Telerik blogs
  • Release

    Exporting Telerik Reports to PowerPoint Presentation (Q1 2011)

    One of the greatest new features in Telerik Reporting Q1 2011 is the PowerPoint Presentation Rendering Extension, which produces a PowerPoint Presentation file from any Telerik report. The new rendering extension is part of the newly introduced support for the Office Open XML standard which meets “the new workplace challenges that include easily moving data between disparate applications, and allowing users to glean business insight from that data." (Source: MSDN). Supporting the Office Open XML standard also means that Telerik Reporting can export its reports not only to Microsoft Office PowerPoint, but to Word, and Excel 2007/2010. The native Office Open XML support means that any document suite,...
    March 25, 2011
  • Productivity Reporting

    Connecting Telerik Reporting to SQL Azure via Entity Framework

    Download SqlAzure.EntityFramework (C# VS2010) - 160KB In the previous blog post from the series we discussed how to connect Telerik Reporting to a SQL Azure database using Open Access ORM with the OpenAccessDataSource component. Now it is time to demonstrate how to perform this with another very popular ORM – Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework and the EntityDataSource component. For the sake of this example we assume an existing SQL Azure account with the Adventure Works sample database already installed. Let’s start with a new ADO.NET Entity Data Model. To connect to the SQL Azure database specify the server name and the login credentials of your SQL Azure account, then choose the AdventureWorksLTAZ2008R2 sample database as shown below: To create the entity model,...
    January 11, 2011
  • Release

    New video on Telerik Reporting's Sales Dashboard is available

    A couple of weeks ago we mentioned that we have been working on updating the videos which come with the Telerik Reporting Demos to reflect the updates we have introduced to them, namely updating them with interactivity and the new datasource components.  A few days ago we uploaded a new how-to video about the Sales Dashboard, which shows the exact steps of how we created our main dashboard demo. Watch the video and leave your feedback! You can also review the first video on the Product Catalog Demo. ...
    October 12, 2010
  • Productivity Reporting

    How to create Self-Hosted Telerik Reporting WCF Service in 9 easy steps

    With the 2010 Q1 SP1 release of Telerik Reporting we have introduced Self-Hosted Reporting WCF Service. In the following blog we are explaining how to use our new feature. First lets highlight the advantages of the Self-Hosted services: Easy to use: With only a few lines of code you have your service running. Easy to debug: Debugging WCF services that are hosted in a self-hosted environment provides a familiar way of debugging, without having to attach to separate applications that activate your service. Easy to deploy. Flexible: You can easily control the lifetime of your services. Supports all bindings and transport. For the service...
    April 29, 2010
  • Productivity Reporting

    Using Telerik Reporting in a WPF application

    Now that Telerik Reporting provides WPF support, let's see how to use it (a video on this topic is available as well): Creating the application Install RadControls for WPF 2010 Q1 SP1 (download | release notes). Install the corresponding Telerik Reporting version. Create a new WPF application project in Visual Studio Add references to the following Telerik RadControls for WPF assemblies: Telerik.Windows.Controls Telerik.Windows.Controls.Input Telerik.Windows.Controls.Navigation Telerik.Windows.Data NOTE: It is possible that the RadControls for WPF assemblies have a greater version than the one against which the WPF Report Viewer control was built. In this case you have to add appropriate assembly binding...
    April 23, 2010