With the TFORMer reporting SDK, you can integrate the nearly unlimited output capabilities of the layout editor, TFORMer Designer, into your application.
TFORMer SDK combines your data with the designed template. Documents like reports, tables, lists, letters and labels can be printed in any kind of format as part of your application.
For All Application Areas
Document templates created with TFORMer Designer are completely encapsulated in the output generation.
Not only the layout but also the output logic (e.g. calculations, printing conditions, paper trays) is specified in the graphical template.
The TFORMer report generator SDK can be used
- as reporting component in conventional applications.
- as PDF writer on the client and server (server and client side reporting).
- for browser or AJAX applications as embedded component for direct printout.
- as online solution for web-based PDF generation.
- as cross-platform report writer software (also available for Linux®, UNIX® and Mac OS X®).
- and more..
The reporting software TFORMer SDK can be easily integrated into your application. The provided sample applications shorten your development time. The following Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are available:
- JAVA Interface
For integration in J2EE architectures (web applications or web services) and GUI applications (e.g. Swing, AWT).
- .NET Interface
For all .NET based programming languages in Microsoft® Windows and MONO in Linux®.
- COM Interface
Particularly for Microsoft® products like Office or Dynamics®, Navision®, Visual Basic® (VB, VBA, VBScript) and for embedding in HTML with Internet Explorer.
- DLL Interface
Generally for C/C++ implementations in Microsoft® Windows and all other applications using a DLL API.
- Shared Library Interface
For Linux® and UNIX® developers.
- Command Line Interface (tfprint or TFPrint.exe)
Cross-platform reporting component used as a stand-alone process (out-of-process report generator) or for integrating in batch jobs and shell scripts.
The TFORMer reporting SDK can be deployed as a stand-alone setup, as part of your installation routines (MSN, MSI) or as CAB file when required. Document templates can be provided as part of your application. In addition, TFORMer SDK offers the possibility to obtain document layouts online (e.g. as URL or stream).
Smart Data Connectivity
Data fields serve as placeholders for variable data (payload) in the report layout. These data fields can be given in your program code, imported from an external data source (e.g. file, database) or provided as stream via http/https.
The desired document layout can be specified as file name in your local system, as URL or as BASE64 coded data stream.
The support for URL (http/https) download also allows browser based client side reporting (AJAX, thin-browser-clients).
Identical Output with One Document Layout
The generated output for a single document layout is always identical and independent from the platform, printer or export format.
TFORMer supports the following output and export formats:
- Direct Print (Microsoft Windows)
- PDF Export
- Graphic Formats
- ZPL-II (for ZEBRA® thermo label printer)
The reporting software TFORMer SDK is available for all current operating systems like Microsoft® Windows®, UNIX®, Linux® and Mac OS X. All output formats are fully integrated, there is no need of additional licenses.
The product combination TFORMer Designer plus TFORMer SDK offers you universal reporting capabilities and an all-in-one solution. All introduced features are directly integrated into TFORMer (no additional software or licenses required).