Progress® Telerik® Reporting R3 2020

Export Report in Silverlight

To export a Telerik report from a Silverlight application without a Silverligh Report Viewer you have to instantiate the Telerik.Reporting.Service.SilverlightClientReportServiceClient class, which plays the role of proxy to the Telerik Reporting WCF Service.

To specify that you want to render the report we use the ReportServiceClientRenderAsync method of the ReportServiceClient, which invokes the respective method on the server (remember that it serves as proxy) that would return the rendered report.

Since we’ve used an asynchronous method and we do not know when the render would finish, we need to handle the ReportServiceClientRenderCompleted event. In the RenderCompleted event we get the result from the rendering and decide what to do with it - in this case write down the report.

We invoke the ShowDialog method prior to having the rendered report, because the dialog box, can only be called from user-initiated code, such as a button Click event. If ShowDialog is called from code that is not user-initiated, a SecurityException is thrown.

public partial class MainPage : UserControl
        public MainPage()

        Stream file;

        private void Button_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
            var fileDlg = new SaveFileDialog();
            fileDlg.Filter = "PDF files|*.pdf|All files|*.*";

            if (fileDlg.ShowDialog() == true)
                //set any deviceInfo settings if necessary
                var deviceInfo = new NameValueDictionary();
                //set any report parameter value if necessary
                var parameters = new NameValueDictionary();

                this.file = fileDlg.OpenFile();
                var serviceClient = new ReportServiceClient(new Uri(App.Current.Host.Source, "../ReportService.svc"));
                    "ClassLibrary1.Report1, ClassLibrary1, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null", 
                serviceClient.RenderCompleted += new EventHandler<RenderEventArgs>(serviceClient_RenderCompleted);

        void serviceClient_RenderCompleted(object sender, RenderEventArgs e)
            var result = e.RenderingResult;
            if (this.file != null)
                this.file.Write(result.DocumentBytes, 0, result.DocumentBytes.Length);
                this.file = null;

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