October 10, 2016

Graphic shows the direction that labels print with various property settings in a Section report.

Label Reports

You can create reports with data arranged in columns and rows to print on label sheets. Let’s take a look at how to do this with each type of report.… Read the rest.


September 28, 2016

Upgrade Old COM Reports to Version 11

If you use the COM version of ActiveReports and would like to migrate to the .NET platform and use ActiveReports 11, you are in the right place. You can pull… Read the rest.


September 19, 2016

Shows the Solution Explorer with the References node expanded to show the Windows Viewer reference.

Print Without Viewing

In Windows Forms applications, you can print reports without previewing them using the Print method that is implemented as an extension method for the SectionDocument and PageDocument classes. Because it… Read the rest.


September 7, 2016

Disappearing Designer

In certain circumstances, the ActiveReports designer that integrates with the Visual Studio IDE does not display. Here are the possible causes, and how to fix the issue. Visual Studio Integration… Read the rest.


August 29, 2016

File Cannot Be Found

PDF File Cannot Be Found

We often get questions about the following error when trying to download a generated PDF on the web: There was an error opening this document. The selected file cannot be… Read the rest.


August 25, 2016

Select the table row to reveal its properties.

Set N Rows per Page

With ActiveReports, you can specify the number of rows to render (including empty ones) on each page of your report. How you do it depends on the report type you’re… Read the rest.


August 24, 2016

Merged cells in a Tablix data region at run time.

Hide Duplicate Values

With ActiveReports, you can hide duplicate values of a record. How you do this depends on the type of report you are using. Let’s take a look at how to… Read the rest.

August 10, 2016

ActiveReports: Solving problems since 1998

I recently hosted a webcast titled “ActiveReports: Solving problems since 1998!” The idea behind this was to showcase some of the features that our current customers have found most useful.… Read the rest.


July 1, 2016

Shows a run-time view of the custom print button showing the tooltip text.

Customizing Viewer Toolbars

You can customize the toolbar in the Viewer control for Windows Forms to implement your own actions. Here is some example code that demonstrates how to access and change the… Read the rest.


June 28, 2016

With a simple configuration of two textboxes, one over the other, CanGrow allows the first control to grow vertically and moves the second control down below it.

Adjust Control Heights Automatically

In Section reports, when you set the CanGrow or CanShrink property of a TextBox, Label, or section to True, its height adjusts automatically according to the amount of data. Plus,… Read the rest.

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