14.2. Knowing the Players

I like to make a distinction between the actual elements that are involved when working with Telerik Reporting because they play very specific roles. There are three basic elements:

  • Reports are the elements that collect data from the datasource and transform the data into information with the format and layout defined for it.

  • Viewers are the elements that allow users to view and manipulate the reports.

  • Designers help developers create the reports.

14.2.1. Reports

Reports are classes that define the presentation layout and format for data you want to display. Reports have a well-defined life cycle that is critical to understand because it explains how and when to use data-bound items, aggregate functions, and page information. ...

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