[Mono-list] ASP and PDF

Mads Bondo Dydensborg mbd at dbc.dk
Wed Mar 5 00:58:20 EST 2008

tirsdag 04 Marts 2008 skrev Paulo J. Matos:
> Hello all,
> I'm quite new to Mono and C# technologies having only implemented
> quite simple C# programs, given that most of the time I've used other
> programming languages. As C# becomes main stream and people start
> asking for solution in C#, here I am.
> I have been given a ASP form which I need to read and output a
> formatted PDF with the information in the form.
> I'm basically asking for references on how to do this using mono (if
> possible, it would be nice the same code to run on a windows based
> system).

This question crops up once in a while.

What we do here, is to create a svg file (this is basically XML, and we create 
it from a template), which we then run through a svg to pdf converter. We use 
inkscape, which can run headless, and can be used under both Windows and 

We actually design the templates in inkscape too, then have a program to 
convert the svg files from inkscape into templates by using annotation.

Getting it all to work was a bit of work, but that is mostly because of the "a 
slightly above average it knowlegeable secretary should be able to design a 
new template" step.



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