Last Updated: 04 Aug 2020 09:51 by ADMIN
Created on: 10 Jan 2018 11:45
Category: UI for ASP.NET AJAX
Type: Feature Request
Reuse for Server Side Rendering
Some of the Red controls can be used for server side only (no UI).
I typically use RadGrid to perform something that it is good at (grouping and arranging data) then export it to Excel. 
So if the UI is actually and output file this can be very handy, why have a web interface if you are actually created a report of some kind.
You had a Reporting tool kit, but times have moved on to Self Service and PowerBI type tools. It just seems that you have a lot of code in DLL that could be repurposed for process pipelines, not for a web interface, tho  the final results could be reused there.
1 comment
Peter Milchev
Posted on: 04 Aug 2020 09:51

Hello Doug,

We actually try to reuse and extract common code as the case with the Document Processing Library used by many of our suites for server-side export:

The reporting tools are still active and regularly improved and updated:

For entirely server-side implementation, with no UI, even the WinForms and WPF suites can be used for programmatically creating Grids, Editors and so on:

As a summary, if you need a no-UI solution for exporting data to files, I would recommend checking the Document Processing Library and the Reporting library.

Peter Milchev
Progress Telerik