ActiveReports

Reports Anywhere

ActiveReports 8, the award-winning .NET reporting tool for HTML5, WPF, Windows Forms, ASP.NET, and Windows Azure, provides Microsoft .NET developers with familiar Visual Studio integrated designers and components, as well as an extensive API. Create reports ranging in functionality from form-based reports such as invoices and insurance documents, to transaction reports such as sales and accounting, to analytical reports such as sales and budget analysis and portfolio analysis.

  • Data Visualization

    Visualize your data using new graphic components, including; Maps, Bullets, Sparklines and more.

  • Designer

    The Visual Studio integrated report designer helps design reports, generate code-based reports and control all stages of your report lifecycle through code in the IDE.

  • Viewers

    Report viewers for all ActiveReports platforms: HTML5, WPF, WinForms, ASP.NET, and Windows Azure.

Features and Highlights

Whether you develop for desktop, web or touch devices, this collection provides the tools to tackle both core and trending technologies.

  • Multiple Report Types to Fit Your .NET Reporting Needs

    Multiple Report Types to Fit Your .NET Reporting Needs

    • Fixed Page Layout provides developers with a new way of creating reports where layout is the primary focus. Great for creating invoices, prospectus reports, forms, or other highly structured reports.
    • Continuous Page Layout makes it easy to create reports using tables, crosstabs, charts, and other data regions with flexible layouts.
    • Section Reports follow the tradition of previous ActiveReports versions and are similar to Access reports. Using code-behind or scripts, you can respond to the various events that occur while the report generates to create extremely customized reports that are difficult to produce with other products.
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  • Fast .NET Reporting Engine

    Fast .NET Reporting Engine

    ActiveReports 8 is optimized for speed. Its unique architecture allows the lean reporting engine to quickly read records from the data source and immediately render them to the output device. The simplicity of the design allows the data to pass through quickly from processing to rendering.

  • Flexible .NET API

    Flexible .NET API

    The extensive ActiveReports 8 API allows Visual Basic and C# developers to completely control the report processing engine to fit their needs. In ActiveReports 8, events and properties control:

    • Data retrieval
    • Data transformation
    • Layout
    • Rendering

    In addition, the API offers the developer complete control over the rendered document to allow for selective printing or export, post-render drawing or stamping on pages, n-page, and booklet printing. For added control, ActiveReports 8 provides unmanaged access to the print job, allowing tray selection and duplex printer management as the document is rendered to the printer.

  • Data Visualization and Layout

    Data Visualization and Layout

    Whether you need a simple listing or groups with keep-together control, master-detail reports, sub-reports, horizontal and vertical multi-column reports, address labels and badges, or richly formatted letters with mail merge support, ActiveReports is the solution.

    Simple and lightweight report controls allow you to easily create dazzling reports. With a selection including textbox, checkbox, line, shape, cross-section box, image, formatted text with mail merge, barcode (2D and 3D), chart, and other data visualization controls, they support a wide range of business reports. You can create reports of any size with nearly endless layout options.

  • Rich Data Binding

    Rich Data Binding

    .NET data sources allow you to connect to any of the standard databases, plus .NET in-memory objects and collections. In addition, the unbound data mode opens up the report to data from anywhere, in any form. If your application can access it, so can the report engine.

  • Visual Studio Integrated Design Time

    Visual Studio Integrated Design Time

    The ActiveReports 8 report designer integrates with the Microsoft Visual Studio IDE allowing C# and Visual Basic developers to create reports and compile them into their Windows Forms, ASP.NET, and WPF applications. ActiveReports Professional Edition users can also use the royalty-free end-user report designer control to give similar report design functionality to end users within the business application.

  • View Anywhere

    View Anywhere

    ActiveReports 8 offers versatile viewers to extend the reach of your reports to every platform. Built-in report viewers include HTML5, Windows Forms, Adobe Flash, WPF, and a rich HTML viewer, all with built-in search functions, hyperlink interaction, a table of contents, and multi-page zoom view support.

    ActiveReports includes Adobe PDF export with advanced encryption and international font support, Microsoft Excel export, and Rich Text Format (RTF) export. The extensive API allows fine control over the exported documents and their properties. The ActiveReports reporting engine supports cloud computing on Microsoft's Windows Azure platform under partial trust as well as full trust.

  • Support for Migration from Other Reporting Tools

    Support for Migration from Other Reporting Tools

    ActiveReports 8 helps you preserve your past investments with easy report conversion from Microsoft Access and SAP Crystal Reports, thus greatly reducing the effort involved in recreating old reports when you migrate. No need to start from scratch!

  • Global Options and Localization Support

    Global Options and Localization Support

    Localize the ActiveReports user interface to meet the needs of all of your international users. (There are fully localized Chinese and Japanese versions for those specific markets.) Localization also extends to the reports themselves: the reporting engine can use locale-specific text and formatting without the need to create multiple reports.

  • Deployment

    Deployment

    ActiveReports 8 uses XCOPY deployment, making installation of your applications incredibly simple. There are no special merge modules to include, no licensing servers to install alongside your application, and no difficult activation procedures to go through.

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