Thinking Out Loud

ASP.NET Report Designer (Coming soon in 14.1)

I decided to steal some of Seth's thunder and give all of you a sneak peek into our upcoming ASP.NET Report Designer. We are expecting to release the designer as a beta in 14.1.

ASP.NET WebForms Report Designer

As you can see by the image, this a full featured Report Designer for the web and something many of our loyal ASP.NET users have been requesting for quite some time. One of the reasons we will release it as a beta is certain features that ship as part of our Windows Report Designer will not be present in the 14.1 release. This includes XRChart, XRPivotGrid and XRSubreports. I realize all of these report elements are crucial and we're working as hard as we can to get them implemented.

Note that the DevExpress ASP.NET Report Designer is a pure client-side control (based on CSS3, HTML 5 and JavaScript) and targets modern browsers such as IE9+.

Seth will be posting detailed information on the ASP.NET Report Designer over the coming weeks.

We are looking forward to getting this product in your hands and definitely looking forward to your feedback.

Published Apr 17 2014, 04:47 AM by
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Martin Stuij

Looks nice!

What about WPF? Will the Report Designer also get an upgrade to a full featured Report Designer?

April 17, 2014 4:49 AM

Holger Persch [DX-Squad]

That's great news. Especially because it's pure client-side.

Are there any plans to release a client-side report-viewer too?

April 17, 2014 5:15 AM

Daniel Großer

Will the designer be integrated into XAFs reporting module as well?

April 17, 2014 6:09 AM

Serge T (DevExpress)

Thank you for your kind words.

We do not have plans to implement a WPF Report Designer, but we are going to introduce a client-side Report Viewer.

April 17, 2014 6:39 AM

Alexander Krakhotko (Xafari team)

wonderful news!

Are there any plans to ASP.Snap reports?

very necessary for the formation of "MailMerge form" for document. when the end-user himself is template form

April 17, 2014 6:45 AM

Jonatas Hudler

This "Coming Up" series (both newsletters and blog posts) are doing really well.

Thanks for sharing that with us.

April 17, 2014 10:31 AM

Stefan R

good job!

April 17, 2014 1:21 PM

Christopher D. Todd


April 17, 2014 6:22 PM

Dennis (DevExpress Support)

@Daniel: While this is not integrated into XAF 14.1, that's a good idea, and we will definitely consider it for the future. Thanks.

April 18, 2014 5:02 AM

Ronald Kunce

What about the client Ad-Hoc query and report designer that was promised?

April 18, 2014 6:39 AM


Dennis, please start revealing new XAF stuff :)

April 18, 2014 8:25 AM

Seth Juarez (DevExpress)


 Stay tuned - we've made some improvements there as well.


April 21, 2014 11:51 AM

Orhan ÖCAL


April 24, 2014 12:38 AM

Mohsen Abo-Ghaly

Looks nice, it will support RTL?

April 26, 2014 9:30 PM

Brian Maxim

Would like to the see winform's report designer revamped like this with a query builder and the ability to open a Crystal report- then we can kiss goodbye to Crystal forever!

April 30, 2014 9:30 AM

David Moloney

This is the feature I have been waiting for.  Now our Web version can match our desktop version.  One question:

Does it allow custom controls and toolbox customisation?  Our WinForms app has over 20 custom controls that inherit from XrLabels, XrPanels and XrImages.

May 20, 2014 2:06 PM

Victor Jose Bento

Thank you! I'm waiting years for a tool like this.

Now if you build something like your RTF editor pure web, would be awesome.

June 3, 2014 7:39 AM

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