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Richard asked on 25 May 2010, 07:07 AM
I have been observing your site looking for the 10.1 release of your tools, as you have mention that you can install the reports locally with Silverlight and render them.  GREAT!!!  I downloaded and installed your trial tools....

I've been digging for about an hour now in your documentation, etc. and cannot find a way of creating a Silverlight *.dll, add a report to it, and then subsequently render that report.  The only examples I seem to see all need a web service to render properly.

Am I missing something here?

(link to mentioning of Out of Browser here.)

If all you are saying is that the SL Report Viewer can be installed locally, then your marcomm is rather misleading.

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answered on 27 May 2010, 05:21 PM
Hi Richard,

Out of browser means that the application can work in out of the browser mode and not that it does not need a WCF service in order to operate - we have never claimed this. In fact if you open the Visual Studio examples installed with Telerik Reporting and run the Silverlight demo, you would notice that you can install it locally and run it OOB.
"I cannot find a way of creating a Silverlight *.dll, add a report to it, and then subsequently render that report." - you cannot create reports in the Silverlight application as the Telerik Report API is compiled against the .NET CLR only. The reports reside and are processed entirely on the server side and there is no report object on the client side.
That said you cannot use the Telerik Report API to create report definitions in Silverlight. For more information on how to use Telerik Reporting in Silverlight please see Silverlight Report Viewer help topics, Getting Started with the Silverlight Report Viewer video and check the SilverlightDemo that comes with the sample solutions installed with Telerik Reporting both in C# and VB.NET.
As far as the report data binding and processing is performed entirely server side, the connection to the client is through the Telerik Reporting WCF Service.
As far as that service is concerned, it is not related to the Silverlight viewer in no way (while the opposite is true - the viewer does depend on the service) and it can be used separately as a report server. For more information please see Telerik Reporting WCF Service.

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Steve
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