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Professional Crystal Reports for Visual Studio .NET, 2nd Edition

David McAmis
ISBN: 978-0-7645-5730-9
Paperback
384 pages
April 2004
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Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Chapter 1: Crystal Reports .NET Overview.

What Is Crystal Reports?

What Can You Do with Crystal Reports .NET?

How Is Crystal Reports .NET Different from Previous Versions of Crystal Reports?

Crystal Reports .NET Benefits.

Installing Crystal Reports .NET.

Learning from Sample Applications.

Summary.

Chapter 2: Getting Started with Crystal Reports .NET.

The Sample Files.

Planning Your Report Design.

Creating a Crystal Report.

Working with the Report Design Environment.

Report Design Basics.

Summary.

Chapter 3: Designing Reports.

The Sample Files.

Creating a New Report.

Working with Databases and Tables.

Working with Groups.

Record Sorting.

Working with Summaries.

TopN/Group Sorting.

Using Running Totals.

Using Cross-Tabs.

Working with Charts.

Working with Subreports.

Working with Parameter Fields.

Optimizing Report Performance.

Summary.

Chapter 4: Report Integration for Windows-Based Applications.

Obtaining the Sample Files.

Planning Your Application.

Determining the Correct Object Model.

Understanding the CrystalDecisions.Windows.Forms Namespace.

Using the Crystal Report Viewer for Windows Forms.

Customizing the Appearance and Behavior of the Report Viewer.

Summary.

Chapter 5: Report Integration for Web-Based Applications.

Obtaining the Sample Files.

Planning Your Application.

A Brief History of Crystal Web Development.

Exploring the Development Environment.

Determining the Correct Object Model.

Understanding the CrystalDecisions.Web Namespace.

Using the Crystal Report Viewer for Web Forms.

Customizing the Appearance and Layout of the Report Viewer.

Summary.

Chapter 6: Creating XML Report Web Services.

Obtaining the Sample Files.

XML Report Web Services Overview.

Creating XML Report Web Services.

Consuming XML Report Web Services.

Deployment Considerations.

Summary.

Chapter 7: Working with .NET Data.

The Sample Files.

Data Access with Crystal Reports .NET.

Working with Datasources.

Working with SQL Commands and Expressions.

Working with ADO .NET.

Summary.

Chapter 8: Formulas and Logic.

Integrating Formulas and Logic into Your Reports.

Working with the Formula Editor.

Creating Formulas with Basic Syntax.

Creating Formulas with Crystal Syntax.

Creating Record Selection Formulas.

Working with Conditional Formatting.

Summary.

Chapter 9: Working with the Crystal Reports Engine.

Obtaining the Sample Files.

Understanding the CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine Namespace.

Customizing Reports Using the Report Engine.

Customizing Report Fields at Run Time.

Summary.

Chapter 10: Distributing Your Application.

Distribution Overview.

Getting Started.

Basic Deployment Requirements.

Deploying Windows Applications.

Deploying Web Applications.

Summary.

Appendix A: Troubleshooting.

Appendix B: Migrating Applications to Crystal Reports .NET 2003.

Appendix C: Crystal Syntax versus Basic Syntax.

Index.

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