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Change the Position of the Preview Button in the MVC Report Viewer


Product Version
Product Progress® Telerik® Reporting
Report Viewer HTML5 ASP.NET MVC


By default, the Preview button in the MVC Report Viewer is positioned at the bottom of the Parameters Area. If your application has only a limited number of Parameter Editor in the Parameters Area, you may want to move the Preview button higher. This document explains how to do this.


In this guide, we propose two possible solutions. Both solutions use the following three CSS classes to modify the position of the Preview button:

  • trv-parameters-area-preview-button
  • trv-parameters-area-footer
  • trv-parameters-area-content

The CSS class trv-parameters-area-preview-button belongs to the Preview button and it is in the same <div> as the trv-parameters-area-footer CSS class. The CSS class trv-parameters-area-content is within a second <div> element. By default, all three classes have a position set to absolute. You need to remove all these absolute positions to reorder the Parameter Editors and the Preview button.

Modify the styles on the Report Viewer page

Remove the absolute positions on the Report Viewer page. For example, you can use the following styles on the page:

.trv-parameters-area-preview-button {
    position: relative !important;
.trv-parameters-area-footer {
    position: relative !important;
.trv-parameters-area-content {
    position: relative !important;

Modify the styles in the local CSS file

The second approach is to modify the three CSS classes in the telerikReportViewer-version.css file, then to reference it locally so that the viewer styles get loaded from the local path instead of from the service. By default, the CSS files are located in the product's installation folder, for example, C:\Program Files (x86)\Progress\Telerik Reporting R2 2020\Html5\ReportViewer\styles.


If you use this approach, you must modify the telerikReportViewer-version.css file and copy it to the local folder whenever you upgrade Report Viewer to a new version.

See Also

How to Change the Parameter Editor's Type

How to Create a Custom Parameter Editor

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