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ReportBuilder 14.0 is now available including Delphi XE2 support!

Digital Metaphors Corporation announces the release of ReportBuilder 14.0!


ReportBuilder 14.0 includes VCL support for Delphi XE2, Delphi XE,
Delphi 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, and Delphi 7.


Overview: http://www.digital-metaphors.com/rbwiki/General/What's_New/RB_14

New Feature List: http://www.digital-metaphors.com/PDF/NewFeatures.pdf

Pricing: http://www.digital-metaphors.com/order


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Version 14.0 - 10/21/2011
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- Delphi XE2 support for VCL Win32
- Delphi XE2 support for VCL Win64


Design Layers
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- separate layout elements into logical layers
- load/save design layers (example std header/footer or watermark)
- prevent users from adding, selecting, moving, deleting elements
- prevent users from seeing, selecting, deleting layers
- LayerTypes: Band, Page
- Inactive Layers draw alpha blended behind active layer
- ComponentOptions: Add, Delete, Select, Move
- LayerOptions: Select, Rename, Visible, Delete, Load, Save


Preview
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- continuous page scrolling
- single and two-up page display
- background thread report generation
- hand scrolling
- PreviewFormSetings.PageDisplay property
- PreviewFormSettings.PageIncrement propery (control page generation)
- PreviewFormsSettings.SinglePageOnly (forces use of old screen device)
- Viewer.DeadSpace property (control amount of space outside of page)


Output Devices
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- HTML file device
- PDF/A device (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDF/A)
- PDFSettings.PDFA boolean property (force PDF to PDF/A standard)
- PDF image compression (automatic jpeg compression)
- PDF image scaling (PDFSettings.ImageCompressionLevel)
- PDF, high quality metafile to bitmap conversion
- DocForm device (exact positioning of lines and text)
- RTFSettings.UseTextBoxes boolean property (exact text positioning)
- RTF/Doc device, support for CodePage and Font.CharSet
- XLS support for AppName, Author, Subject, Title (XLSSEttings)
- Email, Extended Mapi plug-in
- avoid security warnings, Unicode and Html support
- Email, support for HTML messages via Indy 10 Extended Mapi
- Email, EmailSettings.HtmlBody, BodyHtmlAttachments properties
- Email, EmailSettings.StreamAttachments option
- Email, Unicode message body (Unicode VCL w/Indy 10 or Extended Mapi)
- new ScrollableScreenDevice, used by Viewer to implement continuous
scrolling
- PrintToFile enhancements
- DefaultFileDeviceType defaults to PDF
- default TextFileName, ArchiveFileName ($MyDocuments)\Report.pdf
- Change default file device, auto-changes default file name
- change output format in print dialog, auto-changes default file name
- support for wildcards in default FileName, ($MyDocuments) is resolved
by print dialog for display to end-user
- change the extension in the print dialog, changes the file


International Language support
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- added 64-bit language modules


TeeChart support
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- enhanced TeeChart Package Builder for 64-bit


RCL
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- Variable support for Int64 via dtLargeInt data type
- Groups, PreventOrphans
- prevent group header with no detail at bottom of page
- prevent group footer with no detail at top of page
- Columns, ColumnBalancing
- generate vertical columns in min number of rows
- ColumnFooter, AlignToBottom boolean
- enables column footer to generate immediately after detail
- Band.Background property for all bands
- DrawCommand.AsMetaFile feature for simpler RCL add-on support
- SummaryBand enhanced to print on same page as columns


Engine
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- enhanced group generation - PreventOrphans management
- enhanced horizontal and vertical Column generation


EndUser
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- DesignLayers
- LayerOptions: use to lock layers, hide layers
- for example, create a visible/invisible water mark layer
- ComponentOptions: prevent users from moving, deleting etc.
- new OnCustomSaveQueryDoc event
- new ShowHelp method - fires Designer.OnHelp event
- ReportExplorer, invokes Help via new Designer.ShowHelp


RAP
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- new Int64 data type
- compiler/parser support for // comments
- enhanced object ref scoping: childreport can access parent report
objects
- File functions: FileExists, DirectoryExists, ExtractFileName, etc.
- RTTI for PrintDialog
- RTTI for FileDevice
- RTTI for ObjectList
- RTTI enhanced for Picture, Graphic
- enhanced run-time exception message to display subreport name


Server
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- added 64-bit windows service (ReportBuilder Services)



*features may vary by ReportBuilder Edition and Delphi version
*RB 14 includes support for seven Delphi versions:
D7, D2006. D2007, D2009, D2010, DXE, DXE2.

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