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How to create your first ReportViewer in LightSwitch HTML?

Platform: LightSwitch HTML |
Control: ReportViewer |
Published Date: November 27, 2014 |
Last Revised Date: November 27, 2014 |
.NET Framework: 4.5
Tags: lightswitch

Create a LightSwitch HTML Application

This section explains you how to configure a ReportViewer component in LightSwitch HTML application. As ReportViewer uses WebApi to process the report file, you can also learn how to create WebApi services to process the report for the ReportViewer. In the following example, the ReportViewer component displays the report from SSRS Server.

  1. Open Visual Studio and create a new project by clicking New Project.
  2. Select the LightSwitch category, select the LightSwitch HTML Application template, and then click OK. The following screenshot displays the Project Creation Wizard.

Figure 1: Project Creation Wizard

Add Syncfusion LightSwitch HTML Extensions

The following steps help you to add Syncfusion LightSwitch HTML Extension in the sample application.

  1. Open sample project properties page.


Figure 2: Properties Page

Select Extensions tab and add Syncfusion LightSwitch HTML extensions by selecting Web for HTML LightSwitch and DataVisualization for HTML LightSwitch.


Figure 3: Select Syncfusion Extensions

Add Scripts and Styles

You have to add the following script files and CSS files in the default.html page of the HTMLClient project.

http://help.syncfusion.com/ug/js/ImagesExt/image355_7.jpgNote: Use the following code example while adding scripts and styles.

Add ReportViewer Template Screen

The following steps help you to add the ReportViewer Template Screen in HTMLClient.

  1. Right-Click the Screen folder and choose Add Screen.
  2. Select ReportViewer Template.

Figure 4: ReportViewer Template Screen

  1. Select Tabs on screen and Add Tab.
  2. Click on Add and choose New Custom Control.


Figure 5: Choose New Custom Control

  1. Choose Custom Control as EJ ReportViewer.

Figure 6: EJ ReportViewer Custom Control

  1. Click Edit Render Code option in properties window to configure EJ ReportViewer widget properties.

Figure 7: Edit Render Code Option

  1. Configure the ReportViewer properties as follows.

Add WebApi Controller to the Server

LightSwitch HTML ReportViewer uses WebApi services to process the report file and also process the request from control.

Add References

You can add the following assembly references to Server project for WebApi and ReportViewer.

  1. In the Server Project, right-click the References folder and then click Add Reference.
  2. Add the following assemblies.
  • System.Web.Routing
  • System.Web.Http
  • System.Web.WebHost
  • System.Net.Http
  • System.Net.Http.WebRequest
  • System.Net.Http.Formatting
  • Syncfusion.Core.dll
  • Syncfusion.Linq.Base.dll
  • Syncfusion.EJ.ReportViewer
  • Syncfusion.ReportControls.Wpf
  • Syncfusion.ReportWriter.Base
  • Syncfusion.Pdf.Base
  • Syncfusion.XlsIO.Base
  • Syncfusion.DocIO.Base
  • Syncfusion.Shared.Wpf
  • Syncfusion.Chart.Wpf
  • Syncfusion.Gauge.Wpf
  • Syncfusion.SfMaps.Wpf

http://help.syncfusion.com/ug/js/ImagesExt/image355_7.jpgNote: Refer to System.Web.Http, System.Web.WebHost, System.Net.Http.WebRequest and System.Net.Http.Formatting dlls from ASP.NET WebApi nuget package.

  1. Click OK.

Create WebApi Controller

  1. Right-Click the Server Project, select Add > New Folder and name the folder Api.
  2. Right-Click the Api folder and select Add > New Item.
  3. In the Add New Item window, select Web API Controller Class and name it SSRSReportController.cs. Click Add.

Figure 8: Add SSRSReportController

Inherit IReportController

The ApiController inherits the IReportController and adds the following code example to its methods definition to process the report file. The interface IReportController contains required actions and helper methods declaration to process the report. The ReportHelper class contains helper methods that help to process Post/Get request from control and return the response to control.

WebApi Routing

  1. Right-Click the Server Project, select Add > New Item and select Global.asax file from the listed templates.

Figure 9: Adding Global.asax

  1. You can route the WebApi in the Application_Start event into Global.asax file as follows.

Run the Application

Run the sample application and you can see the ReportViewer on the page as displayed in the following screenshot.

Figure 10: ReportViewer with SSRS Report

Demo Sample

You can download the Demo Sample from the following link.

SSRS Report Sample


Further References

You can find documentation and demo samples for JavaScript, ASP.NET, and ASP.NET MVC ReportViewer Control from the following links.




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