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What's new in FastReport VCL 5

Classes

New fill types available in the Memo object: gradient and glass.

Memo object can have several highlight conditions. The highlight condition now includes the following style settings: frame, font, fill and an object visibility. You may turn on and off each setting.

Memo object

Memo object can have several format settings. When a Memo object contains multiple expressions in a text, you may specify a format for each expression.

Memo object Memo object

Added Filter property to data bands. You may filter out data rows without using a script.

Changes in the report file format: collections like datasets, variables, formats, highlights are written as nested properties for better readability. Old files (FR VCL 3 and 4) are fully supported.

Added MouseEnter, MouseLeave events to report objects.

Added Visibility property (set of flags - vsPreview, vsPrint, vsExport)

New objects

New 2D barcodes - PDF417, DataMatrix and QR-code.

2D barcodes

New barcodes - Code128, EAN128 with auto encoding.

barcodes

 

Interactivity

New interactive report types: detail report and detail page. When you click an interactive object, a new report is built and displayed in a separate tab in the preview window.

Added interactivity in the Chart object. Clicking on a chart element, you may build a detail report.

Export filters

Improved font embedding in the PDF export: font subset is embedded instead of a whole font. This will significantly reduce a file size.

New exports: HTML5 (div), DOCX, XLSX, PPTX.

Improvements in RTF, XLS, XML, HTML, ODF exports: support of different frame lines in a single Memo object.

GUI

New icons in the designer and preview windows.

Improved appearance of the Data tree: new icons for different field types.

New/improved dialogs: highlight, frame, fill, hyperlink editors.

Client/Server reporting:

- New navigation toolbar with touch support

- Works via AJAX technology

- Optimized exchange protocols

- Reduced response time