The latest update to Telerik Reporting is here. Learn about improvements to styling, image rendering, Report Server and more.
Telerik Reporting R3 2016 SP1 is now live, and just like our original R3 release includes lots of fixes and some customer requested features. These include custom ordering of the report viewers export options, new WPF Report Viewer theme and Image Rendering polishing.
Even more report viewer customizations are now at your disposal with the introduction of export options custom ordering. Now you can reorder the rendering extensions in the export drop down according to your customers' preferences and application requirements.
The new theme makes your app look like Office 2016, giving your users familiar styling. Additionally, you get a coherent overall Office 2016 style in your app when combined with the Telerik UI for WPF controls.
Image rendering uses GDI+ in its core, and we render text with the AntiAliasGridFit value for the graphic's TextRenderingHint. This setting is required to polish the text when normal and big size fonts are used. However, this approach can result in blurry and fuzzy text if small fonts are used. Thus we have improved the text rendering algorithm. We've given preference to ClearType (if the machine supports it), and also introduced a new device setting so you can set this setting according to your preferences and fonts.
In addition to the TextRenderingHint setting, we have improved the image rendering to render—pixel perfect—even small images and adorners that previously may have been partially cut. The calculated measurements are adjusted to perfectly fit the pixel grid, which produces a crisp image.
Until now WinForms and WPF report viewers that use the Telerik Reporting REST service supported only UriReportSource. Based on our users' feedback, in R3 2016 SP1 we added the possibility to configure the viewers' report source using a TypeReportSource instance.
All of the Telerik Reporting fixes and more are included in the Telerik Report Server R3 2016 SP1. We encourage you to check both of them out.
For the full list of all the bug fixes and new features, check out the full release notes:
Telerik Report Server
As always we highly appreciate any feedback and thoughts that you share with us, so let us know what you think about the new SP releases by using the comments section below.
Petar Raykov is a Software Developer in the Telerik Reporting division. He has been a part of Telerik since 2010. Off work he enjoys traveling, hanging out with friends and reading.