Our product Stimulsoft Reports.Net is becoming more and more poweful. In our new release we add new properties, realize new functionality, and, on the whole, make some steps in the product development to simplify work of our customers and, simultaneously, increase capabilty of a report generator.

Please, read about some significant changes realized in this version:

New in Report Designer
  • New tab page in the report designer is available - Html Preview.
  • New report Master-Detail wizard.
  • New option Direction is added to the Label Wizard.
  • Now in Conditions of each component you can specify more than one criteria for each conditions.
  • New context menu item is added to the StiReport component designer - 'Save Report to File' and 'Load Report from File'.
  • New option is added to the report designer - Auto Save report to C# of Vb.Net file.
  • New command to duplicate a style in the styles editor is available.
  • Now in report tree you can remove components with the delete key.
  • Now in report tree you can multi select components with control or shift keys.
  • New menu item 'Properties' in context menu of the Report Dictionary.

New Components
  • New Hierarchical Band component. This band can be used to output hierarchical data.
  • New Overlay Band component. This band can be used to output watermarks.
  • New Text in Cells component.
  • New ListView dialog control.
  • New TreeView dialog control.

New localizations
  • Localization to Chinese Simplified is added.
  • Localization to Chinese Traditional is added.
  • Localization to Slovak is added.
  • Localization to Belarusian is added.

Changes in Exports of Reports
  • Support of Right to Left of exports to Rtf, Excel, Html is added.
  • Now rotated text exported to html as image.
  • Now all exports support Gradient, Glare and Hatch brushes.
  • Now export to TIFF files support multi-pages files.
  • Now export to Pdf supports transparency.
  • New property added to the Pdf export - Use Unicode.
  • Now export to Pdf supports Watermark.
  • Now export to Pdf supports text margins.
  • New Export Page Breaks option is added to the Excel export.
  • New Use One Page Header and Footer option is added to the Excel export.
  • New Export Each Page to Sheet option is added to the Excel export.
  • New Export Data Only option is added to the Excel export.
  • New ExcelSheet option in added to a page. Now you can specify excel sheet for each report page.
  • Now ExcelValue property expression supports percentage values.
  • Now ExcelValue property expression supports currency values.
  • Now ExcelValue property works together with the HideZeros property.

Changes in Charts
  • Wizard for creating Charts is added.
  • New ShowEdgeValues property is added to the XAxis.
  • New ShowLabels property is added to each series type.
  • New ShowOnZeroValues property is added to series labels.
  • New BottomToTop direction is added to the Chart.Legend.Direction property.
  • New MarkerVisible property is added to the Chart.SeriesLabels.
  • New MarkerSize property is added to the Chart.SeriesLabels.
  • New MarkerAlignment property is added to the Chart.SeriesLabels.
  • New Step property is added to the Chart.Area.XAxis.Ticks.
  • New Step property is added to the Chart.Area.YAxis.Ticks.
  • New Format property is added to each series in Charts.
  • New MinorCount property is added to the Chart.Area.GridLinesHor.
  • New MinorCount property is added to the Chart.Area.GridLinesVert.
  • New PointAtCenter property is added to the SteppedLine and SteppedArea series.

Changes in Cross-Tabs
  • New PrintIfEmpty property is added to the Cross-Tab component.
  • New Wrap property is added to the CrossTab.
  • New WrapGap property is added to the CrossTab component.
  • New ability - direction of summary fields is added to Cross-Tab component.
  • New ComponentStyle property is added to all the type of cells of Cross-Tab component.

Changes in Web Reports
  • New ReportExport event is added to the StiWebViewer.
  • New ExcelPageBreaks property is added to the StiWebViewer.
  • New CsvCharSet property is added to the StiWebViewer.
  • New CsvSeparator property is added to the StiWebViewer.
  • New ToolbarAlignment property is added to the StiWebViewer.
  • New RenderMode property is added to the StiWebViewer.
  • New ContentAlignment property to the StiWebViewer.

New in Data Processing
  • Now you can use dBase files as data sources.
  • Now you can use the VistaDb data adapter.
  • New ability to format values with formatting string from variables and data sources.

