I bought only an extension. But I found much more. The extensions are really good. But there is another story I want to share with you.
When you purchased Spursoft's extension you will not only buy a product, but also you will have incredible support experience.
If you have any questions, you can search on the internet or write to forums and wait the answer. If you have any questions about Spursoft you can ask Derek directly. Derek supports you via email in a short time.
I had a problem. I couldn't figure out it by myself. I asked Derek. We couldn't find a solution via email. Derek was connected my PC and, solved my problem.
What I saw? I saw a man who knows his job well and cares about his customers. What I learned? I learned the meaning of customer support.
Absolutely great set of LightSwitch extensions. I was mainly interested in the SSRS Viewer control but the entire suite of controls and themes are excellent. The documentation is a bit lacking, but the support and personal service are second to none. You will get a prompt response to any support questions via e-mail as well as personal "hands-on" support when needed. If you are looking for an SSRS Viewer control that works as advertised, and works the way it should, look no further than this extension. And, if you want some clean, attractive themes that don't "break" the default shell behaviors, these are an excellent choice. Thank you Derek.
If you are looking for a Lightswitch extension that will allow you to easily use reports from SSRS, look no farther than here. Spursoft was one of the first extensions that I found and is still the one I find most useful! And Derek's expanding library continues to impress. Don't hesitate to contact him if you need some support. He is lightning fast and thorough. On all levels, a great extension.
Originally I purchased the Extensions to be able to add a logo the the ribbon with the shell estension. I was able to quickly and easily add my company's logo to the form(s) and was able to ship a professional looking application thanks to Dereck. After getting the logo taken care of I was able to explore the rest of the extensions and was very impressed with the simplicity of adding an SSRS report to an application. The horizontal and vertical splitters were a very nice addition to the form layout. The grid with multi-select was easy to implement and program. Support was incredibly prompt when I had a question. This is a good collection of extensions and well worth the price.
Great set of tools especially for the price. Have seen these controls mentioned in many Lightswitch forum posts and they have been recommended by many of the top contributors in LS community so decided to give them a whirl. So far have not been disappointed and am now looking for more ways to integrate into my existing LS applications.
Also, the support is fantastic with prompt email responses and Derek even took the time to go through over the phone/web meeting on some more advanced things I was trying to implement. Outstanding personal service!!!
Excellent product. I started with one of the early versions (free) and have since ponied up the money for the real release. It is definitely worth the small price and more. The added themes and other features make it a really good deal. The after sale support, to answer my questions was worth the price alone.
I'm looking forward to anything else Spursoft offers.
The background of my question is that i search for a solution where no extra Reporting Services Server instance would be necessary for a very small amount of reports and the reports (RDLC) could then be directly designed and deployed within the lightswitch project.
As far as i know there is a local processing mode in the Microsoft Report Viewer Control where it should be possible to view local reports without a Reporting Services Server.
If you need more info please let me know.
With a bit of user setup (i.e. adding certs to the trusted publisher or if an intranet application...an AD group) then it can be embedded in a browser based application. Otherwise if you use the Desktop paradigm they will be embedded.
I have bought this set , but struggling with getting it to work "out of the box" . Is there ANY documentation or samples or examples for this? Specifically the SSRS Viewer (i.e. the properties are definitely not very clear and i am stuck doing trial and error'ing to get a report to display and failing).
I can ditto both comments here ..... but probably more in need of help
HELP .... tutorialS? Really basic stuff for businessman trying to use lightswitch for what it says its all about. THe Extension looks awesome, but I can't get anything started.
I am very sorry for not responding to these posts sooner. For some reason I did not recieve an email about these posts.
@Beginner4Sure -- have we been able to speak via email since this post? I believe your situation sounds familiar.
@cmgrundling -- I am guessing that you are referring to the email addresses found on my contact page from my web site. Thank you for reminding me about that, it has now been fixed. As for the SSRS Viewer questions there are no tutorials partially because I have not actually had the time and partially becuase of the myriad ways you can set up Reporting Services. I would be more than happy to either set up a screen sharing session or discuss this on the phone or email to get a feel for your exact setup i.e. inernet hosted, intranet, azure / Server versus local reports / Security requirements etc.
I hope this response is not too late and again I apologize.
I am sorry but to keep development costs down I do not offer a trial version. If you wish you can contact me directly and ask me any presales questions you wish.
Please contact me.