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Reporting Services Hosting with ASPHostPortal :: Integrating Reporting Services Into a Web Application

clock April 4, 2014 13:12 by author Kenny

With Visual Studio you can be easier to integrate SQL Reporting Services into ASP.NET web applications. Now, i will explain about how to integrate Report Services into a web application using Visual Studio.

First, you must create a new project in Visual Studio, in the ASP.NET code, you will need to delete (or change) this line:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

Next replace any existing code between the <form> tags with the below code:
<table style="vertical-align: bottom; border-width: 0px; margin-top: 0px;
   margin-bottom: 0px; width: 100%; height: 100%; padding: 0px,0px,0px,0px;"
   cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
    <tr>
        <td>
            HEADER
        </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
        <td>
            <div style="border-top: black 1px solid;
                background-color: #ece9d8; border-bottom-width: 1px;
                border-bottom-color: #d4d0c8; padding-bottom: 10px;">
                Custom Controls
            </div>
       </td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
        <td style="height: 100%;">
            <%-- This is where the ReportViewer control will go. --%>
        </td>
    </tr>
</table>


Switch to the “Design” view since it is now time to add the ReportViewer control.
In the “Data” section within the Toolbox, drag the ReportViewer control onto the last row of your table, which should be taking up most of the page. Next you want to set the control’s properties so that it points to the right server and the right report. Under properties, go to the “Server Report” section. Right above the section you should see a property called “ProcessingMode”. In most cases you are going to want use an instance of a Report Server. So for the purposes of this tutorial, set this property to “Remote”, even if the Report Server instance is on the same computer as your web app. Next, you want to set the “ServerReport” settings.

First, type in address of the Report server in the “ReportSeverUrl” field.
The syntax is:
http:// NameOfServer / reportserver
i.e. http://ServerOne/reportserver

Next type in the location of the report in the “ReportPath” field.
i.e. /MyReports/TheReport

The location is easy to know since it is the same path structure that you see in the Report Manager. Also, always be sure the put a forward slash first before the actual path.

Unless you want the ReportViewer to be an absolute size, go ahead and set the height and width settings under the “Layout” section to be 100%. The ReportViewer will by default show controls to set the parameters for the report. These often look a little ugly, and I would recommend most developers to create their own parameter controls. This can be done in the control bar row of the template provided above. To get rid of the ReportViewer’s parameter controls set the “ShowParameterPrompts” in the properties underneath “Appearance” to false. In, the next section I’ll show how you can set the report parameters with your own code.

Those should be all the settings you need to make for the ReportViewer to display correctly, unless your version of Visual Studio has other default settings. Double check to make sure the ASP.NET looks similar to this code:
<rsweb:ReportViewer ID="ReportViewer1" runat="server" Height="100%"
    ProcessingMode="Remote" ShowParameterPrompts="False" Width="100%">
    <ServerReport ReportPath="/MyReports/TheReport" />
</rsweb:ReportViewer>

Now, the report is ready to be processed. You can go ahead and preview your website and the report should generate just fine.



Visual Studio 2010 Hosting :: Deploying a WPF Application Using Click-Once Deployment Technology in Microsoft Visual C# 2010 Express

clock November 14, 2013 05:07 by author Ben

Click -Once Enables Web - style application deployment for non - web applications. Applications are published to and deployed from a web or file servers . Although Click Once does not support the full range of features that client applications installed by the Windows Installer does , it does support a subset that includes the following :

  1. Integration with the Start menu and Programs Control Panel .
  2. Versioning , rollback , and Uninstallation .
  3. Online install mode , that always launches an application from the deployment location .
  4. Automatic updating when new versions are released.
  5. Registration of file extensions .

Before proceeding for the deployment , Ensure that your application has been built properly and ready for the deployment . Explains this article with respect to Game in a WPF and the game name is Mr . Gunner .

1.
In Solution Explorer, right-click the project name and select "Properties" as shown in the following snapshot.



2. After clicking on Properties a Publishing Window will open and it has various options, such as Application, Built, Security, Publish and so on. as you can see in the following snapshot.



3. To set an icon for your application, browse for the suitable icon for your application. To set the icon, click on the application and browse the icon (the icon should be a .ico file) , if you don't want to set an icon  for the application then it will be deployed with a default icon in your application as I highlighted with red circles in the following snapshot.



4: Then click on "Publish". Here select the publishing location nothing but browse the folder where you want keep the setup file and other application files and after selecting the publish location then click on the "Publish Wizard" to proceed as shown in the highlighted red circles.



5. After clicking "Publish" a wizard window will open, then click on the "Next" button as shown in the following snapshot:



6.  After selecting CD-ROM or DVD then click "Next" to proceed as shown in the following snapshot:



7. After selecting "Updates" Click "Next" to proceed to the final step as shown in the following snapshot.



8. Now, finally click on the "Finish" button to complete the Publish Wizard as shown in the following snapshot.



Finally, a setup file has been created on the selected folder. Now you can install the application on your system by clicking on the setup file. Have fun working with the installed application.



Visual Studio Tip :: Configure Code Analysis in Visual Studio

clock June 7, 2013 07:53 by author Ben

I like well-written code, and I especially like it when I've written it. But I don't always live up to my own expectations. So I've used various tools (FxCop, CodeRush, ReSharper) to give me some objective feedback on the quality of my code. Starting with Visual Studio 2010, Microsoft built the latest version of their tools into Visual Studio: Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate (and up) and Visual Studio 2012 Professional (and up). From Visual Studio's Analyze menu, you can select Run Code Analysis on individual projects or on your whole solution.

The code analysis tools will report on whether your code reflects best practices, based on a set of Microsoft's rules. You should realize, however, that just because Microsoft has a specific rule, it doesn't mean that you should write your code according to that rule.

For instance, Microsoft expects all of its projects to use the CLSCompliant attribute. This attribute causes the compiler to check for issues that would prevent your code's external API from being compatible with other .NET Framework code.

For instance, it's perfectly OK in C# to have two public methods with the same name but with different upper and lower case letters (e.g. Update() and uPDATE()). However, those method names would be indistinguishable in Visual Basic, which is why they would violate the CLSCompliant attribute.

However, you probably don't need the CLSComplaint attribute because (a) you're a single language shop, and (b) you probably wouldn't do anything that violates the CLSCompliant attribute anyway (I mean, really: Update and uPDATE?)

It's important, therefore, from the Analyze menu to select the Configure Code Analysis choice and pick the right rule set for you. The Microsoft All Rules choice is almost certainly not the choice you want. Instead, select the <Choose Multiple Rule Sets> option and check off the rule sets that appeal to you. This will let you, over time, remove the rule sets that flag issues you're not interested in.

If you're really committed, consider adding and removing rules from the rulesets themselves. To do that, from the File menu select Open | File and navigate to the folder that the ruleset files are kept in (For my installation of Visual Studio 2012, that's C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\Team Tools\Static Analysis Tools\Rule Sets\). Opening a ruleset file in Visual Studio will allow you to check off which rules in the ruleset you want to keep and which you want to ignore.



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