Reporting templates are created using the Text Control template designer which is based on the .NET developer library TX Text Control. The designer is available for Windows Forms, WPF and soon HTML-based for ASP.NET.

All of these visual components can be connected to the same Reporting engine MailMerge to create the resulting documents in various formats. This engine populates merge fields and repeating blocks automatically with various data sources including business objects and databases.

Reporting: One engine, three platforms

The advantage of Text Control Reporting - in addition to the flow type layout reporting features - is the compatible reporting engine. You can deploy your application to Windows Forms, WPF and ASP.NET without rewriting your code or recreating the reporting templates.

The .NET component MailMerge can be easily instantiated in all types of .NET applications: Web services, Windows services, ASP.NET Web applications, Windows Forms or WPF Windows applications. The mail merge process is invisible to the end-user and can be done in background tasks as well as in UI applications.

If the MailMerge class is connected to a visible TX Text Control class such as the Windows Forms component TXTextControl.TextControl, the loaded document is used as the template and the final resulting document is loaded back into the visual TX Text Control.

This concept makes integrating reporting functionality into your applications a very easy, but flexible task. Text Control Reporting is fully programmable and can be customized with a powerful API.

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