14.4. Creating Reports

Now it's time to start creating some reports. The first report we'll create will simply list products. Then we'll change it to add more elements, including grouping and filtering. We'll also explore some of the item types to create a nicer presentation. The next report will be a crosstab report. Then I'll show you how to combine reports using subreports. We'll finish by using the new ReportBook control to present an easier interface to navigate through a collection of reports.

14.4.1. Using the Report Wizard

Let's start by creating a new report using the Add New option in Visual Studio (see Figure 14-1). Name it ProductCatalog.cs. The Report Wizard starts immediately. Follow these steps to create the report:

  1. In the Welcome ...

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