Its done! ActiveReports 7 is now available for everyone to download and purchase! This release has been a long time coming, with work beginning back in October of 2010, if I remember correctly.
So much work has gone into this release. I’m proud of what the team has accomplished.
Now that we have released in the U.S., we aren’t resting just yet. We are already hard at work on the next version, which will be the basis for our release in Japan!
The major new feature in ActiveReports 7 is Fixed Page Layout. This new layout option gives developers a way of easily creating paper form designs like you see in invoices and bills as well as those ubiquitous tax forms from the IRS!
Below is the announcement that was posted to the forums just a short while ago!
ActiveReports 7 is now available! You can download it here.
In this version we have focused on adding exciting features and enhancements which we believe make ActiveReports 7 suitable for an even wider range of reporting solutions than ever before.
We’d like to thank our beta testers for their valuable feedback. We’ll begin tallying up the results for the Beta Bug Bounty soon and we will notify the winners, and then post the results when we’re done!
New report layout options!
New Page reports offer advanced data regions to make it easy to create different kinds of reports. Charts, tables, crosstabs, and more can be freely mixed within the same report, in most instances eliminating the need to use subreports!
Learn More | Page Report Toolbox
Fixed Page Layout
Create highly structured reports using the new FPL reporting engine. Reports using this model won’t go changing your layout, and the advanced data overflow capabilities allow you to easily design WYSIWYG reports.
Learn More | FPL Page Report
Continuous Page Layout
Take advantage of various data regions to let them format the data fed into them in their own ways. Tables can use multiple groups and grow as needed, while crosstabs can group data along rows and columns. As data regions grow, other report controls respond dynamically, moving as needed.
Learn More | CPL Page Report
Ajax-based ASP.NET WebViewer control
The new Ajax-based WebViewer control no longer relies on ASP.NET postbacks to do its work. It has also been updated with a new API and report parameter support, so you no longer need to write the code to handle parameter input yourself!
Learn More | Getting Started with the WebViewer
Advanced printing support
Scale pages, add page watermarks, and even print multiple report pages on a single sheet (N-up)!
Learn More | Use Advanced Printing Options
New barcode features
- New symbologies including Intelligent Mail and Data Matrix
- New features in UPC/EAN barcodes
Learn More | Barcode
Rich parameter support across all viewers
All viewer controls can now prompt the user for parameter values. When using page reports, these parameters can also offer sophisticated data entry options such as a data-bound list of values to choose from, and cascading parameters where one parameter value filters the list of available values for the next parameter.
Learn More | Parameters
Once you’ve entered a retail license key, your system remains licensed until you manually deactivate that license, making it easier to upgrade to maintenance releases.
For the latest documentation updates, see the online help: ActiveReports 7.
The ActiveReports 7 Team