Following the release of TX Text Control Server for ASP.NET (incl. Windows Forms) 12.0 last week, I today would to take a look at some of the typical applications that are being developed, using TX Text Control Server for ASP.NET (incl. Windows Forms) 12.0.
One of the key features of TX Text Control Server for ASP.NET (incl. Windows Forms) is its wide support of word processing formats (e.g. RTF, DOC, HTML, XML, PDF) and image file formats (e.g. GIF, PNG, JPG). This feature makes TX Text Control Server for ASP.NET (incl. Windows Forms) ideally suited to network-based, document conversion applications.
For example, consider the following areas:
- Conversion and modification of different document types to a standardized style
- Merger of various document types into one unified document
- Batch document conversion without user interaction
- Microsoft Word to PDF document conversion (no 3rd party software necessary)
You can use TX Text Control Server for ASP.NET (incl. Windows Forms) to assemble word processing documents from disparate data sources (e.g. end user data from a web form, databases or physical files). Inputting this information into TX Text Control Server for ASP.NET (incl. Windows Forms), you can create documents and save to any supported format (see above).
For example, consider the following areas in which TX Text Control Server for ASP.NET (incl. Windows Forms) is commonly deployed to modify documents:
- Populate pre-saved templates (DOC, RTF, HTML) with data (XML, database)
- Build mail merge or mass-mail applications
- Generate customized documents on-the-fly with 'fresh' data
- Develop aesthetically pleasing and accurate reports
In a modern corporate environment, business processes demand that information is immediately accessible to employees inside an enterprise network and to workers on the road. Typically, this information needs to be continually up-to-date and available in a multitude of formats (such as HTML, XML, DOC, RTF, GIF or JPG).
TX Text Control Server for ASP.NET (incl. Windows Forms) 12.0 is ideally suited to building applications that have this requirement. Consider the following applications:
- Robust PDF generation, following corporate design rules
- Simultaneous creation of documents on the server
- Report generation using data from a database and disparate XML files
- Integration into enterprise workflow applications
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Often when a client side word processing application is being planned, managers do not realize that the task at hand may be easily and more efficiently solved by developing a server side application. The examples in this post are just a few of the many possible applications that can be created using TX Text Control Server for ASP.NET (incl. Windows Forms).
If you are planning an application, in which word processing documents have to be converted, modified or created, please give me a call before you set about planning a client side application. In many cases, you and the enterprise for which you work will be better off with a server side application.
Please take a look at my contact information on the main TX Text Control web site. I am currently located at our European Headquarters. I am looking forward to telephoning with you to discuss the benefits of server side word processing applications. :-)