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More than a month remains until the most magical holiday of the year, Christmas, comes. But you do not have to wait so long for gifts. We have prepared something special for you. We will soon release a new version of the products for creating reports and dashboards Stimulsoft - 2022.1. Here are a few significant updates and new features that you may expect shortly.

3D Pie chart

In the new version, we will allow you to add a new long-expected option to your reports and dashboards - a 3D Pie Chart. A pie chart is familiar to everyone; it is a circle divided into sectors to display statistical populations. Now the designer will have a three-dimensional version of it, which will expand the visualization of data series and simplify their understanding.

3D Pie Chart

Optimizing minification of JS scripts

In the new version of the products Reports.JS, Dashboards.JS, Reports.PHP, and Dashboards.PHP, large-scale code optimization and the JS scripts minification procedure have been carried out. As a result, the overall size of the code has been significantly reduced. This will lead to faster loading of components.

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JS Scripts Optimization


SQL Data Sources for Blazor

Data sources in Blazor

Starting from version 2022.1, in Reports.Blazor (the Blazor.Server component, which is part of Reports.Web), the ability to connect data not only from file data sources will be added. By loading and connecting adapters it will be possible to work with almost any type of data - SQL (MS SQL, MySQL, Oracle, etc.), Azure (Blob and Table Storage, Azure SQL, Cosmos DB), Google (Firebird, Google Analytics, BigQuery) and many others.

Watermark, rounding, transparency on the dashboard


Watermark, Rounding, Transparency




The new functionality will be added to dashboards. One of them is a watermark, which can be used as text, images, weaves, or any combination. Also, for dashboard widgets, it will be possible to define rounding of borders, background transparency, and shadows of components.
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New Barcodes

In the new version you will be able to use new types of barcodes – Aztec and Intelligent Mail USPS 4-State, when creating reports and dashboards. The Aztec is a popular barcode, which was created in the late 1990`s and used among other things, for automatic data recognition. The Intelligent Mail USPS 4-State was developed by the United States Postal Service (USPS) and is used for automatic sorting of letters.
These and other changes will be live very soon in version 2022.1 of Stimulsoft Reports and Dashboards.
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We are pleased to announce the release of the new version Stimulsoft Reports and Stimulsoft Dashboards 2021.4, which is now available for download. In this version, we released the new product Dashboards.PHP, integrated Blockly in the Event editor, added the scheduler functionality in the desktop Designer, added the ability to fill data manually to design analytical panels, and many other features and improvements.

Blockly

We integrated the Blockly library to create event scripts in reports. With this tool, you can create various scripts visually without writing any code. The event script created with Blockly will be universal for all report writers. Accordingly, your report will work both in the WinForms report designer and in the JS report designer. The list of supported report component events may vary.

Blockly

Framework Versions on Publish

In the Publish wizard, you may select the type and version of the framework for ASP.NET MVC, WinForms, and WPF platforms. .NET Framework 4.5.2, .NET Core 3.1, .NET 5.0 frameworks are available. This will reduce the time it takes to integrate Stimulsoft components into your application.

Publish Frameworks

Stimulsoft Dashboards.PHP

We are launching a new product - Dashboards.PHP, based on the JavaScript data analysis engine. All necessary scripts, detailed guidelines, and integration samples are available for you. Take advantage of this right now to quickly and efficiently achieve your analytical goals in your PHP project.

Dashboards.PHP

Scheduler

We added the Scheduler tool to automate the reporting process in Stimulsoft Designer. With this tool, you can convert the report and dashboard into a finished document and send them by email according to a specific schedule. Hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, yearly schedulers are available with many options for flexible scheduling.

Scheduler

Manual data entry

For dashboard elements such as Chart, Indicator, Progress, Gauge, we added the functionality to enter data manually. You may switch to manual input mode in the editors of these elements. Value entry fields are cells that are linked line by line. The number of rows is unlimited, and in cells, in addition to values, you can also specify expressions.

Enter Data Manually

Exceed margins

We added the functionality for the Text Box component to fill the page space outside the print margins with the background color of this component. The Exceed Margins property is used for this. Depending on the selected direction, the background color of the text component will fill the page space beyond the print margins, up to the page margins.

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New element editor in a variable

We improved the element editor in a variable. Now the input fields for elements are presented as a dimensionless grid in the cells of which you can specify both simple values and expressions.

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Cloning in a dictionary

We simplified the ability to clone items in the data dictionary. Using the Duplicate command on the context menu, you can quickly clone data sources, connections, variables, and other data dictionary elements.

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Windows 11 support

Before releasing the new version of the Windows 11 operating system, we are glad to inform you that our tool is completely ready for the latest OS version. In addition, we have added a Windows 11 GUI theme to the WPF report designer.

Windows 11

Text in shapes

We added the ability to specify text inside shapes. This feature is available for most shapes - a text entry field located in the editor of the Shape component.
The warmest greetings to you! A new version of our software will come out very soon. Today, we would like to introduce you to the most significant and exciting innovations we are preparing for more convenient and efficient work with your data.

Blockly

Add new capabilities to your reports using visual programming in report events. An integrated tool from Google Blockly in the Event editor will allow you to create various scenarios when events may trigger.

Blockly

Scheduler

Automate reporting processes using the built-in scheduler in Stimulsoft Designer. Export your reports and send them by Email "just in time" without any action from a user.

Scheduler

Dashboards.PHP

Use analytics in your PHP applications. We are going to release a full-featured solution for the PHP platform.

Stimulsoft Dashboards.PHP

Manual Data Entering

Enter your data manually to design analytical panels.

Manual entering

Text in Shapes

Add flowcharts to your reports using shapes and text in them.

Text in Shapes
Citius, Altius, Fortius - Communiter! We have finished the Olympic Games in Tokyo analysis and collected various interesting information and statistics in one dashboard. Do you want to know how many countries are competing in Tokyo? Or how many athletes will compete in different sports and events?

Today we would like to announce changes in system requirements for products. Starting with version 2021.4 of Stimulsoft Reports and Dashboards, you should have at least .NET Framework 4.5.2 or higher to work with our products when using WinForms and WPF platforms.

Framework versions for .NET Core libraries remain the same:
  • .NET Core 3.1 and higher for WinForms and WPF products;
  • .NET Standard 2.0 and higher for Web products.