This is the second version of our product Stimulsoft Reports.Wpf. We have done huge work on fixes which were found since the first release. Also we added the Report dialogs, cross-tab components, increased the functionality of the properties panel in the reports designer. Our product is localized in Arabic. Two new exports are added. These are SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) and MS Power Point.

New in Report Engine
  • Report Dialogs are now supported.
  • The Cross-Tab component is now supported.
  • A new ProcessingDuplicates property is added to image component.
  • A new MetaTags property is added to report.
  • A new StiOptions.Engine.GlobalEvents.GetDrillDownReport global event is added.
  • Now the RichText component supports transparent color.

New localizations
  • Localization in Arabic is added.

New tools
  • A new StyleDesigner.exe tool is added to Stimulsoft Reports.Net.

New in BarCodes
  • A new Royal Mail 4-state barcode is added.
  • Now Code128a, Code128b, EAN-128a, EAN-128b barcodes accept the "FNC1" command.

New in Report Dictionary
  • A new Data from Cross-Tab type of data source.
  • New total functions are added. They are SumTime, AvgTime, MinTime and MaxTime.
  • New Connecting, Connected, Disconnecting, Disconnected events are added to the connection object in the Report Dictionary.

New in Reports Designer
  • Now you can save reports in the encrypted format.
  • Now you can create new data sources directly in report wizards.
  • New StiOptions.Engine.GlobalEvents.LoadingStylesInDesigner, StiOptions.Engine.GlobalEvents.SavingStylesInDesigner static events.
  • A new StiOptions.Designer.PreviewHtmlExportMode static property is added.
  • Editor for the PrinterSettings property of the report object is added.
  • Editor for the Styles property of report object is added.
  • Editor for the ReferencedAssemblies property of the report object is added.
  • Editor for the String properties of report components is added.
  • Editor for expressions of report components is added.
  • The Messages button is added to the status bar is added.
  • The ComboBox with list of report components is added to the Properties panel.
  • Events, sorting, localization are added to the WPF PropertyGrid.
  • The Context Menu is added to the title of a page in the Report Designer.

New in Reports Viewer
  • Now you can save rendered reports in the encrypted format.

New in Cross-Tab Reports
  • A new ShowPercents property is added to Cross Summary.

New in Charts
  • A new SeriesLabels.ValueTypeSeparator property is added to the chart component.

Fixed Bugs
  • Fix: Problems in the printing segmented pages.
  • Fix: Some problems with standalone reports.
  • Fix: Some bugs with the FootersOnAllPages property.
  • Fix: Some bugs with the KeepReportSummaryTogether property.
  • Fix: Some bugs with the DataBand and ChildBand.
  • Fix: Some bugs with the HierarchicalBand and Detail Bands.
  • Fix: Some bugs with the Cross-Tab component.
  • Fix: Some bugs with the CanBreak property.
  • Fix: Some changes in the Report Viewer.
  • Fix: Some bugs in the RTF import.
  • Fix: Some fixes in formatting the TimeSpan values.
  • Fix: Some bugs with localization of toolbars.
  • Fix: Some bugs with the Properties function in context menu.
  • Fix: Some fixes regarding the Close button in report designer.
  • Fix: Some problems with the Thumbs panel in WPF Viewer.
  • Fix: Some problems with text drawing.
  • Fix: Some problems with the RTF text drawing.
  • Fix: Some bugs with the UseLastFormat function.
  • Fix: Some fixes in the WPF Reports Viewer.
  • Fix: Some fixes in ODT and ODS exports.
  • Fix: Some fixes in RTF export.
  • Fix: Some fixes in the report EngineV2.
  • Fix: Some problems with the silent printing.
  • Fix: Report saving dialog on closing Report Designer.
  • Fix: Some corrections of the DataBand editor in Report Designer.
  • Fix: Drawing the ZipCode component in Designer.
  • Fix: Some problems with the WPF Viewer.
  • Fix: Some bugs in the TextFormat function.
  • Fix: Some troubles with saving Report Designer parameters.
  • Fix: Some problems in the Text Editor.
  • Fix: Some problems with the Conditions Editor.
  • Fix: Some problems with the report EngineV2 and report Cache.
  • Fix: Some problems with the EngineV2 and Footers.
  • Fix: Some problems with the StiWpfDesignerControl.
  • Fix: Some bugs with the PrintWithWpf method.
  • Fix: Some bugs with the Escape key in Viewer control.
  • Fix: Some bugs with the Report Designer.
  • Fix: Some bugs with the Report Viewer.
  • Fix: Some bugs with the printing.
  • Fix: Problems with the Retrieve Columns function.
  • Fix: Problems with the Query creation in New Data Source wizard.
  • Fix: Problems with the report script.
  • Fix: Some improvements in localization of report designer.
In a new version of Stimulsoft Reports.Web we tried to increase the level of work with reports in Web. Now Stimulsoft Reports.Web includes a new StiWebViewerFx component. This new report viewer was developed using Adobe Flash. New viewer is not only a perfect looking but includes many new functions of work with reports. Now we can say that web reports abilities are equivalent to the Win platform!

