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Hi,

I am trying to use iTextSharp to generate PDF from ASP.NET. I am trying to make this to work.

http://www.aspsnippets.com/Articles/Export-ASPNet-Panel-contents-to-PDF-using-iTextSharp.aspx

I am getting
CS0246: The type or namespace name 'StringWriter' could not be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?)
Line 73:         Response.AddHeader("content-disposition", "attachment;filename=Panel.pdf");
Line 74:         Response.Cache.SetCacheability(HttpCacheability.NoCache);
Line 75:         StringWriter sw = new StringWriter();
Line 76:         HtmlTextWriter hw = new HtmlTextWriter(sw);
Line 77:         pnlPerson.RenderControl(hw);

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Can EEs give me some directions?  thanks
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by:mcrmg
ID: 41786245
this is my code
<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true"  CodeFile="test.aspx.cs" Inherits="_test" %>



<!DOCTYPE html>  
<html  
    xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">  
    <head id="Head1" runat="server">  
        <title></title>  
    </head>  
    <body>  
        
            <div >
                <asp:Panel ID="pnlPerson" runat="server">
                    <table><tr><td>this is a test</td></tr></table>        
                        
                </asp:Panel>
                
                <asp:Button ID="btnGenerate" runat="server" Text="Generate PDF" OnClick="btnGenerate_Click" /> 
                <asp:Button ID="btnExport" runat="server" Text="Export" OnClick="btnExport_Click" />
            </div>  
            
            
        
    </body>  
</html>  

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using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Data.SqlClient;
using System.Data;

using iTextSharp.text;
using iTextSharp.text.pdf;
using iTextSharp.text.html.simpleparser;


public partial class _test : System.Web.UI.Page
{



    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        Response.Write ("hello");
    
    }






    protected void btnGenerate_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        try
        {
            Document pdfDoc = new Document(PageSize.A4, 25, 10, 25, 10);
            PdfWriter pdfWriter = PdfWriter.GetInstance(pdfDoc, Response.OutputStream);
            pdfDoc.Open();
            //Paragraph Text = new Paragraph("This is test file");
            //pdfDoc.Add(Text);
            pdfWriter.CloseStream = false;

            PdfPTable table = new PdfPTable(3);
            PdfPCell cell = new PdfPCell(new Phrase("Header spanning 3 columns"));
            cell.Colspan = 3;
            cell.HorizontalAlignment = 1; //0=Left, 1=Centre, 2=Right
            table.AddCell(cell);
            table.AddCell("Col 1 Row 1");
            table.AddCell("Col 2 Row 1");
            table.AddCell("Col 3 Row 1");
            table.AddCell("Col 1 Row 2");
            table.AddCell("Col 2 Row 2");
            table.AddCell("Col 3 Row 2");
            pdfDoc.Add(table);


            pdfDoc.Close();
            Response.Buffer = true;
            Response.ContentType = "application/pdf";
            Response.AddHeader("content-disposition", "attachment;filename=Example.pdf");
            Response.Cache.SetCacheability(HttpCacheability.NoCache);
            Response.Write(pdfDoc);
            Response.End();
        }
        catch (Exception ex)
        { Response.Write(ex.Message); }
    }




    protected void btnExport_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        Response.ContentType = "application/pdf";
        Response.AddHeader("content-disposition", "attachment;filename=Panel.pdf");
        Response.Cache.SetCacheability(HttpCacheability.NoCache);
        StringWriter sw = new StringWriter();
        HtmlTextWriter hw = new HtmlTextWriter(sw);
        pnlPerson.RenderControl(hw);
        StringReader sr = new StringReader(sw.ToString());
        Document pdfDoc = new Document(PageSize.A4, 10f, 10f, 100f, 0f);
        HTMLWorker htmlparser = new HTMLWorker(pdfDoc);
        PdfWriter.GetInstance(pdfDoc, Response.OutputStream);
        pdfDoc.Open();
        htmlparser.Parse(sr);
        pdfDoc.Close();
        Response.Write(pdfDoc);
        Response.End();

    }


}

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Daniel Van Der Werken earned 500 total points
ID: 41786293
The error you're seeing indicates you need to add:

using System.IO;

in the Using section. Also, you can highlight the error in the code and hit CTRL-PERIOD (CTRL-.) and it will give you a recommendation for a Using, if the reference is already there for  you.
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by:mcrmg
ID: 41786298
Thank you very much
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