Easily create PDF files in SilverStripe with this module
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README.md

PDF Generation via DOMPDF Library

This is a fork of https://github.com/burnbright/silverstripe-dompdf for use with Composer.

Maintainer: Jeremy Shipman (jeremy@burnbright.net)

Makes use of: https://github.com/dompdf/dompdf Dompdf websites: http://dompdf.github.com/, http://pxd.me/dompdf/www/

Input:

  • HTML string (which could be rendered template)
  • HTML File

Output

  • PDF File location
  • SS File
  • PDF binary stream to browser

Installation

Composer

  • On the command line, cd into your sites root folder
  • Run composer require gdmedia/silverstripe-dompdf
  • Run dev/build?flush=all in your browser

Manually

Example usage

    $pdf = new SS_DOMPDF();
    $pdf->setHTML($mydataobject->renderWith('MyTemplate'));
    $pdf->render();
    $pdf->toFile('mypdf.pdf');

Debugging

The $pdf->streamdebug(); function is useful for quickly viewing pdfs, particularly if your browser supports displaying pdfs, rather than downloading.

You can check your html before it is converted like this:

    echo $mydataobject->renderWith('MyTemplate');die();

Useful Tips