ActiveReports 13
Create Report
ActiveReports 13 > ActiveReports User Guide > Samples and Walkthroughs > Samples > API > Page and RDL Reports > Create Report

The Create Report sample demonstrates how to create a RDL report using code and display it in the ActiveReports Designer.

Sample Location

Visual Basic.NET

<User Folder>\GrapeCity Samples\ActiveReports 13\API\PageAndRDL\CreateReport\VB.NET


<User Folder>\GrapeCity Samples\ActiveReports 13\API\PageAndRDL\CreateReport\C#


When you run this sample, the ActiveReports Designer appears with a RDL report that is bound to a database. To view the report, go to the Preview tab of the Designer.

Note: To run this sample, you must have access to the Reels.mdb. A copy is located at [User Documents folder]\GrapeCity Samples\ActiveReports 13\Data. If you are unable to access the data files in the sample, create the Data folder and place all the data files to this folder, or change the reference path to the data files within the folder according to your environment.

The sample consists of:

ReportsForm: This is the main form of the sample that contains the Designer, ReportExplorer, PropertyGrid, Toolbox and ToolStrip controls, used to create the ActiveReports Designer at run time. See Creating a Basic End User Report Designer (Pro Edition) for information on creating a basic ActiveReports Designer. Right-click the form and select View Code to see how to set up the Designer and attach the ReportExplorer, PropertyGrid and Toolbox controls to it. It also contains code that loads a layout created in the LayoutBuilder class to a page report object; then loads the page report object to a stream, which is loaded to the Designer.

Constants: This file is an internal class that contains string values that are required for creating a dataset of the report.

Layout: This file is an internal class that contains code for creating a RDL report layout and adding a data source and a dataset to it.