I have an interesting question. I have this C# Application and I need to generate a report. I want to be able to print the report or save it to a file. Unfortunately I don't want it to depend on a third party software ( Crystal Reports, MS Word, PDF ). The report has one image that must go with it and a table. If it didn't have the image I would just write to a .txt file. The only four ideas I can come up with is:
- Not possible
- Print document/report to an image
- Somehow use XML document
- Use the report viewer from .net
I have some experience with writing XML and HTML documents, but I have never used an XML document for a dataset. If I wanted to use the report viewer I would need to know what, and how to write a dataset. I also have worked with MS Access but I don't want to use third party software. The reason for that is I just want to install my software on a computer that will be there for at least the next 10 years. Can anyone help me?