Support for .NET 7 in new FastReport Open Source 2023.1


Support for .NET 7 in new FastReport .NET 2023.1

New opportunities

.NET 7 support

We have added .NET 7. support for FastReport.Core and FastReport.CoreWin. This platform improves application performance and adds many new features to your projects.

Report validator improvements

Increased work speed

Now the report validator runs in a single thread. The speed of its work is significantly optimized. You can notice the changes in processing reports with a large number of errors. While the validator is checking the report, the check window shows a respective message.

In this case, you can edit the report. A table with errors will appear upon completion of the validator.

Validator table setup

For convenience, we have added a new column with error numbers. Its display can be enabled or disabled via the table context menu. In the same way, you can customize the display of the error type column.

JasperReports Template Converter

We have added the option to convert report templates from JasperReports to FastReport .NET templates. JasperReports reports may contain objects that are not supported by the FastReport designer. These objects will not be converted or will be replaced to make the generated report as similar as possible to the one created in JasperReports.

Read more in the article.

Connection to Stored Procedures in MsSQL

We have added the option to connect to procedures stored in MsSQL. This was previously available via a database query. Now you can connect to procedures much more conveniently using the interface of database table connection. They will be displayed in the selection window along with the tables.

Once you select a procedure, a window with parameter settings, if any, will appear.

Read more in the article.

Upgrading the minimum .NET Framework version from 4.0 to 4.6.2

We are upgrading the minimum supported version of FastReport .NET to .NET Framework 4.6.2 due to the following:

  • support for .NET Framework 4.0 has long been ended;

  • there are problems with building the FastReport source code in the latest versions of Microsoft Visual Studio;

  • the need to implement new APIs.

Complete list of changes

[Engine] + added property Report.IsPrepared; + added TextRenderType.Inline; + implemented converter of JasperReports templates; + implemented connection to stored procedures in MsSQL; * increased minimum version of .NET Framework from 4.0 to 4.6.2; * receiving JSON in the data source is exposed to the interface part; - fixed a bug leading to System.ArgumentException when TextObject.FontWidthRatio property equal zero; - fixed multiple requests to get image when using URL in ImageLocation; - fixed IsNull function; - fixed a bug with getting JSON row of JsonTableDataSource; - fixed a bug leading to infinite loop when building table if there is not enough space on page for one row; [Designer] + added ability to create calculated column for IEnumerable data sources; + added window with message about loading a report when opening a file; + added column with error numbers in table of report validation; + added the ability to hide and show columns with the number and type of error in the report validation table; + added notification form when trying to resave report that has already been modified; * increased the speed of the report validator; * the delete band button is now disabled in situations where the band cannot be deleted; * now there is not possible to create a table in the query wizard if another table with the same name already exists; - fixed data tree view with IEnumerable data source, which column was not adding, if it consists of value type; - fixed a bug with localization of the "Remove" button in the report properties on the "Script" tab; - fixed a bug with selection object after click on row in "Validation" window; - fixed a bug due to which selected object did not change when changing the height of the band with mouse; - fixed a problem with System.OverflowException when editing text object without editor; - fixed a bug causing System.StackOverflowException when copying formatting; - fixed selection of object located on inactive page when clicking on row in "Validation" window; - fixed showing progress of updating list of errors in "Validation" window when changing report; - fixed order of switching by "Tab" key in connection forms; - fixed a bug where the border properties of the chart axes were not saved when they were changed in the editor; - fixed an error that occurred when deleting a band through the band configurator if the classic mode for displaying bands is selected; - fixed an error that occurs when clicking the "Delete" button on the configure bands form if there are no bands in the report; - fixed an error that occurs when removing bands from the workspace with holding left mouse button; - fixed restoring state of GridControl when closing column editor form; - fixed an error that occurs when clicking on the "Cancel" button in the Grid object column editor; - fixed moving columns of GridControl in column editor form; - fixed bugs when dragging objects from the report tree to pages and the "Code" tab; - fixed errors in the query constructor window when adding a table to the workspace and when creating relationships between tables; [Preview] - fixed display of the print form when increasing the display scaling; - fixed a bug when new exports did not appear in the menu; - fixed order of switching by "Tab" key in export forms; [Exports] - fixed a bug with exporting lines drawn from right to left or from bottom to top when exporting to layered HTML; - fixed a bug due to which the background of objects with a Solid fill was not printed from the browser; - fixed a bug with set method of HtmlTemplates.IndexTemplate property; - fixed navigation buttons and page numbering display in HTML export; - fixed ascent and descent of font in PDF-export; [WebReport] * reworked WebReport.ReportPrepared property, now this property is bound to the same report's property; * updated WebReport design for FastReport.Core.Web and FastReport.Web.Blazor; - fixed a rare crash when trying to add an empty data source to WebReport; - fixed a bug due to which Outline did not work in WebReport.LoadPrepared(); - removed refresh button when loading prepared report (.fpx); - removed page selection in export settings for single-page reports; [.Net Core] + added support for .NET 7; + added LoadReport method with stream instead of filename string for Stimulsoft Import; [Extras] * connection to ElasticSearch moved to a separate plugin.



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