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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. The XStreamAsAttribute annotation indicates that the field should be serialized as an attribute rather than an element.

To provide the greatest flexibility, you use Java annotations to map the classes to the corresponding elements and attributes in the Purchase Order XML file. A single CPU dual-core license for a server-class machine should be sufficient to handle simultaneous requests for a similar form and be able to serve that form is less than 1.

Integrating RenderX XSL FO Technology with iText for High Performance Dynamic Forms Generation

Contains all items ordered, including an item ID, the item name, and the quantity ordered. Of course, many field properties are optional and the code itself has most items defaulted to standard PDF form conventions. Lay the groundwork for the solution with an introduction to each technology and, then, integrate these technologies in a real-world example.

View image at full size. NET wrapper to expose only. Xsl-co finalize the formatting and layout, create an FO document and run it through Apache FOP to ensure the output is correct.

Generate PDFs with XStream and XSL-FO

It is applied to all Item elements when the mode is calculateTotal. Many business applications require creation of a PDF document consisting of data itextshadp in Java business objects. Kevin Brown RenderX, Inc. Within the static content flow for the Region-Before is a call to apply templates to all CompanyAddress elements.


It is a Java application that reads a formatting object FO tree and renders the resulting pages to a specified output. The mock up can help you write the XSLT file. Listing 4 shows the template for the PurchaseOrder element.

The most important benefit of this solution is that it creates a complete, generic framework with modifiable form field elements, based on XML content and standard XSL templates.

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The RenderX XSL FO core technology handles the flow of the content into the layout, making all the decisions about character placement, spacing, page endings, etc. The ‘ getTransformer ‘ function.

Annotations are only available in Java software development kit JDK version 1. Creating the documnet is no problem. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Member Jan What is unique is that each statement is in reality a custom PDF Acroform for credit card submittal.

Supposedly, FO was never intended to stand independently XSL, but I think that was a pretty silly design decision on the part of somebody from a few years back. XSL-FO does not tights you to a vendor or product. The overall application process is streamlined, forgoing the many different applications for different types of users for one process to generate a custom form.

A simple XSLT processor is enough here. You are commenting using your WordPress. In Figure 6the Region-Body is the main content region.

I’d like to specifiy that the code works in a Java application with main method. March 5, at 1: Contains key address information regarding the customer, including the itexttsharp name, street address, city, state, and zip code.


The iText library is an ideal solution for enhancing and modifying existing PDFs and in this case it is used for its ability to stamp form fields onto existing PDF documents given a known location and page.

August 11, at February 7, at There are 28 fields on this document and results xso-fo the tested ssl-fo laptop show 60 forms of one page each with 28 fields generated in 4 threads in 9. Sep 3, However, for very fine control most of the appearance features of the field can be modified.

Here itsxtsharp the sample xslfo style sheet. Acknowledgements This solution uses the C port itextsharp of the iText Library for generating form fields in the document. Thanks modified Jan This solution uses the C port itextsharp of the iText Library for generating form fields in the document.

It consists of templates that define how individual XML elements will be transformed. This XML contains name and a list of friends with contact numbers. Start by processing the root node PurchaseOrder to produce the layout-master-set and page-sequence elements.

More stories about this issue could be found at http: Contains key address information regarding the company, including the company name, street address, city, state, and zip code. Several commercial FO engines are available.