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ASP.NET Custom COntrol Opinions

Has anyone used the telerik ASP.NET controls collection?  The grid and navigation controls look very sexy.  The collection price of $800 seems to be a decent price for all that you get?  (but what do I know!?!)

How about recommended controls/components for the following:

-dynamically creating PDFs?
-sending email
-creating excel spreadsheets
-graphing

GuyIncognito
Saturday, June 04, 2005

-dynamically creating PDFs?

I'd expect many (most) reporting tools to handle that.  (E.g.ActiveReports.  Whicch might help with graphs too)

-sending email

System.Web.Mail.SmtpMail may be all you need.

-creating excel spreadsheets

http://www.aspose.com/  or check out the Office 2003 XML schema.

John Rusk
Monday, June 06, 2005

Use the rad editor. Worth it - one of the few HTML WYSIWIG editors that really is cross-platform.

For generating Excel, you may want to look at this:
http://www.carlosag.net/Tools/ExcelXmlWriter/Default.aspx

It generates the ExcelML, but it black-boxes it very nicely.

moron
Monday, June 06, 2005

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