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      2 comments  ·  WinForms  ·  Admin →

      Hi Chris,

      Can you please tell from which designer are you converting the reports? FlexReport does not have Overline property, but it is possible to apply Top Border on a field which can act as overline.

      Don WilliamsonAdminDon Williamson (Admin, GrapeCity) commented  · 

      Hi Chris,

      Thanks for explaining. We have noted your request.

      Thanks.

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        Don WilliamsonAdminDon Williamson (Admin, GrapeCity) commented  · 

        Thanks for the feedback about the web based designer. The ActiveReports Server Designer Add-on already has a web-based designer for business users.

        As part of future product releases, we are looking at web technologies to support a web based designer for ActiveReports RDL Reports and Page Reports as well. We will share more information about this in the next few months on our website and blogs. Be sure to watch for updates at http://activereports.grapecity.com

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          Don WilliamsonAdminDon Williamson (Admin, GrapeCity) commented  · 

          Thanks for this idea. It is an interesting concept and I would like to understand more about the business cases behind this feature request. If you can share more information, it will help us understand and ensure that any new functionality to address the requirement is designed correctly.

          Also, I would welcome other users to vote for this feature if you think this is something your application also needs. This will help us prioritize the feature in our backlog.

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            planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Reporting » Printing  ·  Admin →
            Don WilliamsonAdminDon Williamson (Admin, GrapeCity) commented  · 

            This is something that you can achieve by using the API to export reports and send them through email on your server. You can also use the ActiveReports Server to schedule these reports to be sent by email at pre-configured schedules.

            If you are looking for something different in this idea, can you please add additional use case descriptions so that we can address them and understand what features are needed to achieve the functionality?

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              1 comment  ·  Reporting » Viewers  ·  Admin →
              Don WilliamsonAdminDon Williamson (Admin, GrapeCity) commented  · 

              We are looking at this platform based on customer feedback at the moment as discussed in this idea here: http://feedback.componentone.com/forums/248042-reporting/suggestions/6206643-xaml

              I would welcome customers to add votes to this idea so that we can prioritize this on our roadmap accordingly.

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                Don WilliamsonAdminDon Williamson (Admin, GrapeCity) commented  · 

                Hi Silke,

                Thanks for sharing this idea. Could you please also share an example use-case where you would use PDFs with attachments?

                I would also invite other customers who want to see us add a feature like this into the product, to vote for this idea.

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                  1 comment  ·  Reporting » Viewers  ·  Admin →
                  Don WilliamsonAdminDon Williamson (Admin, GrapeCity) commented  · 

                  Hi Bob,

                  I would like to get to know your specific use-case in more detail. Can you please share some more details about it here?

                  The reason I ask is that with the viewers today, you can see the parameters and their values in the Parameters Panel (location and visibility depends on the viewer that you are using). You can also print those parameters as part of the report when viewing it on the screen.

                  If that is not working for your usecase, I would like to know your thoughts and more details about your requirements.

                  Thanks.

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                    Don WilliamsonAdminDon Williamson (Admin, GrapeCity) commented  · 

                    Thanks for your feedback. First of all, thanks for your continued usage of ActiveReports.

                    I would like to understand in more detail regarding your usage of the WinForm based EUD and the customization you have done to it. This will surely aid in feature discussions when considering a similar web based alternative for our customers.

                    In the meantime, I would like to invite other customers who are also using the EUD, and planning to move their products/solutions to a web based environment to share their thoughts and vote for this feature if it is of interest.

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                      Don WilliamsonAdminDon Williamson (Admin, GrapeCity) commented  · 

                      Hi Steve,

                      Thanks for your feedback and sharing your need for a XAML Report Viewer. We have not had many requests from our customers for a XAML Viewer yet. Though we have thought of the platform we have not yet identified a timeline for it.

                      I know that some customers are able to use the HTML5 Viewer in their XAML applications or use the PDF output from the reports to share the reports as part of their store applications.

