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Adding multiple textboxes to PageHeader RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am creating matrix reports programmatically and have come up against a problem where I can only add a single textbox into the pageheader.  Writing the report using the report designer software I can add multiple textboxes to the pageheader, however trying to add many of them using the ReportItem object I keep getting a syste.object[] cannot be used in this context. error.

    for (int i = 0; i < Items.Count; i++)
                {
                    reportItems.Items = new object[] { CreateTextBox(ItemsIdea.ItemName, ItemsIdea.ItemMessage, ItemsIdea.ItemStyle) };
                }

    This is the line of code that I am hitting the problem.  This works fine, however only inserts the last textbox in the Items Array.

    If I change the code to

    for (int i = 0; i < Items.Count; i++)
                {
                    reportItems.ItemsIdea = new object[] { CreateTextBox(ItemsIdea.ItemName, ItemsIdea.ItemMessage, ItemsIdea.ItemStyle) };
                }

    It executes, but fails when trying to render it into XML.

    Has anyone managed to get multiple textboxes programatically into the pageheader?
    Tuesday, November 28, 2006 12:56 PM

All replies

  • In the first approach you are overwriting the Items array with each iteration of the for loop. And in the second approach you are setting each entry in the Items array to a new object array, so you end up with an array of arrays. Instead what you should do is just add the object to the array. Try using the following code.

    // create a new array for the text boxes in the header
    reportItems.Items =  new object[Items.Count];

    // iterate though all the Items creating a textbox, which is added to the report items object array
    for (int i = 0; i < Items.Count; i++)
    {
        reportItems.ItemsIdea = CreateTextBox(ItemsIdea.ItemName, ItemsIdea.ItemMessage, ItemsIdea.ItemStyle);
    }

    Ian
    Saturday, December 2, 2006 2:31 AM
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