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.

  • 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.

  • .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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

ActiveReports End-User Report Designer for Web

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 Designer

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

Our Top .NET Reporting Features

.NET Ad-Hoc Reporting to End-Users

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.

Integrated Designer .NET Report Designer Visual Studio Add-in

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.

Multiple Report Types

Branch Out With Multiple Report Types

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

No-Code End-User .NET Report Designer App

Extensible APIs

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

.NET Master Reports

Design Once, Use Everywhere

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

.NET Export to Multiple Formats

Export to Multiple Formats

Export to major modern document types like PDF, Excel, CSV, DocX, JSON, Word, RTF, HTML, Text, XML, and TIFF.

.NET Report Layers


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

.NET Dynamic Reporting

Dynamic Reporting

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

.NET Report Framework and WYSIWYG Layout

WYSIWYG Report Layout

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

.NET Reports 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.

.NET Drill-Down Reporting

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.

.NET Drill-Through Reporting

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.

.NET Reports Interactive Tabular Reports


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.

.NET Reports Using Parameters

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.

.NET Reports Table of Content

Table of Contents

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

.NET Reports Conditional Formatting

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.

.NET Financial Accounting Reports


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.

.NET Reporting 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.

.NET Reports Nested Controls

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.

.NET Reports Watermark Using Forms


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.

.NET Master Report

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.

.NET 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.

.NET Reports Formatted Text and Mail Merge

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.

.NET Reports Over 80 Chart Types


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.

.NET Reporting 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.

.NET Reports Maps Utilizing Regional Information


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

.NET Reports Over 120 Barcodes


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

.NET Reporting Bullet Charts


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.

.NET Report Using AcroForms


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

.NET Hierarchical Report Layout

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.

Right-To-Left Support

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

.NET Reports Data and List Control


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

.NET Multiple Column Reports

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

Why should I choose ActiveReports.NET Reporting Solutions?
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.

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How do I get started with ActiveReports.NET Report Solution?

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

What is the price for ActiveReports.NET?

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.

Where can I find the ActiveReports.NET demos?

Check out our .NET reporting solutions demos here, or request a free personalized demo.

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