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A Fully Integrated Visual Studio Report Designer for .NET IDEs

ActiveReports offers an integrated designer that lets you create report layouts in Visual Studio and edit them at design time, visually, and through code, script, or expressions.

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A Visual Studio Report Toolbox Filled With Rich Controls

This fully integrated toolbox, customized for each unique report type, is filled with flexible report controls. Use Drag-and-Drop functionality, or double-click, to add a control to your report design surface. Then use the built-in properties panel to customize the control or bind to data fields. A rich Property Window is included with extensive properties for each element of the report. Your default Visual Studio theme is extended to Toolbox, along with related windows.

Report Explorer

The Report Explorer gives you a visual overview of the report elements in a tree view where each node represents a report element. Section reports, RDL reports, and Page reports are composed of different report elements, so the Report Explorer shows different elements in the report tree depending on the type of report you have open.

Report Layouts

Section Report Layout

Section Report Layout

Presents reports in three-banded sections by default: page header, detail, and page footer. You can remove the page header and footer, add a report header and footer, and add up to 32 group headers and footers. Drag controls onto these sections to display your report data. Reports designed in this layout are saved in RPX format.

Page Report Layout

Page Report Layout

Reports in pages where the same page layout can be used throughout the report or separate layout pages are designed for advanced reporting. Reports designed in this layout are saved in RDLX format.

RDL Report Layout

RDL Report Layout

Defines reports that are data-driven and have flexibility in the report’s layout. This layout grows as you continue to add data and tools to the report. Visual Studio reports designed in this layout are also saved in RDLX format.

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