[thelist] PDF Creation using ASP

Julian Rickards julian.rickards at gmail.com
Thu Oct 26 11:47:14 CDT 2006

Unfortunately, our (government) servers run only ASP or .Net (although some
applications are Java-based but I can't programme Java, nor would I have the
rights to do so).



On 26/10/06, Max Schwanekamp <lists at neptunewebworks.com> wrote:
> > From: Julian Rickards [mailto:julian.rickards at gmail.com]
> > >From reading PHP Programming (O'Reilly), I know that PDFs may be
> > >created
> > using PHP (may require a library be installed). Is a similar
> > option available for ASP? In other words, can I create a web
> > form that will generate a PDF for the client to download?
> Yes, but AFAIK the difference is that all ASP/.NET options are commercial,
> though generally not prohibitively expensive.  GIYF...
> http://www.google.com/search?q=asp+pdf
> Depending on your needs, if you have PHP available (even as CGI), you
> might
> consider using a php script to generate the PDF.  FPDF.org is a good
> option
> that can be incorporated into a simple procedural script.  I did that on a
> production site for a few years -- I had the asp-generated form post to a
> php script which generated the pdf file based on the POST data, saved it
> to
> a cache, and then used Response.Redirect() to send the client to the pdf
> file.
> --
> Max Schwanekamp
> NeptuneWebworks.com
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