DevExpress Reporting – 2020 Roadmap

Reporting Team Blog
22 January 2020

Based on survey results and Support Center feedback, we’ve finalized our 2020 Roadmap. We want to thank you for your continued support and for your insightful comments.

If you have any issues with the roadmap or questions about implementation, feel free to email us at support@devexpress.com - we will be happy to follow up.

Important Note: In nearly every instance, we selected features that received the highest positive vote count. In some instances, total votes for features that appear on this roadmap failed to break the 50% mark. However, the listed feature won the vote by the highest percent of votes among the other options. 

Translate Report Documents to Different Languages (v20.1)

You’ll be able to localize the text displayed in report controls and specify control location and size for a chosen language. This functionality will be available for End-User Report Designer components as well.

Report Designer - Localized Report

Platforms : WinForms | WPF | ASP.NET | MVC | Core

Performance Enhancements (v20.1 – v20.2)

By refactoring our document generation engine, we expect to improve performance in terms of both memory usage and document generation speed.

Platforms : WinForms | WPF | ASP.NET | MVC | Core

Embed PDF Documents into a Report Document (v20.1)

You’ll be able to insert a PDF file into a report.

Platforms : WinForms | WPF | ASP.NET | MVC | Core

Excel Export – Html-Inspired Content Support (v20.1)

You’ll be able to export reports that contain XRLabels (with the AllowMarkupText property enabled) to Excel and preserve the content formatting.

Platforms : WinForms | WPF | ASP.NET | MVC | Core

Excel Export – RTF Content Support (v20.1)

You’ll be able to export reports to Excel files and preserve XRRichText content.

Platforms : WinForms | WPF | ASP.NET | MVC | Core

Parameter Enhancements

Bind JsonDataSource Parameters to Report Parameters (v20.1)

You’ll be able to pass report parameter values directly to JsonDataSource.

JSON Data Source - Parameter Bindings

Platforms : WinForms | WPF | ASP.NET | MVC | Core 

Select All Multi-Value Parameter Values By Default (v20.1)

You’ll be able to pre-select all values for a multi-value lookup parameter.

Platforms : WinForms | WPF | ASP.NET | MVC | Core

Numeric Range Parameter (v20.2)

You’ll be able to create integer and float range parameters and filter a report’s data using a single editor in the parameters panel.

Numeric Range Parameter Editor

Platforms : WinForms | WPF | ASP.NET | MVC | Core

Parameter Editor Grouping (v20.2)

You’ll be able to logically group multiple report parameters in the parameter panel. Editors that display parameter values are placed in a Group Box.

Platforms : WinForms | WPF | ASP.NET | MVC | Core

Visibility of Parameter Editors (v20.2)

You’ll be able to hide a parameter editor based on the value used for a different parameter.

Platforms : WinForms | WPF | ASP.NET | MVC | Core

WinForms Document Viewer, Report Designer, Query Builder – Complete 4K Display Support (v20.2)

We’ll improve the appearance of report controls on HighDPI/4K displays. We also plan to offer Per Monitor Dpi Awareness Support.

Platforms : WinForms | WPF

PDF Export – Visual Signatures (v20.2)

You’ll be able to define visual signatures displayed in exported PDF files using a new report control.

PDF Export - Visual Signature

Platforms : WinForms | WPF | ASP.NET | MVC | Core

Excel Export – Memory Consumption Enhancements (v20.2)

We will overhaul our Excel Export engine so you can generate large documents while consuming less memory during the export process.

Platforms : WinForms | WPF | ASP.NET | MVC | Core

RDLC Conversion Tool (v20.2)

Our import tool will allow you to convert your RDL / RDLC reports to DevExpress Reports.

Document Viewer – Anchoring of Report Controls (v20.2)

You’ll be able to use the XRControl.AnchorHorizontal property to anchor report controls when changing a report’s page settings (like orientation, paper kind and margins in Print Preview). The controls will be anchored to the specified side of a parent container.

