Approved
Last Updated: 20 Jan 2020 12:52 by Glenn
Hal
Created on: 22 Oct 2014 16:24
Type: Feature Request
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Report Viewer for Windows Store Apps
It would be very helpful for us people that have been using Telerik Reporting in Silverlight (or WPF) applications to have access to a Report Viewer for Windows Store Apps (XAML).  The future of Silverlight is unclear at least and there are many Line Of Business Applications currently running under Silverlight and I know of many developers that are looking to port their LOB apps to Windows Store Apps (or Universal Apps).  The current HTML5 Report Viewer does not provide printing when it is implemented in browser window in Windows Store Apps so we cannot really offer this option to our customers.
11 comments
Glenn
Posted on: 20 Jan 2020 12:52

We decided to continue using the Web Control in our UWP app. We have not yet implemented exporting to a file and printing to a printer. I understand that you had some problems with your API in the UWP environment (See posts below). Is it correct that you will be fixing some of those things and then sending us documentation on how to do this? We can work with that solution. We do really want to use Telerik reporting because we have already invested a good amount of time in it and this is the only thing that we see blocks us from using it entirely.

If so, do you have a target time when the API would be fixed and documentation on how to use it in the UWP environment? 

 

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Todor
Posted on: 16 Jan 2020 13:44

Hi Glenn,

We do not plan to implement a native UWP Report Viewer in 2020.

We would research and try to find a solution for the print and export problem that occurs when integrating the Html5 Viewer in the UWP platform. We will update this thread when we have a solution or other useful information.

Regards,
Todor
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Glenn
Posted on: 03 Jan 2020 13:16
We don't need the ability to print now. Our product's target date (Date that we would need printing) is end of September, 2020.  My concern is that we will invest time into the Telerik solution and then not be able to use Telerik's printing engine. A UWP control would be the best thing for us. I can deal with a workaround to export it on the server to PDF or XPS,download it, and then print it. However, I am assuming this will be slow and that will be problematic for a long term solution. If you see that a UWP control or something with the web viewer control can be implemented well and is most likely coming in 2020, then I am willing to take the risk and stay with Telerik reporting. If additional funding is needed to expedite this, I could check to see if our company would consider contributing.
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Todor
Posted on: 03 Jan 2020 11:46

Hi Glenn,

We would do our best to introduce a proper solution for UWP during 2020. I'm afraid this is not possible in the short term, e.g. for the upcoming R1 2020 release that is scheduled for the middle of January. We still need to overcome the obstacles related to exporting and printing.

Our planning for the year 2020 is not finished yet, and we will be able to give more details on what to expect after we release R1 2020.

You and all the users that have voted for the feature will be automatically notified when the status of this feature request gets updated.

Regards,
Todor
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Glenn
Posted on: 27 Dec 2019 20:06
Thanks for your reply.  I would like to see a good solution - not one with a workaround. Yes, I understand. We are moving forward with our development with the assumption that the UWP printing solution will work for us.  I need to have that confirmed soon before we build too much more on that assumption.  Do you expect to have this in January? Otherwise, we need to switch gears and look for another solution.  Again, thanks for your help in this. Your partnership has been good and appreciate your timely responses.
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Ivan Hristov
Posted on: 23 Dec 2019 11:07

 

Hi Glenn,
The work on the KB article has commenced, but we've stumbled upon certain problems related with the exporting and printing subroutines and handling those issues would require further research. I'm sorry to inform you that the KB will not be published within the promised time frame, but we would like to provide a proper solution that will really suit the needs of our users rather than just knock together a workaround with limited functionality that covers a certain scenario. I believe you'll understand the reasons for the delay and please rest assured we'll notify you when we're ready.

 

Regards,
Ivan Hristov
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Glenn
Posted on: 16 Dec 2019 21:56
Neli, what is the status of documentation (See your post below)?
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Posted on: 16 Dec 2019 21:52
Neli, what is the status of documentation (See your post below)?
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Neli
Posted on: 29 Nov 2019 10:05

Hello Glenn,

I discussed the request with our development team and at this point, the UWP report viewer is not in our immediate plans. This is due to the fact that there are other features which are in our pipeline.

In order to help you, I will prepare a KB article demonstrating the integration of the HTML5 Report Viewer in the UWP application. I will do my best to be done in maximum one or two weeks. When I am ready, I will put a link in this post. 

Regards,
Neli
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Glenn
Posted on: 22 Nov 2019 10:41
I understand the solution is to use the html report viewer with the web viewer.  Is there any documentation or sample for this? Are there any plans to make a UWP viewer?  It seems with Microsoft's direction for any new apps is to use UWP.  I am surprised that there is no control for this. My developers need a good reliable solution.
Mauricio
Posted on: 10 Dec 2016 09:01
Hello
I have the same need. We are developing UWP apps and the lack of a reporting engine forces us to look for lesser efficient solutions.
It would be great to have support for reporting in UWP.
Kind regards