Crystal Reports .NET Programming

.NET Programmers finally have a resource for delivering enterprise caliber reporting solutions. Build first-class reports with this comprehensive guide that walks you through each step of the process. This is the missing manual that should have been included with Visual Studio .NET 2003.


Part I is for programmers new to Crystal Reports. You see how easy it is to create your first report using the Visual Studio 2003 IDE. After quickly learning the basics you move to grouping and sorting data, calculating running totals, adding subreports, and connecting to database. You'll be writing professional reports in no time!


Part II is for advanced programmers. It maps out the undocumented report object model so you can see how reports are designed. Harness the power of the .NET programming language by using runtim customization to integrate reports with ASP.NET pages, Windows forms and Web Services. Upgrading to Crystal Reports 9 or 10? Sample code shows you how to program the RDC and the RAS.


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- Anthony L.
Excellent book! I like it because it is very clear and has many examples. The author takes you step by step through the different aspects of Crystal Reports
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