Making-of: Web Report Designer in Development Part II

Making-of: Web Report Designer in Development Part II

ByBenjamin WassermannSeptember 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.
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.
Supporting ZUGFeRD 2.0 in PDF Export

Supporting ZUGFeRD 2.0 in PDF Export

ByDaniel SteinOctober 21, 20193 min read
Version 1.0 of the electronic invoice data format ZUGFeRD for the exchange of invoices has already been supported. For List & Label 25, the specification of version 2.0, officially released in March 2019, is now also supported.
Full Support for .NET Core 3.0

Full Support for .NET Core 3.0

ByJochen BartlauSeptember 26, 20192 min read
.NET Standard and .NET Core have been around for a while now. We jumped the bandwagon early and offered beta support since LL23 while officially supporting the new framework since List & Label 24. With the advent of .NET Core 3.0, Microsoft announced that the .NET 4.x releases will be the last of their kind and .NET Core 3.0 – which will later simply be called .NET and will be named ".NET 5" in its next release – is the place to go. We're already there.
Report Server 25: Features and Improvements Part 1

Report Server 25: Features and Improvements Part 1

ByAlexander HorakSeptember 10, 20193 min read
The combit Report Server celebrates its 5th birthday. Right on time for the anniversary, the product again has some new features to offer. We focused especially on the wishes of our customers.
Keeping Groups of Table Lines Together

Keeping Groups of Table Lines Together

ByJochen BartlauAugust 22, 20192 min read
Continuing our quest to make the table object more versatile and powerful in LL25, we added an important tweak to the way table lines are kept together. Before, you just had the choice between keeping all lines together or none. That means, if the output for a single record stretched over a couple of pages and consisted of several line definitions, there was hardly ever a way to get the wrapping "right". 

Adding Signature Support to the Mail Module

ByJochen BartlauAugust 7, 20193 min read
This has been another great suggestion from our community at Idea Place. While the mail module is quite flexible and can send mails via SMTP, MAPI and XMAPI, and can either use the client's mail dialog or a custom, built in dialog, there was no way to append Outlook standard signatures to the sent mails so far. Microsoft has finally declined the request to add this feature to Outlook's MAPI implementation. So there was room for improvement.