Mail merge and performance

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  1. Gudrun
    Gudrun avatar
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    Dec 2010

    Posted 07 Feb 2011 Link to this post

    Have some question regarding RichTextBox.. We would like to use this TextBox as a part of a big reporting system, where the system offers different templates and give the customers mail merge functionality.
    Have been testing a bit and have some questions before we can continue Mail merge: Know this is planed feature in the next release, is this still on track? Can you say anything about the datasources this control will support? Will it support "repeating sections"? We need a solution for listing 1..* customers(and other things) inside the document in addition to normal mail merge functionality
    Performance: Have tested all combinations with and without ribbon, spellchecker and theme, and my opinion is that it's a bit slow. Lags a bit when I'm typing, especially when theme is enabled. Is this something that will be improved? Or am I doing something wrong? This was tested on a real webserver after release. Gudrun
  2. Vesko
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    45 posts

    Posted 10 Feb 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Gudrun,

    The mail merge functionality is in our plans. However I cannot state when exactly it will be available.
    We are planning to support merging with repeating sections. Datasource would be any object that implements IList.

    If you want to support more complicated scenarios, you could try generating your documents manually using our document model.

    About the performance - we are working constantly on improving it and will be very happy if you provide us with more details on the tests you have made as well as on what machine/OS they were made.

    You can also test the performance of our demo app and see if you experience the same issues.

    Kind regards,

    the Telerik team


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