ClickOnce End User Designer Overview
The ClickOnce End User Designer is a report-designing application that you can deploy with ActiveReports Server. You can let users download it to create a new ActiveReports Page, RDL, or Section report from the Report Portal or to modify reports that are already hosted on ActiveReports Server.
ClickOnce End User Designer Elements
The design surface of a report initially appears as a blank page and grid lines. You can create your own layout and drag report controls and fields onto the design surface to display your data.
When designing Page reports, design layouts on separate pages to control the handling of overflow data and the appearance of each page. Using page tabs, you can select which page to view or edit, add new pages, remove existing pages, reorder pages, and create duplicate pages.
Dimension lines let you track the location of the control as you move it by displaying the distance between the control and the edge of the writable area of the report.
This setting aligns the control you are dragging with other controls on the report design surface. When you drag the control around, snap lines appear when it is aligned with other controls or with the edges of the report, and when you drop it, it snaps into place in perfect alignment.
Use the Pan mode to make navigation easier. In this mode, you can't select, edit, or delete a control from the design surface. A hand cursor appears in Pan mode, and you can navigate through your report by pressing the left mouse button and dragging the report to the desired position.
Report > Embedded Images
Opens the Report dialog to the Images page, where you can select images to embed in a report. Once you add the images to the collection, they appear in the Report Explorer under the Embedded Images node.
Report Explorer gives you a visual overview of the report elements in the form of a tree view where each node represents a report element.
Properties Window gives access to the properties of any page. section, data region, control, or the report itself. Select a property to reveal a description at the bottom of the window. By default, this window is placed to the right of the report design area.
Layers List Window displays a list of layers in the report. Layers are supported in Page Report and RDL Report types only.
Report Library Window gives access to the report parts that you can reuse in other reports.
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