Creating data driven application is one of the most commonly done task in our day today application development. In these applications, reporting and generating reports in various formats is one of the repeated requirements we will get. Read the article Export to Excel in ASP.Net 2.0 - Gridview to Excel, DataTable to Excel which discusses some handful of techniques to export the data to excel file. Apart from excel reports, generating PDF report is one of the most common reporting requirement we will get in data driven application. Exporting data to PDF format is not a straight forward task like we do for excel file generation. To do this, we have to employ some 3rd party component or develop a component ourselves by understanding the PDF file standards.
Since, developing a component ourselves is complicated and time consuming task we can try using any free 3rd party component available in the market. In this article, we will try using one of most widely used PDF generation component called iTextSharp or iText PDF component.
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