ANN: ReportBuilder 10.02 is now available for Delphi 2006, Delphi 2005, Delphi 7, and Delphi 6!

edited March 2006 in General

Digital Metaphors Corporation announces the release of ReportBuilder 10.02!

ReportBuilder 10.02 includes VCL Win32 support for Delphi 2006, Delphi 2005,
Delphi 7, and Delphi 6.

Overview & screenshots:

New Feature List:


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Enhancements for Version 10.02


- new TppDesignerWindow.MenuDock property (can be used to move menu to
aparent form)
- added ShowComponents support for PageBreak and 2dBarCode components
- modified Paste so that it does not apply an offset when pasting to
adifferent report


- improved generation of linking SQL (i.e. magic sql) to work for
morecomplex cases

Fixes for Version 10.02


- Changing Language did not update the interface immediately, a shut down
was required
- Menu short cuts did not work for international installations
- ShowComponents feature was not working
- Closing Designer from the Preview workspace, did not support close
query(i.e. ask user to save changes)
- Importing a template file, did not support close query (for end-user
- Snap to grid support for sizing controls is sometimes one pixel off
- align toolbar options for Space Horizontally and Space Vertically did not
work properly
- align top sometimes changes the z-order of the components
- Closing designer while subreport selected and then loading a new
report,did not update work space correctly


- An AV can sometimes occur when a DBPipeline is destroyed and FreeBookmark
is called
- Added support for Delphi 2006 TWideMemoField datatype
- Fixed an issue with storing a template to an "ntext" field in SQL
Serverfor Delphi D2006


- Fixed 2DBarCode PDF417 encoding for sequence of digits longer than 13.
- Fixed 2DBarCode sizing calculations so that screen display and
- Updated Checkbox BDS IDE registration to work properly (must disable
ondemand loading).


- Printer defaults for properties other than PrinterSetup (such as
Quality)were not always used
- Cancel button was disabled when the viewer was busy calculating the first
pass of a report
- Fix for case in which autosearch defaults to an empty report
- When detail is zero height, the preview workspace does not get activate
- When report is two pass, sometimes switching back to calc or design
causes an AV

- Updated internal event notification related to freeing bookmarks when a
datapipeline is closed.

----> Professional <----------


- Query Designer 'Edit SQL as Text' feature was not working properly
- When visual data link deleted, the underlying field links were not always


- Fixed issues with IBExpress demo
- Fixed ReportExplorer MergeMenu to work with new MenuBar class
- Added Menubar and Toolbar properties to the ReportExplorerForm class

----> Enterprise <----------


- Fixed Rap Interface Option hiding the Calc tab (riNotebookTab)
- RAP Editor was incorrectly highlighting "//" as a comment (RAP compiler
does not support this)
- Fixed issued related to switching from a subreport Calc workspace to
Preview, and then to Design

Enhancements for Version 10.01 - 2/24/2006

Designer Enhancements
- Added Theme support for Designer Notebook Tabs
- Save/Restore Design selection when switch tabs
- Added snap to grid support for sizing a control

RCL Enhancements
- PrintHumanReadable property added to the 2DBarCode component

String Translator Application
- updated for RB 10 strings

Fixes for Version 10.01 - 2/24/2006


- edit toolbar now supports multi-selection (edit box, combo boxes).
- ToolWindows now restore docked width
- Sort field alias list that is displayed in the edit toolbar
- Sort field alias list that is displayed in the report wizard
- Edit toolbar combo boxes now support auto completion (i.e. Pipeline list,
Field list).
- Format toolbar buttons for center and right justify were switched
- Improved Design Preview exception handling (exceptions that occur during
report generation)
- When switching to subreport tabs in the designer, sometimes an AV occurs
- Fixed registration of rbIDE resource file used for international language
- TppDesigner.OnTabChange event passed incorrect NewTab value
- When using XPMan the spin controls did not look quite correct
- Designer.MergeMenu did not properly clone Separator items
- Past undo support was not working correctly
- Group Header/footer menu does not display group dialog
- Snap to grid for y pos is only accurate for the header band
- Grid options Size does not immediately change the workspace
- rulers do not always stay in sync - when scrollable area changes
- when workspace gets focus, it incorrectly auto scrolls to the top


- Renamed Toolbar resource file to ensure uniqueness
- TmyCheckbox .dcu files were not installed correctly
- 2DBarCode fix for PDF417 encoding in which Data contains a sequence of
more than 13 digits
- 2DBarCode BarWidth and BarHeight changes are rendered correctly


- Fixed issue where shapes were filling with a black background color if a
brush pattern was used.


