Use Windows Forms Report *.dll in Report Designer

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  1. Jim
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    Posted 31 Jul 2012 Link to this post

    Is it possible to create a report in a Visual Studio 2010 Windows Forms Application (that is a *.dll when compiled) and then read this report by the Report Designer?
    My Goal was to be able to create a report in Visual Studio for a Windows Forms Application and allow end users to see the same report. Can it be done in WPF?
    Or, do I have it backwards: I create a report in the Report Designer and I can link to it (from a central location) from a Windows Forms or WPF application?
    Thanks for your time.

  2. Steve
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    Posted 01 Aug 2012 Link to this post

    Hello Jim,

    You would have to serialize the .NET class report definition to an XML file in order to open it in the standalone designer, for more info see Serializing Report Definition in XML help article.

    Kind regards,
    Steve
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  4. Jim
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    Posted 01 Aug 2012 Link to this post

    Steve,
    I appreciate your response as well as its quickness.
    Thanks!
    Jim
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