For those of you who recently upgraded to our latest 3.3 release, one of the biggest requests had been support for custom item renderers with images in the PDF generation routine. The older PDF mechanism basically grabs screen shots of the grid and adds to the page. This works great and most scenarios but the biggest drawback of this mechanism is the quality of the PDF. This is because a screenshot is at the end of the day a bitmap image. It is not a vector and it doesn't scale. So in 3.3 we changed that and added support for generating PDF documents using the grids rendering mechanism - however, there was a catch - we could only render text. This made things like images not render in generated pdf documents. However, since a number of you asked for this, we added support for images as well.
Below is a sample that demonstrates this functionality. It was not very easy to accomplish this - but we always appreciate a challenge!
Quick Note : The developer who made this sample is a cricket fanatic, a game which some of you might be familiar with :-) For those of you who arent, its a game that originated in England but is played the word over very similar to baseball.
Sample code: Cricket.zip (192.18 kb)
Generated PDF: Test0.6235653976909816.pdf (135.43 kb)