Although reports are frequently overlooked in applications until the end of the development process, they often represent the key selling points to management, as a software application's primary value lies in its output.
Real World Enterprise Reports Using VB6 and VB .NET discusses report writing from a developer's perspective. Author Carl Ganz, Jr., covers programming reports using such tools as VSView, Preview, and ActiveReports. The programmatic interface offered by Crystal Reports and the delivery of reports to handheld wireless devices are also examined.
If you have ever had to build reports into an application, are currently in the process of selecting a reporting tool, have "discovered" limitations to the reporting tool you're using, or just want to make sure that your application is positioned for scalability to other delivery technologies, this book is for you.