF file with the provided name.

For the full list of properties and methods for this renderer class, refer to the Genero Report Writer .NET API documentation.