Majority of changes in Reports Designer.Web version 2009.3 are related to the migration of our project to Adobe Flash Player 10. Now in report designer it is possible to save and load reports from files. It is also possible to work with the report viewer directly on the tab in the reports designer. Improved work with fonts is also available.

Viewing reports in Reports Designer.Web
Now it is possible to view a report directly from the designer tab using the Viewer.Fx component. We have added this component to the Preview tab in the report designer. Previous methods of viewing reports are also available.

Viewing reports in Reports Designer.Web

Super ToolTips
Super Tooltips provide much more information about controls. Now there is no need for you to guess where this or that control can be used. Detailed tips describe almost each button. We believe this feature will be useful both for advanced users and for novices.

Super ToolTips

Functions
Full list of functions is added to the data dictionary of a report. All functions are structured by categories. It is necessary to drag a function from the data dictionary to the window of editor and this function will be added to a category.

Functions

The panel of compilation is added
The panel that shows errors of compilation is added. It is enough to double click on an error to see where the error occurred. If, in the current moment, the Code tab is disabled then it will be temporarily shown.

Work with files of reports
New version of the report designer can work with report files on the client side. And there is no need use special forms of ASP.NET. Everything is very simple - the Open item of the main menu opens a report from the file using dialog. The Save Report as... menu item saves a report to the file using the dialog.

Work with files of reports

Compression and encryption
There are global changes in methods of data exchange between the client side and the server side of Reports Designer.Web in version 2009.3. Now all information can be encrypted and compressed. By default the encryption is disabled (the StiWebDesigner.DataEncryption property). By default compression is enabled (the StiWebDesigner.DataCompression property).

The following minor changes are available in this release:
  • Now Designer.Web supports the MRZ format.
  • Now Designer.Web supports the MRX format.
  • A new StiWebDesignerOptions.Toolbar.ZoomMode static option.
  • A new StiWebDesignerOptions.ExitButtonVisible property is added.
  • A new StiWebDesignerOptions.ShowWizardOnStartUp static option.
  • A new StiWebDesigner.ShowWizardOnStartup property is added.
  • A new StiWebDesignerOptions.Connection.RelativeUrls option is added.
  • A new ExitUrl property is added to the StiWebDesigner component.
  • Now you can load RTF files in richtext components.
  • Now you can load an image into watermark.
  • Now Designer.Web supports Informix database adapter.

Fixed Bugs
  • Fix: Some problems with text formats in Designer.Web.
  • Fix: Some problems with saving the Horizontal Line Primitive.
  • Fix: Bug with showing the AllowApplyStyle property in chart.
  • Fix: Some bugs with the copy-paste.
  • Fix: Some bugs with the Legend of the Chart.
  • Fix: Bugs with properties of Series.
  • Fix: Some problems with the Cross-Tab editor.
  • Fix: Some problems with the DockStyle property.
  • Fix: Some problems with images in the HTML preview.
  • Fix: Some problems with events.
  • Fix: Some problems with columns retrieving.
  • Fix: Some problems with resizing Designer.Web window.
  • Fix: Some fixes in the PropertyGrid.
  • Fix: Some bugs with the columns on a page.
  • Fix: Some bugs in the report wizard.
  • Fix: Some fixes in the CrossTab component.
In this major product release, numerous new features and options have been included. Among them are some significant ones:
  • Export to SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics). This export is used to describe two-dimensional vector graphics;
  • Export to MS Power Point. This export is used to output a number of individual pages or "slides".
  • Royal Mail 4-state barcode is used by Post for Postal code and automatic mail sorting.
 
The full list of changes and innovations is represented below.

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
  • 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 Report Engine
  • A new ProcessingDuplicates property is added to the 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 the transparent color.

New in Reports Designer
  • Now you can save reports in 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.

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: Some bugs with the FootersOnAllPages property.
  • Fix: Some bugs with the KeepReportSummaryTogether property.
  • Fix: Some bugs with the DataBand and the ChildBand.
  • Fix: Some bugs with the HierarchicalBand and the Detail Bands.
  • Fix: Some bugs with the Cross-Tab component.
  • Fix: Some problems with the Drag&Drop in the Report Dictionary.
  • 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 the context menu.
  • Fix: Some fixes regarding the Close button in the report designer.
  • Fix: Some bugs with the UseLastFormat function.
  • Fix: Some problems with shortcuts in the 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: A 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 the report designer.
  • Fix: Some problems the with 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 bugs in the WinFormsViewer.
  • Fix: Some fixes in the report engine V2.
  • Fix: Some problems with 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 progress bar in WebViewer.
  • Fix: Some problems with Lock and Link properties in standard GUI.
  • Fix: Some problems with lexer analyzer and big reports.
  • Fix: Some fixes in exports 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 custom styles in Charts.
  • Fix: Bugs with the DockStyle gui in the 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: A problem with switching localization in the report designer with the standard gui mode.
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.