Exercise: Customise the parameters bar for a report

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Category ==> SSRS Reporting Services  (53 exercises)
Topic ==> Customising reports  (2 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Course ==> Advanced SSRS
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First add the report called Vanilla from the above folder into your project (right-click on the project and choose to add an Existing Item):

Basic vanilla report

Initially the report looks a bit boring and corporate.

 

Edit the file called rsreportserver.config in the appropriate folder so that it references a style sheet called pink.

Copy the default CSS file called HtmlViewer.css, to get a new file called pink.css:

The new CSS style sheet file

You're now ready to make things pink!

Deploy the report to the report server, then see if your changes have worked:

Customised parameter bar

Much better!

Finally, please delete the reference to the CSS style sheet from your rsreportserver.config file, before it gives an unprofessional impression of Wise Owl!

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