The second version of ActiveReports for .NET incorporates several new features to enhance the reporting capabilities already praised by developers in previous versions of ActiveReports, including a new full-featured chart control, page thumbnails in the Windows viewer control, HTML support and enhanced table support in the RichTextBox control, an enhanced script editor with syntax highlighting, data binding to custom classes based on the iList interface in addition to other supported data types, and enhanced connection timeout capabilities.
ActiveReports for .NET is written in managed C# and provides integration with the Visual Studio .NET development environment. This allows Visual Studio .NET developers to leverage their favorite Microsoft .NET language (C# or Visual Basic .NET) when programming for ActiveReports for .NET. ActiveReports for .NET is licensed per developer and is royalty-free to distribute. The product comes with a report wizard and a Microsoft Access report conversion wizard so you can start creating reports quickly. ActiveReports for .NET includes export filters for Adobe PDF, Microsoft Excel, RTF, HTML, Text and TIFF formats and a Windows Viewer control that supports split and multi-page views, includes a Table of Contents pane with a new Thumbnail view tab, can perform text searches of reports, and allows customization of the viewer's toolbar.
Full integration with the Visual Studio .NET 2003 environment
Familiar user interface
C# and Visual Basic .NET support
The ability to compile reports into the application for speed and security or to keep them separate for ease of updating
Report Wizard and Microsoft Access Report Import Wizard
Designer hosting of .NET 3rd party controls and user controls
Fully exposed Object Model
Dynamic report building or modification
Report Creation API with complete run-time access to report objects and members
OLEDB and SqlClient report data sources
Flexible XML datasource
Binds to Dataset, DataView, DataTable, any RowCollection, and any class that implements the iList interface *NEW*
DataSource property can be modified at run time to create ad hoc (dynamic) reports
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