New in Exports of Reports
  • The export to SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) is added.
  • The export to MS Power Point is added.
  • Now the PDF export is stores the file version of the report engine.
  • Now you can export to BMP in the monochrome mode.
  • Now exports to PDF and RTF formats support Bold-style fonts.
  • Now export to PDF and EMF formats support rotated text.
  • Now export to HTML supports styles for hypelinks.
 
New localizations
  • Localization in Arabic is added.

New tools
  • A new StyleDesigner.exe tool is added to Stimulsoft Reports.Net.

New in BarCodes
  • A new Royal Mail 4-state barcode is added.
  • Now Code128a, Code128b, EAN-128a, EAN-128b barcodes accept the "FNC1" command.

New in Report Dictionary
  • New total functions are added. They are SumTime, AvgTime, MinTime and MaxTime.
  • New Connecting, Connected, Disconnecting, Disconnected events are added to the connection object in the Report Dictionary.

New in Report Engine
  • A new ProcessingDuplicates property is added to image component.
  • A new MetaTags property is added to report.
  • A new StiOptions.Engine.GlobalEvents.GetDrillDownReport global event is added.
  • Now the RichText component supports transparent color.
  • A new StiWebViewerFxOptions.Toolbar class is added.

New in Standalone Reports Designer
  • Now you can save reports in the encrypted format.
  • Now you can create new data sources directly in report wizards.

New in Reports Designer.Web
  • Cross-Tab is now supported in Designer.Web.
  • Localization in Arabic is added.
  • Now you can save reports in encrypted format.
  • A new SaveReportAs event is added to the StiWebDesigner.
  • A new ModifyConnections option in StiWebDesignerOptions.
  • A new BrowserTitle property is added to StiWebDesigner.
  • Now the ReportFile property is saved to the report file.
  • A new ErrorCode property is added to SaveReport event in StiWebDesigner.
  • A new Report property is added to GetPreviewDataSet event in StiWebDesigner.
  • Some improvements in server part of Designer.Web.

New in Reports Viewer
  • Now you can save rendered reports in encrypted format.

