About SharpShooter Reports.Professional

Flexible easy to use reporting.

SharpShooter Reports is designed for the .NET Framework, written in C#, and contains only 100% managed code. SharpShooter Reports provides the ability to generate reports of any complexity from multiple data sources and export the generated reports to most formats including PDF, HTML, EMF, BMP, JPG, GIF, TIFF, PNG, Excel, Excel (XML), CSV, TXT, and RTF. Custom export filters can also be used. SharpShooter Reports includes an end user designer which can be used for both report templates and rendered documents, you can also view the created reports in Windows or Web applications using the supplied viewers. SharpShooter Reports.Professional is designed to be used in both Windows and Web applications, it provides the whole products functionality and delivers the full source code in C#.

SharpShooter Reports is a suite of 100% managed components allowing the creation of both bound and unbound reports, with an unlimited number of master-detail relations, groups, columns and crosses. The report generation concept is very easy and suits both advanced and novice users: to generate, a report template is created and a developer can use one of three ways to do this:

  • Design report template in the Report Designer component
  • Create it dynamically using the wizard
  • Create it dynamically in a programmatic way

General product features:

  • 100% .NET 2.0 compatible
  • Compatible with the most popular .NET IDEs: Visual Studio.NET, Borland C# Builder, Delphi.NET, Sharp Develop, etc. Moreover, it works without any IDE. The minimum requirement is that .NET Framework 2.0 is installed on the end-user’s machine
  • Supports WinForms and ASP.NET WebForms
  • XML-based report file format is easy to share over the Internet
  • Scripting is supported for C# and VB.NET, as well as for any language supported by the .NET Framework. No need to learn any additional script language
  • Open plug-in architecture, which means that you can easily add your own functionality by adding your own DLL(s) as plug-in(s). For instance, you can create an export filter for your needs and use it with SharpShooter Reports
  • Royalty-free run-time

Work with data sources:

  • Supports all .NET data sources, including ADO.NET DataSets, DataViews, Collections, Arrays and any classes that implement IEnumerable, IList or IListSource
  • Multiple data sources can be used in a single report
  • Compatible with ADO.NET, supports hierarchical data model with relations
  • Both bound and unbound modes are supported
  • Powerful binding model allows you to bind all controls properties to data fields, systems, and local variables, as well as to custom expressions written in a current script language (C# or VB.NET)

Report design features:

  • Report Designer allows the creation and customization of both report templates and rendered documents. These operations can be conducted at design-time as well as at run-time
  • Support for smart tags on SharpShooter Reports components allows editing element properties without invoking the property grid
  • Intelligent Report Wizard prevents developers from wasting time and effort during the process of report creation. A few mouse clicks quickly result in a report of any complexity
  • MasterReport concept allows developers to create a single master form with an appearance which adheres to corporate standards, and then use it in further report designs. It allows a user to assign a report template containing all recurring elements once and then apply it to further reports by a single mouse click, paying attention only to the contents of the reports
  • The built-in End User Designer allows end-users to make modifications both in the report template and in the document
  • Import from Crystal Reports and Active Reports

Report model features:

  • Generated reports are stored in the form of objects graphs (using ReportDOM).
  • Use the manual build mode to control all aspects of the report generation process (for very complex reports only). You can also combine manual and automatic rendering mechanisms to get a required band sequence.
  • Ability to create and use Bar codes and Zip codes. Support for PDF417 2D barcode.
  • A built-in charting component allows the visual presentation of data contained in the report.
  • A native Pivot Table component allows adding OLAP functionality to your reports.
  • Integration with Instrumentation ModelKit allows data presentation in the form of various visual elements such as gauges, dial, odometers, etc.
  • Rich visual controls set, including texts, shapes, pictures, bar codes, and zip codes. You can also use any WinForms control as a report element.
  • Advanced page headers and footers
  • Styles are supported. You can use different style sheets to optimize reports for preview, print, export etc.

Preview and print features:

  • Report Viewer with an improved Toolbar allows the viewing of reports in both WinForms and WebForms applications. It is possible to export reports in all available formats (HTML, RTF, PDF, BMP, JPG, EMF, GIF, PNG, TIFF CSV, Excel, Excel (XML), Text, and XPS), print the whole report as well as any part of it, search for any word, string, etc, and navigate through reports.

Report types:

  • Cross Tab Reports
  • Parameterized Reports
  • Sub-reports
  • SideBySide reports
  • Hierarchical reports
  • Multicolumn reports
  • Group reports

SharpShooter Reports is available in the following editions:

  • Win - designed for Windows Forms applications. The delivery package contains the Windows Forms Viewer and an End User Designer which allows editing in both report templates and final documents
  • Web - designed for Web Forms applications. The delivery package contains the Web Forms Viewer. If you specialize in Web Forms application development and require a report generator, the Web Edition is the one you need
  • Enterprise - designed for both Windows and Web applications. The delivery package contains the Windows Forms Viewer, the Web Forms Viewer, and the End User Designer which allows the editing of report templates and final documents
  • Professional - designed to be used in both Windows and Web applications, provides the whole products functionality and delivers the full source code in C#