This document describes a standard End-User Report Designer form's UI elements.
A standard Report Designer's main elements are:
Groups various commands under several categories (File, Edit, View, Format, and Window) that largely correspond to the buttons contained in the Report Designer's toolbars.
Provides the Multiple Document Interface (MDI) to the Report Designer and enables opening multiple reports in each of its Design Panels.
A surface displaying a report's layout. It provides four tabs by default (Designer, Preview, HTML View, and Scripts) that allow you to edit a report, display its printing and webpage preview, as well as customize report scripts.
The following table describes the Report Designer's toolbars:
Contains commands to create new reports, save and load report layouts, cut, copy and paste controls, as well as undo and redo actions.
Contains commands related to text formatting. You can use these commands when editing a control's text using its in-place editor.
Contains commands that manage the size and location of individual and multiple report elements.
Contains commands for changing a report's zoom factor (both in the design and preview modes).
Displays information about the element that is currently being hovered by the mouse pointer and provides tips regarding the current user actions.
Lists all available report controls. You can drag a control from the toolbox and drop it onto a report's surface.
The following table describes the Report Designer's dock panels: