What do 64 Interim Releases Have to do With Today’s Quality Control?

What do 64 Interim Releases Have to do With Today’s Quality Control?

ByJochen BartlauOct 27, 20227 min read
This blog post was prompted by a discussion in our forum. One of our customers, who’s been using List & Label since 1995 (which actually goes back longer than my own experience!) sent us a message, telling us that due to fear of errors, he usually waits for up to a year after the release, before finally implementing a new version. Right here, I’d like to explain why I don’t think that’s a good idea, and give you a bit of an insight into our quality assurance. We want you to feel good about using List & Label in your applications on a daily basis.
New Features for the Web Report Designer in List & Label 27.002

New Features for the Web Report Designer in List & Label 27.002

ByBenjamin WassermannMar 2, 20223 min read
The Web Report Designer is an essential tool for using List & Label within web applications. We’re striving for constant improvements and enhancements – the plan is to add new features with each service pack we publish, until we’ll reach feature parity with the well-established Desktop Designer. Here’s a first glance what we were working on since the release.
New Service Pack 27.002 for List & Label and the Report Server

New Service Pack 27.002 for List & Label and the Report Server

ByDaniel KennerFeb 15, 20226 min read
The new service pack for List & Label 27 brings many enhancements and improvements especially for the new Web Report Designer as well as for Delphi and .NET developers. In addition, the new drag & drop interface for charts now also supports the selection of an aggregate function. The report template preview in the Report Server uses the new Web Report Viewer, styled according to the applied Report Server customization. Read our blog post for more highlights. The individual entries have been taken directly from the English readme.
Report Server 27: New Features and Improvements

Report Server 27: New Features and Improvements

ByAlexander HorakJan 12, 20226 min read
In the Report Server’s most current version, a few more exciting new features have been implemented, as a response to some customer requests. Overall, the new Report Server now visually integrates better into your application. Also, in addition to new actions for planned reports, it also offers additional enhancements for Excel export. Service Pack 27.001 will provide customers with a completely new preview.
Making-of: Web Report Designer in Development Part III

Making-of: Web Report Designer in Development Part III

ByBenjamin WassermannDec 8, 202111 min read
In the last part of our blog post series, we’ll take a closer look at challenges that came up while developing the Web Report Designer – especially in regards to back-end requests, hotkeys and the formula editor.
New Service Pack 26.005 for List & Label and the Report Server

New Service Pack 26.005 for List & Label and the Report Server

ByDaniel KennerNov 15, 20214 min read
Besides support for Windows 11, the new Service Pack 26.005 provides many new features and improvements for the Report Designer, print, export, .NET and much more. This blogpost gives you a summary.
Creating Charts via Drag & Drop

Creating Charts via Drag & Drop

ByJochen BartlauNov 9, 20212 min read
List & Label’s chart dialog offers a load of possible customizations. However, as always, with great power comes great complexity. Even creating a simple pie chart could have taken some time if you’re not yet familiar with List & Label’s chart features. As you can already easily create crosstabs via Drag & Drop, and we just recently improved the table’s drag & drop features, offering a thorough D&D support for charts was the next logical step on our path to a simpler, more intuitive end user desktop designer.
No More Printer Driver Dependency: The New Printerless Mode in List & Label 27

No More Printer Driver Dependency: The New Printerless Mode in List & Label 27

ByJochen BartlauSep 22, 20213 min read
This was a huge issue, that has been bugging us for years. While – generally speaking – List & Label’s level of printer control is unmatched by any competitor I know of, we always required a printer driver in order to execute this control. On the desktop, that’s all fine and well, as Microsoft conveniently provides the XPS Document Writer and – in more recent versions of Windows OS – the Microsoft PDF Writer. Those are always present and accessible. However, on the web and in the cloud, it’s a different story.
Making-of: Web Report Designer in Development Part II

Making-of: Web Report Designer in Development Part II

ByBenjamin WassermannSep 6, 202111 min read
In our last blog post, we already announced it: this time, we’d like to address further challenges we encountered during our development of the Web Report Designer. Take advantage from what we learned, and maybe even use some bits for your own projects.
New Service Pack 26.004 for List & Label and the Report Server

New Service Pack 26.004 for List & Label and the Report Server

ByDaniel KennerAug 3, 20214 min read
The Service Pack 26.004 has some new features and various improvements for you. We give you an overview of what’s new and what has improved.
Revisiting C# Script Performance

Revisiting C# Script Performance

ByJochen BartlauJul 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.