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C# Report Builder Options

When it comes to .Net development, having a dynamic report builder is essential for a C# developer. You must be able to build reports quickly and efficiently, giving you access to data insights. Since reporting is such a critical function of many application, there are plenty of effective options out there to choose from. One doesn’t have to rely just on Microsoft SSRS.

Here are the some of the options to consider:


Telerik.NET Reporting is one of the longest running C# report builder available to .Net developers. It gives you the ability to create beautiful reports that are easy to look at and display information clearly. It can easily be integrated into a range of applications. However, it’s not without problems. The big issue is that it is a very similar solution to SSRS where developers still have to do the heavy lifting and code each report by hand. Compared to the other options out there, it’s also fairly expensive and it is not open-source. 


Izenda gives you embedded analytics and reporting for your application. It’s very easy to scale to your demands and seamlessly integrates with your native application. The report building aspects allow you to develop excellent visuals that display data in lots of formats. You can also share reports in real-time, which is an added bonus. However, implementation can be tricky and there is a learning curve. It is also one of the more expensive solutions. 

Dotnet Report

dotnet Report Builder is a very powerful ad-hoc reporting tool for C# developers with an open-source front end. It is a dynamic report builder for C# developers. This tool can be embedded in just a few steps, meaning you don’t have to worry about complex installation procedures. Reports can vary from very simple lists to more complex constructions. One of the standout features of this tool is how easy it is to use. The reports section allows you to place all of your reports in different folders, keeping them organized. dotnet Report is incredibly intuitive, giving you full control over your reports and displaying them very clearly. It’s free to sign up, and there are free demos available as well, making this the reporting tool of choice for any keen C# developer. 

These are just three out of many different options available to a .net developer. Each solution has it’s own set of pros and cons, and a lot depends on the requirements. A C# developer needs to try and evaluate at least 2 or 3 solutions, so that they can arm themselves with the best reporting tool to make their life easier. Reporting is an essential aspect of a software developer’s work, so they need to have access to the solution that is right for them.

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