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How to use SVGObject in FastReport .Net 2018.2

May 20, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Format SVG (Scalable Vector Graphic) was developed in the late 90's to display vector graphics in Web sites. The basic idea behind it is the use of XML for describing the image. This made SVG very popular in the web graphics. Using css or java script, it's easy to change the XML description of an im...

The indicator of the presence of events in the object in the report designer FastReport.Net

May 20, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

In FastReport 2018.2.3, new settings for the report designer appeared - objects appearance. Settings can be opened in the File menu - Settings. The new section contains only two settings for now: • Show indicator on bands with events; • Show indicator on objects with events. Both setti...

How to remove unnecessary objects from the preview window toolbar

May 19, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Sometimes you may need to limit the functionality of the report, for example, remove unnecessary export formats from the list in the preview mode. This can be done in your application code. Let’s write a function to delete a report object: 1 2 3 4 5 private void Remo...

Convert RichObject to text when exporting

May 18, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Until recently, the export of the RichObject was done as an image. Of course, many people did not like it. In FastReport.Net version 2018.2.3 a new property of the RichObject - ConvertRichText object appeared. This property allows you to enable the export mode of the object in text form, instead of ...

Support for editable fields in WebReport

May 18, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

In the article "Interactive forms in the PDF export of Fast Report .Net 2018" I have already considered editable fields. The bottom line is that the Text and Checkbox objects can be edited in the report preview mode if you include the Editable property. Until recently, this function was supported on...

Features of displaying images with transparency in Adobe Acrobat

April 4, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Images with transparency are often called images with an alpha channel. What does this mean? The alpha channel contains information about partial or full transparency of the image. It is mainly used in computer animation. RGB images can have up to 24 alpha channels. Each of them contains information...

How to make label type report in FastReport VCL

March 6, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Printing labels is one sphere of application of report generators. In this article, we will look at some aspects of creating a report with labels. In label reports, data headers are usually placed in a column, rather than in a row, as usual. What does it mean? I will show you by an example. Here i...

How to make a label type report in FastReport.Net

March 6, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

In this article, I want to review the label master in FastReport.Net: Labels can be bar codes, business cards, addresses, transport waybills, etc. They can be printed on self-adhesive or plain paper. You can use the built-in FastReport templates of labels or create your own. The label template i...

How to save a report to cloud services using FR VCL 6

January 18, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

We usually download and save reports on a local drive when working with a desktop application. An alternative to this is the client server application. The reports will be stored on a remote server. But, what if there is no way to deploy a remote server, and you want to store reports on a shared res...

Updated export engine in FastReport VCL 6

January 18, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Fast Report 6 pleased us with an updated export engine. This affected the export of compound objects, such as charts, maps, RichText. Earlier these objects were exported as a picture, but now a vector representation of objects and text is used. This means the scaling of objects does not affect the q...

How to use Online Designer in ASP .Net Core

January 17, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

One of the novelties by FastReport .Net 2018 was the adaptation of OnlineDesigner to the .Net Core framework. In general, the online designer has not changed. Today we will consider some of the features of its use in the ASP.Net Core project. As you remember, you first need to build OnlineDesigner...

How to use WebReport with ASP .Net Core

January 17, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Recently FastReport introduced a new library under the .Net - FastReport Core platform. This is a special version of FastReport.Net for working with ASP .Net Core. The first version of the library did not implement the WebReport object and OnlineDesigner. We had to export a report to HTML, and then ...

Interactive forms in PDF export Fast Report .Net 2018

January 17, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

It's no secret that the PDF standard allows you to create fillable forms. That is, the finished document can be edited directly from the viewer. Most often this is used for questionnaires and various forms. The user fills in the fields and sends the document by email or prints it. In the new versio...

How to print a report in ZPL format

January 16, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

The new version of FastReport .Net 2018.1 has a new export to the ZPL (Zebra Programming Language) format. This format is designed to be used in conjunction with special label printers. More information about ZPL can be found in the article "Page description language – ZPL". When developing r...

How to use interactive maps in FastReport VCL 6

January 16, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Interactive maps have become very popular with the appearance of Google Maps. They allow you to navigate the map, zoom in and out, and many other functions. With the release of FastReport VCL 6, such maps can be embedded in reports. To do this, you must obtain a map in one of the two available forma...

How to edit a report in the preview mode in Fast Report VCL 6

January 15, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Some objects in FR VCL 6 can be edited in the report viewer, that is, in the .fp3 format. After changing the objects, you can save the modified report in a preview format or export it to any other format. When can this be useful? For example, you do not have a report template, but there is only a pr...

How to generate a chart for groups in FastReport VCL 6

January 11, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

In the article "How to display the totals in a group header in FastReport VCL 6" we examined how to use the Processing property for the "Text" object. However, this property is also typical for the other objects: Chart, Gauge and Barcode. Today, we'll look at applying the Processing property in the ...

How to use Guides in FastReport VCL 6

January 10, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

Each report designer encounters a situation where it is necessary to arrange controls at the same level, or to stretch a group of elements at once. It is necessary to adjust each member to each other. It takes time, and sometimes nerves. In previous FR VCL versions we were offered a grid that facili...

How to display totals in a group header in FastReport VCL 6

January 10, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

One of the new features appeared in FastReport VCL 6 is the ability to display the grouping results in the header bands. Previously, you could only display the results after grouping. If the group is large enough, you have to scroll it down to find out the result. It is much more convenient to print...

How to use the new Table object in FastReport VCL 6

January 10, 2018

Author - Dmitriy Fedyashov

In my opinion, a very useful innovation in FastReport VCL 6 is the Table object. Previously, we only had a cross-table, which in fact was a matrix. And we need the matrix in specific reports. There was not enough ordinary table, which is convenient for scaling and moving fields. All the data in one ...