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Convert widgets from page to PDF

Added by Anonymous over 8 years ago. Updated over 8 years ago.

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Feedback
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Target version:
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Start date:
05/01/2014
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Description

Hello fellow WT users. I have a problem with placing a WTable into a PDF. I am using the PDF sample code from the widget gallery, and have been trying to make it place a WTable I have into the PDF.

http://www.webtoolkit.eu/widgets/media/pdf-output

The "PDF Images" samples work fine.

The "Rendering HTML to PDF" is where I have problems.

I am using the example exactly as it appears on the page, with the only addition being a WContainerWidget pointer for the items that I want in the PDF.

I do not understand what I need to pass into the renderPdf function as the WString that will be passed into the WPdfRenderer render function, I have tried examining the html of the widget gallery code to compare with my own, and mimic what the gallery is doing, but everything has so far failed to make a PDF.

This is what the URL looks like after I press the "Create Pdf" button, it displays a blank page with an empty pdf "Loading" message at the bottom left.

http://127.0.0.1:8080/ui/report.pdf?wtd=Psx1WfLVpsvVDpxW&request=resource&resource=oylm6i6&rand=1

//This is the code I have executing on my main page, just a group box with a few labels, a button for the sample pdf, a chart, and another button for the more advanced sample pdf(this one is broken).
    //PDF Images sample/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    Wt::WContainerWidget* container = table_container;
    Wt::WResource* sample_pdf = new SamplePdfResource(container);
    Wt::WPushButton* button1 = new Wt::WPushButton("Create pdf sample", container);
    button1->setLink(sample_pdf);
    //PDF Images sample chart///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    Wt::Chart::WCartesianChart* chart = CreateCartesianChart(table_container);
    Wt::WPainter* p = new Wt::WPainter((Wt::WPdfImage*)sample_pdf);
    chart->paint(*p);
    std::ofstream f("chart.pdf", std::ios::out | std::ios::binary);
    sample_pdf->write(f);
    //GroupBox to be placed into PDF////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    Wt::WGroupBox* group_box = new Wt::WGroupBox("Example Group Box", table_container);
    group_box->addStyleClass("example");
    Wt::WText* text = new Wt::WText("This is a text sample within the group box 1", group_box);
    text            = new Wt::WText("This is a text sample within the group box 2", group_box);
    text            = new Wt::WText("This is a text sample within the group box 3", group_box);
    //The pdf to take the GroupBox//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    Wt::WPushButton* button = new Wt::WPushButton("Create pdf", container);
    Wt::WResource* pdf = new ReportResource(group_box, container);
    button->setLink(pdf);
    ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

//Below is the "Rendering HTML to PDF" code from the widget gallery, with the new container widget for a target.
namespace {
    void HPDF_STDCALL error_handler(HPDF_STATUS error_no, HPDF_STATUS detail_no,
               void *user_data) {
    fprintf(stderr, "libharu error: error_no=%04X, detail_no=%d\n",
        (unsigned int) error_no, (int) detail_no);
    }
}

class ReportResource : public Wt::WResource
{
public:
  ReportResource(Wt::WContainerWidget* target, Wt::WObject* parent = 0)
    : Wt::WResource(parent),
    _target(NULL)
  {
    suggestFileName("report.pdf");
    _target = target;
  }

  virtual void handleRequest(const Wt::Http::Request& request, Wt::Http::Response& response)
  {
    response.setMimeType("application/pdf");

    HPDF_Doc pdf = HPDF_New(error_handler, 0);

    // Note: UTF-8 encoding (for TrueType fonts) is only available since libharu 2.3.0 !
    HPDF_UseUTFEncodings(pdf);

    renderReport(pdf);

    HPDF_SaveToStream(pdf);
    unsigned int size = HPDF_GetStreamSize(pdf);
    HPDF_BYTE *buf = new HPDF_BYTE[size];
    HPDF_ReadFromStream (pdf, buf, &size);
    HPDF_Free(pdf);
    response.out().write((char*)buf, size);
    delete[] buf;
  }

private:

  Wt::WContainerWidget* _target;

  void renderReport(HPDF_Doc pdf)
  {
    std::stringstream ss;
    _target->htmlText(ss);
    std::string out = ss.str();
    std::string out_id = _target->id();
    std::string out_parent_id = _target->parent()->id();

    renderPdf(Wt::WString::tr(???), pdf);
  }

  void renderPdf(const Wt::WString& html, HPDF_Doc pdf)
  {
    HPDF_Page page = HPDF_AddPage(pdf);
    HPDF_Page_SetSize(page, HPDF_PAGE_SIZE_A4, HPDF_PAGE_PORTRAIT);

    Wt::Render::WPdfRenderer renderer(pdf, page);
    renderer.setMargin(2.54);
    renderer.setDpi(96);
    renderer.render(html);
  }
};

//PDF Images code
class SamplePdfResource : public Wt::WPdfImage
{
public:
  SamplePdfResource(Wt::WObject *parent = 0)
    : Wt::WPdfImage(400, 300, parent)
  {
    suggestFileName("line.pdf");
    paint();
  }

private:
  void paint()
  {
    Wt::WPainter painter(this);

    Wt::WPen thickPen;
    thickPen.setWidth(5);
    painter.setPen(thickPen);
    painter.drawLine(50, 250, 150, 50);
    painter.drawLine(150, 50, 250, 50);

    painter.drawText(0, 0, 400, 300, Wt::AlignCenter | Wt::AlignTop, "Hello, PDF");
  }
};

//Cartesian chart initialization
Wt::Chart::WCartesianChart* CreateCartesianChart(Wt::WContainerWidget* parent)
{
Wt::WStandardItemModel *model = new Wt::WStandardItemModel(PERFORMANCE_HISTORY, 2, parent);

//Create the scatter plot.
Wt::Chart::WCartesianChart* chart = new Wt::Chart::WCartesianChart(parent);
//Give the chart an empty model to fill with data
chart->setModel(model);
//Set which column holds X data
chart->setXSeriesColumn(0);

//Get the axes
Wt::Chart::WAxis& x_axis  = chart->axis(Wt::Chart::Axis::XAxis);
Wt::Chart::WAxis& y1_axis = chart->axis(Wt::Chart::Axis::Y1Axis);
Wt::Chart::WAxis& y2_axis = chart->axis(Wt::Chart::Axis::Y2Axis);

//Modify axes attributes
x_axis.setRange(0, PERFORMANCE_HISTORY);
x_axis.setGridLinesEnabled(true);
x_axis.setLabelInterval(PERFORMANCE_HISTORY / 10);

y1_axis.setRange(0, 100);
y1_axis.setGridLinesEnabled(true);
y1_axis.setLabelInterval(10);

y2_axis.setRange(0, 100);
y2_axis.setVisible(true);
y2_axis.setLabelInterval(10);

//Set chart type
chart->setType(Wt::Chart::ChartType::ScatterPlot);

// Typically, for mathematical functions, you want the axes to cross at the 0 mark:
chart->axis(Wt::Chart::Axis::XAxis).setLocation(Wt::Chart::AxisValue::ZeroValue);
chart->axis(Wt::Chart::Axis::Y1Axis).setLocation(Wt::Chart::AxisValue::ZeroValue);
chart->axis(Wt::Chart::Axis::Y2Axis).setLocation(Wt::Chart::AxisValue::ZeroValue);

// Add the lines
Wt::Chart::WDataSeries s(1, Wt::Chart::SeriesType::LineSeries);
chart->addSeries(s);

//Size the display size of the chart, has no effect on scale
chart->resize(300, 300);

return chart;
}

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