Fixed Bugs
  • Fix: Some bugs with the FootersOnAllPages property.
  • Fix: Some bugs with the KeepReportSummaryTogether property.
  • Fix: Some bugs with the DataBand and ChildBand.
  • Fix: Some bugs with the HierarchicalBand and Detail Bands.
  • Fix: Some bugs with the Cross-Tab component.
  • Fix: Some problems with Drag&Drop in report dictionary.
  • Fix: Some bugs in the RTF import.
  • Fix: Some fixes in formatting TimeSpan values.
  • Fix: Some bugs with localization of toolbars.
  • Fix: Some bugs with the Properties function in context menu.
  • Fix: Some fixes regarding the Close button in report designer.
  • Fix: Some bugs with the UseLastFormat function.
  • Fix: Some problems with shortcuts in report designer.
  • Fix: Some bugs with the CacheAllData property and relations.
  • Fix: Some problems with the Guid types.
  • Fix: Some fixes in ODT and ODS exports.
  • Fix: Some fixes in the RTF export.
  • Fix: Some fixes in the report EngineV2.
  • Fix: Some problems in the Text Editor.
  • Fix: Bug with saving properties from the Interaction in Cross-Tab.
  • Fix: Some problems with the report EngineV2 and report Cache.
  • Fix: A bug with the Duplicate function in report designer.
  • Fix: Some problems with the EngineV2 and Footers.
  • Fix: Some problems with the HierarchicalBand.
  • Fix: Some problems in the TimeSpan formatting.
  • Fix: Some fixes in the Cross-Tab engine.
  • Fix: Some bugs with the EmptyBand.
  • Fix: Some fixes in report Engine V2.
  • Fix: Some problems with the totals calculation in hierarchical reports.
  • Fix: Some problems with the business objects.
  • Fix: Some problems with the IIF function.
  • Fix: Some problems with printing.
  • Fix: Some bugs with the progress bar in WebViewer.
  • Fix: Some problems with the Lock and Link properties in standard GUI.
  • Fix: Some problems with the lexer analyzer and big reports.
  • Fix: Some fixes in export to DBF, CSV, and XML.
  • Fix: Some problems with the UnlimitedHeight property and the NewPageBefore property.
  • Fix: Some problems with EngineV2, Master-Detail reports and the SkipFirst property.
  • Fix: Some problems with the custom styles in Charts.
  • Fix: Bugs with the DockStyle gui in report designer.
  • Fix: Small bugs with the Restrictions property.
  • Fix: Some problems with dialogs.
  • Fix: Some problems with the StartFromZero properties in charts.
  • Fix: Some bugs with the FooterBand and Running Totals.
  • Fix: Some corrections in work with nullable types.
  • Fix: Problem with switching localization in the report designer with standard gui mode.
  • Fix: A bug with saving the ReportGuid property in report.
  • Fix: Some bugs with the Chart Series Filters Editor.
  • Fix: Some bugs in the HTML Preview.
  • Fix: Some problems with the Design method of the StiWebDesigner component.
  • Fix: A bug with filtration in the Charts in Designer.Web.
  • Fix: A bug with selection at ValueDataColumn and ArgumentDataColumn properties in Charts in Designer.Web.
  • Fix: Some bugs in work with styles.
  • Fix: Some improvements regarding shortkeys in Designer.Web.
  • Fix: A problem with the StiWebDesigner in VS2008.
  • Fix: A problem with the format functions.
New in Reports Designer.Web
  • Cross-Tab is now supported in Designer.Web.
  • Localization in Arabic is added.
  • Now you can save reports in the encrypted format.
  • A new SaveReportAs event is added to StiWebDesigner.
  • A new ModifyConnections option in StiWebDesignerOptions.
  • A new BrowserTitle property is added to StiWebDesigner.
  • Now the ReportFile property is saved to the report file.
  • A new ErrorCode property is added to the SaveReport event in StiWebDesigner.
  • A new Report property is added to the GetPreviewDataSet event in StiWebDesigner.
  • Some improvements in the server part of Designer.Web.

Fixed Bugs
  • Fix: A bug with saving the ReportGuid property in a report.
  • Fix: Some bugs with ChartSeriesFiltersEditor.
  • Fix: Some bugs in the HTML Preview.
  • Fix: Some problems with the Design method of the StiWebDesigner component.
  • Fix: A bug with filtration in Charts in Designer.Web.
  • Fix: A bug with selection at ValueDataColumn and ArgumentDataColumn properties in Charts in Designer.Web.
  • Fix: Some bugs in work with styles.
  • Fix: Some improvements regarding shortkeys in Designer.Web.
  • Fix: Problem with StiWebDesigner in VS2008.
  • Fix: Problem with format functions.
What is Stimulsoft Reports.Wpf?

Stimulsoft Reports.Wpf - is the reporting tool that allows creating feature-rich reports, edit them, save, print and export to different formats.
Stimulsoft Reports.Wpf includes the set of features which makes the work with reports simple and handy:
  • Intuitive and user-friendly interface;
  • Work with multiline reports;
  • Stylizing;
  • User interface is localized into more than 20 languages;
  • A report can be saved to file, string, array, database fields. Also reports can be saved as classes in C# and VB.NET programming languages;
  • Rendered reports can be exported to more than 30 file formats (PDF, XPS, Word, Excel etc);
  • Huge amount of components, unique set of properties presented only in Stimulsoft Reports.Wpf.
What are remarkable changes in a new 2009.1 version?

