Was this page helpful?
Your feedback about this content is important. Let us know what you think.
Additional feedback?
1500 characters remaining
Export (0) Print
Expand All

LocalReport.Render Method (String, String, CreateStreamCallback, out Warning[])

Processes the report and renders it in the specified format using a stream provided by a callback function.

Namespace: Microsoft.Reporting.WinForms
Assembly: Microsoft.ReportViewer.WinForms (in microsoft.reportviewer.winforms.dll)

public void Render (
	string format,
	string deviceInfo,
	CreateStreamCallback createStream,
	out Warning[] warnings
public void Render (
	String format, 
	String deviceInfo, 
	CreateStreamCallback createStream, 
	/** @attribute OutAttribute() */ /** @ref */ Warning[] warnings
JScript does not support passing value-type arguments by reference.



The format in which to render the report. This argument maps to a rendering extension. Supported formats include Excel, PDF, Word, and Image.

To access the list of available rendering extensions, use the ListRenderingExtensions method.


An XML string that contains the device-specific content that is required by the rendering extension specified in the format parameter. For more information about device information settings for specific output formats, see Device Information Settings in SQL Server Books Online.


A CreateStreamCallback delegate function that will be used to provide a Stream object for rendering.


[out] An array of Warning objects that describes any warnings that occurred during report processing and rendering.

This method accepts a CreateStreamCallback delegate function in the createStreamCallback argument to support custom handling of streams. This method is useful for printing.

The following code example shows the Render method being used with a CreateStreamCallback callback function.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Data;
using System.Text;
using System.Drawing.Imaging;
using System.Drawing.Printing;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using Microsoft.Reporting.WinForms;

public class Demo : IDisposable
    private int m_currentPageIndex;
    private IList<Stream> m_streams;

    private DataTable LoadSalesData()
        DataSet dataSet = new DataSet();
        return dataSet.Tables[0];

    private Stream CreateStream(string name, string fileNameExtension, 
      Encoding encoding, string mimeType, bool willSeek)
        Stream stream = new FileStream(name + "." + fileNameExtension, 
        return stream;

    private void Export(LocalReport report)
        string deviceInfo =
          "<DeviceInfo>" +
          "  <OutputFormat>EMF</OutputFormat>" + 
          "  <PageWidth>8.5in</PageWidth>" +
          "  <PageHeight>11in</PageHeight>" +
          "  <MarginTop>0.25in</MarginTop>" +
          "  <MarginLeft>0.25in</MarginLeft>" +
          "  <MarginRight>0.25in</MarginRight>" +
          "  <MarginBottom>0.25in</MarginBottom>" +
        Warning[] warnings;
        m_streams = new List<Stream>();
        report.Render("Image", deviceInfo, CreateStream, out warnings);

        foreach (Stream stream in m_streams)
            stream.Position = 0;

    private void PrintPage(object sender, PrintPageEventArgs ev)
        Metafile pageImage = 
          new Metafile(m_streams[m_currentPageIndex]);
        ev.Graphics.DrawImage(pageImage, 0, 0);

        ev.HasMorePages = (m_currentPageIndex < m_streams.Count);

    private void Print()
        const string printerName = 
          "Microsoft Office Document Image Writer";

        if (m_streams == null || m_streams.Count == 0)

        PrintDocument printDoc = new PrintDocument(); 
        printDoc.PrinterSettings.PrinterName = printerName;
        if (!printDoc.PrinterSettings.IsValid)
            string msg = String.Format("Can't find printer \"{0}\".", 
        printDoc.PrintPage += new PrintPageEventHandler(PrintPage);

    private void Run()
        LocalReport report = new LocalReport();
        report.ReportPath = "Report.rdlc";
        report.DataSources.Add(new ReportDataSource("Sales", LoadSalesData()));


        m_currentPageIndex = 0;

    public void Dispose()
        if (m_streams != null)
            foreach (Stream stream in m_streams)
            m_streans = null;

    public static int Main(string[] args) 
        using (Demo demo = new Demo())
        return 0;
© 2015 Microsoft