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Reporting Services: HTML Output in Report

Posted on 2009-04-02
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I have a form with a Rich Text Editor that saves it's contents into a table.  I'm attempting to create a report and would like the contents to resolve as HTML.  Example contents:
<font color='red'>Hello</font>.  Right now when I run the report the cell says "<font color='red'>Hello</font>" and I would like to render the HTML so its Hello in the color red.  Is this possible?
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by:udaya kumar laligondla
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can you post the sample content with more content. are you using reporting server or you want to generate your own html and show the same
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by:mmeisel
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Basically I have a cell in a table with HTML mark up and I want to display the content with the rendered HTML. I'm using Visual Studio to create the report and I have deployed it to the ReportServer.
Example:
Current Output
Notes: <b>text</b>
Desired Output:
Notes: text
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udaya kumar laligondla earned 375 total points
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I don't think you will be able to display rendered HTML as part of the cell in a report. as the only control that displays text is textBox, that can not display the rendered HTML.
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by:mmeisel
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You're correct but some people have found a work around.  Read the article below.

http://blogs.msdn.com/bimusings/archive/2005/12/14/503648.aspx
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