If you’re using ComponentOne Studio Reports for WinForms (C1Report) you'll love the enhanced FlexReport!
FlexReport is an improved C1Report, empowering .NET developers to solve complex problems for their application’s business needs. With ComponentOne’s 2018v2 release, FlexReport offers advanced reporting features. FlexReport’s architecture is built on top of C1Report, so you will have the familiarity of using C1Report with several additional advantages. FlexReport code has been written from scratch; as a result, you will find the following breaking changes in the API on migrating from C1Report to FlexReport.
GrapeCity now encourages C1Report users to migrate their reports to FlexReport, as C1Report has been marked for obsolescence with the 2018v2 release.
Check out this article where we conduct interviews with FlexReport's Product Manager, Program Manager, and Software Development Manager.
We've tested FlexReport alongside C1Report on a number of standard use-cases to demonstrate the performance improvement. Learn more about FlexReport and compare its performance with C1Report.
This table provides a FlexReport and C1Report feature comparison:
|2.1||Add Parameter Dialog in Designer||N||Y|
|2.6||Summary Fields||N||Y (Calculated Fields)|
|3.1||Designer Layout buttons|
Snap To Grid
|3.21||Text Formatting options||Y||Y|
|3.31||Page Setup (Design time)||Y||Y|
|5||Scripting - C#, VB, JScript||VBScript||VBScript|
|6.1||Jump within report||N||Y|
|6.3||Sorting settings through designer||Y||Y|
|6.4||Filtering settings through designer||N||Y|
|6.7||Document Map settings through Designer||N||Y|
Follow these steps to migrate your C1Report-based reports to FlexReport.