We are pleased to announce the release of the new version Stimulsoft Reports 2017.2 which is now available for download. With this new version we introduce new features which are the ability to publish reports to easily integrate into your applications, opportunity to store and edit reports in cloud, the new product Stimulsoft Reports.UWP, support for SVG images and many more.

Publishing Reports
Starting with the release 2017.2, the report publishing wizard was added to the report designer. With help of this wizard, the process of integrating reports into applications on various platforms is greatly simplified and accelerated. To call the Publish Wizard, click the Publish button in the report designer or select a similar command from the File menu of the report designer.

Publishing Reports

Stimulsoft Cloud
Now you can use Stimulsoft Cloud service. This is a cloud-based service for creating, storing, and deploying reports in your applications. Stimulsoft Cloud works in a web browser and does not require installation on your computer. The service includes the report storage, a cloud report designer, and viewer. Access to the repository can be provided by all members of your development team. A report that is stored in the cloud storage has a history of changes (versions). You can always refer to previous versions of this report and edit it. After saving the report to Stimulsoft Cloud, you can change it, view, print, convert it to another format, provide access to viewing reports online, and integrate the report into your application for various development platforms.

Stimulsoft Cloud

Storing Reports in Stimulsoft Cloud
When working in the standalone report designer, it is possible to save reports to Stimulsoft Cloud and load reports from the cloud storage to the report designer.

Storing Reports in Stimulsoft Cloud

New Product Stimulsoft Reports.UWP
This is the reporting tool for the Universal Windows Platform platform. The Stimulsoft Reports.UWP product is our updated WinRT report generator. It includes a report designer and viewer. This product can be purchased under the license of Stimulsoft Reports.UWP, and is also part of the Stimulsoft.Ultimate. Users of Stimulsoft Reports.WinRT can renew the subscription and use Stimulsoft Reports.UWP.

New Product Stimulsoft Reports.UWP

SVG Images
Now you can use SVG images. This image can be used in the Image component, as well as the Watermark image for the report pages.

SVG images

JS Preview in Designer
When developing reports in WinForms and WPF report designers, you can preview the report in the JavaScript viewer.

JS Preview in Designer

New WebDesigner Component
After a thorough analysis of the components WebDesigner, MobileDesigner, MvcDesigner and their optimization, the WebDesigner component was substantially updated. Now this component is a universal full-featured tool for creating reports. At the same time, the WebDesigner component has several advantages. The speed of report processing has been increased and the work with the cache has been improved. This in turn gives the opportunity to work much faster with big reports. The WebDesigner component is developed using HTML5 and CSS3 technologies and supported by any web browser. Also this component is adapted for mobile devices.

New WebDesigner Component

Page Tab in Web Designer
The Page tab is added in the report designer. This tab contains commands to quickly manage report templates. You can define page borders, orientation, size, add columns to the page, call the watermark editor, enable displaying a grid, align the selected components to the grid, hide or show the headers of components. This feature is added in the products Reports.Web, Reports.JS, and Reports.Java.

Page Tab in Web Designer

Interactive Charts
Starting with the release 2017.2, you can view reports with drill-down in the charts. Drill-down can be organized from a chart to chart, from a chart to other components of a report, from other report components to a chart. Drill-down in charts works in both the Web viewer component and in the preview tab of the report designer. This feature is added in products Reports.Web and Reports.Java.

Interactive Charts

Interactive Reports
Now you can view reports with drill-down, collapsing, interactive sorting in the web viewer, bookmarks, hyperlinks, and tags. Interactive reports can be viewed both in the Web viewer component and in the preview tab in the report designer. All of these features are also available for upgraded ASP.NET MVC components. This feature is added in the product Reports.Web.

Interactive Charts

Indicators in Component Editors
In the report band editors, Page Setup, Sub-report, Cross-tab, Interactions, the markers of the used tabs are added. If the tab is used, it will be marked with an indicator in the editor.

Indicators in Component Editors

Open Button in Viewer
In the release 2017.2, the Open button is added to the viewer. Using this button you can load a previously rendered and saved report. This feature is added in the products Reports.Web and Reports.Java.

Open Button in Viewer

Continuous Page View
In the report viewer, the new mode to view reports is added. Upload the report to the viewer, enable the Continuous mode, scroll the report up or down. This feature is added in the products Reports.JS and Reports.Java.

Continuous Page View

Postgre Adapter in ASP.NET Core Designer
In the release 2017.2, we added support for the PostgreSQL data adapter. Now you can create a PostgreSQL data source and build reports based on this source.

Postgre Adapter in ASP.NET Core Designer

Conditions in Styles
When creating styles in Reports.JS, now you have the option to specify the condition for applying this style to the component. A condition can be specified depending on the location, type, location, or name of the component to which this style will apply. The number of conditions for the same style is unlimited. This feature is added in the product Reports.JS.

Conditions in Styles

Setup Toolbar in Report Designer
We added the setup toolbox that is analogous to the Insert tab and is presented as a separate panel on the left side in the report designer. The toolbox contains the components used to develop the report. All components are grouped by type – Bands, Cross Bands, Components, Primitives. Using the Setup Toolbox button, you can customize the shortcut to the components, enable or disable the Insert tab or toolbox. This feature is added in the products Reports.Web, Reports.JS and Reports.Java.

Setup Toolbar in Report Designer

In the release 2017.2, we are going to add support for the PostgreSQL adapter. You will be able to create a PostgreSQL data source and render reports based on this source.

Postgre Adapter in ASP.NET Core Designer
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We are pleased to announce the release of the new version Stimulsoft Reports 2017.1 which is now available for download. With this new version we introduce new features which are the new method of activating the software, .NET Core components in Reports.Web, ability to install Stimulsoft products using the NuGet, Maven, and NPM extensions, the Treemap chart, interactive charts in Reports.Web, and many more.

