Chapter 13. Understanding the BIRT APIs

The Eclipse BIRT code consists of many hundreds of Java classes and interfaces, but most of them are private, for use by contributors to the BIRT open source project. Developers of applications use the classes and interfaces that are in the public API. The public API consists of the classes and interfaces in the following package hierarchies:

• Report Engine API

The package hierarchy contains the API that a developer of a custom report generator uses. This API provides the most commonly used functionality for a reporting application. The key class in the Report Engine API is ReportEngine. This class provides access to all the tasks that create a report from a report design ...

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