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Reporting with Silverlight 4

A new project on CodePlex have just been launch. Silverlight Reporting is an new project created by 2 guys from Microsoft (Pete Brown and David Poll) decided to create a framework that will simplify the reporting with Silverlight 4. As you may know, Silverlight 4 already support printing and pagination but every time you want to generate a report you need to handle many thing manually. This framework which is at is initial release will simplify the process of generating simple report.

Here is a list of the feature included in the initial release:

  • automatic pagination
  • support for line items of varying height
  • total page count
  • templating
  • page headers and footers
  • event to allow hooking into printing at various stages

You can download this framework on CodePlex: http://silverlightreporting.codeplex.com/

(Report generated using the sample and printed using the XPS Printer Driver)

I’ve looked at the sample and it’s very easy to use. I’ll looking forward to use it in some of my projects.