In the last post I mentioned there were a few topics we need to close up today. The two topics we’ve left undone are popping the attribute information off the stack when we hit a closing element and dealing with the paragraph gap that normally appears between paragraph elements.
I woke up this morning to an interesting question.
“Using VB.net 2008, I want my project to be a Windows Forms Application, but upon startup, I want to check a few files to see if they exist and if they don’t I do not want the startup form to load. I just want the program to quit. If you have to start this type of application with a form, how do you keep the form from displaying?”
Last week we parsed the HTML and created code that keeps track of the various attributes we are going to need when we create the PDF. Today we will finish the code and create the Elements that we can include in our PDF document.
One consideration we will need to keep in mind as we write out the PDF is that we have pushed various font characteristics that may overlap onto our stack.