Telerik Reporting R1 2017

Design Considerations for Image Rendering

The Image rendering extension renders a report to a bitmap or metafile. By default, the Image rendering extension produces a TIFF file of the report, which can be viewed in multiple pages. When the client receives the image, it can be displayed in an image viewer and printed.

The Image rendering extension can generate files in any of the formats supported by GDI+: BMP, EMF, GIF, JPEG, PNG, and TIFF.

The Image rendering extension processes the report by assembling all elements of the report and creates an image for each page. With extensions like the HTML rendering extension, you rely on the client browser to display the final report to the user. This can lead to varying user experiences, based on browser versions, settings and fonts. With an image, you are assured that each user is viewing the same style and layout.

Rendering

Rendering takes into consideration the rules defined in General Behaviors for PDF, Image, HTML and Print topic.

Limitations

Underlining justified text will only underline the words and not the spaces between them.

Due to metafile specifics, report item borders thinner than 1px may not be rendered consistently.

Performance

Rendering reports with many items with justified text may be slower.

Pagination

Paging takes into consideration the rules defined in Understanding Pagination topic.

Interactivity

This rendering extension does not support any interactive features.

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