The recently released TX Text Control 18.0 Community Technology Preview (CTP) demo application is essentially the new TX Text Control Words™ with powerful mail merge capabilities. If you didn't try the CTP demo yet, I highly recommend to do it - it is amazing.
Why is TX Text Control Words™ changing a lot?
new demo application is not longer only a demo. It comes with full
sources and can be deployed as your mail merge template designer
royalty-free. It contains all features and functionality to create
highly professional templates for your reports or other mail merge
The predecessor TX Template Designer is not
longer available and the functionality has been fully implemented into
TX Text Control Words™. It is completely redesigned and offers more
features such as adding database connections to SQL Servers, Access
databases or any OLE DB and ODBC database adapter.
TXTextControl.DocumentServer.MailMerge available in Windows Forms and WPF
now the best part: The powerful MailMerge component, that encapsulates
the whole merge process including master-detail relationship repeating
blocks, will be available for the Windows Forms and WPF client versions
as well. You can easily connect the MailMerge component to TextControl,
WPF.TextControl or ServerTextControl. Internally, TX Text Control Words™
uses the MailMerge component to show you how easy this process is.
change gives you the full power of mail merge in your Windows Forms or
WPF based client applications. Let's have a look at the new Mailings tab in TX Text Control Words™.
this first step, you can select a data source. You can choose between
Microsoft Access or SQL Server database files, an ODBC data source or a
Microsoft SQL Server connection.
After you selected a data source, the available tables are listed in the Select Table dropdown button.
The Insert Merge Field
dropdown button lists all available fields of the selected table. This
button can be used to insert various merge fields into the template:
To preview the results from the currently selected data table, select Preview Merge Fields and browse through the records using the data source navigation buttons:
Finally, you can Finish & Merge
the template with the selected data source. The data can be merged into
the current document, you can create separate files or you can print
the resulting document.
This is just one of the new powerful features of TX Text Control 18.0. Give it a try and stay tuned!
TX Text Control
was originally released in 1991, since then more than 50,000 copies have been sold. Starting off as a single, small DLL, TX Text Control
has made its way through 16-bit DLL and VBX versions to today‘s Enterprise edition with its .NET and ActiveX components. The recent addition to the family, TX Text Control .NET Server
, offers all of TX Text Control
advanced word processing functionality in an easy-to-use server-side .NET component. Customers benefit from these years of experience, large user base, and at the same time, appreciate developing with a mature, reliable product.