                      I invite other customers who also need a XAML viewer for their applications to vote for this idea so we can prioritize the control in the roadmap accordingly.

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                        Don WilliamsonAdminDon Williamson (Admin, GrapeCity) commented  · 

                        Hi,

                        When you say, "expansion of words" could you please share what you mean in a bit more detail? Also, there have been many modifications and improvements to Arabic script support since ARN 3. If you can share a sample report with us, we may be able to see if this behavior has been corrected in the latest version (i.e. ActiveReports 8).

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                          Don WilliamsonAdminDon Williamson (Admin, GrapeCity) commented  · 

                          @Hala Makki, can you please share some more details about your idea to add the ability to debug reports? What aspects of the reports are you debugging? Is it the scripting attached or the expressions?

                          The additional information is important for us to provide the right implementation of the feature.

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                            Thanks for sharing the ideas for more video tutorials. We will review each of these ideas and plan to publish more content as it is available.

                            Please keep the ideas coming. Please also visit the video resources on the site for the latest set of video tutorials.

                            Don WilliamsonAdminDon Williamson (Admin, GrapeCity) commented  · 

                            @Hala Makki, thanks again for your input. We have plans for adding more information regarding the report types and making the explanation easier to understand for our customers new to the product. This feedback with your experience will be quite helpful to help improve the documentation.

                            Don WilliamsonAdminDon Williamson (Admin, GrapeCity) commented  · 

                            @Hala Makki, I know you have suggested video tutorials for these, and we will put them into our plan to publish them as they become available. However, I wanted to ensure this requirement to learn about the report types and data binding does not hold you up.

                            Have you looked at the samples that get installed with the installation of ActiveReports? These samples have sources for DataSource Binding examples as well as similar report outputs using all three types of reports (i.e. FPL, CPL, and Section Reports). They are typically installed in your documents folder under ComponentOne Samples\ActiveReports 8.

                            Don WilliamsonAdminDon Williamson (Admin, GrapeCity) commented  · 

                            Thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding video tutorials. There are some tutorials available in our video library here: http://our.componentone.com/videos/

                            We are continually add more videos to this library and are always looking for ideas for topics to cover. I would love to hear what areas you would like us to focus on for new videos.

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                              Don WilliamsonAdminDon Williamson (Admin, GrapeCity) commented  · 

                              @Hala Makki,

                              Have you considered opening more than one instance of the stand-alone Report Designer to open multiple reports? That should also allow you to have more than one report open at one time on your desktop.

                              Don WilliamsonAdminDon Williamson (Admin, GrapeCity) commented  · 

                              @Hala Makki, if you are using the Designer integrated with the Visual Studio IDE, you are able to achieve this today. You can open multiple reports and work with all of them as separate files.

                              Please share your thoughts if this will work for you. If not, I would be glad to hear from you regarding that scenario as well.

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                                Don WilliamsonAdminDon Williamson (Admin, GrapeCity) commented  · 

                                Thanks for sharing your idea. Can you please share which designer you are using? Are you using the Visual Studio IDE Report Designer or the stand-alone End User Report Designer?

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                                  Don WilliamsonAdminDon Williamson (Admin, GrapeCity) commented  · 

                                  @Jonathan, thanks for adding your vote and thoughts to this conversation. Can I ask you to share some more details of the use case that you have. Maybe with a business example to share how you are using the Report Type example you have mentioned?

                                  There may be different ways to achieve the same outcome in ActiveReports and I would like to understand the outcome we want to achieve in this case.

                                  Don WilliamsonAdminDon Williamson (Admin, GrapeCity) commented  · 

                                  @paolo, thanks for sharing the feedback. To help us understand and address your suggestion in the product, can you please elaborate your thoughts in more detail?

                                  When you say "speed", can you please mention what steps you find need to be improved for speed? For example, is it the execution, printing or exporting in a certain format that you would like us to address?

                                  Similarly for the multiple detail sections, I would like to understand the use case in more detail, so if you could share an report example where you would need this feature that would be great.

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