ActiveReports 14
ActiveReports 14 User Guide / Concepts / Page Report/RDL Report Concepts / Toolbox
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    When a Page report or RDL report has focus in Visual Studio, the ActiveReports 14 Page Report and ActiveReports 14 RDL Report toolbox group offers a number of report controls and data regions that you can use when creating a report. You can drag these from the toolbox and drop them onto your reports. These tools are different than those in the Section Report Toolbox.

    Note: Take care in naming report controls, as they are displayed to end users in the advanced search feature of the Viewer.

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    Banded List
    The BandedList is a data region with freeform bands in which you can place report controls. With a detail band that repeats data for every row in the dataset, this data region resembles the Section report design surface.
    Barcode  
    The BarCode report control renders scannable barcodes in any of 39 popular symbologies. You can bind it to data, control the bar width, rotation, quiet zones, caption locations, whether check sum is enabled, and many other properties.
    Bullet
    The Bullet report control is an easy-to-read linear gauge that is a good alternative to using a dashboard for data visualization. You can bind it to data and set best, worst, and satisfactory values as well as labels and ranges.
    Chart
    The new Chart is a graphic data region similar to Classic Chart, which is based on representing the data using encodings. It is the default chart available in the designer.
    Classic Chart
    The Classic Chart is a graphic data region which allows you to display data in a variety of chart styles with 3D effects and colors, and provides many options for customization. You can choose from numerous chart types. 
    CheckBox (Page Report)
    The CheckBox report control can display Boolean data, or you can set its Checked property. You can also enter static text to display.
    Container
    The Container report control is a graphical element that is used as a container for other items. The Container report control has no data associated with it.
    Formatted Text
    The FormattedText report control displays data, and allows you to format selected areas of text within the control in different ways. This report control accepts XHTML input, and allows you to set up mail merge.
    Image
    The Image report control allows you to specify any image file to display from an external source, a database or an embedded image. 
    InputField
    The InputField report control provides support for editable fields in an exported PDF report.
    Line
    The Line report control, a graphical element that has no data associated with it, visually marks boundaries or highlights specific areas of a report. You can use lines of various weight, color, and style to highlight regions of your reports and to add style and polish.
    List
    The List is a freeform data region in which you can place other report controls. It repeats any report control it contains for every record in the dataset.
    Map
    The Map data region shows your business data against a geographical background. You can select different types of map, depending on the type of information you want to communicate in your report.
    Overflow Place Holder
    The Overflow Placeholder report control is only available with page reports. It is a simple rectangle that you link to a List, BandedList, Tablix, or Table data region to display data that extends beyond one page.
    Shape
    The Shape report control, a graphical element that has no data associated with it, allows you to mark visual boundaries or highlight specific areas of a report with rectangles, rounded rectangles, or elliptical shapes. Unlike the Container report control, it cannot contain other controls.
    Sparkline
    The Sparkline report control displays a data trend over time in a graph small enough to be used inline, with a height similar to the surrounding text. You can select from line, area, stacked bar, column, and whisker sparkline types.
    Subreport
    The Subreport control displays data from a separate report that you specify. You can pass a parameter to the subreport from the main report to filter data displayed in a subreport.
    Table
    The Table is a data region that shows data in rows. By default, it has three columns and three rows. Once set at design time, the columns are static, while the rows repeat for each row of data. The default rows are the header, detail, and footer. 
    TableOfContents
    The TableOfContents (ToC) report control is used to display the document map, an organized hierarchy of the report bookmarks and labels along with their page numbers, in the body of a report. The TableOfContents control allows you to quickly understand and navigate the data inside a report in all viewers that are supported in ActiveReports.
    TextBox
    The TextBox displays data, and is the default data region that appears in each cell of a Table or Tablix data region. It is also the data region that is created automatically when you drag a field from the Data Explorer onto your report. You can use expressions to modify the data that appears in a TextBox.
    Tablix
    Tablix data region displays data in cells that are arranged in rows and columns. Tablix is mainly a combination of two data regions- table and a matrix.
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