TFORMer SDK: Report Generator Licensing

TFORMer SDK and TFORMer Designer are licensed separately. In order to get an unrestricted and licensed version of the product, you need a license key. The license key unlocks the downloaded demo version - no additional download is needed.

License Scope

TFORMer SDK prints or exports document layouts that are designed prior with TFORMer Designer. Unlike TFORMer Designer, TFORMer SDK does not provide a graphical user interface for creating reports and form layouts. It is exclusively a report generator and software component.

Each TFORMer SDK license includes all supported APIs (JAVA, .NET 2.0, COM, DLL, EXE). TFORMer SDK licenses are only available to TFORMer Designer users.

When do you need a TFORMer SDK license?

You need one or more TFORMer SDK licenses under the following conditions:

  • When you want to embed TFORMer SDK as a report generator or reporting component into your own application for distribution to third parties.
  • When you want to use the report generator on your servers (e. g. web or Citrix server).
  • When you want to use the report generator on workstations without installing TFORMer Designer at the same time.

Windows

We offer the following licenses for TFORMer SDK. Please note that Windows and UNIX/Linux platforms are licensed separately. Contact us for more information - we would be pleased to send you a customized offer.

  • Workgroup
  • € 560 / $627
    one-time fee
  • Reporting and Label
    Printing SDK
  • 10 Installationsfor one location
  • Buy
  • Office
  • € 1120 / $1254
    one-time fee
  • Reporting and Label
    Printing SDK
  • 100 Installationsfor one location
  • Buy
  • Developer
  • € 2240 / $2509
    one-time fee
  • Reporting and Label
    Printing SDK
  • Redistributionup to 10 000 installs/users
  • Buy
  • Server
  • € 2240 / $2509
    one-time fee
  • Reporting and Label
    Printing SDK
  • Web or App-Serverup to 10 000 users
  • Buy

UNIX/Linux

We offer the following licenses for TFORMer SDK on UNIX/Linux platforms. Please contact us for more information - we would be pleased to send you a customized offer.

  • Workgroup
  • € 560 / $627
    one-time fee
  • Reporting and Label
    Printing SDK
  • 10 Installationsfor one location
  • Buy
  • Office
  • € 1120 / $1254
    one-time fee
  • Reporting and Label
    Printing SDK
  • 100 Installationsfor one location
  • Buy
  • Developer
  • € 2240 / $2509
    one-time fee
  • Reporting and Label
    Printing SDK
  • Redistributionup to 10 000 installs/users
  • Buy
  • Server
  • € 2240 / $2509
    one-time fee
  • Reporting and Label
    Printing SDK
  • Web or App-Serverup to 10 000 users
  • Buy

V 7.5.19

New Features

  • Sytem fields tfProductName and tfProductVersion
  • Extended CheckDigits method to support field-specific check digits for GS1 codes (TFM-6479).
  • Added Suppress Error Message property for picture element.
  • Added Meta Information properties to allow customization of document creator, producer, title, subject, author and keywords. These information is used when generating PDF, PostScript and HTML output. The current values can be accessed by using the system fields tfDocumentCreator, tfDocumentProducer, tfDocumentTitle, tfDocumentSubject, tfDocumentAuthor and tfDocumentKeywords.
  • The Expression Editor shows calltips based on the current word.
  • Tooltips in the Expression Editor are now word wrapped.
  • Added copy and paste support to layer elements (TFM-5002).
  • Saving a repository form will now save the repository too (TFM-1780).
  • Saving a repository will save all corresponding open forms too.

Bug Fixes

  • The output engine now avoids rendering of invisible lines, rectangles and ellipses (either with line-width 0 or with no color and transparent background).
  • Deadlock in the output engine when growable text fields used flush bottom attribute (TFM-6548). TFORMer hangs (Linux) or creates more than 4000 pages (Windows).
  • Output engine occasionally crashed when preparing internal structures for win32 print drivers.
  • The Print Dialog now correctly remembers the Postscript file output option.
  • The SDK options in the Print Dialog will not influence other TFORMer settings anymore.
  • The type of the ZUGFeRD-XML property (data field, file or expression) is now considered correctly.
  • The Document Name property can now be specified as fixed text, expression or as datafield.
  • Several text properties now provide a Browse button to open a multiline edit box. Fixed a problem when texts with line breaks where pasted (in this case the property value became uneditable).
  • Added the missing "GT" in the PDF417 barcode of the GM 1724 A label.

TFORMer Quickprint

  • The preview is now based on current datafield values.
  • Added tooltip indicators for errors caused by datafield values.
  • Added tooltip indicators for datafield information.
  • A layout is reloaded automatically on changes (TFM-5825).
  • Fix: Corrected a problem with document copies.

V 7.5.16

Hotfixes

  • Layout View
    Fixed a problem that prevented the expansion of collapsed bands.
  • CSV Files
  • - Improved performance of reading CSV files.
    - Escaped text qualifiers are now supported (Eg. "Abc""abc""" will be read as [Abc"abc"]).
    - TFPrint will now correctly read CSV records with multiline values (TFM-6062).
  • XML Datasource
    Fixed a problem that caused some correct XML files to report an end of file error.
  • Preview
    Persistent serials will not cause a deadlock when refreshing a cancelled preview.
  • Samples
    Printing tool for Microsoft Excel now uses correct field names when providing data to TFORMer (TFM-6233).
  • SDK Custom Media Format
    Custom media format can be specified as 'media=custom.10cmx12cm' or 'media=10cmx12cm' (TFM-6108).
  • New Templates
    KLT (Kleinladungsträger) and GLT (Großladungsträger) labels for ZF.
  • New SDK Options for Printing Barcodes and Images
    The SDK options tbarcode-drawing-mode und transparent-image-drawing-mode can now be used to control certain aspects when printing bar-codes or transparent images on Windows printers.
  • TFORMer SDK (for Microsoft Windows)
    The TFORMer SDK is now correctly unloaded from memory. This fixes a problem where TFPrint.exe was not able to set the ERRORCODE correctly (TFM-6348).
  • Barcode
    Using new barcode kernel TBarCode V11.2.2.