Create documents via templates

Anonymous
2022-11-14T13:57:38.257+00:00

I'm looking for the easiest way to create business documents (invoice, order confirmation, ...) with template files. For now we've been using RDLC reports.
But this doesn't give the needed control on the page layout (for example mixing page orientation in the same document) and is not really flexible.
Does anybody have some good libraries (preferably open source) or solutions that I could try out.

Requirements are the following

  • Easy document design (this will be done by an end-user in some cases)
  • Need to support multiple languages (our applications supports 6 languages)
  • Variables
  • Supports tables
  • Supports charts
  • Export to PDF
  • Print document
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  1. Ken Tucker 5,846 Reputation points
    2022-11-15T01:03:01.613+00:00

    There are several paid products you might be able to use for this. Here are some examples

    https://www.telerik.com/products/reporting.aspx

    https://docs.devexpress.com/XtraReports/2162/reporting

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  2. Anonymous
    2022-11-16T07:11:29.61+00:00

    I've tried out the Telerik one. It's a bit more advanced then RDLC reports, but it's really more a reporting tool.
    For document output I want to have more control over the layout. Specifically towards printing.

    I've also found this on GitHub https://github.com/egonl/SharpDocx
    This is going in the right direction, but it doesn't support charts/graphs. And some of my documents include some simple charts.