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RB 17

  • Delphi 10.1 Berlin support for VCL Win32
  • Delphi 10.1 Berlin support for VCL Win64
  • Delphi 10 Seattle support for VCL Win32
  • Delphi 10 Seattle support for VCL Win64
Demos and Tutorials
  • New RBDemos database (SQLite version of DBDemos)
  • New RBDemos FireDAC Connection De installed to Delphi IDE
  • New Converted RB Demos to FireDAC, SQLite RBDemos database
  • New Converted RB Tutorials to FireDAC SQLite RBDemos database
REST Service Components
  • New support for report parameters and autosearch parameters
  • New support for reports residing on datamodules/forms
  • New demo added for reports residing on datamodules
REST Mobile Client Components
  • New support for report parameters and autosearch parameters
  • New Header, Footer support (via RowType - header/detail/footer)
  • New Row.Visible property
  • New Column.Visible property
  • New MasterGrid property (link column widths to master)
  • New CellAttributes property for Grid, Row, Col
easily modify properties for all contained cells
  • Enhanced Designer Report Tree to display column nodes
  • New PageSummary band, prints once per page, static height
  • New PageSummary.AlignToBottom boolean property
  • New PageSummary.PrintOnFirstPage, PrintOnLastPage boolean properties
  • TppDataPipelineList.OwnedPipelines Only class function,
use to limit DataPipelines displayed by Designer
  • Enhanced direct draw design controls, such as TableGrid to alpha blend to background layers
  • Enhanced Object Inspector to support nested child items


  • Open file with hyperlink support for the viewer/previewer
  • Variable, enhanced support for page totals, dynamic height detail bands
  • Left to Right Cols, enhanced to reset to first col for group change
  • Left to Right Cols, improved column footer generation
  • PrinterSetup.Duplex defaults to dpDefault
  • SystemVarible, new StartingPageNo property
  • DetailBand, added AfterGenerateLastDetail event
  • DBPipeline, default TppField.FieldAlias to TField.DisplayName
  • RichText, added CopyFrom(aRichEdit: TCustomRichEdit) method
  • Image, enhanced to support transparent PNG
  • Image, enhanced to support TIFF images
  • DBImage, enhanced AutoDetect to identify and load TIFF blob stream
  • Intelligent Mail Barcode, added RegEx validation
  • GMap, Map Marker feature
Output Devices
  • XlsSettings.WorksheetName
  • Xlsx Border & Fill, use rgb color (needed for copy/paste)
  • PDF AES 128 bit encryption
  • PDF Added AllowExtract, AllowAssemble, and AllowQualityPrint properties to the PDF Encryption Settings
  • PDF Signature fields
  • PDF File navigation links
  • PDF Form field title declaration
  • HTML Enhanced to support exporting to stream
  • FireDAC, enhanced daFireDAC plugin to support more DatabaseTypes
  • Query Designer, new Calc Expression SQL Editor
  • Query Designer, enhanced to save/load top/bottom panel heights/splitter
  • Query Wizard Calc Dialog, resize available drop down list for long field names
  • TdaSQLBuilder, added SearchCriteria Insert methods
  • Save RAP programs to Delphi object format (.dfm text)
(support diff/version control)
  • Added RAP RTTI support for TppEmailSettings

*features may vary by ReportBuilder Edition and Delphi version
*RB 17 includes support for eleven Delphi versions:
  D10 Seattle, XE8, XE7, XE6, XE5, XE4, XE3, XE2, XE, D2007, D7


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