.NET Standard Support

Posted by: drees on 19 February 2019, 6:35 am EST

  • Posted 19 February 2019, 6:35 am EST

    We are in the process of re-writing some of our libraries to target .NET Standard 2.0 and do not see any .NET Standard support for ActiveReports 13. Will support for .NET Standard be coming in the near future?

    We primary use ActiveReports to generate PDFs server-side and cannot switch these library to target .NET Framework, as mentioned in https://www.grapecity.com/en/blogs/how-to-use-activereports-in-aspnet-core-20. Also, since the code to generate the PDFs will sit in class libraries, using a JS viewer to generate the RDLX won't work for us either.
  • Replied 19 February 2019, 8:15 am EST

    I am interested in this as well
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    Replied 19 February 2019, 8:29 pm EST

    You can use ActiveReports in a .NET Standard library project however, you'll need an application which is developed on the full .NET Framework to use the .NET standard library. This is due to dependencies on the .NET framework. It cannot be used in a .NET Core application. Our teams are working hard to support it as early as possible and will be added in the future. Currently, you could use the new JS Viewer in an ASP.NET Core application to view the reports, however the report generation would require the full .NET framework. For more details on the JS Viewer, Kindly refer the following documentation page - http://help.grapecity.com/activereports/webhelp/AR13/webframe.html#JSViewer.html
  • Replied 17 December 2019, 2:56 pm EST


    I am glad to tell you that AR14 is release now which includes the supports of .Net core. For more information , you can refer the following link:

    Also, you can download the trial version of AR14 from the following link:

  • Replied 10 May 2021, 10:50 pm EST


    Please confirm if Active Reports 15.1 can be used in .NET Standard 2.0 project?

    Thank you.
  • Replied 11 May 2021, 4:00 pm EST


    Request to please confirm that are you using the SectionReport(XML/Code based) or Page/RDL Report?

  • Replied 1 June 2021, 10:17 pm EST

    SectionReports - both XML and Code baesed. I am asking in context of AR 15.1.
  • Replied 3 June 2021, 4:50 am EST


    SectionReports are support in .Net 5. However, Currently, .Net 5 does not support the custom designer. We are waiting for the Microsoft fix to include the designer support in .Net 5. That's why, you are not able to design the report. Please refer to the following link to design the report as workaround:

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