We announce that our Stimulsoft Reports.Net was named as a bronze medal winner of the "2008 Editor's Best Awards" in the Business Intelligence and Reporting category by Penton Media's SQL Server Magazine".

The 2008 Editor's Best Awards utilize the magazine editors' product knowledge and subject matter expertise to identify exceptional products that benefit the Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine reader communities. Also their editorial staff selects winners based on the product's strategic importance to the market, its competitive advantages and its value to the customer.
Editors of a magazine are tough, in-the-trenches critics. They demand solid value and performance from the products they select. We, as Editor's Best Award winner, feel proud that the product we developed has earned the respect and recognition of the Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine editorial staff.
Stimulsoft Reports.Web is the first fully functional report generator which allows users to create, edit, save, and export reports directly in Web. It's remarkable that there is no need to install .Net Framework, ActiveX components or some other plug-ins on the client's machine. The only requirement is a Web browser and Flash Player.
What are remarkable changes in a new version? In Stimulsoft Reports.Net version 2008.2 the report engine is completely reprocessed. This improvement optimized work of the product in report creation, increased the speed of report rendering, allowed adding new properties. All this extends report writer capability.

New in Gui
  • We have completely reprocessed interface of Reports Viewer.
  • The old interface is redesigned and a new interface is added. Now you can use Ribbon interface in the Designer! But if you do not want to work in Ribbon interface you may use old interface!

New in Report Engine
  • EngineV2 is available in a new version. A new Report Engine gives you an opportunity to use a lot of new features. Also it removes many old restrictions. There are EngineV1 and EngineV2 are simultaneously available. Reports created using old Engine can be opened using the old Engine. You can control the version of Engine using EngineVersion property of StiReport. The list below shows you the basic distinctions in EngineV2:
  • Now the ResetPageNumber property is available for all bands and for page.
  • Now the PrintAtBottom property is available for ColumnHeaderBand bands and ColumnFooterBand bands too.
  • Now the CanBreak property is available for all dynamic bands.
  • StartNewPage and StartNewPageIfLessThan are obsolete. Now you need to use the following new properties: NewPageBefore, NewPageAfter, NewColumnBefore, NewColumnAfter, SkipFirst, and BreakIfLessThan.
  • The KeepChildTogether property of DataBand is obsolete. Now you need to use a new KeepDetailsTogether property to keep details of the DataBand.
  • Now the HeaderBand has the KeepHeaderTogether property instead of the DataBand.
  • Now the FooterBand has the KeepFooterTogether property instead of the DataBand.
  • Now the GroupHeaderBand has the KeepGroupTogether property instead of the DataBand.
  • A new KeepGroupHeaderTogether property is available at GroupHeaderBand.
  • A new KeepGroupFooterTogether property is available at GroupFooterBand.
  • A new KeepReportSummaryTogether property is available at ReportSummaryBand.
  • Now the EmptyBand has the Conditions property.
  • Now the EmptyBand has the OddStyle and the EvenStyle properties.
  • Now the EmptyBand invokes BeginRenderEvent, EndRenderEvent and RenderingEvent.
  • Now the EmptyBand has the Bookmark and the Hyperlink properties.
  • Container component is obsolete. Now you need to use the Panel component. The Panel component can have Columns. Also the Panel component has the CanBreak property.
  • Now columns on the DataBand can work with the CanGrow and the CanShrink properties.
  • Now the ChildBand has the Bookmark and the Hyperlink properties.
  • Now the Bookmarks can contain duplicates.
  • Now SubReports can be placed at any band in a report.
  • Now the HierarchicalBand can work with columns.
  • The following new system variables are available: PageNumberThrough, TotalPageCountThrough, PageNofMThrough, IsFirstPageThrough, IsLastPageThrough and GroupLine.

New in BarCodes
  • The following types of bar-codes are added: ISBN-10, ISBN-13, Pharmacode, FIM, Jan-8, Jan-13, Australia Post 4-State Barcode - Code11.
  • A new SupplementType property is added to the barcode component for EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC-A, UPC-E, ISBN-10 and ISBN-13.
  • Now the BarCode component can draw borders.

New in Charts
  • The Size property is added to the Chart.Legend.
  • Now the Title property of chart series is expression.
  • Now AutoSeries also process a value (if specified) of the ArgumentDataColumn.
  • The new PreventIntersection property in the SeriesLabels.
  • The new Diameter property is added to the PieSeries.

