ActiveReports 13
Report Dialog
ActiveReports 13 > ActiveReports User Guide > Concepts > Page Report/RDL Report Concepts > Report Dialog

In a page report or a RDL report, you can set the basic report properties in the Report dialog. You can access this dialog by doing one of the following:

The Report dialog provides the following pages where you can set report properties:


The General page of the Report dialog allows you to control the following items:


The Appearance page of the Report dialog allows you to control the page layout for your report.


Page Layout




The Parameters page of the Report dialog allows you to control how a user interface is presented to your users for each parameter. See Parameters for further information.


The Images page of the Report dialog allows you to add and modify images for your report. Click the Open button located at the top left of the page to display the Open file dialog, where you can navigate to an image. Once you select an image file and click the Open button, a thumbnail of the image is displayed in the Image column, and the Name and MIME Type values are automatically populated in their respective columns.

You can use the images you add here in the Image control. The MIME Type column provides a combo-box with a list of image file extensions, where you can change default file filter of the added image.

You can also use the Remove button located at the top right of the page to remove any added image.


The References page of the Report dialog allows you to add references to assemblies and classes so that you can call methods from them in expressions throughout your report. You can also access the References dialog from the Properties Window by selecting the Classes (Collection) or References (Collection) property of a report and clicking the ellipsis button that appears.

Caution: If you are using the ActiveReports stand-alone report designer application, make sure the assembly you load is created using .NET 3.5 framework or below as the stand-alone report designer is a .NET 3.5 application.

Assembly Name

This is a list of the assemblies available for use in your report. You can delete assemblies using the Remove button, or add them using the Open button which presents the Open file dialog.

Note: Any assemblies you reference must be copied to the ActiveReports 13 folder (...Common Files\GrapeCity\ActiveReports 13) on your development machine.


This is a list of instance-based classes you can create for use in your report.

Data Output

The Data Output page of the Report dialog allows you to control how the report's data is rendered in XML exports.


The Themes page of the Report dialog displays the report's themes. This dialog allows you to create a new theme, add, modify or remove an existing one, as well as rearrange the order of themes if a report has many themes. When you select to create or modify a theme, the Theme Editor is opened. See Themes for further information.

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