Report Designer Control

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  1. Jako
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    Posted 25 Feb Link to this post

    Hi everyone

    We are building a WindowsForms application and we would like to include a Report Designer control. Basically give the user the ability to draw up basic reports themselves.

    Is there a Telerik Control that can replicate the reporting designer as a windows forms control?

    Any other 3rd party designers you know?

    Thank you.

  2. Stef
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    Posted 29 Feb Link to this post

    Hello Jako,

    The Standalone Designer is an executable you can freely distribute as a part of your solution. More details are included in the License Agreement (2.3 Report Designer License). If you refer to other usage of the Standalone Designer or the product, please contact our Sales team if you do not find the requested information in the linked license agreement.

    The Standalone Designer is an application that cannot be integrated as a module in other project, but you can use standard approaches to run the exe. The tool can be extended to load external libraries with custom code like user functions and data objects - Extending Report Designer.


    Other approach is to create custom UI allowing the end-user to select data, how it will be visualized, basic page settings and other, which can be read and interpreted as Telerik.Reporting.Report properties. In such scenario, the recommended approach is to design sample reports with the VS Report Designer to get familiar with reports' structure (the designer.cs|vb content).


    Let us know if you have any further questions.

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    Stef
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  4. Jako
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    Posted 01 Mar in reply to Stef Link to this post

    Thanks Stef

    I would have liked to have a water-downed version of the standalone module as a control of my WinForms application.

    We are using the designer already to create preselected reports, but the client requires the ability to design reports themselves.

    Perhaps a custom UI that creates a Report on the fly is the way to go. Will see if there are other 3rd party software that can do this first.

    Thank you.

  5. Stef
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    Posted 03 Mar Link to this post

    Hi Jako,

    The approach with the custom UI and the dynamic generation of reports is suitable if you need the module integrated in your application.

    Other approach is to distribute the Standalone Designer tool's exe along with your application, and to start the process from the application. To ease end-users in creating reports, you can provide them with templates to start from or/and loaded data objects to use for designing the layout.

    Regards,
    Stef
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  6. Jako
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    Posted 03 Mar in reply to Stef Link to this post

    Thanks Stef.

     

    We found a stand alone end-user report designer that gives all the functionality of the report designer with one drag-and-drop control.

    Will be using that instead.

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