Reporting — Enhancements, Documentation Updates, New Video Tutorials, Tips & Tricks (July 2022)

Reporting Team Blog
18 August 2022

This post documents recent enhancements made to DevExpress Reports, links to updated help topics, summaries of new video tutorials, and links to a handful of support tickets that might be of value to those using our reporting product line.

As always, should you have any questions about DevExpress Reports, feel free to submit a support ticket via the DevExpress Support Center.

A Few Recent Enhancements

We refactored our web client libraries and removed a number of circular dependencies. This change helped reduce the size of bundled libraries and allowed us to introduce Vite support. For more information on Vite, please refer to the following blog post: Reporting — Create a Vite-Powered Web App.

You can now resize Expression Editor and Filter Editor windows within the DevExpress Web Report Designer.

We also extended the capabilities of the Expression Editor with a FormatString function - available for query parameters of report data sources:

Expression Editor: the FormatString function for a query parameter of a report data source

As you might already know, our Web Report Designer allows you to create federated queries. New Edit and Remove buttons are displayed next to each federated query in the Field List. These buttons allow you to modify a query via the Query Builder or remove it directly within the panel.

Field List: Edit and Remove buttons for federated queries

The DevExpress Visual Studio Report Designer for .NET includes a new Inherited Report item — allowing you to subclass your existing reports (v22.1):

Documentation Updates

  • We updated the help topics in the Group and Sort documentation section. The topics now illustrate real-world tasks with step-by-step report creation and updated screenshots.
  • We updated the description of the DataSourceManagerclass. Specifically, we described how to use class methods to manage data sources at runtime (add, get, modify, and more). We also documented the use of class methods in applications that target WinForms, WPF, and ASP.NET Core platforms.

New Video Tutorials

We published three new video tutorials on the DevExpress YouTube channel:

Interesting Tickets

Multiple Supported Platforms

Reporting for WinForms

Reporting for WPF

Reporting for ASP.NET Core

Reporting for Blazor

Reporting for Web Forms

And the last interesting ticket that applies to all Web platforms:

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