Client-Side Reporting with Visual Studio in C#
From the Back Cover
In this book, you'll learn:
*Discover the huge potential and utility of client-side reporting.
*See how to use Report Builder and Report Viewer like a pro.
*Master reporting with Windows Forms, ASP.NET 2.0 Web Forms, and Mobile Clients.
*Learn how to automate reports with Windows Services.
*Explore server-side Reporting Services and consume them from local clients.
*Move from Crystal Reports to Reporting Services.
Client-Side Reporting with Visual Studio in C# shows how to design and create stunning professional reports with the SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005 Reporting Services.
- The only comprehensive guide to client-side Reporting Services
- Practical, step-by-step instruction on designing, developing, and deploying real-world reports
- Quickly turns beginners into sophisticated report writers
- Gives expert tips on handling complex reporting scenarios
The power of SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services is now available for client-side reporting in Visual Studio 2005, with or without SQL Server. This hands-on guide takes you step by step through the design, development, and deployment of a variety of professional reports for Windows, web, and mobile clients. It is the most complete single source of information on this exciting and important new technology.
Summary of Contents
- CHAPTER 1 What is Client-Side Reporting?
- CHAPTER 2 Client-Side Reporting Components
- CHAPTER 3 Data Models, Datasets, and the ADO.NET Interface
- CHAPTER 4 Reporting with Windows Forms
- CHAPTER 5 Reporting with ASP.NET Web Forms
- CHAPTER 6 Reporting with Web Services and Mobile Devices
- CHAPTER 7 Reporting with a Console Application
- CHAPTER 8 Reporting with a Windows Service
- CHAPTER 9 Reporting with Web Parts
- CHAPTER 10 Reporting on Other Data Sources
- CHAPTER 11 Integrating Server-Side Reports
- CHAPTER 12 Moving from Crystal Reports to Reporting Services
- CHAPTER 13 Using Third-Party Tools and Having Fun with RS
- CHAPTER 14 Reporting with Visual Studio 2008 Windows Forms
- CHAPTER 15 Reporting with Visual Studio 2008 Web Forms
- APPENDIX The Visual Studio 2005 IDE
Who is this book for?Any VS user with any kind of reporting need can now easily create professional, enterprise-level reports with Reporting Services. Report designers, report writers, business analysts, and decision-makers will all find that Client-Side Reporting with Visual Studio in C# empowers them to get the information they need when and how they want it. Since VS and SQL Server now share the same reporting interface, VS users will also become comfortable with server-side reporting, while SQL Server developers and DBAs will see how they can leverage their server-side expertise for client-side reporting.
Client-Side Reporting with Visual Studio in C# book is written as a reference that addresses client-side features of Reporting Services (RS). The content is submitted in deep detail with a pretty pragmatic approach, you learn while doing the examples.
The book starts with clarifying what client-side reporting exactly is. Then it goes on reviewing components, data models, datasets, introducing a complete view of the RS functionality. From Chapter 4 until the last chapter, the author sets out tutorials on reporting, embracing all-known different tools and associating them with real-work situations. The book covers the 2005 and 2008 releases of Visual Studio. Diverse reporting patterns of action are also included.
We recommend this book for beginning or intermediate users who want
to perfect their abilities in the client-side reporting services with
VS in C#. It's essential to have some basic familiarity with software
development in Visual Studio IDE and be comfortable with C#
programming, as well as SQL Server 2005 or 2008 data model.