Reporting — Introducing the Document Viewer for WinUI (v21.2)

Reporting Team Blog
31 January 2022

As you may already know, we recently released a production-ready WinUI Document Viewer for DevExpress Reports. Like other platform-specific Document Viewers, you can use this new addition to our reporting platform to display, print, and export report documents within your next WinUI-powered application.

If you are new to WinUI or considering it for a future project, please refer to the following blog post to learn more about our full-range of WinUI components: FREE WinUI Controls - Windows App SDK 1.0 Support, Data Grid Performance Enhancements, and the Future (v21.2).

WinUI Document Viewer - Key Features

The DevExpress Document Viewer for WinUI ships with the following built-in features:

  • Allows you to view, print, and export your reports.

  • Specify report parameters (both through the user interface and in code).

  • Open and save .PRNX documents generated from previewed reports.

  • Invoke Document Viewer commands from code and customize the toolbar. See the following help topic for information in this regard: API and Customization.

  • Like all DevExpress WinUI components, the Document Viewer complies with the latest design guidelines from Microsoft. New appearance and UI elements include support for dark/light themes, Segoe Fluent Icons font, and Windows 11 typography.

  • Last but not least, our WinUI Document Viewer is compatible with reports created via the DevExpress Visual Studio Report Designer.

How to Get Started

Ready to integrate DevExpress Reports and our Document Viewer in your next WinUI project? To get started, please review the following help topic: WinUI Document Viewer, and explore the following demo: WinUI Demos.

In v21.2, you can use DevExpress WinUI controls free of charge, but this free offer expires on May 1, 2022. Visit the following page to obtain your free WinUI package: WinUI Controls v21.2 – Free Offer from DevExpress.

Your Feedback Drives Future Development

WinUI is a rapidly evolving platform. We expect to evolve alongside the platform and will enhance our WinUI Document Viewer throughout this year (our goal is to offer feature parity with its WPF counterpart).

If you are targeting or considering the WinUI platform, be sure to comment below to give us better understanding of your plans and use-cases. Let us know if you would be interested in a Ribbon Toolbar for the Viewer, the ability to select and copy previewed content, and tell us your thoughts on interactive features like editing fields (or anything that comes to mind).

Free DevExpress Products - Get Your Copy Today

The following free DevExpress product offers remain available. Should you have any questions about the free offers below, please submit a ticket via the DevExpress Support Center at your convenience. We'll be happy to follow-up.
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