[Mono-list] Report and print systems.

Rodrigo Moya rodrigo@ximian.com
14 Jan 2003 15:48:41 +0100

On Tue, 2003-01-14 at 15:46, Rodrigo Moya wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-01-13 at 16:55, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > > 	Congratulations for the new release. I'm evaluating if i could use at
> > > this moment mono for a management application. I saw these days that
> > > there is no problems in using gtk# with System.Data in datagrids
> > > components like sql# does, but i have two doubts how could i do reports
> > > with database consulting and how i can print them? which classes i have
> > > to see? or if i have to do it how can i do?
> > 
> > We do not have classes for reports, and sadly gnome-print is currently
> > missing in Gtk#
> > 
> we have an in-development reporting system in libgda. That is not
> covered by the GDA# bindings (part of GTK#), but as soon as we've got
> something working (which should be soon, since we now have a person
> working on that), I'll add bindings for the reporting stuff to GDA#.
> So, maybe you can just wait for those bindings, or help us in finishing
> them up ASAP.
> As a quick intro, the reporting stuff we're doing is XML-based, where we
> have a DTD that describes the structure of the report, and then, that
> file is run through the reporting engine, which fills it in with data
> from the database. This is what we're hoping to complete very soon. Once
> we've got that, we'll make conversions to many formats via XSLT, which
> shouldn't be hard at all.
also forgot to say that the reporting stuff will include printing
support, so you'll just have a Print method or something to print it

Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo@ximian.com>