Re: Report Generator Suggestions

"AliR \(VC++ MVP\)" <AliR@online.nospam>
Thu, 31 Jul 2008 13:40:29 -0500
As far as a header/footer goes, I'm not sure, I'm not an expert on
XML/XSLT/XHTML (I hired a XSLT expert for 2 months).

There is one thing, you can specifiy different transformations in the XSLT
for printer and screen. So your output could possibly have a header/footer
when it is being printed. Might want to check with the XSLT/XML group.

CHtmlView is just that a HTML browser view. Its basically a wrapper for
the browser control. (The same one used by IE).
It is used when you want to show HTML in your application, that way you are
not dependent on an external web browser.

You can see an example of the CHtmlView in the screenshots I posted earlier.

Readup on XSLT a little to see if it can help.


"Jonathan Wood" <> wrote in message

I'm a little confused here. I explained how HTML doesn't support stuff
like headers and footers and, although I don't understand exactly what you
are recomending, you are basically telling me to use HTML.

Can you help me understand how this would address the header/footer issue?

BTW, I don't know much about CHTMLView. I'll research it a little but I'm
thinking it relies on the current browser somehow? So I don't know how
printing occurs but I'm not sure how it would eliminate issues with



"David Wilkinson" <> wrote in message

Jonathan Wood wrote:

I forgot to mention that HTML was my first choice as well. However, I
have to duplicate a bunch of reports and some of them are a bit crowded.
I duplicated one packed report and, while it printed okay in IE, FireFox
chopped off the right side. In addition, I don't see any good way to
force a header and footer onto each page when printing HTML.

So while this is a good approach, I think I'm just going to need a bit
more control for my current project.


I have to say that I would go with XML/XSLT/HTML (excuse me,
XML/XSLT/XHTML). That way, you can generate extra revenue by creating
custom reports for customers who request it. No need to tell them how
easy it is (once you have mastered XSLT, that is...).

If you use CHTMLView in your application to display the reports, then you
needn't worry about FireFox messing them up (though I normally worry
about this the other way around...).

David Wilkinson
Visual C++ MVP

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