Printing and Exporting Improvements in v6.2

WinForms Team Blog
28 July 2006

   In version 6.2 we have extended and improved the exporting and printing capabilities of the XtraGrid, XtraTreeList and XtraLayoutControl. Now the XtraGrid and XtraTreeList controls can be exported to various formats, including RTF and MHT. Additionally, the XtraLayoutControl provides full printing and export support. 
   Table 1 and Table 2 below contrast the printing and export features supported in v6.1 and v6.2 respectively.

Table 1. Printing and exporting support in v6.1

 

XtraLayoutControl

XtraTreeListControl

XtraGridControl

Printing support

-

+

+

Export to Excel

-

-

+-

(images were not exported)

Export to TXT

-

-

+

Export to RTF

-

-

-

Export to MHT

-

-

-

Export to PDF

-

+-

(text data was exported as graphics)

+-

(text data was exported as graphics)

Export to HTML

-

-

+

Export to Image

-

+

+

Table 2. Printing and exporting support in v6.2

 

XtraLayoutControl

XtraTreeListControl

XtraGridControl

Printing support

+

+

+

Export to Excel

+

+

+

Export to TXT

+

+

+

Export to RTF

+

+

+

Export to MHT

+

+

+

Export to PDF

+

+

+

Export to HTML

+

+

+

Export to Image

+

+

+

In v6.1 the XtraTreeListControl and XtraGridControl exported their cell values to PDF files as graphics, so it was impossible to select text or perform a text search in PDF viewers. In addition, the XtraGridControl didn't export images in XLS format. In version 6.2 we've removed these limitations.
The XtraLayoutControl v6.2 can now be printed and exported to various formats using the XtraPrinting Library. This enables you to use the XtraLayoutControl to:
- create forms that look like printed forms, edit and print them;
- create multiplatform (win + web) applications using HTML export;
- integrate your solution with MS Office using RTF and XLS exports.

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