The new version of report generator has implemented new reporting capabilities, which increase productivity and save your time. Among the features added to the product there are some significant ones. They are:
  • Two new exports DIV and SYLK.
  • Import from RTF files.
  • Localizations in five languages are added. Now interface is more understandable for users from Croatia, Georgia, Hungary, Poland, and Serbia.
  • Sorting data by expression.
  • New level of reports interactivity.
  • New borders. Now you can change border parameters for each border sides.
  • HTML tags support.
 
In addition, Stimulsoft Reports.Net version 2009.1 includes great many fixes and improvements, what makes your work with reports friendlier.
Please, see the list of all changes.

New in Report Engine
  • A new AllowHtmlTags property is added to the Text component. Now you can use Html Tags in text expressions!
  • Now you can change border parameters for each border sides.
  • New Interaction property is added to each component. With help of this class you can collapse, resort data in Viewer window. Also you can make Drill-Down reports. The ToolTip, Bookmark, and Tag properties are moved to the Interaction property.
  • Now you can sort data sources by expressions.
  • A new Glass Brush brush type is added.
  • The ImageRotation property is added to the image component.
  • The KeepCrossTabTogether property is added to the Cross-Tab component.
  • The KeepSubReportTogether property is added to the Sub-Report component.
  • The Margins property is added to the RichText.
  • New properties are added to RectanglePrimitive and RoundedRectanglePrimitive components. They are TopSide, LeftSide, BottomSide, and RightSide.
  • A new PrinterSettings.Duplex property is added to a report.
  • A new StiOptions.Engine.GlobalEvents.InvokeCheckDrillDownReport static event is added.
  • Now the Component Style has the Image property.
  • The StiPage.SaveDocument, StiPage.LoadDocument methods are added.
  • The Dock property is replaced on the DockStyle property. Old reports will be converted automatically.

New in Exports of Reports
  • The export to DIF is added.
  • The export to SYLK is added.
  • Import reports from Rtf files is added.
  • Now export to Excel, Excel2007 support the HideZeros property.
  • Some improvements in PDF, XPS and RTF export.
  • A new StiOptions.Export.Word2007.SpaceBetweenCharacters static property.
  • A new StiOptions.Export.Word2007.RightMarginCorrection static property.
  • A new Image Compression Method property is added to the PDF export.
  • A new StiOptions.Export.Word2007.LineHeightExactly static property.
  • Now you can export reports in the cache mode.

New tools
  • A new Import.CrystalReports.exe tool is added to Stimulsoft Reports.Net.

New localizations
  • Localization in Croatian is added.
  • Localization in Georgian is added.
  • Localization in Hungarian is added.
  • Localization in Polish is added.
  • Localization in Serbian is added.

New in Reports Designer
  • Function New DataSource function in report dictionary is fully redesigned. Now you can import all data sources from your database to report dictionary with a few clicks.
  • The status Bar is added to the StiRibbonDesignerControl.
  • The StiRibbonGuiService special service is added to the Reports Designer.
  • A new Properties item in context menu of the report designer.
  • Now you can switch color scheme of the report designer via Options form.
  • A new StiOptions.Designer.DefaultTemplatesPath static property.
  • A new StiOptions.Engine.GlobalEvents.ReportChangedInDesigner static event.
  • A Toolbox button is added into the View Options Tab in the Ribbon Designer.
  • Options Form, Report Setup Form and Page Setup Form is fully redesigned.

New in BarCodes
  • A new ITF14 type of the BarCode.
  • The Font property is added to the BarCode.

New in Web Reports
  • The DateTimePicker in WebViewer dialogs is localized.
  • A new OpenLinksInNewWindow property is added to the StiWebViewer.
  • A new OpenLinksInFrame property is added to the StiWebViewer.

New in Report Dictionary
  • New functions added to Dictionary: ToCurrencyWordsFr, ToCurrencyWordsEs, ToCurrencyWordsNl, ToCurrencyWordsEnGb and ToCurrencyWordsPtBr, ToWordsPl, ToCurrencyWordsPl, DateToStrPl.
  • The PostgreSql CoreLab adapter is added.
  • The UniDirect adapter is added.

New in Cross-Tab Reports
  • A new Sort property is added to the Cross-Tab.
  • A new MergeHeaders property is added to the Cross-Tab Field.
  • The DateTime type support in the Cross-Tab component for Max, Min, and Average functions is added.

