@erwin: First we would like to clarify that the ReportDesigner installed with Telerik Reporting is for you as a developer, and you're not supposed to install our product directly on your client machines. As you've already noted, the config file is readonly with the product installation, but when you distribute the ReportDesigner to your clients, you can make it writable. Our installation is per machine and all is shared between users, you can verify that by checking the rights to C:\Program Files\Telerik\Reporting Q2 2012\Examples folder, where we set full rights for Everyone.
You can install it for your users as you consider best e.g. per user.
Your description for "logical connection" is similar to what is implemented in the .NET framework. You can use ConfigurationManager
to read/write configuration information in desktop applications as opposite to the WebConfigurationManager
intended for use in web applications. In short, the ConnectionStringsSection
is the answer to your requirements.
In the upcoming release we will extend the ReportDesigner configuration with assembly references in order to enable UserFunctions in the report expressions and the possibility to use ObjectDataSource component. These configurations will be included in the ReportDesigner config file.
@Tim: we're sorry to hear you're having hard time using our product. It would be best to open a support ticket with the exact problems you have hit and we would do our best to help you appropriately.
the Telerik team
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