TextDynamic7 .NET, TextDynamic7 .DLL / OCX

TextDynamic7 is a royalty free word processing and reporting control which can be embedded into applications to create text in code, to offer the end user WYSIWYG editing features and to convert document formats, such as RTF to HTML or RTF to PDF or DOCX to PDF.

Unlike wRTF2PDF / TextDynamic Server it is a visual component, it displays a word processor inside your application to let the user edit the text.

Do you have a legacy Windows application which needs up to date word processing and PDF generation capabilities? You found it – TextDynamic comes as a powerful DLL with an easy to maintain OCX which acts as interface.

If you develop in .NET for WinForms TextDynamic is for you. The wrapper developed in C# publishes all interfaces TextDynamic has, no OCX is required.

Word processing is important for many applications, for example to edit marketing e-mails, to edit letters or to enter formatted text into a database memo field. But even more important is the ability to create formatted text under program control. For example to create contracts by combining different text blocks, to create invoices and mass mailing letters. To solve all these problems you can use our product TextDynamic as .NET and ActiveX control.

If you need to do mass mailing or to provide your customers with a customizable database view you will enjoy working with the powerful mail merge feature. You can also use the reporting features which take “mail merge” to the next level. With the embedded reporting it is not only possible to have fields in the text, but also bands to group paragraphs. Such groups are processed and exported as log as there is data to be filled into the fields. This makes it easy to create invoices, lists and similar documents.

Read more in the TextDynamic Online manual.

Where you can use TextDynamic™:

  • In .NET WinForm applications (as .NET assembly written in C# – DLL) – with Visual Studio
  • new in V7: support for 64 bit .NET applications
  • In Visual Basic™ 6 applications (as ActiveX™ – OCX)
  • In many Windows applications as “popup” editor – simply call a method of the DLL to show an editor form.

What you can do with TextDynamic™:

  • Process RTF, ANSI, XML, UNICODE and/or HTML texts
  • Optionally read and write DocX format
  • new: DOCX reading and writing – included in TextDynamic “Standard”
  • new: Improved editor with improved table handling
  • Edit data base memo fields with simple or formatted text
  • Prepare and send e-mails using the interface IWPMapi.
  • Use complete word processing with page layout view, 100% WYSIWYG, header&footer, cascading style sheets (CSS)
  • Use integrated spell check – included in TextDynamic “Standard”
  • Work with powerful mail merge work with fields to automatically insert and replace formatted text and images)
  • Create documents under program control
  • Use reporting (= mail merge with bands)
  • Use Memo.LabelDef to create, edit and print labels.
  • Convert RTF to PDF using the integrated PDF converter. The PDF exporter is now now also able to attach data.
  • new in V7: Convert DocX to PDF using the integrated PDF converter.
  • Export HTML to PDF
  • Support for footnotes, text boxes (frames) and columns is also included in the standard edition of TextDynamic 7!
  • Note: If you need the TextDynamic features on your (web) server please check out our ASP product wRTF2PDF / TextDynamic Server. It includes almost the complete TextDynamic API to create and manipulate text.

TextDynamic License Options:

WYSIWYG word processing
Localized dialog boxes, rulers and toolbars
Zooming, Preview and Thumbnail Display
Different layout modes, incl. double page and multi column display.
All usual paragraph attributes such as indent, justified text, shading
All usual character attributes such as font, size, underline modes
Full paragraph style (CSS) support (property inheritance and overriding)
Sections (different page sizes in one document)
Header&Footer Texts (multiple in one document possible and WYSIWYG editing)
TextObjects – Page numbering, Date and custom texts
Merge Fields (implemented using field objects, not with simple text replacing)
Integrated label printing (editable preview!)
Images – handled as characters or relative to page or paragraph
Special HTML formatting mode
HTTP connections
MIME conversion
Convert pages to bitmaps or EMF
Loads and saves ANSI, UNICODE, Rich Text Format (RTF) and its native WPT format
Imports and exports HTML (with CSS)
Royalty free distribution (Conditions see Order Page)
32 bit support
64 bit support with .NET (AnyCPU)
[column]Reporting License
Create RTF reports using mail merge with additional bands and groups
Token to template conversion
Use formulas in tables

PDF Export
Optional PDF/A export
Intelligent Image Embedding
WYSIWYG Export without need to install Printer Driver
Very Fast
Affordable and reliable

Now included in TextDynamic Standard:
Columns (with balancing)
Text boxes (frames)
Special mode to edit XML using tag objects
Convert Pages to Multipage TIFF (only 32bit)

DocX support
load DocX
save DocX
Pretty much all TextDynamic features are supported in DocX format. Only proprietary objects, special user properties and sub paragraphs cannot be saved in this format.
Also reporting band information is saved.


All the text features you need:

While the “standard” version of other text components is restricted and hides the most important features from the developer, TextDynamic 7 “Standard” already includes features not found in the most expensive edition of competing products. For example the split screen feature, paragraph styles, text wrap around images, numbering, header+footer, the mail merge and also the HTML import/export can be used in the entry version as well. It now also includes DocX support plus footnotes and columns.

Maximum performance when working with documents:

TextDynamic .NET assembly has been developed in C#. This allows a tight integration into .NET applications – it is not required to register any OCX. Since word processing requires the allocation of a large number of smal memory blocks plus fast array handling we implemented it into a native windows, highly optimized and so lightning fast DLL. The result shows that the extra effort was worthwhile, a 220 page RTF file (8MB) is loaded in about 5 seconds on a main stream notebook. (Pentium M1.6 Ghz)

Maximum flexibility for configuring the user interface:

Only TextDynamic comes with several tool panels arranged around the editor window. But the GUI can be completely configured, also the images can be changed. It is also possible to update and localize the hint messages and the texts used by the dialogs. Switching languages at runtime is possible as well. The user interface is configured using a XML script. That script, together with the images for the buttons, is loaded from a special package file – we also include an application to edit that file. The package file used by the GUI can of course be protected with a password.

Easy to use, almost impossible to outgrow

When you start with TextDynamic you will get impressive results in minutes. But if you need special features you will find out that it does so much more. Its mail merge method handles RTF and HTML texts and also images. You can add support for styles or footnotes to your application. High quality and fast PDF export is optionally available, no 3rdparty product or printer driver is required. Spellcheck is also optionally available – very fast and effective since implemented in the engine.

Powerful and easy to understand API

More than 10 years of experience in text component design helped us to create the probably most powerful text control API. Using a set of interfaces you can create text in code, modify the GUI, create e-mails and PDF.

What our customers say …

I have previously used a competitors word processing control and it was cheaper to buy yours outright then to buy the upgrade of the other. Yours also includes better features anyway. Value for money is what convinced me to change. – Rob

Thanks. You are doing some terrific development work on this version with a lot of useful new features. – GRS

In general I must say I am pretty impressed. I used to work with < …> component, like this one much better. – Chris