New in Report Engine
  • New set of functions for calculation of totals in events, scripts and expressions. Following lines shows how functions can be called: Totals.Sum(YourDataSource, expression), Totals.Sum(YourDataBand, expression). Functions can be passed as the DataBand and GroupHeaderBand argument.
  • Two new aggregate functions - MinDate and MaxDate is available.
  • New NumberOfCopies property is added to the page.
  • New CanBreak property is added to the FooterBand.
  • New PrintAtBottom property is added to the ReportSummaryBand.
  • CanGrow and CanShrink properties are available for the Container with bands.
  • New mode of showing the report dialogs is available. Now dialogs can be shown in the Window of Preview. This mode is enabled when setting the form of the StartMode property in StiFormStartMode.OnPreview.
  • New Double style of border is available.

New in Dot-Matrix mode
  • The PreviewMode property of a report now can have the DotMatrix value
  • Now you can predefine encoding for the Dot-Matrix mode in the StiOptions.Preview.DotMatrixWindow.DefaultEncodings static property.
  • New Open button is available in the dot-matrix preview mode.
Our product Stimulsoft Reports.Net is becoming more and more poweful. In our new release we add new properties, realize new functionality, and, on the whole, make some steps in the product development to simplify work of our customers and, simultaneously, increase capabilty of a report generator.

Please, read about some significant changes realized in this version:

New Components
  • New HorizontalLinePrimitive component.
  • New VerticalLinePrimitive component. This component can work in traversal mode.
  • New RectanglePrimitive component. This component can work in traversal mode.

Changes in Exports of Reports
  • Export to dbf (dBase/FoxPro) is added.
  • Export to mht (WebArchive) is added.
  • Now excel export supports images.
  • Now you can create encrypted pdf files with passwords.
  • Now underline fonts successfully exports to pdf.
  • New rtf export mode - Table.
  • Special option of export to rtf - Page Headers and Footers.
  • All segmented pages will be divided when exporting.
  • Export to xml is fully redesigned.
  • Now rtf text exports to pdf as a text. This feature radically decrease size of result files.
  • New ExportAsImage property is added to the StiText.

Changes in Charts
  • New types of charts - SteppedLine and SteppedLineArea.
  • Conditions for each series (Conditions property).
  • Sorting of values and arguments with property (SortDirection and SortBy properties).
  • Filtering of values and arguments (Filters property).
  • Now you can create series automatically.
  • New Width for columns and bars property.
  • New UseSeriesColor property.
  • The Range property for each axis.
  • The Step property for each axis.
  • Special StiOptions.Print.ChartAsBitmap property.
  • Special StiOptions.Engine.RenderChartAsImage property.
  • The ProcessAtEnd property for processing charts at end of report rendering.
  • New StiSeriesLabels.ShowValue property.
  • New StiSeriesLabels.LegendValueType property.
  • New StiProcessChartEvent event in chart.

Changes in Web Reports
  • New PrintDestination at WebViewer property. This property allows you to select type of printing in web. You can print to pdf file, to popup window or directly to printer.
  • New StiWebViewer.HtmlCharSet property. This property allows you to select the CharSet for resulting files.
  • New ScrollBarsMode in StiWebViewer property.
  • New ShowPageBorders in StiWebViewer property.
  • IsImageRequest is obsolete.

New Abilities in Report Preview
  • Now you can preview and print reports in dot-matrix mode.
  • With new Report.PreviewSettings property you can adjust behavior of Preview Window.
  • With new Report.PrinterSettings property you can adjust printer settings.

New in Report Designer
  • Intellisense to text expression editor.
  • Subscript and superscript to rtf editor.
  • New Label Wizard. This wizard helps you create report with labels.
  • Fully redesigned UI of filters of databands.
  • Fully redesigned UI of sortings of databands.
  • Fully redesigned UI System Text Editor.
  • Updated standard report wizard.
  • Now you can sort items in dictionary.
  • Fully redesigned UI of sorting.
  • New image editor.
  • New StiOptions.Designer.RunWizardAfterLoad property.

New in Data Processing
  • Report engine now supports IDictionary.
  • Report engine now supports ICustomTypeDescriptor.
  • New unique ability - you can create new datasource based on another datasource.
  • New database adapter - MySql data adapter.

