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  1. RTF support in RDL/Page reports

    SectionReports allows to display RTF text. I think it would be great if RDL/Page reports have this ability as well. HTML is good unless you need to insert huge amount of formatted text into the report.

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    • Report Storage/Naming

      There needs to be a way to separate reports out into actual folder like structures not just tagging/adding them to categories. In a multi-tenancy environment if you have 2 or more users creating reports and they cannot see what reports exist, you have a user, (say user A), create a report and gives it a name say Annual YTD Balances. Now you have user B, who can't see what user a created, but also tries to give the report the same exact name, you get an error. This is a major issue if you have users with roles that can't…

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        0 comments  ·  Server Core  ·  Admin →
      • Add more documentation and/or videos on how to create a drill-down from a Pie Chart.

        I'm trying to do a Pie Chart showing how the different areas of the company are using a license. The data is dynamically pulled from SQL/C# MVC. I need for the users to be able to click in the specific department and give them more information.
        For example, in the pie chart may show an area is using 70% of the licenses. If the user clicks on that area of the pie chart, then a pop-up box will show the names of the people using the licenses, or some type of summary.
        There are many examples online on how to…

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        • HTML End User Designer for AR 9

          It would be usefull to have the HTML End User Designer from Report Server also in AR9, because we use ASP.NET MVC and some other companies (DevExpress) have such an HTML Designer also in there "normal" Reporting not only for Server Reports...

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          • Make SVG the default charting image format

            Html5 Export could improve a lot, you could reuse Wijmo, but leave to us to choose D3.js as well.

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            • Groupbox in ActiveReports 9

              Hi, I would like to suggest a Groupbox Control like the Windows Forms Groupbox.
              I would like to have a property visible for me to show a group of controls for certain records e another records other group of controls.

              Thank you very much.

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                Which type of ActiveReports (Section Reports, RDL Reports or Page Reports) are you looking at for this functionality. There is a Container control with similar behavior that you may want to have a look at. Let us know in case there are functionality that you need which is not met by the Container report item.

              • Automatic positioning of fields (labels or controls) based on the visibility of another field

                Hi,

                Sorry if this feature already there.. Otherwise I really believe its a must have feature.

                There are situations some labels or fields on some section of the report needs to hidden. But the problem is in those situation those spaces the hidden control occupied is retaining there. So there will be spaces above those visible fields.

                So my request is when ever a hidden field is there we can set a property on that field itself for pushing the bottom fields into its position. That can give a nice formatting for the report

                Hope you can integrate that feature…

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                • Make it possible for you to write your own export function

                  Make the data inside the report available after the report is generated. So we can iterate over the pages, sections and finally the fields in the details section. That way you can extract all the data inside the report and write it out to a file exactly the way you want it. The ultimate solution for exporting data from a report.

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                  • Sending Reports via email

                    There is a requirement for us to send the report as an attachment via email. Example: Can have a "EMail" button on the toolbar and on clicking, it should send the report as a PDF attachment. We should be able to dynamically select the "email-id" based on the user login credentials.

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                      planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Printing  ·  Admin →
                    • At desig time. Select the sections that should be included in the export.

                      You need a property on the sections and the controls on the report that tells if it should be included in the export or not.
                      Today, when you export a report to excel the report is bloated with formatting. The end user must use a lot of time trying to clean up excel sheet before it can be used. Removing page footers and headers and unwanted columns as a result of the messed up formatting.

                      Running the report twice using hiding is not a good solution.

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                      • Windows 8 or Univeral XAML viewer

                        We are converting some LOB applications to XAML/Window 8 and it would be nice to have a XAML/Windows 8 viewer for ActiveReports. Any plans on enabling this platform?

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                          1 comment  ·  Viewers  ·  Admin →
                        • Add ability to create attachments ( shown as paper clips ) in PDF exports

                          When using PdfRenderingExtension and the Settings class it should be possible to add FileStream, which will be included in the PDF document as attachement and will be shown as paper clip, when viewing the PDF in Acrobar Reader.

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                          • End user designer

                            We are using AR for about 15 years.
                            we developed a very sophsticated End User Report mechanism.
                            using the AR WinForms designer. Niw we are migrating our Enterprize application to the Cloud, but the web server end user designer proved to be very limited compre to the obe we are using, and also depending on Flash. I think this is one of the most strong features of AR' and fully functional end user web designer with sections and events similar to the WinForms end user designer will be a great advantage

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                            • Have Report Viewers Show Criteria

                              Give the ability to have the reports viewer show the criteria used in running the report. Many times there are hard-coded criteria that the user cannot see. For example, we have a report that has no user-selectable criteria - just a Refresh button to execute the report. It shows results based on certain date fields being blank but the user has no way of knowing (unless written into the report itself) what those criteria are. Other reports allow the user to select a date range and they are displayed as Begin Date and End Date, but the results show three…

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                              • ActiveReports running on Amazon/Google infrastructures

                                Amazon has .NET SDKs to their services which could be used to build ActiveReports SaaS reporting solution using Amazon computing resources. The same is feasible with Google Cloud, but AFAIK now SDKs are available only for Java (so maybe this requires .net interop to run AR engine). What do you think about such use cases for ActiveReports?

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                                  0 comments  ·  Server Core  ·  Admin →
                                • XAML

                                  Are there any plans to create a Windows 8 (XAML) viewer for Activereports. We are converting some of our Silverlight LOB apps to Store Apps and a XAML viewer would be helpful.

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                                  • Problem with Streching of words in persian language

                                    In Multiline TextBox of ActiveReports Version 5.2.1236.2:

                                    I have a problem with expansion of words in Persian language when WordWrap property of textbox is set to true. How Can I disable stretching of words in reports? Or at least can I have multiline textbox when WordWrap property is set to false?

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                                    • Add print and export buttons to the HtmlViewer

                                      I had to add these buttons myself! and apparently when I want to print what's in the viewer, I have to render the content to html before !

                                      Why is it that when it comes to a winForm application, users will be needing to print and export their reports, but when it comes to web applications it's not that much of a need?
                                      We don't just need to display reports just to display them, okay sometimes maybe we do, but in most cases it's either about the printing or about the exporting.
                                      I know I can use the FlashViewer instead…

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