11.1 Feature Days (from TechEd) – Extended Document Map and Parameter Support in ASP.NET

Two brand new controls have been added to the ASP.NET suite of controls designed to enhance the developer experience in conjunction with our reporting toolset. Take a look at the enhanced toolbox:

toolbox

The ReportDocumentMap is designed to assist you in creating an easy to use document map as defined by the underlying report. The ReportParametersPanel coordinates the process of passing parameters to the report. Both work in a simple fashion:

  1. Drag the controls on to the design surface:
    ASP.NET Reporting Design Time Experience 
  2. As before, select the report to which the ReportViewer will be bound:
    Selecting a Report to Preview 
  3. For each of the remaining reporting controls, select the appropriate viewer (this functionality is similar to how you would tell the existing toolbar which ReportViewer to control):
    Selecting a Previewer 
  4. Step 3 needs to be repeated with the Toolbar, the ReportDocumentMap, and the ReportParametersPanel.

Take a look at the results:

New ASP.NET Reporting Controls in Action

This should be a great addition to your already powerful arsenal when developing applications in ASP.NET.

As always, if there are any comments and/or questions, feel free to get a hold of me!

Seth Juarez
Email: sethj@devexpress.com
Twitter: @SethJuarez

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2 comment(s)
Nate Laff

Has the XAF team implemented the ReportParametersPanel in the Web App? :)

17 May, 2011
Ferdi Botha

This is just Brilliant!

I have actually built my own Report Parameter Panel (database-driven, with the popup control, etc.) to achieve the above results.

I could maybe suggest that you look at having the Report Parameter Panel shown with the popup control and embed and icon on the toolbar to show the parameter panel - which maybe a more elegant way of presenting this to end-users.

I really welcome these changes!

Thanks a lot I can't wait to get my hands on v2011.1 :)

18 May, 2011

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