ActiveReports 14
ActiveReports 14 User Guide / Concepts / Standalone Viewers
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    ActiveReports provides executable files for the Viewer controls (Windows and WPF) in the startup menu. These executable files function as standalone applications to help view a report quickly.

    Use the standalone designer application to create a report layout, save it in .rpx or .rdlx format and then load it in the stand-alone viewer application to view the report.

    To access the Standalone Viewer application

    From the Start Menu, select ActiveReports 14 Viewer.

    OR

    Select the application located under: ..\GrapeCity\ActiveReports 14\Tools.

    Stand-alone Viewer refers to the GrapeCity.ActiveReports.Viewer.exe bundled with the ActiveReports installer. This is basically a Windows Form application with an ActiveReports Viewer control in it. The default user interface of this application provides an ActiveReports Viewer control along with a menu bar.

    You can open a .rdlx or .rpx report in the stand-alone viewer application, by going to the File menu > Open menu option and selecting a report to load in the viewer. Unlike the Viewer control, no code implementation is required to load the report in the stand-alone application.

    Please note that any additional features activated through code like the annotation toolbar, are not available in the stand-alone viewer application. See Windows Forms Viewer for more information on how to implement these features in the Viewer control.

    Standalone WPF Viewer

    Stand-alone WPF viewer refers to GrapeCity.ActiveReports.WpfViewer.exe bundled with ActiveReports 14 installer. This is basically a WPF application with an ActiveReports WPF Viewer control in it. The default user interface of this application provides an ActiveReports along with a menu bar.

     You can open an .rdlx or .rpx report in the stand-alone WPF Viewer application, by going to the File menu > Open menu option and selecting a report to load in the viewer. Unlike the Viewer control, no code implementation is required to load the report in the stand-alone application.

     Please note that features like customizing toolbar through code, are not available in the stand-alone WPF Viewer application. See Using the WPF Viewer for more information on how to implement these features in the Viewer control.

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