New in Report Engine
  • New system variables: LineRoman, LineABC.
  • Conditions - new property for each component. This property helps you adjust quality of components when report rendering.
  • New GlobalizedStrings property - this property allows you to fully localize report with special editor for different languages.
  • New AutoScale property in BarCodes.
  • The StiGroupHeaderBand.SortDirection property. This property adjust sorting of data in groups.
  • New ResetPageNumber property. With this property you can reset page number when report rendering.
  • The StartNewPage property is added to the HeaderBand and to the FooterBand.
  • The CanBreak property is added to the HeaderBand and GroupHeaderBand.
  • New StiBarCode.ShowLabelText property.
  • New StiReport.SubReports property for printing report which contains other reports.
  • The Tag property for the StiReport.
  • The StiConfig.Engine.UseGdi32ForTextRendering property.
  • Progress bar is added for exporting, saving, loading and rendering operations.
  • The StiComponent.PrintOn property.
  • Now you can place a cross-tab on a databand.
  • The StiPage.PageHeadersFootersFromPrevPage property.
  • The StiPage.Watermark.Enabled property.
  • Watermark's image is added
  • Now variable can contain an image.
  • New expression is added to Image - ImageData.
  • New property is added to the StiRichText.FullConvertExpression.
  • New Function for variable property.
  • New Exporting, Exported, Printing, Printed events to a report.
  • New ShrinkFontToFit property to the Text component.
  • New ShrinkFontToFitMinimumSize property to the Text component.
  • New StiReport.ReportCacheMode property.
  • Now you can place Crossband anywhere.
  • Line for groups is supported.
  • Improved work of the ProcessingDuplicates property.
  • WYSIWYG property is replaced by new TextQuality property. All old reports will be converted automatically.
Our product Stimulsoft Reports.Net is becoming more and more poweful. In our new release we add new properties, realize new functionality, and, on the whole, make some steps in the product development to simplify work of our customers and, simultaneously, increase capabilty of a report generator.

Please, read about some significant changes realized in this version:

New Components
  • The Chart component is added. This component allows you to output various diagrams. Now the following types of diagrams are supported: Clustered Column, ClusteredBar, Area, Pie, Doughnut, Line, Spline, Spline Area, Stacked Bar, Stacked Column, Stacked Area, Stacked Line, Stacked Spline, Stacked Spline Area, Full-Stacked Column, Full-Stacked Bar, Full-Stacked Area, Full-Stacked Line, Full-Stacked Spline, Full-Stacked Spline Area. In next version we are planning to add new types of charts.
  • The LookUpBox control is added. This control allows you to choose a value from the list and substitute it for key. This control can be used in Forms in report.
  • The special component for asp.net 2 is added. This component allows you to create the report for Asp.Net 2 in IDE. Also support of all new data sources in Asp.Net 2 is added.

New Abilities in Report Preview
  • Additional ability of export to Excel is added. Excel is not required. It works starting with Office 97.
  • Single page and Continuous modes for showing pages in the Window of Preview are added.
  • Full-screen mode for showing report is added.
  • New function - Send report by email. This function allows an end-user to export report and send it by email.
  • Right-to-Left mode to Preview Window.
  • MultiPages button is updated.
  • Zoom control is updated.

New in Report Designer
  • Styles for all components are added. See new property - ComponentStyle.
  • Two styles for DataBand - OddStyle and EvenStyle are added.
  • Functionality of Style toolbar is changed.
  • The GlareBrush type is added for filling components.
  • The RichText supports justify.

New in data processing
  • New ability to set parameters in queries is added.
  • For Ole Db you may set the connection string using the ConnectionWizard.

New Localizations
  • Localization is fully translated in Romanian.
  • Localization is fully translated in Farsi.

New Formats of Saving Reports
  • The mrz format is added for saving reports. When saving a report it is being packed in zip format. This allows you to decrease the file size in 8-10 times. It works in .Net 2 only.
  • The mdz format is added for saving reports. This allows you to decrease the file size in 8-10 times. When saving a report it is being packed in zip format. It works in .Net 2 only.

