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Converting a Report to C# Object Model using ReportSerializer in Bold Reports

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This code sample demonstrates the process of converting a report into a C# object model using the ReportSerializer helper from Bold Reports. The resulting C# object model allows for runtime modifications of the report. The following steps outline how to obtain the report in the C# object model using the Report Serializer:

    FileStream fileStream = new FileStream( reportFolderPath + "\Resources\sales.rdl", FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read);

    MemoryStream reportStream = new MemoryStream();
    fileStream.CopyTo(reportStream);
    reportStream.Position = 0;
    fileStream.Close();

    BoldReports.RDL.DOM.ReportSerializer reportSerializer = new BoldReports.RDL.DOM.ReportSerializer();

    // Method to get the reports with the ReportDefinition object model.
    var reportDefinition = reportSerializer.GetReportDefinition(reportStream);

    // Property to get the parameters information from the report.
    var reportParameters = reportDefinition.ReportParameters;

    // Property to get the data sources information from the report.
    var reportDatasources = reportDefinition.DataSources;

    // Property to get the datasets from the report.
    var dataSets = reportDefinition.DataSets;

    // Property to get the report items information from the report body.
    BoldReports.RDL.DOM.ReportItems bodyReportItems = reportDefinition.ReportSections[0].Body.ReportItems;

    // Property to get the report items information from the report header.
    var headerReportItems = reportDefinition.ReportSections[0].Page.PageHeader.ReportItems;

    // Property to get the report items information from the report footer.
    var footerReportItems = reportDefinition.ReportSections[0].Page.PageFooter.ReportItems;

In summary, this code showcases how to convert a report file into a C# object model using the ReportSerializer helper, enabling runtime modification of the report.

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