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ActiveReports for .NET

by GrapeCity - Product Type: Component / ASP.NET WebForms / .NET WinForms / 100% Managed Code

Generate a wide variety of reports from your .NET applications (Now includes Visual Studio 2008 Support). ActiveReports for .NET is written in managed C# and provides integration with the Visual Studio .NET IDE. This allows Visual Studio .NET programmers to leverage their current programming language (C# or Visual Basic .NET) when programming for ActiveReports for .NET. ActiveReports for .NET is based on a per-developer licensing scheme, and it is royalty-free to distribute. ActiveReports for .NET comes with a report wizard and a Microsoft Access report conversion wizard so you can start creating reports quickly.

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What's new in ActiveReports for .NET V3.0?

ActiveReports for .NET Designer

  • Design-time preview tab
  • Component tray for design-time work with .NET data providers
  • Enhanced Report Explorer
  • Design-time support for custom parameters
  • Design-time unbound fields

ActiveReports for .NET Viewer

  • Annotations in the Viewer Control
  • Multiple tab pages for linked items
  • Web links open within the Viewer Control

ActiveReports for .NET Engine

  • Chart control expanded with seven new chart types
  • ReportInfo Control for page N of M or report run date

ActiveReports for .NET includes export filters for Adobe PDF, Microsoft Excel, RTF, HTML, Text and TIFF formats. ActiveReports for .NET can be used in both Windows-based and Web-based applications.

ActiveReports for .NET also includes a Windows Viewer control that supports split and multi-page views, has a Table of Contents pane with a new Thumbnail view tab, and can perform text searches of reports. It also allows you to customize the viewer's toolbar.

The Professional Edition of ActiveReports for .NET features an End-User Report Designer control that allows you to host the report designer in your own applications to provide end users with the ability to create and modify reports. It also includes a server-side Web Viewer control that takes advantage of ASP.NET's HTTP Handlers to allow you to display reports without having to write custom code for export to popular formats such as HTML and PDF.

New features to ActiveReports for .NET include a brand new chart control, updated memory management features, a RichText control that is capable of rendering HTML and RTF tables, and an integrated script window with syntax highlighting. ActiveReports for .NET additionally allows you to bind data to custom classes based on the iList interface in addition to the other data types already supported in previous versions, and includes enhanced connection timeout capabilities.

ActiveReports for .NET Standard Edition

  • Provides an integrated report designer
  • Supports OleDB, SQL Server, and XML Datasources, along with ADO.NET (Data Readers, Data Tables, DataViews, and DataSets)
  • Includes a customizable Windows Viewer control
  • Provides Crystal and Microsoft Access Import utilities
  • Provides HTML, PDF, Excel, RTF, TIFF, and Text exports

ActiveReports for .NET Professional Edition

  • Includes all of the Standard Edition features
  • Includes an End-User Report Designer control
  • Includes an ASP.NET Server Web Viewer control

ActiveReports for .NET Product Features

  • Fully integrated Chart control
  • RichText control with support for RTF tables and HTML tags
  • Support for databinding to classes that implement the iList interface
  • Streamlined PDF exports with WMF Files processed as metafiles
  • Enhanced RichText control with the ability to render RTF Tables and HTML formatted text
  • Enhanced script editor window with syntax highlighting
  • New CacheToDisk memory performance enhancement
  • Binding to custom classes that implement the iList interface
  • Enhancements to the PDF export to allow for smaller filesizes when using windows metafiles
  • Thumbnail View tab in the Table of Contents pane of the Viewer control
  • Enhanced OutputFormat
  • New Version Switcher tool

ActiveReports for .NET Designer: Easy to Learn

  • Full integration with the Visual Studio .NET 2003 environment
  • Familiar user interface
  • C# and Visual Basic .NET support
  • The ability to compile reports into the application for speed and security or to keep them separate for ease of updating
  • Report Wizard and Microsoft Access Report Import Wizard
  • Designer hosting of .NET 3rd party controls and user controls
  • Fully exposed Object Model
  • Dynamic report building or modification
  • Report Creation API with complete run-time access to report objects and members

ActiveReports for .NET Data Access: Easy to Connect

  • OLEDB and SqlClient report data sources
  • Flexible XML datasource
  • Binds to Dataset, DataView, DataTable, any RowCollection, and any class that implements the iList interface
  • DataSource property can be modified at run time to create ad hoc (dynamic) reports
  • Flexible unbound data

ActiveReports for .NET: Easy to View

  • Created with managed C# code
  • Supports small deployment assembly, suitable for use on the Internet
  • Provides TOC/Bookmarks and thumbnail views
  • Allows hyperlinking
  • Provides export filters for RTF, PDF, EXCEL, HTML, TIFF, and text

ActiveReports for .NET End-User Report Designer

  • Allows you to host the designer in your application and distribute it royalty-free
  • Provides end-user report editing capabilities
  • Provides easy access for saving and loading report layouts
  • Allows you to monitor and control the design environment
  • Allows you to customize the look and feel to the needs of end users

ActiveReports for .NET: ASP.NET Integration

  • Allows quick viewing of ActiveReports on the web with the Web Viewer control
  • Provides printing capability with the ActiveX viewer and Acrobat Reader viewerType properties with the Web Viewer control
  • Provides an RPX files HTTP Handler to allow you to place a report on your web server and make it available via hyperlink to your internet users in HTML or PDF
  • Provides a Compiled Report HTTP Handler to allow direct access via hyperlink to an ActiveReport compiled in an assembly on your server

ActiveReports for .NET: Easy to Deploy

  • Reporting Engine is a single managed strongnamed assembly
  • Assemblies can be distributed using XCopy or the global assembly cache (GAC)
  • Royalty-free distribution

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