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New Features for the Web Report Designer in List & Label 28

New Features for the Web Report Designer in List & Label 28

ByBenjamin WassermannJan 17, 20232 min read
The Web Report Designer is a central element if you’re using List & Label in web applications. We’re constantly improving and adding to it, and with the release of version 28, we’ve added many new objects and functions again. Here’s a quick overview of the new features.
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Accessing any .NET Data Source with the Data Providers

ByJochen BartlauJan 14, 20155 min read
The data provider concept has been around for a couple of years now. We steadily work on extending the list of available data providers and can bind to most any data source by now. Besides the well-known ones, there are also some meta providers that deserve some spotlight.
A First Peek at List & Label 21

A First Peek at List & Label 21

ByJochen BartlauDec 8, 20141 min read
As we're starting internal discussions and meetings and the first LL21 sprint is getting in shape I wanted to share this photograph, the result of a two hour meeting between the two guys that are sometimes called "Mr. List & Mr. Label" internally – our Senior Architect Christian Kaiser and myself.
Three Often Overlooked Features

Three Often Overlooked Features

ByJochen BartlauDec 2, 20143 min read
We always try to implement new features as visible as possible. However, sometimes features are less discoverable or self explaining than we'd hope for – we're steadily working on that. Here are three very useful features you might have overlooked so far.
New and Extended Designer Objects

New and Extended Designer Objects

ByJochen BartlauNov 5, 20142 min read
In version 20 you see the debut of a brand new Designer object: the checkbox. This object is used to indicate if a boolean value (a condition) is met or not. Think of visualizing the availability of a product, the selected menu in a hotel etc. And the OLE object just got a major overhaul.
How We Release A New Version

How We Release A New Version

ByJochen BartlauOct 15, 20144 min read
List & Label 20 is quickly hitting the final milestones. I've been blogging about the new features since spring. This time, however, I'd like to share some insights into what happens as we shift near RTM.
HTML5 Viewer – A Giant Leap for Web Developers

HTML5 Viewer – A Giant Leap for Web Developers

ByJochen BartlauSep 24, 20142 min read
In the last version we introduced a number of interactive features like report parameters, expandable regions, and dynamic sortings. Until version 20, using these in a web application was not possible as they result in a partial rerendering of the report or – for drilldown reports – trigger a brand new report. As the existing viewers didn't have a communication channel to a server control, this rerendering was impossible. 
Enter the new HTML5 viewer. This viewer is designed to work in almost any web browser. It is optimized for mobile devices and supports interactivity. It requires ASP.NET on the server side but can use any operating system on the client.
Great new Features for .NET Developers

Great new Features for .NET Developers

ByJochen BartlauSep 3, 20143 min read
The improvement of our support for .NET has been a major focus in our feature planning process since the initial .NET beta release in early 2001. As more and more IDE vendors adopt CLR support for their languages and join the .NET community, .NET has become ever more important. Thus, version 20 will feature a wide range of new .NET features that make List & Label even more versatile when using it with CLR languages.
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Four Steps We Took to Improve Our Barcode Printing Quality

ByJochen BartlauAug 4, 20143 min read

Through a cooperation with REA, a renown vendor of barcode verifiers, we were able to grade and improve our barcodes according to the usual ISO standards. Amongst other optimizations we completely changed the rendering algorithm to optionally match the bars exactly to the device pixels, eliminating all rounding effects this way. Typically, at least a grade of "B" is required by barcode consuments. This should now be easily achievable on typical hardware.

Office 2013 Style for the Ribbon UI

Office 2013 Style for the Ribbon UI

ByJochen BartlauJul 23, 20141 min read

The Ribbon interface has been adapted to Redmond's latest UI style. It now supports the Office 2013 flat icon style and thus blends nicely with modern applications. For those who really need it, we still ship the "old" interface in a sepatate resource file that can be used instead of the default.

Export to Excel, Word and XHTML from the Preview Window

Export to Excel, Word and XHTML from the Preview Window

ByJochen BartlauJul 2, 20141 min read
This has been a customer request that kept coming back over and over again – “please add the possibility to export to more formats from the preview window”. The typical workflow obviously is to check the result in the preview first. If all is well then an export to the final format is triggered. In List & Label 20 we now have added the possibility to export to the formats that were requested most – Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and XHTML. These formats were added to the already existing PDF, Text and Image formats.