ActiveReports by ComponentOne, a division of GrapeCity has been the award-winning .NET reporting tool of choice for the world's best applications for over a decade. Key features include unmatched customization, fast performance, super high quality, and multi-language features — all battle-tested in tens of thousands of applications worldwide. See what's new in ActiveReports 7.
Why Choose ActiveReports for .NET Reporting?
Multiple Report Types to Fit Your Reporting Needs
- Fixed Page Layout gives developers a new way of creating reports where layout is the primary focus. Great for creating invoices, prospectus reports, forms, or other highly structured reports.
- Continuous Page Layout makes it easy to create reports using tables, crosstabs, charts, and other data regions with flexible layouts.
- Section-based Reports follow the tradition of previous ActiveReports versions as well as being similar to Access reports. Using code-behind or scripts, you can respond to the various events that occur while the report generates to create extremely customized reports that are hard to produce with other products.
Pioneering .NET Reporting Tool with Many Firsts
ActiveReports introduced the first Visual Basic report builder, the first Visual Studio report designer, the first code-behind reporting model, the first end-user report designer and finally, the first reporting tool with royalty-free deployment.
Quality Tested by Tens of Thousands of Users
The .NET version — has not only been used by tens of thousands of developers, but also has become one of the only international reporting tools to be successfully localized, sold, and supported in Japan and Europe.
Rich Collection of Reporting Tools
When you buy ActiveReports, you get access to a complete set of .NET reporting tools that include upgrade tools, MS Access and other report converters, the Visual Studio report designer, the end-user report designer, charts, bar codes, export plug-ins and the .NET reporting SDK.
Almost Unlimited Report Customization
ActiveReports offers an extensive code-behind, event-based API for report creation, plus the ability to hook into pretty much any reporting behavior at run time. Developers have long used ActiveReports to embed advanced reporting features into their applications.
Intuitive Visual Studio Report Designer
ActiveReports was the world's first reporting tool that offered an easy-to-use report designer tightly integrated with Visual Studio - integration that began with Visual Basic over a decade ago and continues with Visual Studio 2012 today.
Broad Data Binding Support
ActiveReports allows you to bind reports to a variety of data sources - including run-time unbound data — and also allows you to change data source properties to provide ad-hoc reporting. It supports OLEDB; XML; .NET SQL clients; .NET collections such as data sets, data views, and data tables; and any entity that supports the iList interface.
Variety of Export Formats
ActiveReports allows you to export your reports into a variety of formats, including .PDF, HTML, .MHT, .RTF, Excel (.XLS), plain text (.TXT), comma-separated values (*.CSV), and .TIFF.
Easy-to-Use End-User Reporting Tools
ActiveReports allows you to host the report designer in your application and distribute it royalty free. It also allows end-users to edit reports and to save and load report layouts.
World Class Reporting Performance and Quality
ActiveReports' new version contains a number of improvements to enhance the performance and quality of the reporting engine, making it better, faster and smarter than ever before.