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.
Enabling Individual Copies and Form Feeds for Labels

Enabling Individual Copies and Form Feeds for Labels

ByJochen BartlauNovember 17, 20201 min read
This has been another community suggestion from our Idea Place. Until version 26, you could only have one copy count for labels. This means that the same number of copies were printed for each and every label. In version 26 you can now adjust this individually, based on the data in your data source.
Finally – a Glance in the Crystal Ball

Finally – a Glance in the Crystal Ball

ByJochen BartlauOctober 19, 20204 min read
An often required feature for "this cannot be done" type of problems is looking into the future. Things like "don't print this group if it doesn't contain record xy" or "print a reference to the page number of an item that's printed way later". Before List & Label 26, there was no simple solution to this and the magic had to be done in the application if possible at all. Starting with List & Label 26, we'll introduce a new feature that's aimed at solving exactly challenges like this.
How We Release a New Version

How We Release a New Version

ByJochen BartlauOctober 6, 20204 min read
List & Label 26 is gearing towards RTM. We've been blogging about the progress and upcoming new features for some time now. This time, however, I'd like to share some insights into what happens as we shift near RTM.
What’s New for .NET?

What’s New for .NET?

ByJochen BartlauSeptember 21, 20204 min read
As with every new version, there's always a lot more "under the hood" that's being added than we're able to document and reveal here in detail. This post sums up a couple of new features and changes for our .NET support in version 26.
Combine Different Projects into One Print Job

Combine Different Projects into One Print Job

ByJochen BartlauAugust 20, 20202 min read
This has been another FAQ without a really good answer – how can I get a report with completely different parts like a cover sheet, a table of contents, some tabular reports, some charts and images, then a text block and so on? 
New Service Pack 25.003 for List & Label and the Report Server

New Service Pack 25.003 for List & Label and the Report Server

ByDaniel KennerAugust 10, 20203 min read
The new List & Label Service Pack 25.003 brings support for the new RAD Studio 10.4 and Windows 10 2004. What else is new? We have all new features and improvements for you at a glance. Each entry was taken directly from the English Readme.
Powerful, Reusable Sub-Reports for Your Reports

Powerful, Reusable Sub-Reports for Your Reports

ByJochen BartlauJuly 15, 20202 min read

Often reports consist of similar, repetitive sections like a number of charts or crosstabs just filtered for different categories but otherwise identical. Or tables and subtables that have a preselected set of columns you want to have wherever this table is used. List & Label 26 now helps you and your users to get rid of the tedious task to maintain such reports and apply changes to all instances of objects. You can add real subreports that contain exactly the required items and maintain those in one single place.

List & Label 26 Preview: New Drag & Drop Features for the Table

List & Label 26 Preview: New Drag & Drop Features for the Table

ByJochen BartlauJune 16, 20202 min read
After improving the crosstab's Drag & Drop capabilities in version 24, it was time to overhaul the table's D&D support as well. The last major change here dates back to 2015 – so without any further ado here's what will be added in version 26.
Java Native Interface (JNI) for List & Label available on GitHub

Java Native Interface (JNI) for List & Label available on GitHub

ByDaniel SteinMay 19, 20202 min read
We love Java! List & Label itself has a native C++ API. This API can also be called directly from Java applications via a Java Native Interface Wrapper, which has already been part of the product for ten versions. Over the years, we have implemented many suggestions from the community, for example we have improved the callback interface of the JNI component. Now we are going one step further – do you want to help us to improve the JNI wrapper, too?

New Service Pack 25.002 for List & Label and the Report Server

ByDaniel KennerMay 5, 20204 min read
The Service Pack 25.002 has some new features and various improvements for you. We give you an overview of what's new and what has improved.