Recently, the open source version of FastReport.Core - FastReport.OpenSource appeared. And here's a new one - FastReport.Community which is a free report designer for FastReport.Net. This is a desktop application for the Windows platform for creating and editing reports. FastReport.Net is also bundled with a desktop application with a report designer. What is the difference between a free report designer and a paid one? In this article we will compare them and find out the differences.
New export for FastReport Open Source - PDF export - is something that was really lacking. This is one of the most popular electronic document management formats. We have already discussed how to export from a console .Net Core application. However, for many users, an example of PDF export from an MVC application would be much more useful.
ASP.Net Core allows you to create Web API applications as well as the usual ASP.Net. Such Restful Web API applications are extremely popular right now. Therefore, it would be nice to learn how to use FastReport for distribution via the API reports. In this article, we will create a demo WebAPI application that allows you to download or view reports in two formats: html and png.