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ActiveReportsJS Report Designer component

This page provides a detailed overview of the ActiveReportsJS Report Designer component. You can check the Get Started tutorial for a concise guide for integrating this component into a pure JavaScript application.

ActiveReportsJS scripts and styles

To use ActiveReportsJS Designer component in a pure JavaScript application, it should include the following scripts and styles:

  • ar-js-core.js: required, provides the core functionality
  • ar-js-designer.js: required, provides the designer component
  • ar-js-ui.css: required, provides the common style for ActiveReportsJs components
  • ar-js-designer.css: required, provides the default style for designer component

The easiest way to include these scripts is to use CDN references, for example:

<link
  rel="stylesheet"
  href="https://cdn.grapecity.com/activereportsjs/2.latest/styles/ar-js-ui.css"
  type="text/css"
/>
<link
  rel="stylesheet"
  href="https://cdn.grapecity.com/activereportsjs/2.latest/styles/ar-js-designer.css"
  type="text/css"
/>
<script src="https://cdn.grapecity.com/activereportsjs/2.latest/dist/ar-js-core.js"></script>
<script src="https://cdn.grapecity.com/activereportsjs/2.latest/dist/ar-js-designer.js"></script>

Alternatively, you can download these scripts and styles from the ActiveReportsJS Download Page. You can find them in the dist and styles folders of the download package, respectively.

Finally, @grapecity/activereports package can be installed in an application's folder and these scripts can be referenced from node_modules\@grapecity\activereports\dist\ and node_modules\@grapecity\activereports\styles\ folders

Initializing ActiveReportsJS Designer Component

Once scripts and styles are loaded, the Designer component can be initialized by invoking GC.ActiveReports.ReportDesigner.Designer constructor and passing the CSS selector of the hosting element into it, for example:

<body>
    <div id="designer-host"></div>
    <script>
        var designer = new GC.ActiveReports.ReportDesigner.Designer("#designer-host");
    </script>
</body>

The report designer instance exposes methods and properties that can be used to set the application's behavior with regards to report loading, saving, and previewing.