Reporting - Localization (v20.1)

Reporting Team Blog
27 April 2020

As you may already know, our upcoming release (v20.1) includes built-in support for report content localization. You and your users can now quickly translate reports in both desktop and web applications and transfer culture-related settings with your report layout. New Localization related features include:

  • Reports localization support for the DevExpress End-User Report Designer across all supported platforms.

  • Reports localization support within our Visual Studio Report Designer.

  • Built-in Localization Editor to help you populate our new XtraReport.LocalizationItems collection. This collection stores localized strings and other culture-related settings. It is always serialized alongside your report layout.

  • Our End-User Report Designers can use a culture specified in a report’s internal Language property and ignore an application’s regional settings when generating a report’s print preview. This allows users to validate report rendering as if it was localized.

  • Use the XtraReport.ApplyLocalization method to change a report’s language at runtime. You can create a report parameter to help manage language settings - as illustrated in the following image

New Parameter Dialog

Now, handle the XtraReport.BeforePrint event to call the XtraReport.ApplyLocalization method and pass the parameter value to it:

private void XtraReport_BeforePrint(object sender, System.Drawing.Printing.PrintEventArgs e) { 

Once complete, your users will be able to switch parameters and view localized reports within the document viewer:

Change Language In Print Preview

I’ll stop here and encourage you to visit our YouTube channel to learn more about our new Localization Editor.

You can download the video’s script using the following URL: Report Localization Video Script.

As always, we welcome your thoughts. Please comment below and let us know what you think of this new feature.

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