March 2006 - Add Reports and Charts to Web Pages

Use Visual Studio 2005's ReportViewer control to quickly embed, format, and export interactive reports and charts without running a SQL Server. Plus eight simple tips to reduce your code’s vulnerability, five surefire ADO.NET performance tips, building smart Web apps with ATLAS and more.

Developer Product Briefs

Developer Interface v3.0, More

New products for VSM readers.

Editor's Note

Keeping Fun in Perspective

Visual Basic mixes it in.

Guest Opinion

Expand Your Skills, or Perish

The software world is changing-fast-and you need to adapt to these changes if you want to remain relevant from a professional standpoint.

Letters from Readers

Interview Makes Its Mark

A reader offers kudos for recent interviews on the back page of the magazine; also, new letters in the ongoing VB6 versus .NET debate.

Practical ASP.NET

Build Smart Web Apps With Atlas

Microsoft's Atlas toolkit for building Ajax-enabled applications allows you to create more interactive and more scalable application than conventional Web tools-and even outperforms .NET smart client applications.

First Looks

List & Label 11: Generate Rich Reports in .NET

List & Label from combit is a report generator, viewer, and designer package targeting a range of development platforms and data sources. New features include flexible data integration, electronic form output, and dozens of built-in functions.

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