- Fixed issue where Right aligned text was being cut off when not autosized
in PDF.

----> Professional <----------


- When using PostgreSQL database type, modified to use the AS operator for
field aliasing
- Fix for case in which a query contains a field with the same name from
two tables and both are used for autosearch.


- Advantage EndUser example update
- Modified Dynamic Load Subreport demo to suppress report explorer locate
record event while loading the subreport template.

----> Enterprise <----------


- RAP calc dialog was not initialized properly
- Renamed RAP Editor resource file

Enhancements for Version 10.0 - 2/9/2006

- Delphi 2006 support

Designer Enhancements
- new internal architecture - extensive rewrite
- new XP style toolbars (supports themes)
- new XP style menus (support themes)
- new XP style popup menu (supports themes)
- new XP style tabbed notebook
- new XP style dockable tool windows
- new XP style icons
- enhanced Object Inspector to support multi-selection
- enhanced popup menus to support multi-selection
- new RAP Code Editor**

Report Component Library (RCL) Enhancements
- new 2D BarCode component: PDF417 and MaxiCode
- support for TeeChart 7.06 (Delphi 2006, Delphi 2005, Delphi 7)

Report Output Enhancements
- XP style Previewer
- new built-in Email capability w/plug-in architecture including Outlook,
MAPI, Indy plug-ins
- enhanced PDFDevice architecture to support registering "Renderer" classes
for each DrawCommand class

Report Explorer Enhancements*
- new XP style toolbars, menus, popup menus, icons
- optimized performance (new ItemTemplatePipeline property)
- enhanced to support Report Designer MRU (most recently used) Items

Visual Data Access Enhancements*
- new XP style tabs, toolbars, tool windows, menus, popup menus, icons
- enhanced scrollable work space
- new stored procedure custom DataView example (RBuilder\Demos\EndUser
Databases\SQL Server\ADO\Stored Procedures)

RAP Enhancements**
- new XP style tabs, menus, popup menus, icons
- new professional style RAP code editor

Server Enhancements***
- XP style Client Report Explorer
- optimized Client Report Explorer performance (new
ReportExplorerVolume.ItemTemplatePipeline property)

*ReportBuilder Profession and Enterprise Editions
**ReportBuilder Enterprise Edition
***ReportBuilder Server Edition

Fixes for Version 10.0 - 2/9/2006

- Subreport destroy bug fix.
- MDI destroy bug fix.

- Rotated text was not aligned correctly when text is assigned via the
component OnGetText event.
- Images loaded via code were not exported to PDF/XHTML because the
internal image name was not updated.
- Fixed case in which Anchor bottom (i.e. ShiftWithParent) is True and the
stretchable object uses 0 space.
- CheckBox Color property was not supported
- Barcode dialog was not getting free'd when it closes. (It was getting
freed when the app ends)

- Fixed PDF transparency issues with right and center aligned text.

----> Professional <----------


- dbExpress plug-in did not reset the internal client dataset when SQL is
modified (i.e. AutoSearch)
- Fix for SQLBuilder to better support adding a field by its name
(Description or SQLFieldName)
- Fix for TdaSQL to better support adding a Calc field to the SQL Order By

----> Enterprise <----------


- fix for case in which a report definition is loaded into a childreport
and some of the RAP event-handlers have to be removed (i.e.

Digital Metaphors


  • edited March 2006
    Digital Metaphors wrote:

    Do you send email annoucements about these? I seem to have to email
    support to get the link.


    Delphi Source Code for Accounting Systems
  • edited March 2006

    Email notifcations were sent out yesterday afternoon to all registered

    If you did not receive notification, please send an email request to and include your serial number and registration

    Nard Moseley
    Digital Metaphors

    Best regards,

    Nard Moseley
    Digital Metaphors
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