ActiveReports 9
Page Report/RDL Report Concepts

There are a number of concepts that apply to page reports and RDL reports.

In this section

This section provides information on each of the report controls and data regions available in the ActiveReports 9 Page Report and ActiveReports 9 RDL Report group in the Visual Studio toolbox.
Data Sources and Datasets
Find out about the Data Sources you can access through ActiveReports and fetch data through DataSets along with an overview of the Report DataSource and DataSet dialogs.
Shared Data Source (RDSX)
See the advantages of using the RDSX proprietary file format as a data source in your reports.
Learn about setting expressions in reports and creating expression through the Expression Editor.
Learn about using Layers a in reports and it's advantages. 
Using Script
Embed code in the script tab to extend the features in your reports.
Report Dialog  
See the various options provided in Report Dialog.
FixedPage Dialog
See the various options provided in FixedPage Dialog.
Grouping Data (Page Layout) 
See the various options provided for grouping data in ActiveReports.
Add Page Numbering
Select out of a list of pre-defined formats or create custom formats to display page numbers in reports.
Create themes to define the appearance of reports, and apply the themes to any number of reports for a consistent look.
Master Reports (RDL)
Use master reports to create a reusable template of common elements you can apply to other reports.
Data Visualizers
Learn about a number of ways to make your data pop using small graphs in images and background colors.
Custom Resource Locator
Find information about the ResourceLocator class that allows you to find resources on your machine for use in your RDL reports.
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