Archive for January 2011

“.Net“ PDF generating tools

January 8, 2011

I was googling for “.Net“ PDF generating tools. Following are the list i found best as of now. I will start experimenting and comparing soon. Once i am done, will post it here. Meanwhile if you come across any other PDF tools, please let me know.

Open Source

  1. iTextSharp – Library to create/manipulate PDF documents on-the-fly
  2. PDFSharp – PDFsharp is the Open Source library that easily creates PDF documents from any .NET language
  3. Report.NET – generate PDF documents in a simple and flexible manner
  4. PDFjet for .NET – royalty-free PDF library

Paid Libraries

  1. ABCpdf – Dynamically create Adobe PDF documents on the fly
  2. HTML to PDF Converter 6.3 for .NET
  3. PDF4NET.NET library for adding PDF capabilities your .NET application
  4. DynamicPDF™ Generator for .NET – real-time creation of PDF documents based on dynamic data
  5. PDF Duo .NET – It allows create pdf without saving it on the server
  6. Aspose.NET

VS.NET Entity Visualizer to display SQL source code

January 8, 2011

Entity Framework Debugger Visualizer to display SQL source code generated by Entity Framework.

Courtesy :

  1. Download the DLL from
  2. Place the DLL to either of the following locations:
    1. InstallPath\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\Packages\Debugger\Visualizers
    2. My Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Visualizers
  3. In Win 7/Vista systems, Unblock the dll EntityFrameworkVisualizer.dll, if it is locked
    1. Right click -> Properties -> Unblock
  4. Restart the Visual Studio debugging session and place the break-point in one of the LINQ statementLINQ Statement
  5. Pass the LINQ statement. And at mouse over, you would see the magnifying glass icon (lens)
  6. Click the icon, you would see as below 🙂


Hope, you would love this 🙂

Funny: Difference between C and C++

January 4, 2011