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  • Overview
  • Printing a report created with the report editor
  • Printing a report in PDF format
  • Remarks
  • Examples
  • Printing a programmed print
  • Printing a WLanguage print in PDF format
  • Remarks
  • Examples
  • Notes and limitations
  • General advice
  • Availability of controls in the reports
  • Control in RTF format
  • PDF in report background
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Overview
WINDEV, WEBDEV and WINDEV Mobile allow you to create a PDF file during a print.
This PDF file can be created:
  • iPhone/iPadUniversal Windows 10 App from a report created in the report editor.
  • from a print performed with the WLanguage functions.
AndroidAndroid Widget iPhone/iPadUniversal Windows 10 App Remarks:
  • AndroidAndroid Widget Only the prints performed by programming and in PDF format are available. No print can be performed via the report editor.
  • iPhone/iPadUniversal Windows 10 App Only the prints in PDF format are available (report print or print performed by programming).
iPhone/iPadUniversal Windows 10 App
Printing a report created with the report editor

Printing a report in PDF format

To print a report in PDF format:
  1. Create the requested report in the report editor.
  2. In the print process of the report in PDF format:
    • Configure the options for printing in PDF format with iParameterPDF. You can define:
      • the password used to open the PDF file.
      • the options for compressing images.
      • the options for the presence of bookmarks.
      • the options for protecting the PDF file. You also have the ability to define the password used to modify these protection options.
      • the use of the Unicode format.
    • Define the report destination with iDestination. In this case, the report must be printed in PDF format (iPDF or iGenericPDF constant).
    • Start printing the report in PDF format with iPrintReport.

Remarks

  • The order in which iDestination and iParameterPDF are used is not important.
  • Versions 18 and later
    iPhone/iPad If necessary, the created PDF file can be printed from the device by iPrintPDF. This function allows you to use the native system window to configure the file print.
    New in version 18
    iPhone/iPad If necessary, the created PDF file can be printed from the device by iPrintPDF. This function allows you to use the native system window to configure the file print.
    iPhone/iPad If necessary, the created PDF file can be printed from the device by iPrintPDF. This function allows you to use the native system window to configure the file print.
  • iPhone/iPadUniversal Windows 10 App The generated PDF file can be directly opened by ShellExecute.

Examples

iDestination(iPDF)
iPrintReport(RPT_MyPDFReport)
iDestination(iPDF)
// Protect the PDF file against printing
// and against selection and copy/paste
// No password to open the PDF file
// Password for modifying the protection settings
iParameterPDF(iProtectionPrinting, iProtectionSelection, "", "Protection")
// Print the report
iPrintReport(RPT_MyPDFReport)
Printing a programmed print

Printing a WLanguage print in PDF format

To perform a WLanguage print in PDF format:
  1. Define the destination of the print and the parameters of the PDF file to generate with:
    • iDestination to define the print in PDF format (iPDF or iGenericPDF constant).
    • iParameterPDF to configure the options for printing in PDF format. You can define:
      • the password used to open the file.
      • the options for compressing images.
      • the options for the presence of bookmarks.
      • the options for protecting the PDF file. You also have the ability to define the password used to modify these protection options.
  2. Use the print functions to define the content of the print.
  3. Start the print with iEndPrinting.

Remarks

  • The order in which iDestination and iParameterPDF are used is not important.
  • Versions 18 and later
    AndroidAndroid Widget iPhone/iPad If necessary, the created PDF file can be printed from the device by iPrintPDF.
    • iPhone/iPad This function allows you to use the native system window to configure the file print.
    • AndroidAndroid Widget This function allows you to print the file by using the Cloud Print service of Google.
    New in version 18
    AndroidAndroid Widget iPhone/iPad If necessary, the created PDF file can be printed from the device by iPrintPDF.
    • iPhone/iPad This function allows you to use the native system window to configure the file print.
    • AndroidAndroid Widget This function allows you to print the file by using the Cloud Print service of Google.
    AndroidAndroid Widget iPhone/iPad If necessary, the created PDF file can be printed from the device by iPrintPDF.
    • iPhone/iPad This function allows you to use the native system window to configure the file print.
    • AndroidAndroid Widget This function allows you to print the file by using the Cloud Print service of Google.
  • AndroidAndroid Widget iPhone/iPadUniversal Windows 10 App The generated PDF file can be directly opened by ShellExecute.
  • AndroidAndroid Widget The PDF prints support the standard Adobe fonts only (no Unicode format): Courrier, Helvetica, Times, Symbol et ZapFDingbats.

Examples

// Create the PDF file
iDestination(iPDF, "C:\Temp\MyPDF.PDF")
// Print code
iCreateFont(1, 16, iBold, iRoman)
//Call to procedures used to print the content
PrintTitle()
PrintText()
// End of print and close the created PDF file
iEndPrinting()
Notes and limitations

General advice

For a better rendering, use TrueType or OpenType fonts.
Caution: the OpenType fonts are not incorporated in the generated PDF. These fonts must be installed on the user computer to get a correct rendering.

Availability of controls in the reports

The following controls are not available:
  • iPhone/iPadUniversal Windows 10 App RTF control
  • iPhone/iPadUniversal Windows 10 App Edit control
  • iPhone/iPadUniversal Windows 10 App Signature control
  • iPhone/iPadUniversal Windows 10 App Organizer control
  • iPhone/iPadUniversal Windows 10 App Scheduler control
  • iPhone/iPadUniversal Windows 10 App Gantt Chart control
  • iPhone/iPadUniversal Windows 10 App Pivot Table control
  • iPhone/iPadUniversal Windows 10 App Spreadsheet control
  • iPhone/iPadUniversal Windows 10 App HTML control
  • Chart control: Only the Chart controls created from version 17 are available.

Control in RTF format

General limitations:
  • The static control in RTF format may be truncated during a page break.
  • The arrays found in an RTF control are not printed.
  • The images used in the RTF controls are not printed.
Versions 17 and later
iParameter associated with the "RTFWINDOWS=NO" parameter or with the iRTFWithImagesAndTables constant is used to properly print the tables and images found in RTF controls.
New in version 17
iParameter associated with the "RTFWINDOWS=NO" parameter or with the iRTFWithImagesAndTables constant is used to properly print the tables and images found in RTF controls.
iParameter associated with the "RTFWINDOWS=NO" parameter or with the iRTFWithImagesAndTables constant is used to properly print the tables and images found in RTF controls.
iPhone/iPadUniversal Windows 10 App The RTF controls and the RTF options are not available.
iPhone/iPadUniversal Windows 10 App

PDF in report background

A PDF cannot be used in background image of the report.
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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