New Properties
  • The new CanBreak property is added to DataBand,Text and RichText. If, on a page, there is not enough space for the component that supports this property then it will be separated into several parts.
  • The Report.RemoveUnusedDataBeforeStart property is added. If this property is true then, when connecting to data, all unused data sources are ignored. This allows you do get only needed data.
  • The Watermark property is added to the page. This property allows you to control of watermark output.
  • New properties in StiText.TextOptions. When you output strings you may control of tabulation.
  • New property in StiText.ExcelValue. In this property you may specify value that will be used in data export to Excel.
  • The Brush property is added to the page, bands and the container. Now you can set the brush of drawing the background of these components.
  • The Border property is added to the band and the container. Now you may set borders of these components.
  • The StartNewPageIfLessThan property allows you to control of formation of a new page. This property is added to the DataBand and GroupHeaderBand bands.
  • The MergeDuplicates property is changed for the ProcessingDuplicates property. The ProcessingDuplicates property may contain three options: None - do not merge duplicates, Merge - merge duplicates, Hide - hide duplicates. All old reports will automatically be converted.
  • Property Shift renamed to ShiftMode. Functionality is widen. All old reports will automatically be converted.
  • The Margins property for Text component is added. This property allows you to set margin between the border and the content of the component.
  • The SaveMode property is added to the WebViewer webcontrol. It determines that either the whole document or what is seen in the Browser will be saved when pressing the Save button.

Changes in Report Engine
  • The problem of using the '{' symbol in strings is fixed.
  • The problem of using the ManualBookmark in some cases is fixed.
  • The problem of loading of a report, which contains the DateTimePicker with some regional settings.
  • The problem of getting the list of column when using the stored procedure.
  • The behavior of AutoWidth property is updated.
  • Incorrect work of color selection in Net.2 properties.
  • In some cases the PrintIfEmpty property for the FooterBand band was ignored and the footer had always been output.

Changes in Exports of Reports
  • Hebrew support in the Pdf export.
  • European languages support in the Rtf export.
  • TextBox: Border color is now exported in the Rtf export.
  • Transparent Color is supported in the Rtf export.
  • Shapes: a part of primitives can be exported as primitives in Rtf export.
  • The functionality of the Export method of the StiReport class is extended.
  • The 90 and 270 degrees of the text rotation are supported in html export (for IE only).
  • The support of conversion a text into numerals when exporting to Excel. For using this feature you should set the StiOptions.Export.ExcelXml.ConvertNumbers property and set the text format as Numerals or as Currency.
  • Support of Arabic numerals in Pdf, Rtf, Html exports is added.
  • The StiReport.ExportDocument method is updated. Now export of rendered report from the code is much simpler.
  • Export to Html and Excel Xml is improved. Now intersections of components are allowed.
  • All assemblies with exports are joined with the Stimulsoft.Report.dll assembly.
  • The HtmlExportMode property in the WebViewer is added.

Attention!
  • If you use expressions in variable, you need set the static StiOptions.Dictionary.ExpressionInVariable property in true.
  • Default value for the CanGrow property of bands is changed from false to true.
  • Change in your code the StiCsvExportService.ExportToCsv method to the StiCsvExportService.ExportCsv method.
  • Change in your code the StiExcelXmlExportService.ExportToExcel method to the StiExcelXmlExportService.ExportExcel method.
  • Editor.dll renamed to Stimulsoft.Editor.dll. Please, update your references.
  • All dll's Stimulsoft.Export.* removed. Remove references to this dll's.
Our product Stimulsoft Reports.Net is becoming more and more poweful. In our new release we add new properties, realize new functionality, and, on the whole, make some steps in the product development to simplify work of our customers and, simultaneously, increase capabilty of a report generator.

Please, read about some significant changes realized in this version:

