Saving FastReport .NET template to RDL file

Rave convertor

As you know, Embarcadero RAD Studio XE2 is coming with the special edition of FR4. Many people have been asking us: is it possible to convert Rave reports (.rav files) to Fast reports (.fr3 files)? It is possible, because we have developed a convertor from Rave reports for this purpose.
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Excel formulas in the BIFF export


Starting from FR VCL 4.11.15 the BIFF export can export formulas. For example, to export the formula SUM(A1:B2) put a TfrxMemoView on a report and write in it

=SUM(A1:B2)

The first character of the text must be the equality sign “=”, and the rest of it – a correct Excel formula. Exporting of formuals is controlled by the BIFF export’s property ExportFormulas and to disable this option, simply write

procedure DisableFormulas(Exp: TfrxBIFFExport);
begin
Exp.ExportFormulas := False
end;


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Информация о шаблонах средствами FastReport

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How to store FastReport.NET report templates in database

Some applications require the storing of report templates in a database. This simplifies template support – all reports are stored in one place, and allows to differentiate the access rights to different templates. I noted only one shortcoming of this technique – slight complication of the code in the client application.
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Stimulsoft Simple Tabular Report using Business Objects

Stimulsoft reporting provides a set of powerful reporting tools for Microsoft Visual Studio .net 2008 and 2010; these tools are available for windows forms as well as web forms. They provide many useful features such as an easy to use report designer and native support for exporting to PDF, Word, Excel and various other formats. Stimulsoft reporting now supports binding to any .net class; this feature is called business objects in the report designer. Crystal Report and Microsoft reports are great for day to day reporting, but if you need to create reports with cross-tabs and drill down, Ajax, support for barcodes and connecting to more than one report source at the same time, then Stimulsoft reporting is a very good solution. They also have a feature where end users can create their own reports for Adhoc reporting. All these features make Stimulsoft reports a good choice for business intelligence reporting.
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Stimulsoft Reporting Master Details Tabular Report using Business Objects

Stimulsoft reporting provides a set of powerful reporting tools for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2008 and 2010; these tools are available for windows forms as well as web forms. They provide many useful features such as an easy to use report designer and native support for exporting to PDF, Word, Excel, XPS and many other formats. Stimulsoft reporting now supports binding to any .NET class; this feature is called business objects in the report designer. Crystal Report and Microsoft reports are great for day to day reporting, but if you need to create reports with cross-tabs and drill down, Ajax, support for barcodes and connecting to more than one report source at the same time, then Stimulsoft reporting is a very good solution. They also have a feature where end users can create their own reports for Adhoc reporting. All these features make Stimulsoft reports a good choice for business intelligence reporting.
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Exporting with FastReports

Exporting With FastReports

One of the most important abilities of FastReports is exporting reports to various kinds of graphical and textual document formats. At this moment, there are numerous formats, from the popular pdf through the little-known cgm. FastReports supports more than ten different formats, coverings needs to a large extent. Each of these formats has its own peculiarities, that must be noticed when designing a report and its further exporting. All these formats can be divided into several groups, each group incorporating similar formats.
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Report Generator FastReport.NET

On the market for the Net.platform, a new player has come up – FastReport.Net, from the company called Fast Reports. The company has been developing report generators for many years already. Its product Fast Reports VCL is one of the most known report generators for Delphi/C++ Builder. And now – solution for .Net.
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Visual Studio 2010 – what’s new in Visual reporting?

New in VS 2010
Recently, Microsoft pleased its development environment with a new version. I sat at their workshop, looked at all new features being actively promoted. New Visual Studio has become faster (and who would doubt it? ) and creates smaller applications (of course, it does), and less demanding on memory usage, and a lot of useful things. For example – the plugging system for working with shortcuts, and changing the startup page through special project and Editing in the XAML, possibilities of ejecting windows docked in visual studio beyond the screen. I like the ability to scale fonts in the editor via Ctrl + mouse wheel. ‘Navigate to’ window- finding a class or function depending on the keyword.

There are also new innovations doubtful to me, for example, in the intelliSense ‘suggestion’ mode – generation of non-existent classes depending on the name of the left side of the expression, or auto update HELP from the Internet.

And absolutely new – a set of development tools for the Azure (for “clouds”, a new designer and debugger for WPF and Silverlight (all processing at the WPF level).
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