.NET 7 WinForms News

Improve Office File Report Rendering with SkiaSharp

November 24, 2023
Telerik Reporting R3 2023 SP1 adds SkiaSharp-based rendering for reports created as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents.

Telerik Reporting is a comprehensive and lightweight embedded reporting tool for .NET web and desktop applications. It enables developers and reporting users to create, design, and export visually appealing, interactive, and reusable reports to effectively present analytical and business data. It supports various technologies, including ASP.NET Core, Blazor, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET AJAX, HTML5/JS, Angular, WPF, WinForms, and WinUI.

Telerik Reporting R3 2023 SP1 introduces SkiaSharp-based rendering for Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. SkiaSharp is a 2D graphics API for .NET, based on Google's Skia Graphics Library. This cross-platform API means your rendered documents will look the same on all platforms that support it, such as Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS/iOS, Android, and Linux. SkiaSharp can leverage the hardware acceleration capabilities of modern devices so your reports will be rendered faster and more smoothly.

To see a full list of what's new in R3 2023 SP1, see our release notes.

Telerik Reporting is available to buy in the following products:

Export Reports to PDF in WinForms Apps

November 22, 2023
Enable users to easily distribute reports in a widely supported format.

PDF export functionality in a reporting component allows users can effortlessly convert reports into PDF format, preserving the original layout and facilitating seamless sharing and printing. The widespread adoption and cross-platform compatibility of PDF make it an indispensable choice for distributing reports effectively.

Several WinForms reporting components support PDF export including:

  • DevExpress Reports can generate high-quality PDF reports from your WinForms applications with comprehensive formatting and layout options.
  • ActiveReports.NET by MESCIUS (formerly GrapeCity) effortlessly exports data to PDF using its powerful rendering engine and extensive export options.
  • Stimulsoft Reports.Net allows users to export to PDF with support for signatures and encryption.
  • FastReport.NET includes comprehensive PDF export features to generate high-quality, styled and interactive PDF reports from WinForms applications.
  • List and Label by combit helps you easily convert your WinForms reports to PDF with advanced PDF export capabilities.

For an in-depth analysis of features and price, visit our comparison of WinForms Reporting components.

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Create Web, Desktop, and Mobile Apps for .NET 8 with Telerik

November 21, 2023
The latest updates add support for .NET 8, enabling users to build modern applications and reporting solutions targeting the new .NET release.

Progress Telerik is a leading software publisher that provides a range of tools and solutions to help developers build and deploy modern applications. Its product range include UI libraries, reporting tools and testing frameworks. Telerik products are used by millions of developers around the world to build a wide variety of applications.

The following Telerik products have been updated with support for .NET 8, allowing developers to build web, desktop, mobile and reporting apps in the latest version of Microsoft's popular framework:

Generate Reports in .NET and Deploy on macOS and Linux

November 3, 2023
Learn how to create and edit DevExpress Report documents within the Visual Studio Code IDE.

DevExpress Reporting is a powerful and flexible reporting solution for .NET developers. It allows you to create reports of any complexity, from simple data tables to complex dashboards and interactive visualizations. DevExpress Reporting supports a wide range of data sources, including SQL databases, Entity Framework, and custom objects. It also offers a variety of export options, including PDF, XLSX, HTML, and RTF.

DevExpress Reporting is also available as part DevExpress DXperience and DevExpress Universal, a suite of over 600 UI controls and libraries for building high-impact business solutions for Windows Forms, WPF, ASP.NET, Blazor and more.

Create and Modify DevExpress Reports in Visual Studio Code (VS Code) on macOS and Linux (CTP).

The DevExpress Visual Studio Code Report Designer Extension allows you to create and edit DevExpress Report documents within the Visual Studio Code IDE.

A recent blog post by the DevExpress Reporting Team guides you through the setup process on macOS and illustrates how you can leverage the extension's capabilities to develop and modify existing reports.

Read the full blog now to learn more about this powerful capability.

Exporting Grid Data to Excel using .NET 7 WinForms

October 10, 2023
Make your grid data easy to share and access by adding Excel export functionality.

Exporting to Excel allows users to output grid-based data including formats, cell styles and formulas to a widely-compatible Excel file. This industry standard file type makes it easier to analyze, share, and distribute the data to a wider audience in a familiar format.

Several grid components for .NET 7 WinForms offer Excel export, including:

  • DevExpress WinForms Data Grid (part of DevExpress WinForms) is a comprehensive grid component with built-in Excel export functionality, preserving formatting, cell styles, and formulas.
  • Infragistics WinDataGrid (part of Infragistics Ultimate UI for Windows Forms) is a feature-rich grid component for WinForms that supports seamless export to Excel, ensuring data structure and formatting are preserved.
  • FlexGrid for WinForms (part of ComponentOne Studio WinForms by GrapeCity) is a flexible grid control with Excel export capabilities that maintain the original formatting and structure.
  • Telerik UI for WinForms GridView (part of Telerik UI for WinForms) is a powerful grid component that simplifies the export process, allowing users to easily save grid data to Excel workbooks.

For an in-depth analysis of features and price, visit our comparison of .NET 7 WinForms grids.

Compare .NET 7 WinForms Grids