Customize Your Reports With ActiveReports.NET - A Pioneer in .NET Reporting Solutions

Design and deliver powerful reports with our intuitive, reliable, and user-friendly report designers and controls for .NET Core, .NET 6, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, WinForms, and WPF.

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  • Lightweight yet powerful report viewers and designers for ASP.NET Core reporting
  • Customize and maintain control with our extensive API and advanced feature library
  • Deploy your .NET reports to Linux with pixel-perfect rendering, printing, and exporting
  • Three designers: Visual Studio Report DesignerEnd-user report designers for web and desktop applications, and a standalone designer app
  • Multiple report types to suit any reporting needs in C# or VB.NET

Overview

A .NET reporting tool is a software component used for data consolidation and visualization within the Visual Studio IDE. ActiveReports.NET is a solution used by .NET developers to embed reporting within web and desktop applications. Major features such as flexible report designers and viewers, rich controls, and extensible API make ActiveReports.NET an industry leader.

.NET Report Designers

Empower users to create reports on demand by embedding the fully customizable End-User Report Designers in your web or desktop applications. Our intuitive designers are easy to use for technical and non-technical report authors.

.NET Reports on Linux

Take .NET reporting to the next level by delivering rich, interactive, reports under cloud services, such as Azure or AWS, on Linux. With no reliance on GDI+ and easy DevOps integration, ActiveReports.NET makes deployment on Linux a breeze without complicated systems configuration.

Rich Report Controls

Visualize your data with a wealth of feature-packed controls such as charts, tables, tablix, barcodes, sparklines, maps, and more. Combined with multiple report types, ActiveReports provides the means to design reports for any business need.

Royalty-Free Deployment

Distribute reports in your JavaScript, ASP.NET, WPF, or WinForms applications without additional licensing. Runtime royalty-free with no user fees or CALs, freely distribute the customizable end-user report designers to your users for on-demand reporting.

Reliability You Can Trust

ActiveReports has been a pioneering reporting solution since 1998 by introducing the first reporting tool to work inside the Visual Basic IDE, and then the first 3rd party Visual Studio integrated designer in .NET. After almost three decades, we continue to bring you, and your users, extensive reporting experience with rich controls, advanced features, and the latest tech.

Plug and Play Connectivity

Create reusable connections to ODBC, OLEDB, .NET, XML, Web Services, Data Objects, and runtime data sources even if you can't write a database query. Mix multiple sources in a single project and share reports for optimal efficiency.

Deliver Beautifully-Designed .NET Reports in Less Time with the ActiveReports Designers

End-User Report Designer for Web

Offer ad hoc report design for your end-users in your web apps. This embeddable component enables end-users to build design-based reports code-free.

  • Easy drag-and-drop interface
  • Built-in wizards to guide report creation
  • Toolbox, properties, report explorer, and grouping panels built-in
  • Familiar, user-friendly, UI

Visual Studio Integrated Report Designer

The Visual Studio-based designer includes full integration into the best .NET IDE.

  • Toolboxes and properties windows
  • Drag and drop controls to the design surface
  • Build code-based functions in the code behind
  • Available in ActiveReports Professional and Standard
New Blazor Viewer

New Blazor Viewer

Integrate a full-featured report viewer in your Blazor applications.

  • Same power as the JSViewer
  • Customizable with its flexible API
  • Built-in exports and printing
  • WYSIWYG rendering
  • Friendly UI
Report Templates

Report Templates

Create dynamic templates that can be inherited and locked based on user. This is a quick way for end-users to start creating or modifying reports with the easy-to-use web report designer.

  • Use embedded data with each template for users to create layout.
  • Include common elements (logos, layout, data sources, etc.)
  • Inherit and apply to any content report
  • Set file edit permissions to 'Read Only' for users or groups
No-Code Report Designer

No-Code Report Designer

Facilitate rapid .NET report design capabilities for technical and non-technical report authors.

  • Familiar, user-friendly, UI for faster adoption
  • Basic and Advanced properties to suit the user's comfort level
  • Full-featured controls to tailor to your needs
Customized Components

Customized Components

Customize the end-user report designers and report viewers for your applications.

  • Add or remove buttons, toolbars
  • Enable or disable overwriting or saving report
  • Apply corporate branding and styling
Financial Report with Drill-Down and Parameters

Financial Report with Drill-Down and Parameters

Deliver insightful financial reports with rich charts, interactive Tables, powerful matrices, and more. Take the reports a step further with filters and parameters to really dig into the data

Our Top .NET Reporting Features

Offer Ad-Hoc Reporting to End-Users

By embedding the customizable End-User Report Designer component in your desktop or web solution, you can give your users a tailored ad hoc report-creation experience.


Visual Studio Integrated Designer

Create reports in the same window as your project without switching to a different app with ActiveReports' VS Integrated Designer. This designer is fully integrated with Visual Studio offering a Toolbox, Properties and Report Explorer panes, and much more.

Branch Out With Multiple Report Types

Pick from layout-driven page reports, scrolling RDL reports, and code-based section reports to create a full-featured report library.



Extensible APIs

Control runtime report rendering using our extensible API. Customize report viewers, designers, and report data regions for a complete white-labeled experience.

