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Products by Category using Aspose.Pdf

Please follow the following steps to add Products by Category report using Aspose.Pdf

    1. Add sample "Northwind.xls" file in "Spring.Northwind.Web\App_Data\xls" folder. You can find this file in Download package/Source code of this project.
    2. Open "Web.xml" file on the root of "Spring.Northwind.Web" and add the following lines inside objects node
        <object type="Pdf/ProductsbyCategory.aspx">
          <property name="ProductDao" ref="ProductDao" />
          <property name="CategoryDao" ref="CategoryDao" />
    3. Add a new folder named "Pdf" in Spring.Northwind.Web.2010
    4. Add a new ASP.NET page named "ProductsbyCategory.aspx" in Spring.Northwind.Web.2010\Pdf folder.
    5. Add a link to this "ProductsbyCategory.aspx" on "Default.aspx" so that you can access it when run the project in browser.
    6. Replace the html with
      <%@ Page Title="" Language="C#" MasterPageFile="~/Shared/MasterPage.master" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeBehind="ProductsbyCategory.aspx.cs" Inherits="Spring.Northwind.Web.Pdf.ProductsbyCategory" %>
      <asp:Content ID="Content1" ContentPlaceHolderID="content" runat="server">
          <h2>Create Products by Category report using Aspose.Pdf for .NET</h2>
          <div class="componentDescriptionTxt">
              This demo illustrates how to create a well formatted Products by Category report by using <a href="">Aspose.Pdf for .NET.</a>
              <ul class="noPaddingUl">
                  <li>Aspose.Pdf component gives you the agility to report your data in a variety of ways.</li>
                  <li>Aspose.Pdf component is fully functional for creating all types of reports.</li>
                  <li>You may customize the size and appearance of everything on a report. </li>
                  <li>You can display the information the way you want to see it.</li>
              The demo generates a printed report displaying products by category.
              <ul class="noPaddingUl">
                  <li>It has 3 columns per page and starts each category in a new column. </li>
                  <li>Spring.NET NHibernate is used to retrieve the data from the Products and Categories tables of Northwind database, to generate the report </li>
                  <li>You can either open the resulting PDF file into your PDF reader or save directly to your disk. </li>
              Click Process to see how example prints products by category. Output document will have 3 columns per page; each category will start in new column. 
          <br />
          <asp:Button ID="btnProcess" runat="server" Text="Process" OnClick="btnProcess_Click" />
    7. Replace the code-behind with
      using System;
      using System.ComponentModel;
      using System.Collections.Generic;
      using System.Linq;
      using System.Web;
      using System.Web.UI;
      using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
      using Aspose.Pdf.Generator;
      using System.Data;
      using System.Data.OleDb;
      using Spring.Northwind.Dao;
      using Spring.Northwind.Domain;
      namespace Spring.Northwind.Web.Pdf
          public partial class ProductsbyCategory : System.Web.UI.Page
              private IProductDao productDao;
              private ICategoryDao categoryDao;
              public IProductDao ProductDao
                  set { this.productDao = value; }
              public ICategoryDao CategoryDao
                  set { this.categoryDao = value; }
              protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
              protected void btnProcess_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
                  Aspose.Pdf.Generator.Pdf pdf = GetProductsByCategory();
                  pdf.Save("productsbycategory.pdf", SaveType.OpenInAcrobat, Response);
              public Aspose.Pdf.Generator.Pdf GetProductsByCategory()
                  IList productsList = productDao.GetAll();
                  IList CategoryList = categoryDao.GetAll();
                  Aspose.Pdf.Generator.Pdf pdf = new Aspose.Pdf.Generator.Pdf();
                  pdf.IsTruetypeFontMapCached = false;
                  // If you have purchased a license,
                  // Set license like this: 
                  // string licenseFile = MapPath("License") + "\\Aspose.Pdf.lic"; 
                  // Aspose.Pdf.License lic = new Aspose.Pdf.License();
                  // lic.SetLicense(licenseFile);
