Adding Report Controls

Visual Studio 2005

You can add a variety of controls to reports and labels. The following table describes the report controls you can add and use.

Report control Displays

Field

Values evaluated from variables, expressions, or fields in tables and views. These values can differ every time you generate output for the report or label.

Label

Text that appears the same every time you generate output for the report or label.

Line

Straight horizontal or vertical lines.

Rectangle

Boxes and borders.

Rounded Rectangle

Boxes with rounded corners, borders, circles, and ovals.

Picture/OLE Bound

Picture files or contents of General fields.

In This Section

How to: Add Field Controls to Reports

Describes how to add Field controls to reports and labels.

How to: Specify Expressions in Field Controls

Describes how to use expressions in Field controls to display values and data from fields.

How to: Specify Data Types for Field Controls

Describes how to specify the type of data in Field controls and appropriate formatting settings for the data type.

Format Expressions for Field Controls

Explains format expressions that you can specify for formatting output from Field controls.

How to: Perform Calculations in Field Controls

Describes how to specify that a type of cumulative calculation be applied to a Field control to determine the rendered value.

How to: Add Label Controls to Reports

Describes how to add Label controls to reports and labels.

How to: Add Shapes to Reports

Describes how to add shape controls, such as Line and Rectangle controls, to reports and labels.

How to: Add Pictures to Reports

Describes how to add pictures to reports and labels.

How to: Add General Fields to Reports

Describes how to add the contents of General fields to reports and labels.

Related Sections

Managing Report Controls

Describes manipulating report controls, for example, to select multiple controls as a group, resize them, and change their alignment and relative position to each other.

Configuring Report Controls

Describes setting format options for report controls.

Working with Reports

Introduces Visual FoxPro reports and labels and how to include them in your applications.

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