This class is an abstract class and the specific implementations of the subclasses listed below implement PDF generation with the various technologies.
Several different classes are provided that support various different versions of PDF generation tools. In the samples here substitute the appropriate version:
wwPdfPrinterDriver- generic PDF Printer drivers like the built-in
Microsoft Print to PDFor FoxIt, Nitro etc.
wwXFRX - using the powerful XFRX VFP based report imaging engine
wwDistiller - Acrobat 4.0 - 7.0 using the Distiller package
wwGhostScript - Using the free open source GhostScript engine
wwPDFAmyUni - AmyUni PDF driver
wwActivePDF - ActivePDF product
This method prints a report to a PDF file. It sets the printer driver to the PDFWriter software, writes out the temporary files that the PDF software generates and renames these files to the one you specify. In other words, it abstracts the entire process of generating the output file.
o.PrintReport(lcReport, lcOutputFile, lcExtraReportClauses)
This method works like the PrintReport except that the final output is not a file, but rather a string.
|Contains any error messages if PrintReport returns .F. or PrintReportToString returns an empty string.
|This is the name of the printer driver that is used to print the document.
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