ActiveReports 11 is faster than ever before. Now with native support for JSON, CSV, and XML data sources you can access data from NoSQL data sources. Multiple-axis charts, report layout imports from Excel files, PDF print presets, HTML5 viewer enhancements, and multiple data sets in one data region add up to a better report design-time and run-time experience.
HTML5 Frozen Headers
RDL reports with a lot of data in Table and Tablix data regions are best viewed in Galley mode for pageless scrolling. But then you have orphaned data when the headers scroll out of sight. Not any more! We've added FrozenRows and FrozenColumns properties to make your data intelligible.
Faster Report Rendering
ActiveReports 11 is faster than any of the earlier versions with an optimized rendering process. We have refactored the report engine using the latest technologies to improve all-around performance for small reports as well as large (1000+ page) reports. The report engine offers:
- 2x faster first page load times
- 1.5x faster PDF export file generation
- 60% smaller peak memory footprint
Import Report Layouts from Excel Files
Create RDL report layouts in ActiveReports by importing Excel files. You can specify repeating rows, text regions, and other data controls and map them from cells to ActiveReports report items. You can also use Excel as an intermediary file for importing your report layouts from other report design tools.
New API Properties
We have added new properties to the already extensive ActiveReports Developer API to make your life even easier and give you more control. Some of these are:
- PageReportDesignerActions in the End User Designer
- OverwriteOutputFile in all rendering extensions
- OptimizeStatic in the PDF rendering extension
And that's not all! ActiveReports 11 has new features in many areas which developers like you have been requesting. Some of these include:
- MicroQR Symbology in the BarCode report item
- New Context Menu Options in the Table data region
- Improved Design-Time Usability in the Tablix data region
Download a fully functional 30-day trial to experience the power of ActiveReports for yourself. Our expert support is here to help if you have questions.