PDF Export fails with special characters in data

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  1. don
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    Member since:
    Aug 2007

    Posted 27 Dec 2007 Link to this post

    Dear Telerik,

    I am using RadGrid Prometheus to export a report to PDF. One of my data test data elements contains lots of special characters to make sure the application handles that data correctly. Here is that data item:

    Dev /Item\3!@#$%^&amp;*(){}[];:'",<.>?/~`

    It shows fine in the grid, but on export to PDF, I get this error:

    Error Description: Invalid XHTML. RadGrid has to render correct XHTML in order to export to PDF.

    Parse error:

    Name cannot begin with the '.' character, hexadecimal value 0x2E. Line 1230, position 44.

    Do I have to manually trap and convert these somehow to make them work?


  2. John
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    416 posts
    Member since:
    Oct 2006

    Posted 03 Jan 2008 Link to this post


    you can use ItemDataBound event handler to replace "<" with &lt; and ">" - &gt;

    Here is example:
        void RadGrid1_ItemDataBound(object sender, Telerik.Web.UI.GridItemEventArgs e)
            if (e.Item is GridDataItem)
                GridDataItem gridDataItem = (GridDataItem)e.Item;
                gridDataItem["Column_0"].Text = gridDataItem["Column_0"].Text.Replace("<", "&lt;");
                gridDataItem["Column_0"].Text = gridDataItem["Column_0"].Text.Replace(">", "&gt;");


    Hope this helps...
    <John:Peel />
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  4. soumen
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    Aug 2015

    Posted 04 Sep 2015 in reply to John Link to this post

    Thanks John
  5. soumen
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    Member since:
    Aug 2015

    Posted 04 Sep 2015 Link to this post

    I have a  telerik rad grid which is containing a title in which having a character ">", I have replaced ">" by "&gt" . Now when I want to export  the grid into pdf format it is displaying "&gt" instead of ">". How can i replace "&gt" by ">"  in Pdf.

    please give me a suggestion.




  6. Eyup
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    2942 posts

    Posted 08 Sep 2015 Link to this post

    Hi Soumen,

    You can use the ItemCommand event handler provided by RadGrid to achieve this requirement:
    Dim isExporting As Boolean = False
    Protected Sub dgColors_ItemCommand(sender As Object, e As GridCommandEventArgs)
        If e.CommandName = RadGrid.ExportToPdfCommandName Then
            isExporting = True
            ' use this variable to determine whether the > should be changed to &gt or not
        End If
    End Sub

    Hope this helps.

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