                  string xmlFile = Server.MapPath("~/App_Data/xml/ProductsByCategory.xml");
                  pdf.BindXML(xmlFile, null);
                  Section section = pdf.Sections["section1"];
                  Aspose.Pdf.Generator.Table table1 = new Aspose.Pdf.Generator.Table(section);
                  table1.ColumnWidths = "314 314 314";
                  table1.Border = new BorderInfo((int)BorderSide.Top, 4, new Aspose.Pdf.Generator.Color(204));
                  table1.IsRowBroken = false;
                  table1.DefaultCellPadding.Top = table1.DefaultCellPadding.Bottom = 15;
                  table1.DefaultCellTextInfo.FontSize = 14;
                  table1.Margin.Top = 10;
                  int j;
                  Row curRow = null;
                  Cell curCell = null;
                  Aspose.Pdf.Generator.Table curSubTab = null;
                  string[] names = new string[]
                      {"Catagory: Beverages","Catagory: Condiments","Catagory: Confections",
                       "Catagory: Dairy Products","Catagory: Grains/Cereals","Catagory: Meat/Poultry",
                       "Catagory: Produce","Catagory: Seafood"};
                  for (j = 1; j <= 8; j++)
                      if (j == 1 || j == 4 || j == 7)
                          curRow = table1.Rows.Add();
                      curCell = curRow.Cells.Add();
                      curSubTab = new Aspose.Pdf.Generator.Table(curCell);
                      curSubTab.DefaultCellPadding.Top = curSubTab.DefaultCellPadding.Bottom = 3;
                      curSubTab.ColumnWidths = "214 90";
                      Row row0 = curSubTab.Rows.Add();
                      Aspose.Pdf.Generator.TextInfo tf1 = new Aspose.Pdf.Generator.TextInfo();
                      tf1.FontSize = 16;
                      tf1.FontName = "Times-Bold";
                      row0.Cells.Add(names[j - 1], tf1);
                      IList filteredProductsList = (from productsTable in productsList
                                                             where (productsTable.Discontinued == false) && (productsTable.CategoryID == j)
                                                             orderby productsTable.ProductName
                                                             select productsTable).ToList();
                      DataTable dataTable1 = ConvertToDataTable(filteredProductsList);
                      curSubTab.ImportDataTable(dataTable1, true, 1, 0);
                      curSubTab.Rows[1].Border = new BorderInfo((int)(BorderSide.Top | BorderSide.Bottom), 4, new Aspose.Pdf.Generator.Color(204));
                      Row lastRow = curSubTab.Rows[curSubTab.Rows.Count - 1];
                      foreach (Cell cCell in lastRow.Cells)
                          cCell.Padding.Bottom = 20;
                      lastRow = curSubTab.Rows.Add();
                      lastRow.Cells.Add("number of products:");
                      lastRow.Border = new BorderInfo((int)BorderSide.Top, new Aspose.Pdf.Generator.Color(204));
                  return pdf;
              public DataTable ConvertToDataTable(IList data)
                  PropertyDescriptorCollection properties = TypeDescriptor.GetProperties(typeof(T));
                  DataTable table = new DataTable();
                  //foreach (PropertyDescriptor prop in properties)
                  //    table.Columns.Add(prop.Name, Nullable.GetUnderlyingType(prop.PropertyType) ?? prop.PropertyType);
                  //foreach (T item in data)
                  //    DataRow row = table.NewRow();
                  //    foreach (PropertyDescriptor prop in properties)
                  //        row[prop.Name] = prop.GetValue(item) ?? DBNull.Value;
                  //    table.Rows.Add(row);
                  // Manual table conversion
                  table.Columns.Add("ProductName", typeof(string));
                  table.Columns.Add("UnitsInStock", typeof(short));
                  foreach (T item in data)
                      DataRow row = table.NewRow();
                      foreach (PropertyDescriptor prop in properties)
                          if (prop.Name.Equals("ProductName") || prop.Name.Equals("UnitsInStock"))
                              row[prop.Name] = prop.GetValue(item) ?? DBNull.Value;
                  return table;
    8. Run the project using F5 and open ProductsbyCategory.aspx page. Click 'Process' button to generate the report.

Last edited Feb 28, 2014 at 3:05 PM by asposemarketplace, version 3