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ActiveReports 6 Beta, now available!

The ActiveReports team has just released the first public beta for ActiveReports 6!

This new version has many new features in it, with a healthy mix of design-time and run-time enhancements.

My favorite new features are the Flash viewer control, designer snap lines, and RepeatToFill option.

Flash Viewer

The Flash viewer control makes it easy to provide a great looking report viewer on your web page.  It replaces the ActiveX control due to the obvious limitations that technology presented users, not to mention the security implications with using ActiveX that kept many people from using it.

Designer Snap Lines

Snap lines make it a cinch to line up the controls in your report.  Now table style layouts are easier than ever to create and avoid the issues that overlapping controls can cause when exported to Excel.

Repeat to Fill

Have an Invoice style document that you need to generate, where the report contents fills an area on the page?  Repeat to Fill to the rescue!  This new property makes it possible to generate green-bar reports that fill the page, even if there isn’t enough data to do it.

Read what Sanjeev had to say about the ActiveReports 6 beta release.

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About James

I am a Senior Developer/Consultant for InfoPlanIT, LLC. I previously spent over 7 years as a Product Manager for what eventually became ComponentOne, a division of GrapeCity. While there, I helped to create ActiveReports 7, GrapeCity ActiveAnalysis, and Data Dynamics Reports.

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