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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...

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...