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Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:22 pm

I often need to have a cell merge with other cells to the right or down into other rows but can not find any examples of this. It looks like this can be done when using Word tables. Also, can you explain the differences between the grid and table in PDF. Many thanks

msutherland25
 
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Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:19 am

Hello,

Thanks for your inquiry.
For merge cells problem, we provide you some sample code, please try the code below. And you can refer to Grid demo in spire.pdf component. Please download Spire.PDF Pack Version:2.6( the download link is http://www.e-iceblue.com/Download/download-pdf-for-net-now/spirepdf-pack.html?Itemid=0) and install it in your computer. Please open Start menu->Programs->e-iceblue->Spire.PDF->Demos->CSDemos-VS2010, under WinForms/06_Grid/Grid-VS2010 project after finish the installing.

In Spire.PDF, Table is a special Grid. But it is more simple to use and especially to import data from DataSource. In Table, we cant manipulate the cell, we cant insert another table into one cell, but we can set the style by row. In Grid, we can manipulate each cell, set different style for every cell and embed another Grid.

If we miss something or you have other problem, please tell us.
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            PdfDocument doc = new PdfDocument();
            PdfPageBase page = doc.Pages.Add();

            PdfGrid grid = new PdfGrid();

            grid.Columns.Add(5);
            float width = page.Canvas.ClientSize.Width - (grid.Columns.Count + 1);
            for (int i = 0; i < grid.Columns.Count; i++)
            {
                grid.Columns[i].Width = width * 0.20f;
            }

            PdfGridRow row0 = grid.Rows.Add();
            PdfGridRow row1 = grid.Rows.Add();

            row0.Style.Font = new PdfTrueTypeFont(new Font("Arial",16f,FontStyle.Bold),true);
            row1.Style.Font = new PdfTrueTypeFont(new Font("Arial", 16f, FontStyle.Italic), true);

            row0.Cells[0].Value = "Corporation";
            row0.Cells[0].RowSpan = 2;

            row0.Cells[1].Value = "B&K Undersea Photo";
            row0.Cells[1].StringFormat=new PdfStringFormat(PdfTextAlignment.Center, PdfVerticalAlignment.Middle);
            row0.Cells[1].ColumnSpan = 3;

            row0.Cells[4].Value = "World";
            row0.Cells[4].Style.Font = new PdfTrueTypeFont(new Font("Arial", 10f, FontStyle.Bold | FontStyle.Italic), true);
            row0.Cells[4].StringFormat = new PdfStringFormat(PdfTextAlignment.Center, PdfVerticalAlignment.Middle);
            row0.Cells[4].Style.BackgroundBrush = PdfBrushes.LightGreen;
         
             
            row1.Cells[1].Value = "Diving International Unlimited";
            row1.Cells[1].StringFormat = new PdfStringFormat(PdfTextAlignment.Center, PdfVerticalAlignment.Middle);
            row1.Cells[1].ColumnSpan = 4;

            grid.Draw(page, new PointF(0, 0));

            doc.SaveToFile("sample.pdf");


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Amy
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Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:53 am

Hello,

Did the solution solve your problem? If you still have the problem, please tell us.

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Amy
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Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:36 am

Hello,

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