You can add reports to diverse types of web and desktop applications. The purpose of integrating Telerik Reporting into applications is to deliver interactive reports directly to your business system. The integration allows users to view and effortlessly export the report document to various formats.
This article offers a brief overview of the most popular approaches to integrate and use Telerik Reporting.
How to display reports in applications
Telerik Reporting offers numerous ways to Display Reports in Applications. You can achieve this with Report Viewers UI components tailored for a specific technology, for example:
HTML5 MVC Report Viewer - a server-side wrapper that allows you to configure the HTML5 Viewer in MVC applications.
HTML5 WebForms Report Viewer - a server-side wrapper that allows you to configure the HTML5 Viewer in WebForms applications.
Angular Report Viewer - an Angular component that wraps the HTML5 Report Viewer.
Blazor Report Viewer - a Blazor component that wraps the HTML5 Report Viewer.
WinForms Report Viewer - a composite of standard Windows Forms controls that is suitable for WinForms and WPF projects.
WPF Report Viewer - a composite of Telerik UI for WPF controls that is suitable for WPF and WinForms projects.
How to add the report engine
Host report engine remotely
Telerik Reporting Services - provide an Application Programming Interface (API) over HTTP to the report’s generation engine. It can be used by web and desktop report viewers as well as by any third-party client applications.
Use an embedded engine
If you choose the Embedded Report Engine path, you can utilize the report engine by desktop report viewers or using dedicated APIs for each specific report engine implementation.
Telerik Report Server
Telerik Report Server is a server-based platform powered by Telerik Reporting that provides a centralized storage for reports and comprehensive reports management.
Connect the Report Viewer to the Telerik Report Server’s engine:
How to generate custom reports
Program the Report Definition section provides information for advanced report authors on how to generate reports programmatically using the provided API:
If you are just starting with Telerik Reporting, look at our First Steps article.
Wondering about specific report design? You might find helpful suggestions on how to present the data in Report Structure section.
Are you into ASP.NET Core? See how to display reports in a .NET Core application for Windows, Linux, and macOS platforms here - .NET Core Support.