Integrating reporting functionality into applications is a very easy task using TX Text Control. The out-of-the-box ribbon tab "Reporting" provides all required features to add merge fields, repeating blocks and special fields.

The TXTextControl.DocumentServer.DataSources.DataSourceManager class TX Text Control .NET Server for ASP.NET
DocumentServer.DataSources Namespace
DataSourceManager Class
The DataSourceManager class is designed for handling all existing kinds of data sources which can be used together with the MailMerge class.
is designed for handling all existing kinds of data sources that can be used with the TXTextControl.DocumentServer.MailMerge class TX Text Control .NET Server for ASP.NET
DocumentServer Namespace
MailMerge Class
The MailMerge class is a .NET component that can be used to effortlessly merge template documents with database content in .NET projects, such as ASP.NET web applications, web services or Windows services.
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After creating an application that uses the ribbon interface and the pre-designed ribbon tabs, your form should look similar to this:

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The ribbon tab TXTextControl.Windows.Forms.Ribbon.RibbonReportingTab class TX Text Control .NET for Windows Forms
Windows.Forms.Ribbon Namespace
RibbonReportingTab Class
The RibbonReportingTab class represents a Windows Forms ribbon tab to integrate mail merge and reporting functionality.
has the TXTextControl.Windows.Forms.Ribbon.RibbonReportingTab.DataSourceManager property TX Text Control .NET for Windows Forms
Windows.Forms.Ribbon Namespace
RibbonReportingTab Class
DataSourceManager Property
Provides the DataSourceManager that is connected with the RibbonReportingTab.
which returns the connected DataSourceManager.

The DataSourceManager object provides methods to load data from various sources:

  • LoadAssembly
  • LoadDataSet
  • LoadDataTable
  • LoadJson
  • LoadObjects
  • LoadSingleObject
  • LoadXmlFile
  • LoadXmlString

Consider the following classes that should be used as a data source:

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The following code creates a new object and loads it into the DataSourceManager using the TXTextControl.DocumentServer.DataSources.DataSourceManager.LoadSingleObject method TX Text Control .NET for Windows Forms
DocumentServer.DataSources Namespace
DataSourceManager Class
LoadSingle Method
Loads a single object which is either a Dictionary with string keys or an object of an arbitrary type as a data source.
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The drop-downs to insert merge fields and repeating merge blocks are filled automatically with the available values.

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The DataSourceManager provides the TXTextControl.DocumentServer.DataSources.DataSourceManager.Merge method TX Text Control .NET for Windows Forms
DocumentServer.DataSources Namespace
DataSourceManager Class
Merge Method
Merges a binary TX internal unicode format document with the currently loaded data source.
to merge a template with the current data to implement a preview functionality. The following code saves the template in a byte array, merges the template with data and loads back the resulting document into the TX Text Control:

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