Anchoring in Print Preview

Platforms : WinForms | WPF | ASP.NET | MVC | Core

New Barcode – Pharmacode Symbology (v20.2)

This feature received 27% of the vote in our survey.

Our XRBarCode report control will support the Pharmacode symbology.

Platforms : WinForms | WPF | ASP.NET | MVC | Core

WinForms and WPF Report Designer – Script Editor Enhancements (v20.2)

We will enhance our Script Editor based on feedback we’ve received from users. For instance, we’ll introduce both auto-indent and auto complete functionality.

Platforms : WinForms | WPF

MongoDb Data Source (v20.2)

This feature received 36% of the vote in our survey.

You’ll be able to bind a report to the MongoDb database.

Platforms : WinForms | WPF | ASP.NET | MVC | Core

The information contained within this blog post details our current/projected development plans. Please note that this information is being shared for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY and does not represent a binding commitment on the part of Developer Express Inc. This roadmap and the features/products listed within it are subject to change. You should not rely on or use this information to help make a purchase decision about Developer Express Inc products.

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Neil C Harrington
Neil C Harrington
No mention of blazor support?
22 January 2020
NHIF
NHIF
What about MarkDown report that showed earlier. We have not seen any more developments?
22 January 2020
renejdm
renejdm
All very exciting features but what about CosmosDB support?
22 January 2020
ROY ZEGARRA 1
ROY ZEGARRA 1
They forgot about xamarin??
22 January 2020
Mart-Consulting
MRTProject
look`s good)
22 January 2020
Steve Sharkey
Steve Sharkey
Now if you could export to RDL - that would be something! Many companies I work with use SSRS but the Microsoft report building tools leave something to be desired - however people live with it because of other things the platform offers, Another (more friendly/consistent) tool that could generate RDL would be most welcome.
23 January 2020
Tobias Johansson
Tobias Johansson

Nice!


About "PDF Export – Visual Signatures".

Don't forget to make it possible to create place holders for signing by clicking with certificate too, like suggested on this support question:

https://www.devexpress.com/Support/Center/Question/Details/T828850/pdf-export-with-place-holder-for-signing-by-clicking


Thanks!




23 January 2020
Dmitry Tok (DevExpress Support)
Dmitry Tok (DevExpress Support)

@Neil: We're going to publish Blazor roadmap in a week or so. Watch for further updates in our blogs section!

@NHIF, @ROY: The team is now focused on our .NET and .NET Core Reporting Tools and enhancements listed above. I would love to embrace as many technologies and frameworks as possible, but we're limited by time and resources. As such, we schedule our development based on customer demand.  Reporting for Xamarin and Markdown-based Reporting are things we may revisit in the future.

@renejdm: Does the approach described in the How to bind a report to Azure Cosmos DB database (NoSQL) support ticket meet your requirements? If not, please log a new support ticket and describe your needs in greater detail. Thank you.

@Tobias: Thanks again for reminding us. I have to say that this is ultimately the requirement we'd like to address through the implementation of this feature.

 

27 January 2020
Tobias Johansson
Tobias Johansson

That's great news. I also like that you’ll be able to insert a PDF file into a report.

Thanks guys!

31 January 2020
Burnie35
Burnie35

It would be nice if field(s) in a report could be made clickable.

31 January 2020
Dmitry Tok (DevExpress Support)
Dmitry Tok (DevExpress Support)

@Burnie35: 

I suggest that you review the Provide Interactivity help topic that covers various aspects of interaction with the Print Preview. Feel free to contact our support team if you need technical assistance.  

3 February 2020
Cody Mathis
Cody Mathis
Script editor enhancements will be a much welcomed feature. It's very difficult for users who are not well versed in programming to try and use the script editor (which is the majority of users using it!). Good work guys. Also a shout-out to the PDF embed!!!
20 February 2020

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