Design Once, Use Everywhere

Reports designed with any of our report designers can be used in any desktop or web applications.


Export to Multiple Formats

Pick from layout-driven page reports, scrolling RDL reports, and code-based section reports to create a full-featured report library.

Conditional Formatting

Conditionally format your .NET reports easily using expressions. Expressions are simple scripts that you can use to calculate values, concatenate strings, or set a condition under which a style is applied.

Drill-Down Reporting

Drill-down functionality allows you to present an overview of your report while giving your users the ability to drill down into the more granular levels of data by clicking '+' icon. Drill Down reporting is as simple as setting the 'Toggle' property in ActiveReports.

Drill-Through Reporting

The Drill-Through feature is a way of presenting the same data, or a subset of data, in a different layout and with different controls. Add another layer of efficacy by passing parameters to filter the child report.

Sparklines

Embed Sparklines in your .NET reports to show data trends in a simple chart. Sparklines can show data as Line, Column, Whisker, Area, or StackedBar type.

Layers

Group controls within Layers to ensure WYSIWYG output or to make minor changes to the layout at runtime.


Subreports

Re-use your reports, or use data from multiple disparate data sources in a single report with subreports. Changes in subreport will automatically show everywhere it is used.

Sorting

Sorting is a basic interactive feature most useful with tabular reports. Setting an interactive sort is as easy as setting the 'Sort Expression' property in ActiveReports.


Grouping

Table, Tablix, Charts, and other data regions support grouping. Create from simple tabular report to a complex multi-level grouped, sorted, and drill-down reports. Setting grouping, sorting, and drill-down is done by setting a single property.

Dynamic Reporting

Use expressions and custom code to control report behavior at runtime. Use events to dynamically bind reports to data.



Parameterized Reports

Another way to create dynamic reports is to use Parameters. Parameters are prompts to take user input and filter the data to the desired volume.



Barcodes

ActiveReports has over 120 barcode symbologies available to use in your .NET projects.




Charts

ActiveReports offers a total of 85 chart types across different chart technologies. Some of those charts include Area Charts, Bar Charts, Bubble Charts, Column Charts, Financial Charts, Line Charts, Pie Charts, Scatter Charts, and other complex charts.

WYSIWYG Report Layout

With defined boundaries for each report item, Page reports generate a pixel-perfect, WYSIWYG, report.



Bookmarks

Bookmarks allow your users to jump to a section of your report. They are, essentially, hyperlinks that move the user to another area within the same report. Bookmarks are most useful with long reports such as ledgers and catalogs.

Table of Contents

Feature Subhead

Display an organized hierarchy of report heading levels and labels, along with their page numbers, in the body of your report.

Aggregates

Create financial .NET accounting reports with ActiveReports using a table and Tablix controls that have built-in support for aggregates and calculated fields to summarize accounting data.

Nested Controls

Group one control inside another. Controls, such as a textbox, table, Tablix, and shapes, allow you to place other controls inside them. You can nest a chart, image, or even a table inside another table.

Watermark

Create real-world reports for .NET with ActiveReports. This report shows how to add a watermark to a legal and sensitive document such as government forms, agreements, acquisitions, and mergers.

Master Reports

Create dynamic templates for maintaining branding, layout, themes, data sources, code, and apply them across all reports. Control what areas of the report users can modify and lock the rest.

Mail Merge

Embed HTML text in your .NET reports using ActiveReports FormattedText control. As a versatile reporting control, Formatted Text is frequently used to create mail merge reports.

Maps

Use maps in your .NET reports to deliver regional information. ActiveReports maps use multiple layers (Polygon, Point, Line, and Tile) to display data.


Bullets

Bullet graphs, or bullet charts, are a great way to show progress towards a certain goal and serve as an alternative to dashboard gauges and meters.


Acroforms

Creating editable PDFs, or PDF Forms, is easy with ActiveReports' InputField control. The InputField can be set to Textbox or Checkbox.


Hierarchical Layout

Create hierarchical, tree-view type, reports using the List, Table, Tablix, and BandedList controls. Embed one or more controls within each data region with grouping enabled and optionally set drill-down functionality.

RTL and Localization

ActiveReports supports both Left-To-Right and Right-To-Left text direction. Localize, ActiveReports controls, designers, and viewers to the Culture and Language Name property as defined by MSDN.

List

Easily build a free-form layout for repeating data records using the List control. With the Detail Grouping property, the List control will iterate its layout until the grouped data is exhausted.

Multi-Column Reports

You can divide your report page into multiple columns, similar to MS Word. This demo shows a report with a 2-column layout and the table filling both columns.

Frequently Asked Questions About ActiveReports

Design and deliver powerful reports with our intuitive, reliable, and user-friendly report designers and controls for .NET 6, ASP.NET, .NET Core, WinForms, and WPF.

Curious? Download free trial.

A good place to start would be our comprehensive getting started documentation.

Our ActiveReports.NET Professional Edition cost is $1,599 USD, including one year of maintenance and updates with .NET Report Viewers and Designers. We also offer discounts for volume licensing, academic pricing, and competitive upgrades. Please refer to our pricing page for more details on editions and features on pricing. We may be able to offer additional discounts based on current active promotions. Please contact our sales team to see if you qualify for any additional discounts.

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