Implementing export functionality in your web apps is a complex, time-consuming task, which can involve putting multiple third-party solutions together. Add to that the complexity of performance optimizations for large datasets, support for different browsers and devices and customizations to the appearance of the exported files, and it becomes quite challenging.
Why Use Kendo UI for jQuery as Your Exporting Solution?
No need to integrate pieces of different third-party libraries or develop your own export extensions and customizations. The Kendo UI for jQuery framework supports a wide range of export options right away, using integrated methods or API configurations.
All tabular databound widgets in the suite—Grid, PivotGrid and TreeList—have built-in exporting capabilities. To enable users to export content, simply invoke a single method.
By default, all widget settings and customizations will be reflected in the exported file, but you also have the flexibility to customize them, if you need the data to look differently in Excel:
With the Kendo UI for jQuery framework, you can export any type of content to PDF, PNG images and SVG files, be it whole pages, Kendo UI for jQuery widgets, Bootstrap components or simple HTML elements. The PDF export uses our data visualization drawing engine to create a pixel-perfect PDF file, identical to your web content.
All you have to do to export the content of individual Kendo UI for jQuery widgets to PDF, PNG images or SVG, is invoke a single method.
Configuration options when exporting content to PDF include:
Our Developer Advocates Cody Lindley, Todd Motto and Burke Holland of Progress held a webinar dedicated to implementing export functionality in your web apps. The recording will walk you through the tools market landscape and more:
If you are currently thinking about any of these topics, make sure to check out the webinar.
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OS X Safari
Saving Excel-generated files requires a server-side proxy for older browser versions.
Exporting to PDF and PNG image is not supported under Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8.