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    Default Visual Report Writer 2012 v2.0 now available for download

    Data Access Worldwide is pleased to announce the availability of Visual Report Writer 2012 v2.0!

    Both the developer edition as well as the standard edition are available.

    You can download the installation at: http://www.dataaccess.eu/VRWDownload

    Visual Report Writer 2012 v2.0 delivers lots of features and enhancements including:
    • RDS (Runtime Data Source)
      The RDS data source allows you to create virtual tables using the Visual Report Writer designer and populate the tables with data using the Integration Library. Sample data for RDS tables can be saved within the report allowing full preview capabilities with the designer.
    • ELF (External Library Function)
      ELF’s are functions defined in external libraries (dll’s). You can create the dll’s using your favorite development tool capable of creating dll’s – for example C++ or VB – and use the functions in your reports.
    • RTF (Rich Text Format) support
      Version 2.0 adds the capability to report on RTF text stored in a data source. Using the ‘Field Properties’ dialog fields from the data source can be marked as RTF text.
    • Parameters
      User-defined parameters can now be added to reports and referenced in functions. The parameter values can easily be changed at runtime using the Integration Library.
    • Rotated text support
      Fields can now be rotated using the ‘Field Properties’ dialog, allowing output of – for example – vertical or upside down text.
    • Improved PDF export
      Version 2.0 includes a new PDF library which fixes a number of problems with PDF export.
    • Improved Database Expert
      Visual table linking – used in the ‘New report wizard’ and ‘Database expert’ – has been improved. Improvements include: Link types (Inner join, Left outer join) are now immediately visible and the location of the tables is now saved in the report.
    • Improved Section Expert
      The ‘Section Expert’ has new options and the conditional use of section options using functions are now easier to use.
    • Formatting defaults
      Default formatting for different data types has been added. This allows you to specify a formatting – for example the default date formatting – which will be applied to all date fields in a report. Specifying different formatting per field remains possible.
    • Filler sections
      Filler sections can be used to ‘fill’ blank space between sections. This new option allows you to – for example – create vertical lines along the entire length of a page.
    • Integration library
      The integration library supports all the new features found in version 2.0 and includes new classes which no longer require the use of the ‘callback’ mechanism. The old classes are deprecated but still included for backward compatibility.
    Please note that the 2.0 product requires new registration codes and you should contact your local distributor if you did not receive a new code yet.

    The released product uses Visual DataFlex 2010 (v16.1) as its engine. The next update will run on Visual DataFlex 2012 (v17.0)
    Last edited by Vincent Oorsprong; 28-Aug-2012 at 06:59 AM.

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