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.


June 24, 2016

Use the zero-based DataSources and DataSets collections for the report to access your design-time data in code.

Modify Data at Run Time

How you modify report data (connection strings and SQL queries) depends on the report type you use. Let’s take a look at each report type. In Page and RDL Reports… Read the rest.


June 22, 2016


Nested Groups and GroupHeader RepeatStyle

After the article explaining why the Wrong Record Shows in the Page Header, we realized that another behavior may seem counterintuitive if you don’t know the logic behind it.… Read the rest.


June 16, 2016

Section report showing the bound textbox in the GroupHeader section rather than the PageHeader section

Wrong Record in the Page Header Section

This is an issue that our customers ask about often. To get a clear handle on the situation, let me clarify some basic points about how Section reports work. Background… Read the rest.


May 10, 2016

StartPrint property in the Properties window

Web Printing Without Previewing

Pro Edition You can print a report from a web application without making your users preview it when you use the WebViewer in ActiveReports Professional Edition. In this article, I’ll… Read the rest.


May 6, 2016

PageBreakAtEnd property in Properties window

Adding Group Page Breaks

To display each data group on a separate page, you need to sort the data and add page breaks for each group. Where you do this depends on the type… Read the rest.


May 4, 2016

TextBox control in PageFooter section with SummaryType property set to PageTotal.

Three Ways to Use Summaries in Section Reports

In Section reports, the TextBox control has several Summary properties that, combined, let you render running summaries and grand totals in header or footer sections of your reports. Caution: With… Read the rest.


April 25, 2016

Class Library table of contents showing PagesCollection class members

Combining Reports

With ActiveReports, you can combine multiple reports into one. How you do it depends on the type of report. Let’s take a look at the ways you can combine each… Read the rest.

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