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Products Catalog using Aspose.Pdf

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

    1. Add sample "Catalog.xml" file in "Spring.Northwind.Web\App_Data\xml" 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/Catalog.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 "Catalog.aspx" in Spring.Northwind.Web.2010\Pdf folder.
    5. Add a link to this "Catalog.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="Catalog.aspx.cs" Inherits="Spring.Northwind.Web.Pdf.Catalog" %>
      <asp:Content ID="Content1" ContentPlaceHolderID="content" runat="server">
          <h2>Create Product Catalog report using Aspose.Pdf for .NET</h2>
          <div class="componentDescriptionTxt">
              This demo illustrates how to create a well formatted Catalog 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 Catalog of products in Northwind database.
              <ul class="noPaddingUl">
                  <li>It has a two-page report header and uses photos for each category. </li>
                  <li>It starts each category on a new page and keeps all records for a category on same page. </li>
                  <li>Spring.NET NHibernate is used to retrieve the data from the Products table 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 a catalog of products.
          <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 Aspose.Pdf.Generator;
      using System.Data;
      using System.Data.OleDb;
      using Spring.Northwind.Dao;
      using Spring.Northwind.Domain;
      using System.Globalization;
      namespace Spring.Northwind.Web.Pdf
          public partial class Catalog : System.Web.UI.Page
              IList productsList = null;
              IList CategoryList = null;
              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 = GetCatalog();
                  pdf.Save("catalog.pdf", SaveType.OpenInAcrobat, Response);
              public Aspose.Pdf.Generator.Pdf GetCatalog()
                  productsList = productDao.GetAll();
                  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/Catalog.xml");
                  string path = Server.MapPath("~/img");
                  pdf.BindXML(xmlFile, null);
                  Section section = pdf.Sections["section1"];
                  Paragraph logoPara = section.Paragraphs["Logo"];
                  Image logoImage = (Image)logoPara;
                  logoImage.ImageInfo.File = path + "\\FallCatalog.jpg";
                  logoImage.ImageScale = 0.77F;
                  Section section2 = pdf.Sections["section2"];
                  Paragraph beveragePara = section2.Paragraphs["BeverageTable"];
                  Table beverageTable = (Table)beveragePara;
                  Row row1 = beverageTable.Rows[0];
                  Cell row1Cell2 = row1.Cells[1];
                  Image beverageImage = (Image)row1Cell2.Paragraphs[0];
                  beverageImage.ImageInfo.File = path + "\\Beverage.jpg";
                  Table beveragesTable1 = (Table)section2.Paragraphs["BeverageTable1"];
                  FillTable(beveragesTable1, GetProductsByCateGoryID(1));
                  Paragraph condimentsPara = section2.Paragraphs["CondimentsTable"];
                  Table condimentsTable = (Table)condimentsPara;
                  Row row1CondimentTable = condimentsTable.Rows[0];
                  Cell row1Cell2CondimentTable = row1CondimentTable.Cells[1];
                  Image condimentsImage = (Image)row1Cell2CondimentTable.Paragraphs[0];
                  condimentsImage.ImageInfo.File = path + "\\Condiments.jpg";
                  Table condimentsTable1 = (Table)section2.Paragraphs["CondimentsTable1"];
                  FillTable(condimentsTable1, GetProductsByCateGoryID(2));
                  Paragraph confectionsPara = section2.Paragraphs["ConfectionsTable"];
                  Table confectionsTable = (Table)confectionsPara;
                  Row row1ConfectionsTable = confectionsTable.Rows[0];
                  Cell row1Cell2ConfectionsTable = row1ConfectionsTable.Cells[1];
                  Image confectionsImage = (Image)row1Cell2ConfectionsTable.Paragraphs[0];
                  confectionsImage.ImageInfo.File = path + "\\Confections.jpg";
                  Table confectionsTable1 = (Table)section2.Paragraphs["ConfectionsTable1"];
                  FillTable(confectionsTable1, GetProductsByCateGoryID(3));
                  Paragraph dairyPara = section2.Paragraphs["DairyTable"];
                  Table dairyTable = (Table)dairyPara;
                  Row row1DairyTable = dairyTable.Rows[0];
                  Cell row1Cell2DairyTable = row1DairyTable.Cells[1];
                  Image diaryImage = (Image)row1Cell2DairyTable.Paragraphs[0];
                  diaryImage.ImageInfo.File = path + "\\Dairy.jpg";
                  Table dairyTable1 = (Table)section2.Paragraphs["DairyTable1"];
                  FillTable(dairyTable1, GetProductsByCateGoryID(4));
                  Paragraph grainsPara = section2.Paragraphs["GrainsTable"];
                  Table grainsTable = (Table)grainsPara;
                  Row row1GrainsTable = grainsTable.Rows[0];
