DevExpress has added LightSwitch support to their award winning reporting solution, XtraReports. This LightSwitch extension lets you create and display client-side reports right in your LightSwitch applications!"
"With the release of DXperience v2011 vol 1, DevExpress has added LightSwitch support to its award-winning Reporting Platform - the XtraReports Suite. With it, you can create a wide-range of business reports for the LightSwitch platform. Whether generating a simple contact list or an advanced sales report...the XtraReports Suite for LightSwitch ships with a rich design experience to simplify the report generation process and to help you create compelling and informational reports with ease," informs product download page.
Here's some features:
- LightSwitch Reporting Delivered! Easy-to-Activate Extension
Add a new dimension to your LightSwitch applications by creating data rich reports with ease.
- Fast Report Generation with Asynchronous Data Service
LightSwitch reports load data on demand - meaning faster load time and a snappier report interface. Simply said, you'll never force your end-users to wait while complex reports are rendered.
- Native Support for LightSwitch Data Structures
With XtraReports from DevExpress you've full access to the entities you create by using our custom data source designed specifically for LightSwitch. Need only a subset of data? Enhance your reports by using LightSwitch queries. These powerful structures allow you to report solely on the data your customers require. (Query support is coming, we are targeting launch for this feature)
- Powerful and Easy-to-Use Report Designer
Designing reports is a breeze with our report designer. Armed with the entities available in LightSwitch, you can create complex master-detail reports via simple drag and drop of individual elements onto the designer.
- No Runtime Royalties or Distribution Costs
If you own an active license of the XtraReports Suite, you'll receive the DevExpress LightSwitch Reporting Extension free-of-charge. If you're new to XtraReports, you can purchase the LightSwitch Extension for $99.99 (per developer). In both instances, DevExpress never charges any runtime royalties or distribution costs.
The following tutorials provide step-by-step instructions on installing and using DevExpress XtraReports for LightSwitch, or see this Getting Started with XtraReports for LightSwitch.
You can download XtraReports directly from DevExpress here. XtraReports will also be available on the Visual Studio Gallery on Tuesday July 26th at which time you will be able to either install XtraReports directly from Visual Studio LightSwitch via the Extension Manager or you can download it from the Visual Studio Gallery.