CR.Net: dynamic image loading from url stored in sql database, output as pdf
Posted on 2004-09-27
I'm having a heck of a time trying to get any of the potential work arounds for CR not liking to load images dynamically to work.
Does anyone have a working solution for CR.Net?
I have a SQL database with thousands of user profiles. Each profile record contains a url to a JPG image of the user. I'd like to make a CR.Net report that shows 4 images per page and outputs to PDF. I already have a report that creates a rectangle placeholder for each image and we've been using it to manually print the pages and glue pictures onto the paper. But it's now time for a more complete solution.
I can easily get just what I want without Crystal if I use ASP.Net capability to render dynamic html in real-time. But then I lose control of page breaks and margins. I've looked into .Net plug-ins for generating PDFs from html in real time and I think that's what I'll fall back on if I can't get Crystal to work.
Anyway, I hope I've properly described what I'm trying to accomplish. Please let me know if you need further elaboration.