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FastReport.Net WCF - simple example

June 20, 2013

Author - Alexander Fediachov

Today we review the simplest way to use the library FastReport.Service.dll as WCF service. This example does not require programming and is intended for testing of library and configuration file. To complete the task, we use the program WcfSvcHost.exe, that comes with Visual Studio: Create a fol...

FastReport WCF Service Library

June 10, 2013

Author - Alexander Fediachov

Today we will talk about the new library FastReport.Service.dll which appeared in FastReport.Net 2013.3. This library is a WCF Service Library and is intended for use in custom services. Now library contains the following features: List<ReportItem> GetReportsList(); List<Report...

Report generator with visual designer in Visual Studio Express Edition

May 27, 2013

Author - Michael Philippenko

Visual Studio Express Edition by Microsoft is a popular software development enveronment. It is popular also because it is free. By the way this tool as all that is free has some lacks. In particular complexities with using some add-onces, third party components. For example many popular component...

FastReport.Net on mobile devices

May 21, 2013

Author - Alexander Fediachov

Modern mobile technologies provide worldwide access to any information. FastReport .Net brings reports in your favorite tablet or phone, and helps you communicate with dialogs. Today we test preview of the reports FastReport.Net on some mobile devices with touch-oriented UI. We have created the web...

Create a PDF file on button press in browser

April 11, 2013

Author - Alexander Fediachov

When you use the FastReport .Net together ASP.Net MVC framework you have easy method for creating file in any supported format on button press in HTML form. Add next code in View: @using (Html.BeginForm("GetFile", "Home")) { <input id="pdf" type="submit" value="Export to PDF" /> } ...

FastReport .Net and jQuery

April 1, 2013

Author - Alexander Fediachov

The object WebReport from FastReport .Net use jQuery library. You already can use this library in your own project. To avoid duplication of boot scripts and styles jQuery to the client browser when working with markup Razor, you need to use the following lines in _Layout.cshtml: @WebReport...

Highlighting Even Rows in Reports (Zebra Striping)

March 27, 2013

Author - Alexander Fediachov

We often use zebra striping of table data for easy viewing the reports. Highlighting even rows is good for viewing but they look strange on paper or in Excel table. FastReport users have two methods for using highlighting only in preview window. Method #1 You need to open report in the Designer a...

FastReport .Net 2013.2 MVC

March 11, 2013

Author - Alexander Fediachov

We have released FastReport .Net 2013.2 with MVC support. And I'd like to inform all WebReport developers about some changes. First. An extension of the handler in web.config was changed. You need replace old string «FastReport.Export.aspx» to new string «FastReport.Export.axd&raq...

Calling "FastReport COM/ActiveX" from C# applications on 64-bit platforms.

November 12, 2012

Author - Aleksey Mandrykin

Calling "FastReport COM/ActiveX" from C# applications on 64-bit platforms. Simple solution: It is necessary to set 32-bit platform in project options. Here is an example (note: platform target is x86): Perfect solution: Download demo version of FastReport.NET. Use this tool for conversion FR...

Generating WEB reports with Mono

September 18, 2012

Author - Aleksey Mandrykin

There is a possibility of executing an ASP.NET web application under the Apache web server that is running on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, BSD, and others operating systems. You may need to install several packages: the Apache web server the runtime Mono mod_mono xsp server (implements ASP.NET-...