  • Add: The StiReport component is reprocessed for full operational capability in Visual Studio.Net. Methods for attaching data to the report, report designer call, report wizard and rendered report viewing without VisualStudio.Net quitting is added.
  • Add: New Developer FAQ.
  • Add: Live Demos, which demonstrate ability of the report generator, are added.
  • Add: The ZipCode component is added.
  • Add: Translation the interface into Czech, Lithuanian is added.
  • Add: The following BarCodes such as Code93, Code93Extended, Postnet, Plessey, Msi are added.
  • Add: The HorAlignment property for the BarCode component is added. This property controls of the BarCode alignment by the width.
  • Add: The VerAlignment property for the BarCode component is added. This property controls of the BarCode alignment by the height.
  • Add: The Angle property for the BarCode component is added. This property controls of the BarCode rotation.
  • Add: The new StiPage.Border property is added. This property allows to specify the page border.
  • Add: The new StiPage.LargeHeightFactor property is added. This property indicates how many times does the page size should be increased while using the LargeHeight property.
  • Add: The special application for fast installation/deinstallation of assemblies of the report generator in GAC, and for fast call of NGEN for assemblies of the report generator is added.
  • Add: The ability the WebViewer localization is added. In the StiWebViewer.LocalizationFile property you may specify the path to the file of localization.
  • Add: The new property StiWebViewer.UseCache is added. If this property is false then the report cannot be saved in cash for subsequent extraction.
  • Add: The new StiWebViewer.ButtonImagesPath property is added. This property allows you to indicate for the report generator the path to the icons of the toolbar. If this property is empty then images will be transmitted dynamically while displaying a page.
  • Add: The new StiReport.Dictionary.Restrictions property is added. This property allows to you set restrictions on operations with elements of the dictionary. For example, to restrict the column editing add the following code: Restrictions.Add("Customers.CustomerID", StiDataType.DataColumn, StiRestrictionTypes.DenyEdit).
  • Add: The new StiEnumerableToDataSet.PropertiesProcessingType property is added. The new property allows to control of visibility of properties of business objects which are marked as Browsable(false) attribute.
  • Add: Verification of the Browsable attribute for business objects is added. Properties which are marked as Browsable(false) cannot be used in the report.
  • Add: The ability to load report assembly from stream is added. For this purpose use the StiReport.GetReportFromAssembly.
  • Add: The new StiOptions class is added. In this class, for convenience, a lot of parameters for the report generator are assembled.
  • Add: The text rotation (0, 90, 270 degrees - MS-Word restriction) in the rtf export is added.
  • Add: The Unicode in the rtf export is added.
  • Add: The Arabic language support is added to the pdf export.
  • Add: The ability to convert standard digits into Hindi digits. The StiOptions.Export.Pdf.ConvertDigitsToArabic property is used for this purpose.
  • In addition you can specify which of two variants of digits (standard and eastern) must be used while converting. The StiOptions.Export.Pdf.ArabicDigitsType property is used for this purpose.
  • Add: The new StiPreviewCotrol.PrintingDocument statistic event. This event allows you to control of printing from the window of preview.
  • Upd: The Date system function is substituted for Today. The Date function also exists.
  • Upd: The blocking of the assembly file after report compilation is removed. Now this file can be deleted or overwritten without application rerunning right after the compilation.
  • Upd: The StiWebViewer is reprocessed. The button for printing a report (export to pdf) and the button for saving a report are added.
  • Upd: The BarCodeType property of the BarCode component is completely reprocessed. All errors are checked.
  • Upd: There is no longer restriction on using both grouping and columns on the band in the AcrossThenDown mode together. The report which shows how to use grouping with columns (SimpleGroup with Columns) is added.
  • Upd: When setting PrinterSettings PaperSource, Duplex, and Collate are additionally considered.
  • Upd: Correction of the function of the automatic change of a size.
  • Upd: The WinControl component output is improved.
  • Fix: Export of images to rtf - size, background filling etc is fixed.
  • Fix: Problem with the PropertyGrid localization is fixed.
  • Fix: In some reports the HeaderBand was ignored. Now this problem is fixed.
  • Fix: The problem of compound reports compilation is fixed.
  • Fix: Incorrect building of Clone components is fixed.
  • Fix: Auto synchronization and calculated columns are corrected.
  • Fix: The error in StiReportResponse.ResponseAsPdf method is checked.
  • Fix: The error in Open Page command in the Report Designer is checked.
  • Fix: Some bugs in UserSource.
  • Fix: Small bugs.
Our product Stimulsoft Reports.Net is becoming more and more poweful. In our new release we add new properties, realize new functionality, and, on the whole, make some steps in the product development to simplify work of our customers and, simultaneously, increase capabilty of a report generator.

