joined:May 18, 2009
my requirement is for a .net library which allows html-pdf conversion so I can create invoices that I can send in an email to people that sign up on my site.
later on I also need to have use for slightly more complex reports that also will have images in (created in silverlight).
the only software options I can find thats seems straight forward is
* ExpertPDF (also being sold as winnovative/HTML to PDF) but thats $550- simple but expensive
* iTextSharp - but I am told the html parser isnt that good, so each report needs programing to, so I will probably have to pay more for a developer to create each report.
* Also crystal reports and microsoft report viewer, have been mentioned, I am not sure on prices but I wouldnt have thought they were cheap either.I dont think they do html to pdf but I might be able to get around that)
Does anyone have opionions on the above, or other options, that are simple to implement from a developer perspective,( ie each report doesnt have to be created using pages of c#) and ideally not very expensive.
...one other factor that may make a difference is that I want to later is i want to be able to make the reports available in other languages, russian, japanese, arabic etc
and help/ideas feedback greatly appreciated.