                  Cell row1Cell2GrainsTable = row1GrainsTable.Cells[1];
                  Image grainsImage = (Image)row1Cell2GrainsTable.Paragraphs[0];
                  grainsImage.ImageInfo.File = path + "\\Grains.jpg";
                  Table grainsTable1 = (Table)section2.Paragraphs["GrainsTable1"];
                  FillTable(grainsTable1, GetProductsByCateGoryID(5));
                  Paragraph meatPara = section2.Paragraphs["MeatTable"];
                  Table meatTable = (Table)meatPara;
                  Row row1MeatTable = meatTable.Rows[0];
                  Cell row1Cell2MeatTable = row1MeatTable.Cells[1];
                  Image meatImage = (Image)row1Cell2MeatTable.Paragraphs[0];
                  meatImage.ImageInfo.File = path + "\\Meat.jpg";
                  Table meatTable1 = (Table)section2.Paragraphs["MeatTable1"];
                  FillTable(meatTable1, GetProductsByCateGoryID(6));
                  Paragraph producePara = section2.Paragraphs["ProduceTable"];
                  Table produceTable = (Table)producePara;
                  Row row1ProduceTable = produceTable.Rows[0];
                  Cell row1Cell2ProduceTable = row1ProduceTable.Cells[1];
                  Image produceImage = (Image)row1Cell2ProduceTable.Paragraphs[0];
                  produceImage.ImageInfo.File = path + "\\Produce.jpg";
                  Table produceTable1 = (Table)section2.Paragraphs["ProduceTable1"];
                  FillTable(produceTable1, GetProductsByCateGoryID(7));
                  Paragraph seafoodPara = section2.Paragraphs["SeafoodTable"];
                  Table seafoodTable = (Table)seafoodPara;
                  Row row1SeafoodTable = seafoodTable.Rows[0];
                  Cell row1Cell2SeafoodTable = row1SeafoodTable.Cells[1];
                  Image seafoodImage = (Image)row1Cell2SeafoodTable.Paragraphs[0];
                  seafoodImage.ImageInfo.File = path + "\\Seafood.jpg";
                  Table seafoodTable1 = (Table)section2.Paragraphs["SeafoodTable1"];
                  FillTable(seafoodTable1, GetProductsByCateGoryID(8));
                  return pdf;
              private void FillTable(Aspose.Pdf.Generator.Table tab, DataTable dt)
                  NumberFormatInfo format = new NumberFormatInfo();
                  format.CurrencyPositivePattern = 0;
                  format.CurrencySymbol = "$";
                  tab.DefaultCellTextInfo.FontSize = 10;
                  tab.ImportDataTable(dt, false, 1, 0);
                  foreach (Row curRow in tab.Rows)
                      foreach (Cell curCell in curRow.Cells)
                          curCell.Padding = new MarginInfo();
                          curCell.Padding.Top = 3;
                          curCell.Padding.Bottom = 3;
                      if (tab.Rows.IndexOf(curRow) > 0)
                          ((Aspose.Pdf.Generator.Text)curRow.Cells[3].Paragraphs[0]).TextInfo.Alignment = AlignmentType.Right;
                          ((Aspose.Pdf.Generator.Text)curRow.Cells[1].Paragraphs[0]).TextInfo.Alignment = AlignmentType.Center;
                          double price = Convert.ToDouble(((Aspose.Pdf.Generator.Text)curRow.Cells[3].Paragraphs[0]).Segments[0].Content);
                          ((Aspose.Pdf.Generator.Text)curRow.Cells[3].Paragraphs[0]).Segments[0].Content = price.ToString("C", format);
                      ((Aspose.Pdf.Generator.Text)curRow.Cells[0].Paragraphs[0]).Segments[0].TextInfo.FontName = "Times-Bold";
              public DataTable GetProductsByCateGoryID(int categoryID)
                  IList filteredProductsList = (from productsTable in productsList
                                                         where (productsTable.Discontinued == false) && (productsTable.CategoryID == categoryID)
                                                         orderby productsTable.ProductName
                                                         select productsTable).ToList();
                  DataTable dataTable1 = ConvertToDataTable(filteredProductsList);
                  return dataTable1;
              public DataTable ConvertToDataTable(IList data)
                  PropertyDescriptorCollection properties = TypeDescriptor.GetProperties(typeof(T));
                  DataTable table = new DataTable();
                  // Manual table conversion
                  table.Columns.Add("ProductName", typeof(string));
                  table.Columns.Add("ProductID", typeof(int));
                  table.Columns.Add("QuantityPerUnit", typeof(string));
                  table.Columns.Add("UnitPrice", typeof(decimal));
                  foreach (T item in data)
                      DataRow row = table.NewRow();
                      foreach (PropertyDescriptor prop in properties)
                          if (prop.Name.Equals("ProductName") || prop.Name.Equals("ProductID") || prop.Name.Equals("QuantityPerUnit") || prop.Name.Equals("UnitPrice"))
                              row[prop.Name] = prop.GetValue(item) ?? DBNull.Value;
                  return table;
    8. Run the project using F5 and open Catalog.aspx page. Click 'Process' button to generate the report.

Last edited Feb 28, 2014 at 2:56 PM by asposemarketplace, version 3