Printing out a non-database report.... 3rd party software?
Posted on 2011-09-26
Third party print software for VB 2010Question:
Hi! I have written a VB 2010 program that replaces an old mail merge routine that I had using Word and Excel. My first VB program actually sent the data to an Excel file and I completed the mail merge with Word. It is basically a form letter with data the gets placed within text.
What I would like to do is print the report directly from my VB 2010 application. I have tried using VB print tools, but with so much text with a small amount of data and the inclusion of charts, it is very difficult to print forms. Crystal Reports doesn't seem to do it because this is not a database report... it is basically a report in a form letter that has a limited amount of data (stored in arrays) a few charts, and a large amount of standard text.
Are there any 3rd party applications that can do what I need to do in regard to printing this report out? Cost is a factor... since I am a single user, a program that costs a tremendous amount of money is out of the question.