ActiveReports 13
Adding ActiveReports Controls
ActiveReports 13 > ActiveReports User Guide > Getting Started > Adding ActiveReports Controls

You can add an ActiveReport to a project without using the Visual Studio toolbox, but in order to use the Viewer control, any of the exports, the Designer and related controls, or the WebViewer control, you need to have them in your toolbox.

The installer generally adds the controls to the Visual Studio toolbox in an ActiveReports 13 tab. However, if they are removed for any reason, you can re-add them at any time.

To add the controls

  1. Right-click the Visual Studio toolbox tab where you want to add ActiveReports controls and select Choose Items.
  2. In the Choose Toolbox Items window that appears, on the .NET Framework Components tab, in the Filter textbox, enter GrapeCity.ActiveReports.
  3. Select the check boxes next to any of the controls that you want to add to your toolbox:
    • Designer
    • GroupEditor
    • LayerList
    • ReportExplorer
    • ReportsLibrary
    • Toolbox
    • Viewer
    • WebViewer
    • HtmlExport
    • PdfExport
    • RtfExport
    • TextExport
    • TiffExport
    • XlsExport
  4. Click OK to add the controls to the selected toolbox tab.
Caution: ActiveReports controls may not appear in the toolbox unless your project is using .NET 4.5.2 or later.

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