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Orlando Code Camp with ComponentOne as Diamond Sponsor: Recap

OMG! This was an incredible event! I car pooled up to the code camp with Michael Stark… so it was the first year ever that I showed up on time for the Friday night speaker dinner . I have to remember to do that next year. I never allocate enough time to get up to Lake Mary as it is just 40 miles from Daytona and you need to figure in rush hour traffic going thru Orlando coming up from the Tampa area, as many of the speakers encountered. I forgot to pack several items including my CPAP machine, my MiFi  and my underwear (for the record, I purchased underwear up there). How I could forget these particular items is beyond me! Fiscal year end activities in March at ComponentOne have had me so swamped, that I guess I did not have my thinking cap on when I packed for the trip.

How To: Control Context Menu for Report Explorer in End User Designer

The End User Designer control is a very popular component which is available with the Professional edition of ActiveReports 7. This control not only allows the end users to view the reports but also provide them the option to make any modifications to the report layout. The Report Explorer present in the End User Designer gives you a visual overview of the report elements in the form of a tree view where each node represents a report element.

C1 RussCamTV Episode 82: IT Palooza – Part 1

It's South Florida's biggest IT holiday event, and Russ Cam is there! First, I chat with one of ComponentOne's newest employees, Ryan Sobieralski, about ActiveReports 7! He really loves visiting Ft. Lauderdale. Then, Jean-Jacques Vincent shares his experience using ComponentOne products. “ComponentOne, one and only”. And Jeff Blake talks developing with C# and singing in C#!

How To: Resize Acrobat Viewer to Fit the Page

With the Professional Edition license for ActiveReports, you can use the WebViewer control to quickly display reports in any of the four types of Viewer: HtmlViewer, RawHtml, AcrobatReader, or FlashViewer. Let us take a quick look below to get a basic idea about these viewer types:

Customize Click Event For Custom Button in Flash Viewer

Flash Viewer, as its name suggests is a Flash Based Report Viewer and users need to have Acrobat Flash Player installed on their browsers to view reports when using this viewer.

Localize ActiveReports Without Visual Studio.

ActiveReports user interface can be localized to meet the needs of all the international users. The reporting engine for ActiveReports can use locale-specific text and format data in the way users are used to seeing it in their locales without creating multiple reports.

How To: Grouping Report on Date Field

The extensive ActiveReports 7 API allows developers to completely control the report processing engine to fit their needs. Along with the simplicity of the design that allows the data to pass through quickly from processing to rendering, it provides the ability to present the report data in grouped format. Whether you need a simple listing or need a grouped view, ActiveReports is the solution. Basically, grouping refers to the segregation of data on the basis of a particular field of your data source.

Bind Section Based Report to Nested IList Collection

ActiveReports supports different types of data sources. And, it is quite common to use an IList or a collection of objects as the data source for a report. A sample is included with ActiveReports 7 installer which demonstrates this. Default location for the sample is "My Documents\ComponentOne Samples\ActiveReports Developer 7\Section Reports\C#\IListBindingSample ". However, in this article I would like to talk more about a complex/nested IList.

C1 RussCam Episode 77: SQL Saturday 132 (Part 1)

It's raining in the Sunshine State. But that's okay, because Russ Cam is safe indoors at SQLSaturday #132 in Pensacola! Russ talks with Dave Perkins about why Bit-Wizards is a big advocate of ActiveReports. Plus, find out what happened in the big Bit-Wizards football game! Then, Allen Kinsel talks with us about the event. And the organizer himself, Mark Holmes, talks about what it takes to put the whole thing together.

Display Images Using DataSet Provider in Page Based Reports

The addition of Page Based Reports has not only increased the functionality offered by ActiveReports but has also provided the developers an option to chose from different ways of creating reports. Even though the base of the Page Based Reports is derived from Data Dynamics Reports tool, it is relatively new for the customers who are upgrading from previous versions of ActiveReports.

ActiveReports7: Binding To REST Web Service Data

A RESTful web service (also called a RESTful web API) is a web service implemented using HTTP and the principles of REST. It is a collection of resources, with four defined aspects:

Avoid Orphaned ReportFooter with GroupFooter's NewPage property as "After"

Grouping is one of the most commonly used feature when it comes to designing a report. Its implementation can vary from one report to another based on the  requirements of the user. A very common scenario is starting each group from a new page. This helps in encapsulating the groups in one page or a range of pages, thus making it easier for a user to identify each group individually. The good thing here is that the GroupFooter section in ActiveReports provides a NewPage property which if set to "After", automatically starts the report from the next page, once the current group is completely rendered.

ActiveReports:Binding Section Reports to Entity Framework

Microsoft's  Entity Framework since its inception has become developer's favorite for mapping a Relational Database to a Conceptual Model. Its strength lies in the way it allows developers to modify the Conceptual Model as per their business logic and still be connected to the Relational Database. In simpler terms Microsoft Entity Framework creates a set of classes from the database schema and allows developers to work on these objects without worrying about the relational object model that works behind the scenes.

C1 RussCam #60 - FVNUG Day of .NET – Part 1

Russ Cam™ travels to Wisconsin for an awesome Day of .NET! In part one of this 2-parter, Russ catches up with Greg Levenhagen, Senior Software Engineer & Azure Architect at Skyline Technologies. Greg talks about his Kinect session at the event. Then Russ talks with the VP of FVNUG, Keith Burnell, about the exciting things going on at the event. Then, it's another MVP on Russ Cam! Damon Payne, Client App Dev Microsoft MVP, talks with Russ about his cleverly titled session, "Every JavaScript developer is now a Windows 8 developer?" Plus, Damon tells us about how he used ActiveReports! Cameo by Microsoft DE Dave Bost. This episode is brought to you by ActiveReports.

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I'm pleased to announce ComponentOne PowerSuite. This new, limited-time offering from ComponentOne gives you three award-winning products in one suite:

Implement CanGrow Functionality for Surrounding Shapes

Many times users come and ask for the CanGrow property of the Shape control in ActiveReports. Basically, this requirement arises for a shape, which surrounds Textboxes  and requires to grow whenever the Textboxes inside it grows.  As of now, ActiveReports 7.0 does not have any property to support this implementation.

Binding ActiveReport's Section Report to an Oracle Database

Oracle happens to be a widely used datasource and let’s see how we can bind Section Reports to this database. So before we get started let’s get the ingredients in place that we would need for connecting to an Oracle datasource. The only thing that we would need is an Oracle Data Provider for .NET which would allow us to take advantage of Oracle database functionality and expose us the API that we would need to work with Oracle inside a .NET application. We have used the one that is provided by Oracle i.e. the ODP.NET library(Oracle.DataAccess.Client assembly). This library can be downloaded from here.