Remembering the folder where report was exported

edited May 2013 in Devices
In RB 10, when you exported a report to file and in the Printer Setup
dialog clicked the "..." button to choose the folder and filename, if
you generate this report again and export it, when you click "..." the
dialog already opens with the last used directory selected (the same you
used the last time you exported the report).

RB 14 has different behavior (it doesnt "remember" the last used
directory), and some customers are complaining because they have to
export the report several times, and everytime they need to keep
"changing" to the desired folder.

Is there a workaround to make it to behave liked RB 10?

Carlos

Comments

  • edited May 2013


    In RB 14, Report.DefaultFileDeviceType defaults to PDF and
    Report.TextFileName defaults to ($MyDocuments)\Report.pdf

    For the old behavior, set Report.TextFileName to empty string. You will need
    to do this via code, either prior to calling Report.Print or in the
    Report.Template.OnLoadEnd and OnNew events, if you are using report
    templates.

    ppReport1.TextFileName := '';





    -
    Nard Moseley
    Digital Metaphors
    www.digital-metaphors.com

    Best regards,

    Nard Moseley
    Digital Metaphors
    www.digital-metaphors.com
  • edited May 2013
    Em 06/05/2013 13:46, Nard Moseley (Digital Metaphors) escreveu:

    Nard, it seems that there is no way to reproduce the old behavior 100% :(

    Doing what you said will bring the setup dialog with ".pdf" in the
    "where" field (it will not be empty). If you change the device to XLS,
    the RB's extension validation code becomes crazy, since the ".pdf" will
    turn into ".xls.xls" and will behave weird if you try to delete the
    first duplicated .xls string). It seems that something needs to be fixed
    in RB code.

    []s
    Carlos
  • edited May 2013

    There is now a patch available for RB 14.08 that resolves the issue with the
    file name appearing as '.pdf' when TextFileName is blank. Registered RB
    14.08 users can send a request to support@ to receive the patch.

    -
    Nard Moseley
    Digital Metaphors
    www.digital-metaphors.com

    Best regards,

    Nard Moseley
    Digital Metaphors
    www.digital-metaphors.com
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