Please, read about some significant changes realized in this version:

  • Add: Special pack for each version of .Net Framework: .Net Framework 1.0, .Net Framework 1.1 and .Net Framework 2.0.
  • Add: The new StiCrossTab component. This component allows you to create compound cross reports quickly. In the Demo application a lot of samples of how to use this component are represented.
  • Add: The new StiEmptyBand band. When printing, this band fills the empty space on a page. EmptyBand fits you for rendering reports - typographical forms as an example. In Demo you will find the category of reports created with use of Reports with EmptyBands. Reports of this category show the new EmptyBand band usage. And also show the PrintAtBottom category usage.
  • Add: Export to Csv of a rendered report is added.
  • Add: New property PrintAtBottom. This property allows you to print data footers or footers of grouping on the bottom of a page. The property is added to GroupFooter and Footer bands.
  • Add: New property StiText.AutoWidth. This property is created for correct processing of text component size changing.
  • Add: New property StiShape.Style. This property is used for identification of Shape components border style.
  • Add: New property PrintOnEvenOddPages. The StiHeaderBand, StiFooterBand, StiPageHeaderBand and StiPageFooterBand are added. The property controls of bands printing on even and odd pages.
  • Add: New property StiText.RenderTo. In this property the Text component is specified. In the Text component the text that was not put in the current Text component will be output. Documentation is updated.
  • Add: New property StiPage.PrintOnPreviousPage. The value of this property specifies that the page will be rendered starting with the free space of the previous page.
  • Add: New property PrintIfEmpty. StiReportTitleBand and StiSummaryBand properties are available. The value of this property specifies whether bands will be output even if there are no data on a page.
  • Add: The new Page Size function in the window of preview. This function allows you to change parameters of a page directly in the window of preview.
  • Add: Translation the interface into German, Spanish, Spanish (Latin America) is added.
  • Add: The new StiReport.CacheAllData property is added. If to set this property in true then all data, before rendering, will be loaded in one DataSet. This allows you to create relations between data of different sources.
  • Add: The new StiReport.ConvertNulls property is added. The property indicates whether it is necessary to convert null and DBNull values in values by default.
  • Add: The system queries are updated. The new ReconnectOnEachRow property is added into all sql data sources. If to set the value of this property in true then, before rendering of each new group in Master-Detail reports, data source will be renewed.
  • Add: In the window of new connection with the data base a new ability to verify connection is added.
  • Add: In Rtf export some parameters of compatibility for more correct text output are included.
  • Upd: After export to Rtf the document is opened in the page layout mode by default.
  • Add: The following report samples: Multi-Column Group, Master-Detail with Null Height.
  • Upd: Work with the data dictionary is updated. The Dictionary bookmark is removed. All functions now can be found in the Dictionary docking window.
  • Upd: Improved the speed of report rendering.
  • Upd: The formation of names relations is changed.
  • Upd: When importing the scheme, adding the scheme, adding the dictionary and synchronization names of data and relations are checked on duplicates. If duplicates of names are identified then names correction occurs.
  • Upd: Added support a text angle in exporting to PDF.
  • Upd: Tree of bookmarks support is added in PDF.
  • Upd: Hyperlinks support is added in PDF.
  • Upd: Drag&Drop full support in the text and expressions editor is added.
  • Upd: Redesign the window of editing the highlight condition.
  • Upd: The system of work with data is updated. Now filters and sorting can be applied to the data source of any type.
  • Upd: Improved export to txt.
  • Upd: Simplified the interface of all exports.
  • Upd: Work with images, primitives and RTF objects in all exports is updated.
  • Fix: The PrintIfEmpty property .
  • Fix: The error of closing the report designer while opening another report.
  • Fix: Incorrect sorting in columns with names with blanks is fixed.
  • Fix: Incorrect saving of DESC sorting is fixed.
  • Fix: The error when quitting the repot designer in .Net 2 is fixed.
  • Fix: Incorrect work of the DockStyle toolbar is fixed.
  • Fix: There was incorrect exporting of a page with landscape orientation in the Rtf.
  • Fix: In Rtf export the calculation of the frame size in the Frames mode is fixed.
  • Fix: Improved the export to Rtf.
  • Fix: Incorrect view of data sources from XML Database is fixed.
  • Fix: Incorrect report loading with custom border color is fixed.
  • Fix: Incorrect StiCounterText component output.
  • Fix: Error of compilation when using the VB.Net as a script language jointly with the RichText or multiline text objects.
  • Fix: Error of the MasterComponent property setting of the PropertyGrid is fixed.
  • Fix: Incorrect rendering of the tree of bookmarks in the window of preview.
  • Fix: Small bugs.