Pending Review
Last Updated: 14 Sep 2018 15:10 by David
cw
Created on: 09 Jul 2018 20:51
Category: UI for ASP.NET AJAX
Type: Feature Request
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PDF Fillable Form

		
2 comments
David
Posted on: 14 Sep 2018 15:10
I agree that this is a very common requirement, but I believe this gets a bit more complex and would have to be reliant on a PDF library. I have built an application using iText Sharp that handles this requirement.

It would be great if there were a couple of controls that handled this:

- Upload and Parse control. User uploads a PDF file and the control parses through and creates a key-value pair of the form field names and values {preferably as an object}

- Create Form control, linked to a PDF template and receives a key-value pair list to populate the target form field names and values

- Signature Control, display a PDF and expose a target signature field for electronic signature

- Preview control, displays a PDF with paging

My organization works with PDF forms in at least 12 of our current web applications, in some form or fashion. Having these controls would make things much easier
cw
Posted on: 09 Jul 2018 21:00
These days there are many official document in PDF like contracts and legal forms require users to fill up their information. Users have to print and submit them for further processing. And someone will have to manually re-enter the information from these hard copies to a database, with room for data entry mistakes. And there could be missing required data since it is hard copy.

There are few companies offer controls to let us extract the filled data in a key-value pair format. Then we may store these data to a database for other process. The reverse is to fill a form with previously-filled data from database. Though, they are usually very expansive. If Telerik could have a control to allow us extract data programmatically, it would be so great. Thanks.