Creating documents based on templates is the easiest and most efficient way. When creating templates, you can choose from typical word processing features such a headers and footers, column-layout, tables, paragraph styles and page borders. Like in MS Word, you can see how the report will look like when designing the template. You can even import existing MS Word documents from various formats such as DOC, DOCX, RTF or PDF. Your users will see the final report while designing it.
Text Control Reporting combines the power of a reporting tool and an easy-to-use WYSIWYG word processor that is fully programmable and embeddable in .NET applications. With Text Control Reporting, users can create documents and templates using ordinary Microsoft Word skills.
Templates typically contain merge fields that get populated with data from various data sources such as JSON, XML, IEnumerable objects or any other data source.
The advantage of Text Control Reporting - in addition to the flow type layout reporting features - is the compatible reporting engine. You can deploy your application to Windows Forms, WPF and ASP.NET without rewriting your code or recreating the reporting templates.
The .NET component MailMerge can be easily instantiated in all types of .NET applications: Web services, Windows services, ASP.NET Web applications, Windows Forms or WPF Windows applications. The mail merge process is invisible to the end-user and can be done in background tasks as well as in UI applications.
How to get started?
Download a 30-day fully featured trial version of TX Text Control for your preferred platform and start with your first template.