how to generate report in Visual studio 2008

how to generate report in Visual studio 2008 without using licenced ve

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#1 rajesh_bhole  Icon User is offline

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how to generate report in Visual studio 2008

Post icon  Posted 14 January 2010 - 05:32 AM

I want to make software for restaurant bill generation where bills will be generated and details of each bill will be stored in a database.
For printing the Bill generated a particular report format is required.
So how to generate such report in Visual studio 2008 without using licenced version tools?

Please specify other method for generating reports using VS2008.
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Posted 14 January 2010 - 06:26 AM

you can do manual printing. Here is a tutorial on how to do it...
http://www.dreaminco...wtopic44330.htm

you can use the Crystal Reports that comes with Visual Studio Professional or greater. I don't believe it comes with the Express versions of Visual Studio.

Microsoft also has it's own reporting that comes with Visual Studio. Tutorial on using it can be found here...
http://www.packtpub....ual-studio-2008

I've actually used all three.

IMO, manually printing is the toughest because you have to set the coordinates of where you are printing. It's a lot of trial and error.

Microsoft's report printing is fairly decent. It would be perfect for simple reports.

Crystal Reports is far more robust than Microsoft's reporting, but can be a hassle to work with when using .Net. It's also not free unless you buy a premium version of Visual Studio, or if you buy it from Business Objects directly(probably more expensive).

This post has been edited by eclipsed4utoo: 14 January 2010 - 06:38 AM

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