New in Exports of Reports
  • A new export to PCX is available.
  • Now you can use the Allow Add or Modify Text Annotations property in the export to PDF.
  • Now the export to Excel supports hyperlinks.
  • Now the export to RTF supports hyperlinks.
  • Now the export to PDF supports hatch brushes.
  • Now the export to Excel2007 supports hyperlinks.
  • Now exports to PDF, XPS, TXT, Excel, Excel2007 and Ods take the StiOptions.Engine.MeasureTrailingSpaces property into consideration.
  • The new StiOptions.Export.Excel.ShowGridLines static property.
  • Now the export to HTML can work with border and background of a page.
  • Now all styles of reports will be exported to Word2007.
  • Now the export to HTML and MHT formats support report bookmarks.
  • Now the export to Excel supports thickness of borders.
  • Now the export to Excel 2007 supports thickness of borders.
  • Now the export to Excel XML supports double line borders.
  • Now you can use special word in the Tag property - 'rtfnewpage'. This word forces new page in the export to RTF in the UsePageHeaderAndFooter mode.
  • Now export to Excel, Excel XML and Excel2007 support page size.

New in Report Dictionary
  • The following new totals functions: Mode, ModeD, ModeI, Median, MedianD, and MedianI.
  • A new RunningTotals mode of totals is available.
  • A new CSV DataSource datasource type is available.
  • A new SQLite data adapter is available in the Download section.
  • The MySql data adapter is replaced on the MySql ConnectorNet data adapter and MySql CoreLab data adapter.
  • New functions are available in the report dictionary.

New in Web Reports
  • Now the StiWebViewer can work with report bookmarks.

New Properties of Components
  • The WordWrap property is added to the RichText component.
  • The DetectUrls property is added to the RichText component.
  • Now the ProcessDuplicates property can have the new RemoveText value.
  • A new PaperSourceFirstPage property is added to a page.
  • A new PaperSourceOtherPages property is added to a page.
  • The ImageAlign property is added to the Button control.
  • The TextAlign property is added to the Button control.

New Application
  • New application - Browser.

New in Report Viewer
  • A new ClickComponent event is added to the StiPreviewControl.
  • A new DoubleClickComponent event is added to the StiPreviewControl.
  • A new Rebuild Report option is added to the PageSize function in the Preview Window.

New in Report Styles
  • Now you can create CrossTab styles with help of report designer.
  • Now you can create Chart styles with help of report designer.
  • A new UseParentStyles property is added to all components.
  • Now you can use Horizontal Alignment and Vertical Alignment in styles.
  • The following new properties are available in styles: AllowUseFont, AllowUseBorder, AllowUseBrush, AllowUseTextBrush, AllowUseTextOptions, AllowUseHorAlignment, AllowUseVerticalAlignment.
  • Now you can use special 'value' variable in Conditions of text components.
  • Now you can specify replacement expression for text components in Conditions.

New in Cross-Tab
  • A new RightToLeft property is available for the CrossTab component.
  • A new SummaryValues property is added to a summary column of the CrossTab component.

New Components
  • A new Rounded Rectangle component is added.

New in HierarchicalBand
  • Now you can calculate sub-totals at HierarchicaBand. For example: Totals.SumAllLevels(HierarchicalBand1, expression)
  • New Headers and Footers properties are added to the HierarchicalBand.
  • Now you can calculate totals with help of HierarchicalBand. For example: Totals.Count(band)
  • Now HierarchicalBand can output tree as header on all pages.

Fixed Bugs
  • Fix: Some problems with CanBreak property of RichText.
  • Fix: Some problems with opening report created in version 1.60.
  • Fix: Some problems with StiCheckedListBoxControl.
  • Fix: Bug with names of components which start from digitals.
  • Fix: Bug with data sorting in Hierarchical Band.
  • Fix: A problem with copy-paste image component in the reports designer.
  • Fix: A problem with StandardPdfFonts and Document Security.
  • Fix: Some problems with the StiDesigner.SaveReport event.
  • Fix: Some problems with the editable check box.
  • Fix: Some problems with '///' in the event editor.
  • Fix: Some problems with conditions and VB.Net script.
  • Fix: Some problems with custom components.
  • Fix: Some problems with report designer and the SegmentPerHeight property.
  • Fix: Some problems with dialogs in web.
  • Fix: Some problems with export reports with barcodes to the PDF format.
  • Fix: A bug with the Text property of the ComboBoxControl and the LookUpBoxControl.
  • Fix: Some problems with the CanShrink and empty image components.
  • Fix: Some problems with error handling in image components.
  • Fix: Some problems with saving/loading pages in the report designer.
  • Fix: Some corrections in the text rendering in the WYSIWYG mode.
  • Fix: Some bugs with drawing pie charts.
  • Fix: Some bugs with the SubReports property of the StiReport.
  • Fix: A problem with the PromtUserNameAndPassword function.
  • Fix: A problem with the ProcessAtEnd property of Chart.
  • Fix: Some problems with expression in CustomFormat.
  • Fix: Some bugs with AutoSeries of Chart.
  • Fix: A bug with word wrap in the dot-matrix mode.
  • Fix: Problems with aliases in some expressions.
  • Fix: Some problems with functions in events.
  • Fix: A problem with the Print method and PrinterSettings.
  • Fix: A problem with the MaxNumberOfLines and the StiOptions.Engine.TextDrawingMeasurement.
  • Fix: A problem with the FooterBand in some situations.
  • Fix: A problem with loading reports from a stream which does not support Seek operations.
  • Fix: A problem with resources of the QueryDesigner.
  • Fix: Some problems with guid types in variables.
  • Fix: A problem with Tabs in the code editor.
  • Fix: A problem with the ComponentStyle and the BarCode component.
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Stimulsoft Reports.Net version 2008.1 is packed with the PDF417 2D bar-code, 4 types of charts. In addition to previously realized exports of reports, such as PDF, XPS, XML, HTML, Excel, RTF, TXT, CSV, EMF, BMP, etc, developers of Stimulsoft have added an opportunity to export to OpenDocument Writer and OpenDocument Calc formats. Starting with Stimulsoft Reports.Net 2008.1, the Query Builder, added in the version 2007.3, now works with DB2, MySql, Oracle, and VistaDB. For increasing productivity in report creation, some new properties were added.

