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How to build daily graphics from csv files

August 24, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Suppose you keep a record of employee sales in an Excel file. Would you like to see sales results for the month in the form of a graph. So it's faster and easier to assess the efficiency of the employee. It would be nice to see the difference in terms with the previous day. You need this report ever...

How to make a csv file conversion: remove columns, sort, filter

August 24, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

MS Excel spreadsheet editor handles editing CSV files perfectly. You can sort and filter data, remove unnecessary columns, add numbering etc. But what if you do not have a spreadsheet editor? Editing a CSV file becomes a nightmare. One has to track the delimiters to understand what column this or th...

How to print envelopes from the address list

August 24, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

As a follow - up to the previous article about wedding invitations, I would like to talk about the ways how to print envelopes from the address list in a CSV file. Let us suppose, you have a list of people's names and their email addresses. You would like to send them letters with invitations to th...

How to make lottery tickets by FastReport.Net

August 23, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Suppose you decided to hold a lottery in the office and you have only FastReport.Net at hand. It is necessary to create two sets of tickets with unique numbers. The first set for users, the second for the lottery. We will generate unique numbers for the lottery in the report script and use them as ...

How to pass parameter into report through URL

August 23, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Working with reports on the Internet, there is a need to transmit the values of any parameters. This, for example, can be data for filtering lists or customer information. It would be convenient to pass parameters using the URL (Universal Resource Locator) when you call the web form with the report....

How to get a report from FastReport WebApi using ajax

August 23, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

In the article "How to use FastReport.Net in the ASP.NET Web API" we have already discussed how to create a web service for generating reports. Then we received reports on the link, now we'll look at how to get the report and display it using ajax script. Let me remind you that our service can retu...

Intelligent Mail barcode

August 23, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Until now the USA have been used two standards for barcode symbolizm for mail: POSTNET and PLANET. These standards make it possible to encode zip codes and services, mainly to sort and track mail. POSTNET is able to encode a five-digit zip code, a 4-digit plus-code and a 2-digit delivery point cod...

Saving report in cloud services from a user application code

August 22, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

You are not only available report exports, but also some options for saving the report, for example, into Box, into DropBox, into Google Drives and others. In the menu "Save" allocated a special section with options for saving the report in a variety of cloud services: We are available: 1) ...

How to use FastReport.Net with ASP.NET Web API

August 22, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

The Web API allows you to quickly and easily create HTTP services. Unlike regular ASP.Net MVC projects, the Web API does not work with views. A controller of a special type is used, the methods of which return model objects. The task of such a controller is to transmit data, not representations. L...

How to make ZUGFeRD in FastReport.Net

August 22, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

The ZUGFeRD standard was developed in Germany specifically to simplify the process of electronic invoicing. This standard allows you to exchange invoices without a preliminary agreement between the supplier and the recipient of the services or goods. In Germany, this standard extends to everywhere: ...

Using FastReport.Net components in WPF applications

August 21, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Today I'll show you how to use FastReport.Net controls in WPF (Windows Presentation Fundation), designed to WindowsForms applications. In fact, everything is simple. Wpf applications allow you to use WinForms controls, as well as allow you to use WinForms application Wpf controls. For this there ar...

FastReport.Net and Visual Studio 2017

August 21, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

In this article, I would like to do a test of compatibility of FastReport .Net and the latest version of MS Visual Studio Enterprise 2017. In the function of the first test, I will create a simple application in WindowsForms. Then, I will add the Report component and launch a report in the designer...

MaxiCode

August 21, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

MaxiCode was first patented in 1992 as a code for high-speed conveyor sorting. The original name was the Dense Code, which was later changed to UPS. The last established name was MaxiCode. Maxicode is a two-dimensional barcode symbology used by United Parcel Service on packing lists for internation...

Save the original image quality when exporting to PDF

August 20, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

In PDF export report there is a new option - "Original Resolution". It allows you to save images in full resolution. Sometimes it is important to transfer an image with the original quality. Using this new option, you will be able to get the image from a PDF document without any quality loss. Here ...

Combine multiple reports into one

August 20, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

This article aims to establish a strategy to combine two or more reports into one by using the code of your application. This can be useful when you want to combine similar reports according to their category. To append a report to the previous one use the method Prepare of the Report object. It is...

Export to Jabber

August 20, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

A very interesting feature has been created in FastReport.Net - it allows to export to the messenger Jabber (XMPP). In fact, it is an HTML export with saving a report in Report Cloud. In this case, you receive a Web link to the report in your Jabber client. Such exports may be useful for a quick dem...

How to display an estimated number of records on a report page

August 18, 2017

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

The function of limitation of the number of output records often causes some difficulties with FastReport.Net users despite the fact, that it is considered to be rather simple. This work seeks to bridge the knowledge gap in the way of displaying a certain number of records on a page with the help of...

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...