Active Reports for .NET 2.0 - Is there a tutorial for beginners?

Originally Posted 7 February 2007, 6:54 am EST

  • Originally Posted 7 February 2007, 6:54 am EST

    Hello All,

       I was using the "trial version" of Active Reports for .NET 3.0 with Visual Studio 2005, and had no problem at all, and then I found out my company only has the professional version  for AR .NET 2.0.

      My questions are the following:

       (1) Is there any quick and easy way to convert the reports I already made in version 3.0 (report/code behind/resource files) to 2.0?

       (2) If the answer to (1) is no, then how do I choose VB .NET to code the report events? (I can go with C#, but my company is not currently using it).

       (3) Is there a tutorial out there for beginners like me that would at least get me going?









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    </span></span></span><span></span>1) There is no quick way to
    convert back to version 2. You should install version 2 (both versions can be
    installed on the same machine) and then open each report you created and save
    the layout to an RPX file using Report<span><span>à</span></span>Save
    Layout and select ARNET Format in the Save As Type drop down. This will save
    your report layouts. Then create a parallel project and create a version 2
    report for each report in your original report. For each report use
    Report->Load Layout to load the layout into the report. If you keep both
    projects open at the same time you have to copy and paste the events from your
    original project. <o:p></o:p>

    <span><span>2)2) <span></span></span></span><span></span>When you create your new
    project choose a VB.NET project and when you add a report the code-behind will
    be in VB.NET. You have to translate the code you wrote for the events. You might
    want to can use an online C#<->VB.NET service to speed up the process.<o:p></o:p>

    </span></span></span><span></span>Read at least the Getting
    started chapter in the user guide and go through some of the walkthroughs like
    the bound and unbound reports walkthroughs. If you still need help post to the
    forum and we will try our best to help.<o:p></o:p>

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    Thanks for the prompt response. Being able to open up the report layout, which I made in 3.0, in 2.0 is probably my biggest concern. I wouldn't mind rewriting the code at all.

    I will try your method.






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    I've recently purchased an ERP system that makes use of Active Reports for our forms and reporting. I'd like to learn how to customize these. Is there a webinar, classes or other options available to help achieve this?

    Thank you.
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