Our Top ASP.NET Reporting Features
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.
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.
Control runtime report rendering using our extensible API. Customize report viewers, designers, and report data regions for a complete white-labeled experience.
Reports designed with any of our report designers can be used in any desktop or web applications.
Group controls within Layers to ensure WYSIWYG output or to make minor changes to the layout at runtime
Use expressions and custom code to control report behavior at runtime. Use events to dynamically bind reports to data.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can easily conditionally format your ASP.NET reports using expressions. Expressions are like simple scripts that you can use to calculate values, concatenate strings, or set a condition under which a style is applied.
Create financial accounting reports for ASP.NET with ActiveReports with Table and Tablix controls that have built-in support for aggregates and calculated fields to summarize accounting data
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.
Nest one control inside another. Some controls, such as a Textbox, Table, Tablix, Shape, and more allow you to place other controls inside them. You can put a Chart, Image, or even a Table inside another Table.
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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.
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.
Embed HTML text in your ASP.NET reports using ActiveReports FormattedText control. As a versatile reporting control, FormattedText is frequently used to create mail merge reports.
Embed Sparklines in your ASP.NET reports to show data trends in a simple chart. Sparklines can show data as Line, Column, Whisker, Area, or Stacked Bar type.
Use maps in your ASP.NET reports to deliver regional information. ActiveReports maps use multiple layers (Polygon, Point, Line, and Tile) to display data.
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.
Creating editable PDFs, or PDF Forms, is easy with ActiveReports' Input Field control. The Input Field can be set to Textbox or Checkbox.
Create hierarchical, tree-view type, reports using the List, Table, Tablix, and Banded List 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.
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.