Revisiting C# Script Performance

Revisiting C# Script Performance

ByJochen BartlauJuly 13, 20213 min read
This is another often overlooked feature – you can add scripts to your projects and use your favorite language to do so. Since a couple of versions already, List & Label supports C# Scripts. However, the performance was less than perfect, making it a good choice for complex calculations but not so much for using it on a line-to-line base. In List & Label 26, we were able to push the performance quite remarkably – now using scripts is perfectly feasible.
Making-of: Web Report Designer in Development Part I

Making-of: Web Report Designer in Development Part I

ByJochen BartlauJuly 5, 20217 min read
The rapidly increasing number of web apps has led to a great demand for web-based reporting solutions. We followed this trend with List & Label, and moved the Designer to the web – from version 27 on. One huge benefit, brought by the new Designer: way less effort, because only one front- and back-end needs to be developed and subsequently maintained. Naturally, the development of the new Web Report Designer presented us with technical challenges which we’d like to share with you – maybe knowing about our own learning curve is going to help you with your own projects, too.
Vastly Improved PDF Export

Vastly Improved PDF Export

ByJochen BartlauMay 18, 20211 min read
PDF is by far the most important export format and one of the targets virtually every user is actually working with. Over the years, we've employed a number of different SDKs and versions of these SDKs in order to write decent PDF files. While the results were excellent already for "normal" cases, there were a couple of restrictions in more advanced scenarios. This has changed in version 26.
New Service Pack 26.002 for List & Label and the Report Server

New Service Pack 26.002 for List & Label and the Report Server

ByDaniel KennerApril 26, 20214 min read
The second Service Pack for List & Label 26 has been released and contains many new features and improvements. We have listed them all for you in this blogpost. The individual entries were taken directly from the English Readme.
Results of the List & Label Survey 2021

Results of the List & Label Survey 2021

ByJochen BartlauApril 13, 20213 min read

Thanks to all participants for taking the time to answer our questions. One thing that I can say straight away: your time was well invested. Your feedback has given us many good ideas and suggestions on how we can further improve List & Label and which new features and technologies are important to you. We do not want to withhold the results, so here are your answers from the survey.

Porting to .NET Core: Report Server on New Technology Basis

Porting to .NET Core: Report Server on New Technology Basis

ByAlexander HorakMarch 17, 20213 min read
The Report Server saw the light of day in 2014. At that time, version 1.0 was implemented using the ASP.NET MVC framework and was based on List & Label 19. But as the number of users increased in subsequent versions, so did the requirements and ideas for new features. Some of the customer requests were difficult to realize with the underlying technology. Many developers have certainly been faced with the same question: What should we do next?

 

Supporting Multi-Page, Poster or Scaled Print

Supporting Multi-Page, Poster or Scaled Print

ByJochen BartlauFebruary 16, 20212 min read
This is a feature many, yet not all printer drivers offer out-of-the-box. As we kept seeing requests to support this directly – here we go. List & Label 26 enables a thorough support for multi-page printing. 
Service Pack 26.001 for List & Label and the Report Server

Service Pack 26.001 for List & Label and the Report Server

ByDaniel KennerFebruary 1, 20216 min read
The first Service Pack for List & Label 26 has been released. What are the new features and improvements? In this blog post we give you an overview. Each entry was taken directly from the English Readme.
Miscellaneous Treats in List & Label 26

Miscellaneous Treats in List & Label 26

ByJochen BartlauJanuary 19, 20211 min read
As with every version, we have included a number of minor bells and whistles into the latest version. The most notable ones are:
Service Pack 25.004 for List & Label and the Report Server

Service Pack 25.004 for List & Label and the Report Server

ByDaniel KennerDecember 16, 20202 min read
This blog article covers all the new features and improvements in Service Pack 25.004. Each entry was taken directly from the English Readme.
VSLive! 2020 – The Future of .NET and the Value of Open Source

VSLive! 2020 – The Future of .NET and the Value of Open Source

ByJochen BartlauDecember 15, 20204 min read

As a proud platinum sponsor, we just attended the all-virtual VSLive! VirtCon as an exhibitor. For me, it was actually a revisit, although my last VSLive! experience dates back some time ago. I've been to San Francisco in 2002 when .NET 1.0 was first launched by Bill Gates himself. At least the travel wasn't that exhausting this time :).