Many problems with standalone designer

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  1. Patrick
    Patrick avatar
    416 posts
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    Aug 2012

    Posted 04 May 2017 Link to this post


    there are many problems with the standalone designer:

    1. When you start it, the window is displayed in the background.
    2. The settings such as width of the right palette and position / size of the Styles window are now kept, so we must always resize them.
    3. If you run the designer on a PC without VisualStudio installed and open the dialog for the value of an HTML text box, a message is displayed saying that mshtml is not installed.
    4. The page watermarks are not displayed, neither in the design view nor in the Preview view.
    5. The Label wizard always displays the size of the labels in inches.
    6. The Designer is only available in English and there is no way to change the resources.
  2. Ivan Hristov
    Ivan Hristov avatar
    172 posts

    Posted 09 May 2017 Link to this post

    Hi Patrick,

    Up to your questions:

    1. Yes, it is an issue that is introduced in the R2 2017 release of Telerik Reporting - it is logged in our system and will be fixed in a subsequent release of our product.

    2. Some of the dialogs (i.e. Conditional Formatting, Bindings Editor, Style Editor) persist their position and size. Others, like collection editors, currently do not have this ability. We have this issue logged in our feedback portal and based on the votes it gets, we'll schedule it for implementation.

    3. mshtml.dll is required by HtmlTextBox designer and usually this file should be distributed with Windows, since it is required by Internet Explorer, but apparently in some newer versions (Windows 10 with Anniversary update) this file is missing. We will improve the designer behavior in this case, possibly providing the ability to write only HTML markup in HTML view instead of using the Design view mode. You can read more on the subject here and here.

    4. As noted in our Watermarks article, at runtime the page watermarks are displayed only in Print Preview mode and this is by design. However, we will consider providing a design-time primitive/placeholder, that will indicate that a watermark has been set up.

    5. The labels listed in the Label Wizard have different size settings based on their templates. You can check, for example, the APLI and Formtec categories under Mailing Label type, which have their sizes in millimeters and centimeters, respectively.

    6. You are right - currently we do not support localization of Standalone Designer. As with all the suggested feature, we would like to ask you to log it in our Feedback and Ideas portal and we will evaluate its importance based on users' votes.

    We value users feedback and always encourage our users to share their opinions and make suggestions about our product. As a token of gratitude your Telerik points have been updated.

    Ivan Hristov
    Telerik by Progress
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