We have lots of great features coming to Telerik Reporting in our next release. Read on to get an early preview.
For R1 2018 we are busy implementing a pack of new features that you have requested on our feedback portal. In the next release, we will include the latest accessibility standards for our desktop report viewers, integrated DataDirect ODBC Drivers with Engine Data Retrieval, and enable the Standalone Report Designer for localization.
In this blog post, I want to focus on what to expect regarding that last new feature.
Application internationalization involves improving the experience, and decreasing the learning curve, for all non-native English speakers. In this release, we are working on providing resource files to enable our customers to localize the report designer according to their requirements.
The string resources will include keys for all UI areas. This includes all backstage items, ribbon items, wizards, properties descriptions, enum values and even property names. The localization mechanism is as simple as providing the resource files in the Standalone Report Designer directory. After a restart, the resource files are loaded and the localized strings are used in the designer UI. Which resources are loaded depends on the OS language or on the explicit preference set in the designer settings.
Petar Raykov is a Software Developer in the Telerik Reporting division. He has been working on Telerik products since 2010. Off work he enjoys traveling, hanging out with friends and reading.