New in Charts
  • The BrushType property is added to the ChartStyle.
  • We have added three chart styles: Style16, Style17, and Style18.
  • We have added new properties to PieSeries: CuttedPieList and Distance.
  • The TextAlignment property is added to the XAxis in the Chart.
  • A new Marker property is added to the Line Series in Chart.
  • A new LineMarker property is added to Line Series in Chart.
  • A new AllowApplyStyle property is added to Chart.
  • A new SeriesLabels property is added to Series.
  • A new StiOptions.Engine.OldChartPercentMode static.
  • The MasterComponent is added to the Chart component.

Fixed Bugs
  • Fix: Some problems with the export to Excel and Excel2007 in cache mode.
  • Fix: Some problems with the CrossFooterBand.
  • Fix: Some problems with printing.
  • Fix: A problem with pages range.
  • Fix: A problem with the text drawing in the WYSIWYG mode in some cases.
  • Fix: Some corrections in the BarCode painter.
  • Fix: Incorrect behavior of the PrintOnAllPages property in some cases.
  • Fix: Small corrections in auto series colors.
  • Fix: A bug with the RenderingEvent of a page.
  • Fix: Some fixes in the EngineV2.
  • Fix: Some problems in the text render on Win64 OS.
  • Fix: Some problems with the auto save mode.
  • Fix: Some corrections in the Charts.
  • Fix: Some corrections in the Crystal Reports import.
  • Fix: Some problems with the Virtual Data Sources in web dialogs.
  • Fix: Some problems with sorting in the Virtual DataSources.
  • Fix: Some problems with Designer Title.
  • Fix: Some problems with the Cross-Tab component and DateTime values.
  • Fix: Some problems with the zoom in the report designer.
  • Fix: Some problems with the theme in the report designer.
  • Fix: Some changes in the InvokeFullScreen method.
  • Fix: Control symbols are now displayed correctly in EAN128a, EAN128b.
  • Fix: Some corrections in the Chart Styles.
  • Fix: Some problems with the rich text editor.
  • Fix: Some problems with the Chart Wizard.
  • Fix: Some problems with the page margins.
  • Fix: Some problems with the Jpeg export.
  • Fix: Some problems with threading.
  • Fix: Some problems with the ToWords function.
  • Fix: Some problems with the ExcelSheet property.
  • Fix: Some corrections in the BarCodes.
  • Fix: Some corrections in the export to Word2007.
  • Fix: Some problems with the Chart Title.
  • Fix: Some problems with the SubReports property.
  • Fix: Some problems with editable fields.
  • Fix: Some problems with the Scatter series.
  • Fix: Some problems in the CheckBox painting.
  • Fix: Some problems in the PDF export.
  • Fix: Some problems with the SQL parameters and functions.
  • Fix: Some problems with the ResetPageNumber property.
  • Fix: Some problems with the panel component.
  • Fix: Some problems with totals and components with spaces in a name.
  • Fix: Some problems with the Find tool and the Single page mode in the Viewer.
  • Fix: Some problems with the CrossTab engine.
  • Fix: Some problems with dialogs.
  • Fix: Some problems with the PreviewSettings property.
  • Fix: Some problems with the ImageUrl property and compiled reports.
  • Fix: Some problems with the Clipboard operations.
  • Fix: Some problems with the EngineV1.
  • Fix: Some correction in the Reports Designer with the Ribbon Gui.
  • Fix: Some problems with the export to Excel2007.
  • Fix: Some problems with web dialogs.
  • Fix: Some problems with business objects.
  • Fix: A problem with the custom saving reports in the designer.
  • Fix: Some problems with localization of events in the property grid.
  • Fix: A problem with the SavePageAs function in the ribbon Gui.
  • Fix: A problem with Aliases.
  • Fix: Some problems with rulers.
  • Fix: Some corrections in work of the PrintOn property.
  • Fix: Some problems with code editor.
  • Fix: Some problems with charts.
  • Fix: Some problems with totals in the databand which have names with spaces.
  • Fix: Some problems with the None summary type in the Cross-Tab.
  • Fix: A problem with the DotMatrixViewer.
  • Fix: Some problems with the Drag&Drop.
  • Fix: Some problems with the CrossPrimitives in the preview window.
  • Fix: Some problems with the UseExternalReport property of the SubReport.