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GUI tabs to PDF

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#1 ·  Posted

Hi Guys,

I've been reading this post ...

When I came accross the examples, non of them had what I was looking for.

I basically want to "snapshot" my GUI's multiple tabs and send them into the pdf.

A little nudge from you guys would be great.
Im really stuck with this one, therefore I have no code.
Lets discuss or point me in a right direction... thanks alot

 

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#2 ·  Posted

Can you provide more details? Is this a one time event or something you would do on a regular basis?

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#3 ·  Posted

As my screenshot provided in the original post, I was to try capture the tabs and inset them to a pdf.. otherwise, how would you capture checkboxes, edit boxes and input boxes to pdf?


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#4 ·  Posted

I understand that you want to capture the tab and it's contents. What isn't clear is why you are doing this, how often it needs to occur, etc. If this is a one-time thing (such as creating documentation), then it's better accomplished using a screen capture tool such as Greenshot.

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#5 ·  Posted

The function in Word and Excell to save as PDF is what I'm trying to achieve.
If I tell the program to save to pdf, it would need to save the checkboxes, edit boxes, etc.

 


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#6 ·  Posted

Basically output the tabs in that format...


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#7 ·  Posted

Updating this post in case someone comes along looking for the same answers.

Found this UDF that uses a dll. 

I'll test this and see if I get the results I'm looking for.


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#8 ·  Posted

Here is an update:
In order to attempt the print, the long way round is to create your gui in html...

Like I said, its not the solution but a work around...


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#9 ·  Posted

Found a script that will turn a webpage to PDF. 
 

 


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#10 ·  Posted

You might want to consider using this:

It isn't free (the PDF library) as far as I recall, but it does contain a lot of functions like inserting images into PDFs. You can use _ScreenCapture_CaptureWnd to capture your window

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#11 ·  Posted

This is brilliant. Thank you @TheDcoder for this post. I'll look into this for sure. 


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#12 ·  Posted

I was also going to recommend QuickPDF, but was beaten to it...

Conceptually, I would capture each tab as a separate image, and insert into a separate PDF page, for simplicity sake.

Post a screenshot with mission accomplished?

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