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

  1. Install RadControls for WPF 2010 Q1 SP1 (download | release notes).
  2. Install the corresponding Telerik Reporting version.
  3. Create a new WPF application project in Visual Studio
  4. 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 redirects (see Binding Redirects bellow).
  5. Drag and drop the ReportViewer control from the toolbox in the WPF window. If the ReportViewer is not available in the toolbox, you can add it using the instructions from the How to add the WPF ReportVIewer to the toolbox bellow.
  6. Make sure your project references:
    • Telerik.Reporting.dll
    • Telerik.Reporting.XamlRendering.dll
  7. Assign a report to the Report property of the report viewer control. This can be done either declaratively or programmatically.
    • Specifying a report declaratively using its assembly qualified name:
      <telerik:ReportViewer Name="reportViewer1" Report="Telerik.Reporting.Examples.CSharp.BarcodesReport, CSharp.ReportLibrary"/>
    • Setting the Report property at run time. The next code snippet illustrates how to assign a report to the WPF ReportViewer in the Window.Loaded event handler:

      void Window_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
          this.reportViewer1.Report = new Telerik.Reporting.Examples.CSharp.BarcodesReport();

Adding the WPF ReportViewer to the Visual Studio toolbox

  1. While in Visual Studio, select a WPF window file in the solution explorer (e.g. Window1.xaml).
  2. Open the toolbox and add a new tab (or click on the General tab).
  3. Right click in the selected tab area and select Choose Items… This will open the Choose Toolbox Items dialog.
  4. Select the WPF Components tab, find and select the ReportViewer component from the Telerik.ReportViewer.Wpf assembly.
  5. Click OK.

Binding Redirects

In case you use Telerik RadControls for WPF version greater than 2010.1.422.35 you have to redirect all assemblies required by the Telerik WPF ReportViewer to their latest versions. To do this, add the following bindingRedirects to your app.config and replace the “X.X.X.X” with the exact version of Telerik RadControls for WPF assemblies:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
    <assemblyBinding xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1">
        <assemblyIdentity name="Telerik.Windows.Controls" culture="neutral" publicKeyToken="5803cfa389c90ce7"/>
        <bindingRedirect oldVersion="" newVersion="X.X.X.X"/>
        <assemblyIdentity name="Telerik.Windows.Controls.Input" culture="neutral" publicKeyToken="5803cfa389c90ce7"/>
        <bindingRedirect oldVersion="" newVersion="X.X.X.X"/>
        <assemblyIdentity name="Telerik.Windows.Controls.Navigation" culture="neutral" publicKeyToken="5803cfa389c90ce7"/>
        <bindingRedirect oldVersion="" newVersion="X.X.X.X"/>


Enjoy Telerik Reporting in your WPF app!

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