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Product Information

The Document Server Library brings together various document automation tools in a single assembly. It provides the developer with a comprehensive API (application programming interface) to implement commonly requested functionality, ranging from drawing barcodes in a document, converting different units of measurement and compressing data, to creating rich-text documents, spreadsheets and hierarchical data reports. The assembly can be used in applications targeting a variety of platforms (ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, WinForms, WPF and Silverlight).

Expanded Main Features

The following table describes a variety of tools provided by the Document Server library.

Feature

Description

Barcode Rendering Library

Encodes and renders most industry standard barcode types.

Data Compression Library

Zips/unzips folders and files with the option to apply an encryption scheme. Supports the standard zip archive file format.

PDF Document Processor

Parses and displays PDF documents in an application. Supports text search and extraction, password-protected document processing, as well as the conversion of PDF pages to image files.

Snap Report Writer

A WYSIWYG reporting engine based on a word processing interface. Connect rich text documents to a data source, to create and publish reports. Provides support for master-detail and mail-merge reports.

Spreadsheet Engine

Provides a complete API to implement spreadsheets in code. Use it to open, create, modify, save and print Microsoft® Excel® documents without installing third-party software on the system.

XL Export Library

Generates spreadsheet documents of the most popular formats (XLSX, XLS and CSV) by writing them directly to a stream. Extremely fast and optimized for performance.

Unit Conversion Library

Converts different units of measurement. Provides support for quantity values and their conversion into numbers.

Expanded Demos in Installation

The DevExpress .NET Products Installer installs demos for each product. Demos are divided into two types: Sample Applications (real-world applications built with a combination of DevExpress controls) and Technical Demos (which highlight the primary features of a particular product).

To see DevExpress demos in action, run the Demo Center application from the Windows Start menu (All Programs | DevExpress 17.2 | Demo Center 17.2) or via the executable file located in the directory in which DevExpress products were installed ("C:\Users\Public\Documents\DevExpress Demos 17.2\Components\Components\Bin\DevExpress.DemoCenter.v17.2.exe" by default).

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