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.
Interactive Reports with List & Label

Interactive Reports with List & Label

ByDaniel SteinApril 27, 20208 min read

Today, modern reports must be designed for more than just one purpose. In addition, "all" data should be contained as simply as possible – but presented in a clear and structured way. With List & Label such multifunctional reports can be easily realized. Interactive elements allow a single report to cover several scenarios, while selection options further enhance the report. This makes reports more comprehensive and informative and can be easily operated by the user.

Service Pack 25.001 for List & Label and Report Server

ByDaniel KennerApril 7, 20203 min read
The Service Pack introduces new features, various improvements and corrections. The following is an overview of the features and improvements in the Service Pack.
Miscellaneous Treats in List & Label 25

Miscellaneous Treats in List & Label 25

ByJochen BartlauMarch 26, 20202 min read
As with every new version, we have updated List & Label in a lot of different places to make it smoother to use, more modern and accessible. So to continue with this tradition, here are some treats in List & Label 25 you might have overlooked so far.
Connecting Mattermost to Blizz Meetings (Corona Edition)

Connecting Mattermost to Blizz Meetings (Corona Edition)

ByJochen BartlauMarch 19, 20203 min read
As we all are affected by the infamous COVID-19 outbreak I assume many of you are working from their home offices just as we do. We had the luck (aka foresight) to prepare this early on so we were up and running in less than a day. Nevertheless, once we started, there were a couple of challenges we were facing. I thought I'd share some nuggets here that might be useful to you.
List & Label with .NET Core 3.1 Support – Should You Migrate from .NET Framework Now?

List & Label with .NET Core 3.1 Support – Should You Migrate from .NET Framework Now?

ByDaniel SteinFebruary 12, 20203 min read
In May 2019, Microsoft announced that it will no longer develop the existing .NET Framework. So the current version 4.8 will be the last release. From now on, the company will concentrate on the further development of .NET Core. For developers, the question arises: Is the release of .NET Core 3.1 a good time to migrate from the .NET Framework? The good news is that you don't have to do without List & Label when migrating. 
Text Selection and Copy to Clipboard for the Preview

Text Selection and Copy to Clipboard for the Preview

ByJochen BartlauJanuary 15, 20201 min read
Creating preview files is all well and good. However, when you needed to access the texts within the preview for post processing, you had to resort to a text export, finding the relevant strings and copying them from there. In LL25, we added a powerful way to extract texts from a preview, directly from within the preview window.
New GraphQL Data Provider for List & Label

New GraphQL Data Provider for List & Label

ByJochen BartlauDecember 17, 20193 min read
GraphQL was publicly released in 2015 and became quite popular since then. It's used by a number of big web applications like Instagram, Facebook and others.
Pushing the Limits with Custom Output for Rscript

Pushing the Limits with Custom Output for Rscript

ByJochen BartlauNovember 28, 20194 min read
While for standard tasks the default mechanism for Rscript rendering of List & Label might be sufficient and convenient to automatically generate the png, jpeg or svg chart output from a Rscript on the fly, there might be situations where you simply desire more control.
Adding JSON to the Available Export Formats

Adding JSON to the Available Export Formats

ByJochen BartlauNovember 13, 20191 min read
List & Label has supported a number of text based export formats for quite a while. You can have XML, CSV and layout TXT export in different variants. That way, you can use List & Label as a convenient way to convert your data from one of the supported data sources to something you can use in other applications again. But one very popular format was missing so far that's been around for quite a while: Java Script Object Notation aka JSON.

Report Server 25: Features and Improvements Part 2

ByAlexander HorakOctober 31, 20193 min read
As promised in our first blogpost about the innovations of Report Server 25, here comes the second part, including some very interesting features like Webhooks, connection string management or import/export of settings.