This document describes the UI elements of a ribbon-based End-User Report Designer form.
The Ribbon Report Designer includes the following main elements:
Includes core Ribbon tabs called Home, Layout, Page and View for general commands as well contextual tabs that offer commands relating to currently selected report controls. It also allows you to switch between the Design and Preview modes, and open the Scripts editor.
Provides the Multiple Document Interface (MDI) to the Report Designer and enables opening multiple reports in each Design Panel.
A surface where you can edit a report layout.
The following table describes the Report Designer's dock panels:
Displays the results of validating report scripts. Clicking an error navigates to a corresponding line in the Scripts editor.
Lists all available report controls. You can drag a control from the toolbox and drop it onto a report's surface.
Report Designer also provides a Status Bar displaying information about the element that is currently being hovered by the mouse pointer and tips regarding the current user actions. It also allows you to change a report's zoom factor.
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