Create a Report Programmatically
To create a Telerik report in code, you need to instantiate a Telerik.Reporting.Report object and set its properties. For example, this code will create a report and set up its data source:
MyReport report = new MyReport(); string selectCommand = @"SELECT * FROM Sales.Store"; string connectionString = "Data Source=(local)\\SQLEXPRESS;Initial Catalog=AdventureWorks;Integrated Security=True"; Telerik.Reporting.SqlDataSource sqlDataSource = new Telerik.Reporting.SqlDataSource(connectionString, selectCommand); report.DataSource = sqlDataSource;
Dim report As New MyReport() Dim selectCommand As String = "SELECT * FROM Sales.Store" Dim connectionString As String = "Data Source=(local)\SQLEXPRESS;Initial Catalog=AdventureWorks;Integrated Security=True" Dim sqlDataSource As New Telerik.Reporting.SqlDataSource(connectionString, selectCommand) report.DataSource = sqlDataSource
The code sample above demonstrates how to create an empty report. To create a functional report, you can add sections and items in code.
When you create reports programmatically, you must use a Custom Report Source Resolver to display these reports in a Report Viewer that utilizes Telerik Reporting REST Service to render its reports.
You can also programmatically export the report that you created.