• .NET

    Connecting the Dots: ADO.NET Data Services and Telerik Reporting

    April 24, 2009 Share
    ADO.NET Data Services (formerly Astoria) is one of the new technologies released as part of v3.5 SP1 of the .NET Framework. If you haven’t tried this new addition to the framework, I highly suggest you give it a spin. It’s very cool and allows you to quickly and easily set up RESTful WCF services with which your application can interact with the database. If you’re interested in learning more, MSDN has several great resources to help you get started. One of the cool things about Telerik is that the developers are always mindful of building products that can be easily integrated with existing and future...
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    Free Whitepaper: Understanding the What, Why and How of Reporting Solutions

    Often we see requests from our Telerik Reporting clients to produce PDF or HTML representations of tabular data in order to be able to print the data on paper and/or to create a document. Although this is a common scenario, the proper tool or product has to be used in order to get the best possible results. Telerik Reporting supports these document formats, but often it is mistaken for a format conversion tool (say HTML to PDF), rather than a report generation tool, only because it supports these two formats. We also see a common misconception that Telerik Reporting is...
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    Telerik Reporting: Connecting to Stored Procedures

    March 14, 2009 Share
    I’ve blogged in the past about the many ways you can connect your reports to data. Because the developers who build Telerik’s Reporting Tool wanted to make it as flexible as possible, they designed it to have the ability to bind to any object that implements one of the four supported interfaces: IEnumerable, IListSource, ITypedList, and IDbDataAdapter. What does this mean for you? No matter where your data comes from – plain SQL queries, stored procedures, web services, etc – you can bind it to a Telerik report. Okay, I realize that showing an example is much more effective than just talking...
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    Telerik Reporting: Get to Know Your Tools

    March 03, 2009 Share
    Another webinar is down in the history books. Last Thursday I hosted Telerik Reporting: Get to Know Your Tools, an hour-long webinar which focused on the toolbox items available as part of Telerik’s Reporting tool. I covered all 8 report items, from the TextBox to the Chart to the Barcode, in detail. Thanks to those who attended, I hope you found the content to be useful. If you missed it, don’t worry; the webinar was recorded and is now available on Telerik TV for your viewing pleasure. Click here to view Telerik Reporting: Getting to Know Your Tools on Telerik TV For the...
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    Telerik Reporting: Filtering Your Reports Using Report Parameters

    March 02, 2009 Share
    Users can control how data is used in a report by taking advantage of the Report Parameters feature in Telerik Reporting. You can add parameters to your reports at design time through an editor, at runtime through a user interface in the Report Viewer, programmatically, or via a SubReport parameter collection. In this post I’ll show you how to set up a report that allows users to enter parameter values through the UI of the Report Viewer. This functionality provides users with the means to filter their reports quickly so that only the most relevant data is displayed. Setup the Report To get...