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How to manage the indentation on top of the second page of the report

September 6, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Often, when the report is displayed, you can observe how the data that does not fit on the first page is transferred to the second one. This is typical for the band "Data" and "Group header", and associated with them. The Data band can contain data fields, or other objects, such as a table or mat...

FastReport .Mono. What is it? What for is it?

August 20, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Mono is an open source development platform based on the .NET Framework, allowing developers to create cross-platform applications. The implementation of Mono .NET is based on the ECMA standards for C # and Common Language Infrastructure. Initially, Mono was developed by Novell, then it was develop...

Installation FastReport.Mono on CentOS7

August 14, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

As you know, installing programs on Linux systems is traditionally done using the command line from the repository. However, now many systems provide visual software repositories, for example, Ubuntu Software Center. But we will consider the first method. To work with the report generator FastReport...

How to use stored procedures in FastReport.Net

August 14, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

In this article we will discuss the use of stored procedures to retrieve data for a report. Using the MS SQL example, I'll show you how to create and use functions in a report. As you know, Transact SQL allows us to create stored procedures and functions. Stored procedures are used to automate any ...

How to use dynamic queries in FastReport.Net

August 14, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Most users of FastReport.Net build reports receiving data from SQL DBMS, and would like to take advantage of Sql in their reports. Nothing prevents you from using dynamic queries, stored procedures and functions. In this article, we will have a look at how to use dynamic queries when creating a repo...

How to use SQL functions in FastReport.Net

August 14, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

To obtain data in MS SQL, you can use sql queries, stored procedures, and stored functions. We have already discussed how to use dynamic queries and stored procedures as a report data source. In this article, we will create a table and scalar function and use them in the report. I recall that table...

Updated Export menu FastReport.Net report

August 13, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

In the version of FastReport.Net 2018.3.14 appeared useful refinement that does not relate to the functionality of generator. However, it significantly improves usability report designer, or rather the report preview mode. Finishing touched menu exports. Because developers regularly delight us with...

Vector barcodes and SVG in PDF, HTML and SVG export

May 30, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

FastReport 2018.2 has support for vector graphics in exports. Now some barcodes and SVG images are exported in vector form. This applies to exports to PDF, HTML and SVG. As for barcodes, the explanation is needed to be given - only linear bar codes can be exported as vector images. In the current ...

How to use the new TextObject.TextRenderType property

May 29, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

The new property came to replace the obsolete HtmlTags. Now the TextRenderType property is responsible for processing html tags, and not only. This property has three possible values: Default – just text, without any tag transformations; HtmlTags – applying html tags. Their list is r...

How to connect to MS SQL from reports in .Net Core

May 29, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

One of the most common DBMS with which .Net developers work is MS SQL Server. In this article, we'll look at the way to use FastReport.Net reports in your .Net Core application with a connection to the MS SQL data source. Firstly, you need to create a report with connection to MS SQL in the report ...

Overview of new features of Online Designer in version 2018.2

May 29, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

The new version of Online Designer has acquired five innovations. These innovations have touched both usability and functionality. But first things first. 1. The possibility of horizontal band resizing has been added. This feature allows you to change the width of the band headers. When can it be ...

How to quickly use connectors to databases from the Nuget repository

May 28, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

FastReport.Net has been supplying plugins for a long time - connectors to various databases. These plugins allow you to add connectors to the report designer to connect to the required database. The purpose of creating these plug-in connectors is to simplify the process of connecting to a data sourc...

How to use the query editor Active Query Builder in the report designer FastReport.Net

May 28, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

FastReport.Net provides enough opportunities for customization of its report designer. In this article, we'll look at how to replace the built-in SQL query editor with Active Query Builder. To get started, you need to download the latest version of Active Query Builder for .Net from the develope...

How to use the FastReport.Core library from nuget

May 20, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

One of the innovations of FastReport.Net 2018 was the ability to use nuget packets FastReport. To install the packages, it was necessary to create a local package source and place the compiled FastReport libraries in it. This mechanism is preserved for licensed packages, but demonstration versions a...

How to use Steema TeeChart in combination with FastReport.Net

May 20, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

TeeChart is a library of charting. It is widely known among the programmers of the VCL platform of programmers, but it is also popular in other platforms, for example, in the .Net Framework. FastReport.Net, since version 2018.2 supports this component in its report designer. To add a new control e...

How to use SVGObject in FastReport .Net 2018.2

May 20, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Format SVG (Scalable Vector Graphic) was developed in the late 90's to display vector graphics in Web sites. The basic idea behind it is the use of XML for describing the image. This made SVG very popular in the web graphics. Using css or java script, it's easy to change the XML description of an im...

The indicator of the presence of events in the object in the report designer FastReport.Net

May 20, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

In FastReport 2018.2.3, new settings for the report designer appeared - objects appearance. Settings can be opened in the File menu - Settings. The new section contains only two settings for now: • Show indicator on bands with events; • Show indicator on objects with events. Both setti...

How to remove unnecessary objects from the preview window toolbar

May 19, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Sometimes you may need to limit the functionality of the report, for example, remove unnecessary export formats from the list in the preview mode. This can be done in your application code. Let’s write a function to delete a report object: 1 2 3 4 5 private void Remo...

Convert RichObject to text when exporting

May 18, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Until recently, the export of the RichObject was done as an image. Of course, many people did not like it. In FastReport.Net version 2018.2.3 a new property of the RichObject - ConvertRichText object appeared. This property allows you to enable the export mode of the object in text form, instead of ...

Support for editable fields in WebReport

May 18, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

In the article "Interactive forms in the PDF export of Fast Report .Net 2018" I have already considered editable fields. The bottom line is that the Text and Checkbox objects can be edited in the report preview mode if you include the Editable property. Until recently, this function was supported on...