Sample for WinForms in VB.NET

Apr 3, 2010 at 3:51 PM
Edited Apr 3, 2010 at 3:51 PM


This looks excellent & perfect library for my needs.

However, looking at the samples; those are in XAML & in C#. I'm kind of a beginner in C# & XAML.

Could you please provide a few samples for WinForms in VB ??


Apr 3, 2010 at 4:19 PM

The reason why this project is in XAML and C# is because it is intended for WPF - the reporting options for WPF are very limited and this is one of the better solutions. 

So, if you are using WinForms, that means you are not working with a WPF application and have many, many more options available. You really should be looking at something like SQL Server Reports or even Crystal Reports.

Apr 4, 2010 at 4:02 AM


Thanks for your reply.

The reason I'm looking at open/free solutions is because I'm using Visual Basic 2008 Express Edition (that means no Crystal Reports) with SQL Server 2008 Express Edition (that means no RDL until Visual Studio 2010).

Anyways, I found Doddle Report, but still stuck on WinForms samples.


Apr 4, 2010 at 1:46 PM


I was able to use it in WinForms using Element Host & WPF User Control.

I just updated target framework from 2.0 to 3.5 and then added reference to Xml.Linq, ReachFramework libraries.

Now just need to work on the way data loads.

Currently the template loads. Need to modify the template for my already loaded data table.