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Need help with reports

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I want to create reports and I don't care if I use crystal reports or
vb.net reports. I am using vb.net 2005 and the app pulls data from
user created access db's and compact 2005 sdf's.

Here is where things get a bit tricky for me. I don't want to open any
datasets to create my reports. All of the data I need is staring at me
on the screen. Is there anyway to copy over the contents of textboxes
and listviews to the report easily?

I tried using the Print Form utility in the Vb.Net Power Pack but it
only does a screen capture and does not get the all of the information
I require.

This is my first .net project that I have required paper reports and I
am completely lost on how to approach this.. Every tutorial I have
found does not seem to apply as they all want to use a single static
database. I literally can be pulling data from hundreds of databases
in a variety of formats.

Dumping the contents of forms seems to be the easiest and logical
solution...I just can't get a handle on it.

Please help.

Thanks

:L
Jun 27 '08 #1
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You've cross-posted to way too many groups here. The compact framework
doesn't have Crystal Reports, VB.NET reports, Print Form, or any sort of
"Power Pack" so it's certainly off topic in this group.

-Chris
"Loogie" <bo**********@gmail.comwrote in message
news:18**********************************@d45g2000 hsc.googlegroups.com...
>I want to create reports and I don't care if I use crystal reports or
vb.net reports. I am using vb.net 2005 and the app pulls data from
user created access db's and compact 2005 sdf's.

Here is where things get a bit tricky for me. I don't want to open any
datasets to create my reports. All of the data I need is staring at me
on the screen. Is there anyway to copy over the contents of textboxes
and listviews to the report easily?

I tried using the Print Form utility in the Vb.Net Power Pack but it
only does a screen capture and does not get the all of the information
I require.

This is my first .net project that I have required paper reports and I
am completely lost on how to approach this.. Every tutorial I have
found does not seem to apply as they all want to use a single static
database. I literally can be pulling data from hundreds of databases
in a variety of formats.

Dumping the contents of forms seems to be the easiest and logical
solution...I just can't get a handle on it.

Please help.

Thanks

:L
Jun 27 '08 #2

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On Jun 26, 2:34*pm, "Chris Tacke, MVP" <ctacke.at.opennetcf.dot.com>
wrote:
You've cross-posted to way too many groups here. *The compact framework
doesn't have Crystal Reports, VB.NET reports, Print Form, or any sort of
"Power Pack" so it's certainly off topic in this group.

-Chris

"Loogie" <boogieloo...@gmail.comwrote in message

news:18**********************************@d45g2000 hsc.googlegroups.com...
I want to create reports and I don't care if I use crystal reports or
vb.net reports. I am using vb.net 2005 and the app pulls data from
user created access db's and compact 2005 sdf's.
Here is where things get a bit tricky for me. I don't want to open any
datasets to create my reports. All of the data I need is staring at me
on the screen. Is there anyway to copy over the contents of textboxes
and listviews to the report easily?
I tried using the Print Form utility in the Vb.Net Power Pack but it
only does a screen capture and does not get the all of the information
I require.
This is my first .net project that I have required paper reports and I
am completely lost on how to approach this.. Every tutorial I have
found does not seem to apply as they all want to use a single static
database. I literally can be pulling data from hundreds of databases
in a variety of formats.
Dumping the contents of forms seems to be the easiest and logical
solution...I just can't get a handle on it.
Please help.
Thanks
:L
That was helpful.

Thanks

:L
Jun 27 '08 #3

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The ReportViewer can source data from any data source that can expose
IBindingList. This means you can create an array, collection or many other
objects (not to mention DataTable objects) with the data and point the RDL
at the data. This is explained in Chapter 14 of my book.

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"Loogie" <bo**********@gmail.comwrote in message
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On Jun 26, 2:34 pm, "Chris Tacke, MVP" <ctacke.at.opennetcf.dot.com>
wrote:
>You've cross-posted to way too many groups here. The compact framework
doesn't have Crystal Reports, VB.NET reports, Print Form, or any sort of
"Power Pack" so it's certainly off topic in this group.

-Chris

"Loogie" <boogieloo...@gmail.comwrote in message

news:18**********************************@d45g200 0hsc.googlegroups.com...
>I want to create reports and I don't care if I use crystal reports or
vb.net reports. I am using vb.net 2005 and the app pulls data from
user created access db's and compact 2005 sdf's.
Here is where things get a bit tricky for me. I don't want to open any
datasets to create my reports. All of the data I need is staring at me
on the screen. Is there anyway to copy over the contents of textboxes
and listviews to the report easily?
I tried using the Print Form utility in the Vb.Net Power Pack but it
only does a screen capture and does not get the all of the information
I require.
This is my first .net project that I have required paper reports and I
am completely lost on how to approach this.. Every tutorial I have
found does not seem to apply as they all want to use a single static
database. I literally can be pulling data from hundreds of databases
in a variety of formats.
Dumping the contents of forms seems to be the easiest and logical
solution...I just can't get a handle on it.
Please help.
Thanks
:L

That was helpful.

Thanks

:L
Jul 1 '08 #4

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