How to migrate Telerik reports from a .NET Windows Forms application to a SL5 application?

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  1. Kimberly Wright
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    Jan 2010

    Posted 13 Jun 2012 Link to this post

    I have created numerous reports using Telerik Reporting for a .NET Windows Forms application.  I now need to move these over to be used in a Silverlight 5 application.  Is this possible? If so, what do I need to do or read to learn how?  I have stepped through your:  Getting Started with Telerik Report Viewer for Silverlight... to no avail.  If I cannot use these existing reports, what do I use to design reports in my new scenario?

  2. IvanY
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    Posted 15 Jun 2012 Link to this post

    Hello Kimberly,

    The Report Viewers just provide you an easy way to preview, export and print your reports, meaning that the reports do not depend on any viewer. You do not have to redesign or do anything special in order to use another Report Viewer to preview your reports. All you have to do is add a Report Viewer to your project and pass to it a report source. More information on how to add a Silverlight Report Viewer to your application you can find here. In the article you will find also how to assign report to a Report Viewer.

    Also please note that as a best practice the reports should be kept in a Class Library. Therefore if they are in your Windows Forms application it will be best to create a new project of Class Library type, add reference to Telerik.Reporting and move all your reports there, so that they are accessible from other viewers/applications as well. 

    Greetings,
    IvanY
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