What's New in v2009 vol 2
Straightforward HTML Content Assignment for the Rich Edit Control
The XRRichText control now supports an HtmlText property. This allows you to easily provide HTML content to the editor.
'How to' Video: How to Embed HTML Content into Reports
XtraReports Menu in Visual Studio
XtraReports now remembers your window visibility preferences. If a window is closed then you can make it visible again by using the newly implemented XtraReports menu item.
Previously, the XtraReports designer loaded all the service windows when a report was opened. For instance, it didn't matter if you closed the Field List window during your previous session, on opening a report it would be visible again.
Page Numbering within Groups and Details
The XtraReports Suite now allows you to indicate a page's position within its parent data group or detail using the XRPageInfo control. You can display the total number of pages occupied by the current data group or detail and the current page within the page range.
'How to' Video: Group Based Page Counts
ASP.NET Search Dialog Improvements
In v2009 vol 2, we've completely re-designed our Search dialog. It is now fully built using our ASP.NET Controls and placed on our ASP.NET Popup Control. Though the functionality remains the same, the new dialog is visually consistent with the other DevExpress ASP.NET Controls you use in your web applications. Note that this new implementation has no rendering issues within Internet Explorer 7.
Two-Dimensional Barcode Support (PDF 417)
Our Barcode control has been extended with support for the PDF 417 format, a 2D Barcode.
This symbology can be used to generate postage accepted by the United States Postal Service, and is the standard for RealID compliant driver licenses and state issued identification cards.
'How to' Video: Introducing PDF 417 Barcode
- Images used within DevExpress ASP.NET reports are now loaded with the help of the newly implemented DevExpress HTTP Handler. This greatly reduces server-side workload because XtraReports no longer needs to construct the entire ASP.NET page on the server when an image is requested.
- ASP.NET Report Toolbar localization is now fully supported.