A VB.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 desktop applications. Major features such as flexible report designers and viewers, rich controls, and extensible API make ActiveReports.NET an industry leader.
VB.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.
Deliver To Any Device
Extend reporting to Windows, Linux, and macOS by embedding ActiveReports in your .NET Core or .NET 7 applications. With support for cross-platform deployment, deliver interactive reports to any device with your web and desktop applications.
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.
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.
Design dynamic templates for use with report contents.
Maintain control of which features to make available to your users.
No-Code VB.NET Report Design
Facilitate rapid VB.NET report design capabilities for technical and non-technical report authors.
Personalization for End-User Designer for the Web
Customize the end-user VB.NET report designers and VB.NET report viewers.
Financial Report with Drill-Down and Parameters
Create 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Create financial accounting reports for VB.NET with ActiveReports with Table and Tablix controls that have built-in support for aggregates and calculated fields to summarize accounting data.
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.
Create real-world reports for ASP.NET with ActiveReports. This report shows how to add a watermark to a legal and/or sensitive document such as government forms, agreements, acquisitions, and mergers.
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.
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.
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.
Ad hoc Report Designer for Web
These embeddable components enable you to build complete design-based reports code-free and offer ad hoc report design for your end-users in your web and desktop apps.
Visual Studio Integrated Report Designer
The Visual Studio-based designer includes full integration into the best VB.NET IDE.
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