GrapeCity Releases ActiveReports 13
January 16, 2019
13 comes with new features that include a ProDesigner for Web, a
VSDesigner enhancements. ActiveReports 13 upgrades developers' design
toolkit for intuitive and dynamic reports for the enterprise and beyond.
The new ActiveReports 13 ProDesigner for Web enables users to create
ad-hoc reports directly in a web-based reporting application. With only
a few lines of code, developers can easily embed the ProDesigner for
Web, empowering end-user teams to design, create, and modify reports.
End users can create or open existing reports in a design view to
manipulate and preview the layout for a WYSIWYG result. Familiar and
simple drag-and-drop functionality allows users to change a control's
position and size, and modify control properties like data binding,
formatting, or expressions. The fully-customizable web version supports
full customization, so developers can decide which features end users
Along with the ProDesigner for Web, ActiveReports 13 includes an all-new
viewer to further enhance its powerful reporting engine. JSViewer is a
rendering experience. Major web application frameworks are supported by
JSViewer, including Angular, Vue, ASP.NET Core, ASP.NET MVC, and HTML. A
familiar .NET-like syntax for embedding and customizing the JSViewer
minimizes the developer learning curve. Additional features include
one-touch printing, exporting to major formats, and CSS theming.
The third major feature implemented in ActiveReports 13 is an enhanced
charts experience. These charts are created specifically for RDL and
Page reports on the web and offer improved interactivity and
As one of ActiveReports' more popular controls, FormattedText is used to
render HTML text within a report. In ActiveReports 13, the FormattedText
control is enhanced to support additional HTML tags and attributes like
table, text alignment, and styling. Users can now see the rendered text
in the control at design time.
is one of the few vendors to have a report designer integrated directly
into Visual Studio. Release 13 improves the depths of this integration
by extending your Visual Studio theme to the ActiveReports designer and
its supporting windows. This provides a positive UI change for the
"ActiveReports users have requested the web designer for a long time,
and they'll find the new ProDesigner for Web control to be modern,
easy-to-use, and easy to implement," said Jody Handley, Product
Marketing Manager at GrapeCity. "The software updates have made ad hoc
reporting a truly dynamic and creative experience."
For all the details on this new release, visit https://www.grapecity.com/en/blogs/whats-new-in-activereports-13.
ActiveReports 13 is available via a no-charge, 30-day trial.