ActiveReports 18 .NET Edition
Report Authors: Designer Components / Report Controls / Page/RDLX Report
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    The Page or RDLX report (including RDLX Dashboard reports)  toolbox group offers a number of report controls and data regions that you can use when creating a report. You can drag these from the toolbox and drop them onto your reports. These tools are different than those in the Section Report Toolbox.

    Banded List

    The BandedList is a data region with freeform bands in which you can place report controls. With a detail band that repeats data for every row in the dataset, this data region resembles the Section report design surface.


    The BarCode report control renders scannable barcodes in any of 39 popular symbologies. You can bind it to data, control the bar width, rotation, quiet zones, caption locations etc.


    The Bullet report control is an easy-to-read linear gauge that is a good alternative to using a dashboard for data visualization. You can bind it to data and set best, worst, and satisfactory values as well as labels and ranges.


    The new Chart is a graphic data region similar to Classic Chart, which is based on representing the data using encodings. It is the default chart available in the designer.

    Classic Chart (hidden by default)

    Classic charts are legacy RDLX-like charts. The Classic Chart is a graphic data region which allows you to display data in a variety of chart styles with 3D effects and colors, and provides many options for customization. To enable the Classic charts, see Configure ActiveReports.

    Note: A classic chart is hidden by default and not supported in the WebDesigner.


    The CheckBox report control can display Boolean data, or you can set its Checked property. You can also enter static text to display.


    The Container report control is a graphical element that is used as a container for other items. The Container report control has no data associated with it.

    ContentPlaceHolder (RDLX Master Report)

    The ControlPlaceHolder control is used to show the edit area when a Master report is available.

    Formatted Text

    The FormattedText report control displays data, and allows you to format selected areas of text within the control in different ways. This report control accepts XHTML input, and allows you to set up mail merge.


    The Image report control allows you to specify any image file to display from an external source, a database or an embedded image.


    The InputField report control provides support for editable fields in an exported PDF report.


    The Line report control, a graphical element that has no data associated with it, visually marks boundaries or highlights specific areas of a report. You can use lines of various weight, color, and style to highlight regions of your reports and to add style and polish.


    The List is a freeform data region in which you can place other report controls. It repeats any report control it contains for every record in the dataset.


    The Map data region shows your business data against a geographical background. You can select different types of map, depending on the type of information you want to communicate in your report.

    Matrix (hidden by default)

    The Matrix is an old-style tabular control, which has been replaced with a more powerful Tablix data region.

    Note: The Matrix control is hidden by default and not supported in the WebDesigner.

    Overflow Place Holder

    The Overflow Placeholder report control is only available with page reports. It is a simple rectangle that you link to a List, BandedList, Tablix, or Table data region to display data that extends beyond one page.


    The Shape report control, a graphical element that has no data associated with it, allows you to mark visual boundaries or highlight specific areas of a report with rectangles, rounded rectangles, or elliptical shapes. Unlike the Container report control, it cannot contain other controls.


    The Sparkline report control displays a data trend over time in a graph small enough to be used inline, with a height similar to the surrounding text. You can select from line, area, stacked bar, column, and whisker sparkline types.


    The Subreport control displays data from a separate report that you specify. You can pass a parameter to the subreport from the main report to filter data displayed in a subreport.


    The Table is a data region that shows data in rows. By default, it has three columns and three rows. Once set at design time, the columns are static, while the rows repeat for each row of data. The default rows are the header, detail, and footer.


    The TableOfContents (ToC) report control is used to display the document map, an organized hierarchy of the report bookmarks and labels along with their page numbers, in the body of a report. The TableOfContents control allows you to quickly understand and navigate the data inside a report in all viewers that are supported in ActiveReports.


    Tablix data region displays data in cells that are arranged in rows and columns. Tablix is mainly a combination of two data regions- table and a matrix.


    The TextBox displays data, and is the default data region that appears in each cell of a Table or Tablix data region. It is also the data region that is created automatically when you drag a field from the Data Explorer onto your report. You can use expressions to modify the data that appears in a TextBox.