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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. 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.
TextDynamic 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.
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 "Basis" already includes features not found in the most expensive edition of competing products. For example the split screen feature, 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.
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 experiece 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.
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
With TextDynamic .NET you don't any longer need the RichTextBox or RichEdit DLL.
It is tightly integrated into the .NET (1.1, 2.0, new: 3.5) environment using an easy to use interface class developed in C#.
The licensed version contains the C# source for this assembly so you can adapt it and recompile it with future versions of VisualStudio.
The included ActiveX is not used for .NET applications.
Please download the demo version which does not only include the support for .NET but also for MS Access, Visual FoxPro or VB6.
We also posted the manual (more than 400 pages with multiple examples) which is included as PDF and CMH file as a special online version.
The demo will install the necessary DLLs. It will also register the OCX version. It will not modify the .NET assembly cache and allows complete de-installation. The Demo also includes an executable which let you try out the component, without having to integrate it into your development tool. (Demo License)
Most reporting tools work with page layouts. This means you may place graphics at exact positions on a form and when the report is created it will exactly look as the designed forms.
This approach is often very good, but is some cases you want the text created by the reporter to be edit able. The mentioned approach has a problem with this - while it is sometimes possible to create RTF documents with the reporting tool, they are not really "edit able" - the text has been broken up into the tiniest pieces - just single text boxes. Usually the RTF export is optimized to be best viewed in MS Word only.
With the TextDynamic report a text file (RTF or WPT format) is created which allows full editing, including changing of the page size, and other operations which make the re-pagination of the text necessary.
We discuss an example developed in MS Access in the provided developing manual to demonstrate it. However, it is not limited to be used with Access. Since the data is provided through an event it can work with any database your development language supports, also custom made databases and calculated data.
TextDynamic is a visual control. It can be used in WinForms application developed with .NET 1.1 or .NET 2.0 Windows development tools (Delphi 2006, VS2003, VS2005). Using the also provided OCX TextDynamic can be embedded into VB6 applications and used with MS Access® or Visual FoxPro® as editing, reporting or printing component.
TextDynamic is based upon a widely used and trusted word processing engine. The engine has been completely rewritten after 2004 to support modern text features, such as paragraph styles (CSS), layers and nestable tables. Internally it uses a hierarchical XML like memory structure with a consequent implementation of property inheritance. Unlike most other word processors TextDynamic supports a "undefined" setting for all attributes - a feature which is essential for propper CSS handling.
The programming API has been created from scratch based on the experiences from word processing development since 1996. The API used by the OCX and by the .NET editions are almost identical. We however took care that special features under each platform are used best.
TextDynamic is available in several editions. The support for hyper links, mail merge, header and footer, outlines and bullets, styles, tables and HTML loading and saving is already included in the "basis" editions. Optionally you can license spellcheck and PDF creation. With the "premium" license you get support for WYSIWYG footnotes and text boxes (also called text frames).
Optionally available is also an internal reporting engine. This feature makes it easy to create documents from a template mixed with external data, i.e. a database. So invoices, contracts or lists are created quickly. The reporting feature uses a system with two templates - the first template should be prepared by the developer, the second template can be adjusted by the enduser with the easy to understand template editor. After the report was created it can still be edited.
This page is related to "text control net", and "text component net".
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