Activation of Stimulsoft products using a license key
Starting with the release 2017.1, activation of Stimulsoft products should be done using a license key. To do this, select the product in the user account, copy the activation code or download the file with the license key of the product, and use this key to activate the product.

activation of stimulsoft products using a license key

More detailed information about product activation using a license key and activation code is available in the user account.

Installing products using extensions
We have added the ability to install Stimulsoft products using the NuGet, Maven, and NPM extensions. Now being in the development environment, for example in Visual Studio, just select the Manage NuGet Packages... command in the context menu of the application, and then type Stimulsoft in the search field, specify the product, its version and click the Install button.

installing products using extensions

After that, the assemblies and components of the selected Stimulsoft product will be added to the custom project. You can add the Reports.Java product to your project using the Maven extension, and Reports.JS using the NPM extension, if the application is developed on Node.JS.

Support for .NET Core in Reports.Web
.NET Core is a cross-platform development technology. Starting with the release 2017.1, we added components for creating, editing and viewing reports using this technology. Net Core components are represented by a full-featured HTML5 viewer and report designer.

Support for .NET Core in Reports.Web

The TreeMap chart in Reports.Net, Reports.Web, Reports.Wpf
When designing reports for data visualization, you can now use the TreeMap chart. This diagram provides the ability to display a hierarchical view of the data.

The TreeMap chart in Reports.Net, Reports.Web, Reports.Wpf

The Anchor property in Reports.Net, Reports.Web, Reports.Wpf
When a report component is placed on another one, you can set the anchors of the component. For example, if you place a text component on the panel, by default, the binding on the top and left borders is enabled. In this case, when you resize the panel, the top and left margins between the borders of the panel and the text component will remain unchanged. Also, you can set anchors on the bottom and right borders or by all four borders of the component. If the anchors of the top component are enabled for all borders, then its size will be proportionally changed to the size of the component that lies under the top component.

The Anchor property in Reports.Net, Reports.Web, Reports.Wpf

Interactive charts in Reports.Web
Starting with the release 2017.1, when developing reports, you can use the drill-down of the data in charts. Drill-down can be organized from a chart to a chart, from a chart to other report components, from other report components to a chart. To enable data drill-down, call the chart editor, go to the Interaction tab and specify the drill-down settings. The drill-down options from the chart to another report component, including another chart, are transferred using the Tag property.

Interactive charts in Reports.Web

The sum by a group for the map component in Reports.Web Reports.Net, Reports.Wpf
If you use the Map component in a report, you can group data, for example, by countries or by continents. In this case, when the cursor hovers over the map element, its name, value, and the sum of all values by the group to which this element belongs will be displayed.

The sum by a group for the map component in Reports.Web Reports.Net, Reports.Wpf

Primitives in Reports.JS, Reports.Web
Primitives are one of the elements of graphic design in reports. In the release 2017.1, primitives are added to Reports.JS and Reports.Web. To add a horizontal, vertical line, rectangle, rounded rectangle to the report, go to the Insert tab, and, in the Shapes menu, select the corresponding element.

Primitives in Reports.JS, Reports.Web

The Open button in the Reports.JS viewer
Starting with the release 2017.1, the Open button is added to the viewer. Using this option, you can load a previously rendered and saved report.

The Open button in the Reports.JS viewer

Quiet Zone in bar-codes in Reports.JS, Reports.Web
The quiet zone is the bar-code separator for the bar-code reader. Now when creating reports, you can enable or disable the quiet zone of the bar-code.

Quiet Zone in bar-codes in Reports.JS, Reports.Web

New properties to resize components in Reports.JS, Reports.Web
We added the ability to specify the maximum and minimum sizes of report components by height and width. When rendering reports, the component can grow to the maximum values or can decrease to the minimum values. By default, the size of a component is unlimited.

New properties to resize components in Reports.JS, Reports.Web

XSD schema in Reports.Java
Previously, the structure for XML data could only be obtained from an XSD file. Starting with the release 2017.1, you can also get a structure for the XML data source from another XML file.

Animation of charts is Reports.Java
In the release 2017.1, we have added the animation of charts. This feature increases the attractiveness of reports with charts.

Animation of charts is Reports.Java

New exports in Reports.Java
Starting with the release 2017.1, reports can be converted to such types of documents as OpenDocumnet Calc and OpenDocumentWriter. For this, in the viewer or the preview tab, select the appropriate item in the Save menu, define the export settings and click the OK button to export the report.

Copying components in Reports.Java
One of the ways to copy components can be applied by using the Ctrl key. To do this, select the component, hold down the Ctrl key and do not release it. Drag the component. In this case, the component itself and all other components that are located on it will be copied.

copying components

Conditions for styles in Reports.Java
By default, the styles from the list are applied sequentially to the report components. If you use a collection of styles, the last style of the collection will be applied to the report components. However, when using the style conditions, you can define the settings by which this style will be applied. A condition can be specified depending on the position, type, location, or name of the component to which this style will be applied. The number of conditions for the same style is unlimited.

Animation of charts is Reports.Java

New themes for the Reports.JS, Reports.Web, and Reports.PHP viewers
In the release 2017.1, 21 themes for the HTML5 viewer are added. This provides the ability to setup the appearance of the viewer.

new themes

Mirror fields in Reports.Java
Now you can create reports with binding. We added support for mirror fields. To enable mirroring mode, set the Mirror Margins property to true.

Mirror fields in Reports.Java

New parameters of the data dictionary in Reports.Java
In the release 2017.1, two parameters have been added in the data dictionary - Create Label and Create Field on Double Click.

New parameters of the data dictionary in Reports.Java