Image reportitem is used to display images in a report and it can be loaded from external link, data fields and embedded images in report. Images can be of the BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, or X-PNG type.
The image reportitem is listed in the item panel under the
Basic Items category.
Drag and drop the image reportitem into the design area from the item panel.
Once you drop the image item into design area, respective item properties will be listed the properties panel.
Basic Settings contains
Source includes Embedded, External, Database image type as shown below.
External image source can be used to display the dynamic image in the report, by specifying a URL to the image or set an Expression that evaluates to the URL. To add an external image in a report, specify a valid URL in the value property text field.
Embedded option is used to display the embedded image that are available in the report. To embed an image in a report, refer Image Manager section.
Database option can be used to display images from image data stored in a database.
MIME Type properties are listed under
The available dataset fields in the report will be listed in the value field drop-down. Choose a dataset field that is bounds to a database field that contains an image or set an Expression that evaluates to the image value.
MIME property can be used to specify the type of image. Supported MIME types are listed in the MIME property drop-down list. Choose the MIME type as per your image type.
Linking is used to create interactive report using Hyperlink and Report Linking action. Refer Linking section to know more about linking. Select the
Enable Link checkbox, to enable the sub properties.
Appearance is used to improvise the style of an image layout. Border style, color, width properties are listed under the
Border properties are used to add or customize the border around an image report item to visually separate items in the report design. To set border properties to the image report item using properties panel refer Border Properties section.
Sizing property allow us to format the size of the images displayed in the design area. It includes four options to adjust the image display, choose the required size in the
Sizing drop-down list.
AutoSize option will display the original size of an image in the design area.
Fit option allows to fit the image inside the image reportitem.
FitProportional is used to fit the image inside the image reportitem while maintaining certain aspect ratio.
Clip option is used to display an image from the top left corner of the picture in the image reportitem. If the image is larger than the image reportitem, only a portion of the image is displayed.
Position property is used to set the width, height, left and top position of the image item in the report design. To handle these properties using properties panel refer Position section.
Visibility property is used to conditionally show or hide the image report item on report preview or export action. To set visibility of image item using properties panel refer Visibility section.
This property can be used to set the values for image report item custom properties. To assign values for custom properties using properties panel refer Custom Properties section.
Tooltip property can be used to display informative text or value, when the user hovers over on the report item in report preview. To set tooltip for image report item using properties panel refer Tooltip section.