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ANN: ReportBuilder 18.03 is now available!

edited December 2017 in General
Digital Metaphors Corporation announces the release of ReportBuilder 18.03!

ReportBuilder 18.03 includes VCL support for Delphi 10.2 Tokyo, Delphi 10.1
Berlin, Delphi 10 Seattle, Delphi XE8, XE7, XE6, XE5, XE4, XE3, XE2, XE,
Delphi 2007, and Delphi 7.

Overview: http://www.digital-metaphors.com/rbwiki/General/What's_New/RB_18

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

New RB Software Subscription, see the following link

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

Upgrade here! https://www.digital-metaphors.com/secure

Version 18.03 - 12/15/2017


- Delphi 10.2.2 Support

Bug Fixes

- Added object inspector property editor for Component.DesignLayer
- Mod PageSummary Menu item to use PageSummaryBand.Description
- Fix Nudge action for case when TableGrid and contents selected
- CheckTreeView, Fix memory corruption that can occur
- PropertyEditors/ComponentDesigners, Fixes for Parameters,
GMAPMarkerDialog, Field Editor
- Fixed About Box error when no serial number detected

- DBPipeline, ConvertFieldType fix for D7, D2007 conditional compilation

- PageSummary, Fix generation when AlignToBottom True
- TableGrid, Fix TableGrid generation when SummaryBand AlignToBottom True
- DBCheckbox, Mod for exception handling in GetCheckboxState
- DisplayFormat, added check for quotes in currency format
- GMAP, GMapMarkerDialog was losing focus in some cases
- GMAP, Fixed RTTI typo
- StretchableContainer, do not allow ShiftRelativeTo between parent/child
- DesignLayer, Fix for saving DesignLayer name when form inheritance used
- 2DBarcode, Fix comment typo that prevents help gen of some properties

- AutoSearch, set Label.Transparent False for old Delphi versions

- PDF, Tabbed text not exporting in the correct position
- PDF, Added error checking for invalid fonts
- PDF, Fixed possible range check error
- PDF, Rotated text drawing incorrectly for certain angles
- PDF, Metafile text exported in incorrect position
- PDF, Added support for raster font "MS Sans Serif"
- PDF, Removed un-needed flag for signature PDF files
- PDF/A, Prevent form fields from being exported for PDF/A
- PDF/A, Timestamp was incorrect in some cases
- XLS/Xlsx, Fix export DBCalc/Variable LookAhead values containing %
- XLS/Xlsx, Fix export DBCalc/Variable LookAhead values containing spaces
- XLS/Xlsx, Fix export DBCalc/Variable LookAhead values containing ()
- XLS/Xlsx, Export datetime formats containing AMPM as Excel friendly AM/PM
- XLS/Xlsx, Fix case when report is landscape and section is portrait
- Printer, Enhance GetDefaultPrinter to validate name against the printer
(work around for some MS Surface anomalies)
- Graphics, Mod to metafile calc rect to increase right/bottom by one pixel

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

- Mod for DBISAM SQL syntax when group by a non-aggregate calc expression

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

- TraProgram, save CaretPos fix for case when Form Inheritance used
- Work around RB pre-17 bug,
form inheritance descendant should not have written 'ProgramStream'

Digital Metaphors Corporation


  • edited December 2017

    Is it possible to manually install new version, without remove the
    older ? I always have problem with dependancy (like ppChrtDP, ppChrt
    ...) when I remove/install new ReportBuilder version.


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  • edited December 2017
    Hi Arnaud,

    We do not have a way to manually install ReportBuilder, the installer
    must be used.

    The uninstaller attempts to remove all dependencies before installing a
    new version. Occasionally some packages get left behind causing issues
    during the first run of Delphi after an install.

    Also, the TeeChart packages are built during install so the errors you
    are getting are likely due to an old compiled resources somewhere on
    your hard drive. Try performing a search for any pp* to see if any old
    files are in your project's library path.

    To avoid most issues, start by uninstalling the previous version of RB
    using the Control Panel | Add/Remove Programs. Then open Delphi and be
    sure there are no RB related packages installed into the IDE (Component
    | Install Package... menu option). Finally, install the new version of RB.

    Best Regards,

    Nico Cizik
    Digital Metaphors
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