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eDocEngine VCL

Published By:  Gnostice Information Technologies

Document creation VCL component suite for Delphi and C++Builder to create documents in 18 popular formats.

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Gnostice eDocEngine VCL is a component suite for Delphi and C++Builder that can create documents in a variety of fomats including PDF, RTF, HTML, XHTML, EXCEL, TEXT, CSV, Quattro Pro, LOTUS 1-2-3, DIF, SYLK, TIFF, PNG, SVG (XML-based vector graphics), JPEG, GIF, BMP, EMF and WMF. eDocEngine additionally provides report export interfaces (both in the Professional edition and separately in the ReportExport edition) for popular reporting tools such as FastReport and ReportBuilder.

Please note, unless otherwise specified the features are available in both editions of eDocEngine VCL - Professional and ReportExport.

General Features and I/O Support

  • 100% TCanvas, Windows GDI functions
  • Include all content element types [Text, Image, Shape¿] (where supported)
  • Add rotated text and Images (where supported)
  • Save to file and memory stream
  • Page Producer component to automatically write to HTTP Response
  • Set master unit of measurement [inch, cm¿]
  • Automatically open document after creation
  • Automatically email document after creation
  • Convert metafiles retaining vector graphics
  • Sharable settings component
  • Save and Restore engine settings
  • Page setup
  • Choose from pre-defined paper
  • Set custom paper sizes

Advanced Features / Generic Document Creation Support

  • Run-time Setup Dialogs enhanced for greater ease of use and appearance.
  • Email options in setup dialog and accessible from Object Inspector for one-step export-email.
  • Output whole paragraphs with single command (Not available in ReportExport)
  • Include RichText as RichText
  • RichText rendering support as a standard procedure (DrawRichText). All content supported by TRichEdit can be rendered (Not available in ReportExport)
  • Unicode support added for text rendering
  • Table drawing functions, with full control (Not available in ReportExport)
  • Table drawing - word wrap support for Title Row for each column (Not available in ReportExport)
  • Auto pagination for text output as single line and paragraphs (Not available in ReportExport)
  • Support for Variables / Place holders for Text rendering. Built-in and user-defined variables supported. Built-in variables include Page#, Total Pages, Date and Time. (Not available in ReportExport)
  • Automatically parse and activate URLs: ftp://, http://, email, file://
  • Header/Footer control (Not available in ReportExport)
  • Store document information (where supported)
  • Insert backgrounds - image and text
  • Insert watermarks and stampings (insert any type of content element - metafile, image, text, including combination of elements) (Not available in ReportExport)

3rd-Party / Reporting tools Support

  • Auto alignment of text for Excel export. New properties ApplyAlignment and MultiPass provide greater control.
  • Word wrapping of cell text for Excel export. New property WordWrap controls option. (Not available in ReportExport)
  • Optimised image rendering: Storing a reused image only once in the PDF using OnEncodeGraphic and OnEncodeGraphicDone events. Greatly reduces file sizes when images are repeated.
  • QuickReport Export
  • ReportBuilder Export
  • FastReport Export (FR v2.x and above)
  • Rave Reports Export
  • AceReporter Export
  • GmPrintSuite Export
  • TRichView Export (Not available in ReportExport)
  • ThtmlViewer Export (Not available in ReportExport)
  • Express Printing System Export (Not available in ReportExport)
  • TMS Grid Export (Not available in ReportExport)

File Formats Support

  • PDF (Partial support in ReportExport)
  • Other Document Formats: RTF, HTML, XHTML
  • Excel (Partial support in ReportExport)
  • Other Spreadsheet and Text Formats: Quattro Pro, Lotus 1-2-3, DIF, SYLK, Text and CSV
  • TIFF, PNG, SVG (Not available in ReportExport)
  • Other Graphic Formats: JPEG, GIF, BMP, EMF, WMF
  • Windows Clipboard (Not available in ReportExport)

PDF Document / Forms Creation Support

  • Vertical Text rendering (Not available in ReportExport)
  • Insert large JPEG image files directly into the PDF document (Not available in ReportExport)
  • Unicode support for Document Information and Bookmarks
  • Store images as zipped bitmap and JPEG
  • Use Compression
  • Use TrueType fonts
  • Embed TrueType fonts
  • Subset fonts to reduce file size
  • Support for all character sets - Eastern Europe , Chinese, Japanese¿
  • Optimised font subset embedding and Unicode characters support. Reduces file size to nearly 1/10 the original size.
  • Insert all types of Annotations: FreeText, Line, Square, Circle, Highlight, Underline, Squiggly, StrikeOut, Stamp, Ink. (Not available in ReportExport)
  • File Attachment: Support for attaching any type of external file to the created PDF. (Not available in ReportExport)
  • Set any type of Action to links/annotations: GoToR, Launch, Named, JavaScript. (Not available in ReportExport)
  • Support for inserting Custom Document Information. Write XMP metadata of document to insert custom document information and make it accessible to applications that support XMP. (Not available in ReportExport)
  • Support for actions on Document and Page events. JavaScript actions can be associated with document and page events such as Open, Close, Print, Save. (Not available in ReportExport)
  • Support for associating all actions with annotations, bookmarks, and document and page events. (Not available in ReportExport)
  • Secure with password using 40bit and 128bit Encryption
  • Set bookmarks with unlimited nesting levels
  • Add Text Note, Link and Widget Annotations (Not available in ReportExport)
  • Add thumbnails (Not available in ReportExport)
  • JavaScript Actions (Not available in ReportExport)
  • Set viewer preferences
  • Interactive Forms creation (also known as AcroForms) (Not available in ReportExport)
  • Interactive Forms - button actions for Submit and Reset (Not available in ReportExport)
  • Interactive Forms - custom JavaScript button actions (Not available in ReportExport)
  • Interactive Forms - submission format as HTML, FDF, XML (Not available in ReportExport)

RTF, HTML, XHTML Creation Support

  • RTF: Store images as PNG, JPEG, Metafile and BMP
  • HTML, XHTML: Store images as PNG, JPEG, GIF and BMP
  • Set tabs and output text at tab positions (Not available in ReportExport)
  • Automatically parse and hyperlink URLs
  • Include images in binary encoding to reduce file size
  • HTML, XHTML: Build Table of Contents page
  • HTML, XHTML: Include page navigator with First, Prior, Next, Last and TOC links
  • HTML, XHTML: Set graphic and text based navigator buttons
  • HTML, XHTML: Set page to AutoScroll

Excel, Spreadsheet Creation Support

  • Formula support (in Excel) (Not available in ReportExport)
  • Store images as Metafile and BMP
  • Access individual cells to place content (Not available in ReportExport)
  • Create workbooks with unlimited worksheets
  • Set row spacing and column spacing
  • Set individual column widths

  • Delphi 5
  • Delphi 6 - No Support - (Use v2.5.1)
  • Delphi 7
  • Delphi 2005
  • BDS 2006
  • Delphi 2006
  • RAD Studio 2007
  • Delphi 2007
  • RAD Studio 2009
  • Delphi 2009
  • RAD Studio 2010
  • Delphi 2010

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