Telerik Report Server
With R2 2023 we’ve released Gauge report item. It provides a visual representation of data using a gauge or dial-like display, making it easy to convey key metrics or performance indicators at a glance. The Gauge report item allows users to define a range of values, such as a minimum and maximum threshold, and then display the current value within that range. This dynamic and interactive element enables users to quickly assess progress, compare actual values against targets, and identify areas that require attention. With its intuitive design and ability to present complex information in a concise format, the Gauge report item enhances the effectiveness of the reporting tool by delivering impactful and visually appealing insights to users.
The ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) support in Telerik Reporting has improved significantly. On the Web, when accessibility is enabled, the rendered report items contain predefined accessibility roles. This way they conform better to the ARIA standard, bringing a better reporting experience for all users, regardless of their abilities. The report author can use the dedicated AccessibleRole property on each report item to customize the assigned accessibility role, bringing even more specific content to the users. The assigned value can be a constant string or be data-bound to the item’s data context.
The Table item rendering on the Web is now rendered as a hierarchy of elements so that the assistive technologies recognize it as table content and present it with better support for screen readers, keyboard navigation, and assistive technologies.
In the realm of reporting tools, PDF documents have evolved to meet the PDF/A-1a accessibility standard, enhancing their accessibility for a wider range of users. This standard ensures that PDF files are designed in a way that promotes accessibility and inclusivity. By conforming to the PDF/A-1a standard, Telerik Reporting now generates PDF documents that are better compatible with assistive technologies such as screen readers. This allows individuals with visual impairments or other disabilities to access and consume the information contained within the PDF reports more effectively. With the adoption of the PDF/A-1a accessibility standard, Telerik Reporting is making significant strides towards ensuring equal access to information for all users, ultimately fostering a more inclusive and accessible reporting environment.
Report Server received numerous fixes and quality-of-life UI changes that improve the overall experience while managing the server assets.
Scheduled Task/Data Alert on-demand execution now does not need the task to be enabled, so that the user can use it in manual-only mode.
User management UI has improved client-side validation when adding permissions to users and roles for a more responsive and easier-to-navigate user experience.
When creating a new report, the Category drop-down is no longer prepopulated as we received feedback that this is error-prone.
We addressed an issue preventing the Web report preview from being triggered from the Standalone Report Designer while designing a server report.