Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Silverlight Reporting example project from Pete Brown updated for Silverlight 5

10REM.net - Silverlight Reporting Open Source Printing/Reports Example Updated for Silverlight 5

"I recently posted an updated version of Silverlight reporting on codeplex. Here's the overview.

This project, a unofficial project by Pete Brown of Microsoft, provides a a very basic framework for building simple, short, multi-page reports using Silverlight 5.

The intent is not to be an all-encompassing reporting solution, or a solution for large reports. Instead, this is a set of code you can build upon to create short (2-5 page) reports from your Silverlight applications.

Currently the sample consists of the full source code of a simple report writer. It includes:

  • automatic pagination
  • support for line items of varying height
  • total page count
  • templating
  • page headers and footers
  • report footer with support for calculated fields
  • events to allow hooking into printing at various stages



Some times simple is all you need. As I often say, "Keep it simple at first because it's going to get complicated all by itself..."

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