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Silverlight Reporting Open Source Printing/Reports Example Updated for Silverlight 5

Pete Brown - 09 January 2012

I recently posted an updated version of Silverlight reporting on codeplex. Here's the overview.


This project, a unofficial project by Pete Brown of Microsoft, provides a a very basic framework for building simple, short, multi-page reports using Silverlight 5.

The intent is not to be an all-encompassing reporting solution, or a solution for large reports. Instead, this is a set of code you can build upon to create short (2-5 page) reports from your Silverlight applications.

Currently the sample consists of the full source code of a simple report writer. It includes:

  • automatic pagination
  • support for line items of varying height
  • total page count
  • templating
  • page headers and footers
  • report footer with support for calculated fields
  • events to allow hooking into printing at various stages

Latest Release

Version information changed to use semantic versioning. This vesion is numbered: 1.0.0-alpha.3

  • Now targets Silverlight 5
  • Added ability to specify postscript (vector) printing. The selected driver must support PostScript or this setting will have no effect.
  • Fixed issue with not being able to re-print the report. (and fixed leaky event handlers)
  • Added null check on templates


This is still alpha, and is a minor project. Expect bugs. Report them when you do. Offer fixes if you can :)

Get the latest release here.

posted by Pete Brown on Monday, January 9, 2012
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