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ActiveReports offers an integrated designer that lets you create report layouts in Visual Studio and edit them at design time, visually, and through code, script, or regular expressions. Like any form in Visual Studio, it includes a Property Window with extensive properties for each element of the report, and also adds its own Toolbox filled with report controls, and a Report Explorer with a tree view of report controls.

The designer supports two types of report layouts: section layout and page layout.

Section Report Layout

Page Report Layout

In this section

Design View
Explore the elements of the design tab that appear with both types of reports.
Report Menu
Learn about the options available in the Report menu in Visual Studio.
Designer Tabs
Find general information about the Designer, Script, and Preview tabs of the designer.
Designer Buttons
Learn to control grid settings, drag and drop settings, and mouse modes on the designer.
Page Tabs
Explore the ways that you can use different page layouts in the same report in FPL page reports.
Learn about the commands available in the ActiveReports Toolbar.
Report Explorer
Learn how you can use the Report Explorer to manage the report controls, data regions, parameters, and other items in your reports.
Find information on controls you can use to design report layouts.
Properties Window 
See an overview of how to access properties for report controls, data regions, report sections, and the report itself.
Learn how you can use rulers to align your controls on the report design surface. 
Scroll Bars 
See an explanation of scroll bars including the new auto scrolling feature. 
Snap Lines
Find information about snap lines, and how they work.
Zoom Support 
Get the ability to zoom in or zoom out of your report layout. 
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