Please, read more about some some significant changes in our report generator:

New in BarCodes
  • The new 2D BarCode is available - PDF417.

New in Charts
  • The new chart type - Gantt chart.
  • The new chart type - Scatter chart.
  • The new chart type - Scatter with Lines chart.
  • The new chart type - Scatter with Splines chart.

New in Exports of Reports
  • Now you can export reports to the OpenDocument Writer format.
  • Now you can export reports to the OpenDocument Calc format.
  • New options in export to the CSV format - 'Skip Column Headers'.
  • Now export to text supports the CheckBox component.
  • Now export to RTF supports text margins.
  • The new StiOptions.Export.Excel.ColumnsRightToLeft property.
  • The new StiOptions.Export.Excel2007.ColumnsRightToLeft property.
  • The new StiOptions.Export.Pdf.AllowImageTransparency property.
  • The new StiOptions.Export.Rtf.RemoveEmptySpaceAtBottom property.
  • The new StiOptions.Export.Word2007.RemoveEmptySpaceAtBottom property.
  • The export to HTML now supports transparent images (PNG image format) for Opera, Firefox or IE7+.
  • The export to HTML now uses names of styles from a report in CSS.
  • Now the export to CSV supports symbols of tabulations.
  • Speed of export of big reports is increased.

New in Report Dictionary
  • The Guid type is available in a dictionary.
  • Now Query Builder works with DB2, MySql, Oracle, and VistaDB.
  • The new PromptUserNameAndPassword property is added to the Database.

New in Web Reports
  • Now you can save report to the OpenDocument Writer format.
  • Now you can save report to the OpenDocument Calc format.
  • New render mode of the StiWebViewer - AjaxWithCache.

New in Report Designer
  • The new Show Aliases option for QuickInfo.

New in Report Engine
  • Now you can use new variables in CrossTab conditions: tag, hyperlink, tooltip.
  • Now you can localize report variables with help of the GlobalizedStrings property.
  • New CheckStyleTrue, CheckStyleFalse and Values properties are added to the CheckBox component (old reports work fine).
  • The new AspectRatio property is added to the Page.Watermark.
  • The new MinSize and MaxSize properties are added to all components.
  • The ToolTip property is added to all CrossFields.
  • The Tag property is added to all CrossFields.

Fixed Bugs
  • Fix: Some small bugs in WYSIWYG mode.
  • Fix: A bug with blue border in HTML export.
  • Fix: A bug with HorizontalLine, VerticalLine and Rectangle in the HTML export.
  • Fix: Bugs with styles in the HTML export.
  • Fix: Small bugs in the export to RTF.
  • Fix: Corrected behavior of the StiPage.ResizePage method.
  • Fix: ContentAlignment of StiWebViewer
  • Fix: Small bug with style names in the RTF export.
  • Fix: Problem with ImageUrl and compiled reports.
  • Fix: Bug with the export to PDF textbox with email address.
  • Fix: Bug with the export to Excel XML textbox with email address.
  • Fix: Some corrections in the export to HTML.
  • Fix: Problems with the StiOptions.Engine.DefaultPaperSize property.
  • Fix: A problem with symbol '\' in text in the RTF export.
  • Fix: A problem with speed of exporting of transparent images to PDF.
  • Fix: Some corrections in the StiWebViewer.
  • Fix: Small corrections in the export to CSV format.
  • Fix: Small corrections in the export to TXT format.
  • Fix: A bug with export to Word2007 in some cases.
  • Fix: A problem with the PutFeedPageCode in the export to Text.
  • Fix: A bug with aggregate functions in some expressions.
  • Fix: A bug with the ImageUrl property of Image and DoublePass modes of report rendering.
  • Fix: A bug with the PrintOn property and the PageNOfM variable.
  • Fix: A bug with the FooterBand, PrintOn property and the SegmentPerWidth property.
  • Fix: Problems with the Label Wizard.
  • Fix: Some fixes in the export to the RTF format.