Format an Aesthetically Pleasing BOM Table RRS feed

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  • Gotta a project that's moving along well, but now we'd like to add some plazzaz to it. It makes some calculations based on user input then sends the data off to an Oracle database for processing by other apps in other departments. Right after this data is sent we'd like to give the user a chance to print to printer, PDF, a nicely formatted copy of the data. This copy will look very much like an Excel spreadsheet with grid lines, columns and rows. And of course I'd like to have some of the rows be a single cell spanning the width of the report with borders and shaded backgrounds, etc... So I'm thinking why not just use an Excel template for this and populate it from C# or VB, however, I'm thinking there may be a better way to do this. We want to end up with a PDF file or other format that's easily shared and printed when needed.
    • Edited by Bill Tillman Friday, December 5, 2014 6:59 PM
    • Moved by Amanda Zhu Monday, December 8, 2014 5:54 AM
    Friday, December 5, 2014 6:58 PM


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    Monday, December 8, 2014 5:53 AM
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    Monday, December 8, 2014 10:36 AM