• .NET

    Telerik Reporting: Connecting to Stored Procedures

    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...
    March 14, 2009
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    Telerik Reporting: Get to Know Your Tools

    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...
    March 03, 2009
  • .NET

    Telerik Reporting: Filtering Your Reports Using Report Parameters

    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...
    March 02, 2009
  • .NET

    Telerik Reporting: Using the PictureBox Item

    Telerik Reporting comes with all essential report items in the Visual Studio toolbox to help you more easily design rich reports. One such report item, the PictureBox, is used to display images on a report. The PictureBox is simple and easy-to-use like the other report items, but in this post I’d like to highlight a couple of its features so that you can take full advantage of its capabilities. Specifically, I will discuss the data binding and layout features that are unique to the PictureBox item. Data Binding Binding image data to a PictureBox report item is very straight-forward. If you’re using the...
    February 20, 2009
  • .NET

    Reporting: assembly scoped user functions

    Hi guys, We've been having requests for the feature in the title for some time and finally we were able to introduce it in the Q3 SP2 release.  Generally user functions allow you to extend the default behavior of the Telerik Reporting engine. They are public static  (Public Shared in VB.NET) methods that should always return a value and can take an arbitrary number of input parameters depending on your needs. They are public static, because they are not related to a concrete instance of a report. They are executed by the expression engine and work in the context of the report processing. If you...
    February 18, 2009