When you first create a brand new report in the Web Report Designer, you will be taken to the design view for your report.
This article will go through the different tools available to you when creating a report. For more details, please refer to the documentation on DevExpress.
You can access report editing commands in the main toolbar.
Cut, Copy, Paste, and Delete
Undo and Redo
Validate Data Bindings - Highlights report controls with invalid data bindings or incorrect expressions.
The Toolbox lists all available controls you can add to your report.
Label - displays plain text in a report
Check Box - displays the checkbox's state
Rich Text - displays formatted text (static, dynamic or mixed) in your report
Picture Box - embed static (stored with the report) or dynamic (obtained from a data source) images into a report
Panel - a container that frames separate report controls and allows you to move, copy and paste them
Character Comb - displays text so that each character is printed in an individual cell
Line - draws a line in a specified direction, style, width, and color
Shape - allows you to draw various shapes in a report
Bar Code - insert a bar code into a report
Chart - add charts and pivot grids to reports
Gauge - embed graphical gauges into your report
Sparkline - displays a compact chart that is commonly used to illustrate the data flow for every row in a report
Pivot Grid - displays complex multi-dimensional data, such as summary statistics, surveys, and market research information
Page Info - display auxiliary information on report pages, such as date, time, page numbers or user name
Page Break - insert a page delimiter at any point within a report
The Properties Panel allows you to access the settings of the report. It will also display the settings of any individual control selected.
At the top of the panel, there is a dropdown where you can select an element within your report. This will bring up the properties for that element.
The icons beside the dropdown allow you to:
List the properties alphabetically
List the properties grouped into categories
Filter the list of properties depending on a search term
On the right, is a black bar with three icons:
Properties Panel - display and access the properties of a selected element
Field List - access any field in the Base and Detail tables
Report Explorer - Access any of the report's elements