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Using property PrintOnPreviousPage with unlimited pages

August 18, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

In this article I want to consider a property PrintOnPreviousPage of the object ReportPage. How does it work? If you have a two-page report, you can set this property to true for the second page, and then, if the first page is left free space, the objects of the second page, partially or completely ...

Connection to SQLite DB from a report

August 17, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

In this article I would like to see a connection to a SQLite database from a report. We will look at this in two examples. The first - with the help of plug-in for Report Designer, the second - with the help of ODBC SQLite driver. So, to use a plugin from FastReports, you must first make it. To d...

Connecting to PostgreSQL DB from the report

August 17, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

In this article we will look at ways to connect to a PostgreSQL database from FastReport.Net report. FastReport provides a plug-in report designer that allows you to connect to Postgres. At the core of this plugin is Npsql.dll library. But first things first. First, we consider the connection to t...

Highlight text by clicking

August 17, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Often, viewing your electronic reports, you want to highlight some of the line, as you would have done it with a paper version using highlighter. Well, it is really possible. In the report preview mode, you can select the desired text fields with a mouse click. That is, you click on the text box and...

Pharmacode in FastReport.Net

August 17, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

In this article we are going to introduce and explore a new type of barcode in FastReport.Net - Pharmacode. One can guess from the name of the barcode, that it is related to pharmaceutical industry. Pharmacode is a binary code, which was developed by a German company LAETUS GMBH specially for pharma...

Interactive web report with outline and bookmark

August 16, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Interactive reports allow users to interact with them. For example, a report can contain hyperlinks, bookmarks and an outline. By clicking on the section title in the content you move to a bookmark in the desired location of your report. These reports are often used in catalogs. Let us create an in...

Using external controls to manage report properties

August 16, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

This article aims to explicate the concept of work with a report via the Web form controls in the project ASP .Net MVC. So, the task is to create a Web application, that will allow to: 1) upload a Web report; 2) export the report in one of three formats; 3) display / hide the Web toolbar of the ...

Updating report object through Ajax in ASP.Net MVC project

August 16, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Ajax technology significantly speeds up web applications. Also, the visual side is important. Agree that not very nice when each time you click the button and the entire Web page is updated. If your internet is not very fast, this procedure causes irritation, because all elements disappear and appea...

Localization of Online Designer and WebReport

August 15, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Report Localization is very urgent task in a Web environment. Because your site can be visited by people from different countries. Fortunately, FastReport.Net has many localizations in different languages, and we can use it. Let's look at how to do it on the example of MVC application. First of al...

Interactive web report with drill down lists

August 15, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

In this article we look at how to create interactive reports with drop-down groups. We will group the records and display the groups in a collapsed form. If necessary, the user opens and views the contents of a group. This functionality can significantly improve the user experience with the lists. B...

Connecting to MySQL DB from the report

August 15, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

It is known that FastReport.Net can work with almost any database. And quite often the users the question arises, how to connect MySQL database to your report. In this article we will look at the process inside and out, and in two versions: 1. In the first method, you can use special plugin to con...

Interactive web report – detail page

August 14, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Interactive reports allow the user to interact with the report through hyperlinks. Through hyperlinks, you can run other reports, or to move to other pages of the report or go to your bookmarks. In the article "Interactive Web reports in MVC project," we looked at how to create an interactive repor...

Interactive matrix in a web report

August 14, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Let us remember how to create an interactive matrix. We use the xml data base of FastReport.Net delivery. Choose the tables: Add the object Matrix on the data band: Now open the Order Details table in the data window. You will see a table connected: Products and Orders. Open Orders. It has an...

Event Report.Custom Calc - pre-processing of the input data

August 13, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

New CustomCalc event for the Report object is called when evaluating an expression in an object or when you receive data back from the data source. So we can use this event to intercept the data and spoofing. When this can be useful? For example, when you need to filter the values in the incoming da...

Downloading the report as an Excel document in MVC

August 13, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Previously, we already examined an example of displaying a printing dialog of a report in HTML and PDF formats. The aim of this article is to show how to save reports in the desired format, providing an example of Excel. We use the MVC web application. There is a button, which is provided to save ...

Fast sending to print reports in MVC

August 13, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

For harmony of Web report with the stylistics of the web page, many people are disable WebReport object toolbar. Thus the user is deprived of options to export and print reports. But if you still want to allow the user to print a report from a browser, you can create a special button to print. By cl...

Saving a report in PDF/X format

August 13, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

PDF/X format designed for the exchange of data, ready for printing. The idea is to create a document that can be printed on any printer identically. It is important for polygraphy, where it is important to print documents on any print device uniformly, whether the printer or plotter. PDF/X document ...

Peculiarities of built-in Chrome PDF viewer

August 12, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

The PDF format is so prevalent in the document flow, that is quite rightly called it the most popular in this area. Such a document is self-sufficient, it can include graphical information, special fonts, and more. There are many free software for viewing PDF files. Modern browsers also allow you to...

Using reports when developing MVC applications

August 12, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

If you create a Web project on the MVC pattern is a reasonable question - how to use the web-reports FastReport.Net? In this article I will tell you about it. Since MVC architecture View separated from the Logic, then we can't use the visual WebReport component. We'll have to work with report in co...

Several reports in the same object WebReport - Working with tabs

August 12, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Web Reports direction actively develops in FastReport.Net. A new feature - bookmarks, you can create a bookmark to a web report toolbar. These tabs allow you to open other reports in the same window. Such a decision may be convenient to display a series of reports similar subjects or reports related...