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Extend ReportViewer to customize report content display RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    The WinForms ReportViewer control is supposed to be extensible.  I need to extend this control to overcome certain limitations of the rdlc report model in VS2005. The extension concerns the way reports are rendered. They include

    1) Ability to make part of text bold in a textbox (textbox to support multiple formatting)
    2) Set part of text as hyperlink instead of setting hyperlink on the whole textbox
     
    I wanted to know whether the above functionality can be provided by extending the reportviewer or whether features such as formatting are sealed.

    I went through all the public and protected members of the ReportViewer control
    (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.reporting.winforms.reportviewer_members.aspx) but I am not sure which member needs to be overridden to provide the above.
    Hope it is not something like developing my own rendering logic from scratch.
    &=1
    Wednesday, December 9, 2009 9:02 AM