How to Use FastReport VCL Enterprise v6.5.9 with Delphi 7 and Delphi 10.3.3 Rio
If you are looking for a powerful and flexible reporting tool for your Delphi applications, you might want to check out FastReport VCL Enterprise v6.5.9. This is the latest version of the popular report generator that supports Delphi 7 and Delphi 10.3.3 Rio, as well as other versions of Delphi and C++Builder.
FastReport VCL Enterprise v6.5.9 offers many features and benefits for developers and end-users, such as:
A rich set of components for designing and previewing reports, including charts, maps, barcodes, gauges, and more.
A powerful script engine that allows you to customize the report logic and behavior using Pascal or C#.
A user-friendly report designer that lets you create and edit reports visually, with support for drag-and-drop, undo-redo, alignment tools, and more.
A fast and reliable report engine that can generate reports in various formats, such as PDF, HTML, RTF, Excel, XML, JPEG, GIF, etc.
A flexible report export system that allows you to export reports to different destinations, such as email, printer, web server, cloud storage, etc.
A comprehensive report server that allows you to manage and distribute reports over the network or the internet.
In this article, we will show you how to use FastReport VCL Enterprise v6.5.9 with Delphi 7 and Delphi 10.3.3 Rio to create a simple report from scratch.
Step 1: Install FastReport VCL Enterprise v6.5.9
To install FastReport VCL Enterprise v6.5.9 on your computer, you need to download the setup file from the official website: https://www.fast-report.com/en/product/fast-report-vcl/. You can choose between a trial version or a full version depending on your license.
After downloading the setup file, run it and follow the instructions on the screen. You will be asked to select the components and packages that you want to install, as well as the target IDEs that you want to integrate with. Make sure to select Delphi 7 and Delphi 10.3.3 Rio as your target IDEs.
Once the installation is complete, you will see the FastReport VCL components in the component palette of your IDEs.
Step 2: Create a New Project
To create a new project using FastReport VCL Enterprise v6.5.9 with Delphi 7 or Delphi 10.3.3 Rio, follow these steps:
Open your IDE and select File > New > VCL Forms Application.
Save your project and unit files in a folder of your choice.
Add a TfrxReport component from the FastReport tab of the component palette to your form.
Add a TButton component from the Standard tab of the component palette to your form.
Double-click on the button and write the following code in the OnClick event handler:
frxReport1.LoadFromFile('MyReport.fr3'); //replace with your report file name
Step 3: Design a Report
To design a report using FastReport VCL Enterprise v6.5.9 with Delphi 7 or Delphi 10.3.3 Rio, follow these steps:
Double-click on the TfrxReport component on your form to launch the report designer.
Select File > New > Report Wizard to create a new report using a wizard.
Select a data source for your report from the list of available data sources (such as databases, files, web services, etc.). You can also create a new data source by clicking on the New button.
Select the fields that you want to display in your report from the list of available fields of your data source 061ffe29dd