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How to use grayscale with pictures

March 27, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

In this article there will a property Grayscale of the object Picture be reviewed. But why do we need it as there are standard tools of the printer like printing in grayscale? However, you can create a report with pictures in shades of gray and you will not need to switch the printer every time to p...

How to register data sources in web reports FastReport.Net

March 16, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

To use a data source in web - reports you need to register it. This can be done in two ways that will be illustrated in this work. Registering a data source using the popup - menu of “WebReport” component. Use the project ASP.Net. Add the component “SQLDataSource” to the ...

How to hide toolbar in web-reports

March 16, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

By default, web - reports have the toolbar above them in case to control the report display: In the object properties of “WebReport” you can control this toolbar, add and remove elements, change the layout and style. For example, to display the toolbar at the bottom of the report...

How to use “UnlimitedHeight” and “UnlimitedWidth” properties of a report page

March 15, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

The new version FastReport.Net 2016.30.1 represents a very interesting feature – elongating reports. If you use a matrix report or dynamic tables, they likely do not fit the width or height of your page. Therefore, it is needed to “break” a table and move it to the next page. It sp...

How to place several reports on one Web page

March 15, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

A web - form allows placing any number of reports on one page. It is only limited by the size of the page. Moreover, each report can have its own data source. Let us examine the following example: Add the “SqlDataSource” component to the page. From the drop-down menu select “Con...

Aztec– code

February 15, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

In the article "Using QR-codes in FastReport.Net" we have reviewed the popular 2D barcode formats. Today, I would like to talk about another popular format, which is also supported in FastReport.Net. This is an “Aztec-code”. The name of the code is associated with an ancient Indian tri...

How to use data in JSON format

February 15, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

There used to be a question “How to use JSON data to my web reports?” as it was not easy to implement it in FastReport.Net. Recently a version 2016.2 has been released to answer it and help users. It must be clarified that JSON (Java Script Object Notation) is a text data exchange form...

How to use QR-codes in FastReport.Net

February 15, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Nowadays “QR-codes” are gaining their popularity. Unlike conventional barcodes, “QR-codes” allow you to encode more information in different formats. They are widely spread in trade, logistics and production. To recognize such codes one does not need a special laser reader. A...

Performance evaluation of the new version of FastReport .Net 2017.1.0

December 14, 2016

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

With the release of the new version FastReport.Net 2017.1.0 we got a significant acceleration of report building, exporting, and reduced memory consumption. These changes have prompted me to make a comparison test of the "old" and the "new" versions. Testing technique For testing we will build a r...

Representation for tabular data in Excel export

October 4, 2016

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

One of the most demanded formats of report exporting is Excel file. It's the most popular format in accounting reporting. You can edit the report in Excel format using MS Excel tools further on. FastReport.Net provides the range of very interesting features of report export in Excel. Let's look at...

How to make simple Web-report in FastReport.Net

October 4, 2016

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Web-reports are very much in demand nowadays. Every day we use the Internet and look through dozens or even hundreds of web-pages. Many businesses strive to make their activities more public and the Internet for this could be better instrument. Thus, it is possible to transfer some of the existing r...

How to export report to JSON

October 4, 2016

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

It's nice that the range of formats to export reports to FastReport.Net constantly grows. With the ability to use JSON files as the data sources there appeared export support for this format (2016.2). JSON files are used for data transfer between the client and server web applications. Export save...

How to export report in PDF/A format

February 27, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Generally known, that one of strong sides of FastReport.Net is export of reports to various formats. Developers of the company actively introduce new products and upgrades. A new export to PDF/A format has been introduced recently. Unfortunately, not all customers its main purpose and how it works ....

How to draw text in PDF by curves

February 27, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Nowadays, copying of a text from documents is spread and it is being developed. PDF document uses embedded fonts in documents and serves to protect them from copying. However, not all fonts can be embedded in a document as some of them have a copyright. If you are developing a document for printing ...

How to use polylines and polygons in the report

February 27, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

This article demonstrates a graphic editor introduced by FastReport.Net and seeks to offer strategies how to use some of its new features which differentiate the editor from a well - known graphic editor Point. Let us take a close look at the object "Shapes” that includes both finished shape...

How to send report in PDF through FTP

July 11, 2016

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

FastReport .Net allows you to export reports in various formats, send them via Email, as well as via FTP. In this article, I want to focus on the transfer to the server via FTP reports. It should be noted, it is not very convenient to run each report and manually perform sending via FTP. What if a l...

How to use Excel file as datasource in a report

July 11, 2016

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Not everyone knows that FastReport .Net allows you to use files of a spreadsheet editor Excel as a data source. It can be both .xls and .xlsx files. In this article we will show how to create such a data source in the report. First of all - about the requirements for Excel documents. Each table sh...

How to pre-registr of data sources before create a new report

July 11, 2016

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

In order to send a data source to a report it must previously be pre-registered in the report. Then, within the report select an available source from the list and only after that - start to work. It would be great if the data source could be available to a paste when you open the report designer. B...

How to make automatic creation of aliases for database fields

July 11, 2016

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Sometimes with some data sources we have to create aliases for the table fields. This happens when the field names are not understood intuitively or their native language is not used in their naming. For the convenience of working with such a database, FastReport .Net allows you to create aliases. B...

How to send report in PDF through FTP

February 27, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

FastReport .Net allows you to export reports in various formats, send them via Email, as well as via FTP. In this article, I want to focus on the transfer to the server via FTP reports. It should be noted, it is not very convenient to run each report and manually perform sending via FTP. What if a l...