Unplanned
Last Updated: 05 Aug 2021 04:30 by Tommy

Coming from having developed many SSRS reports one thing I think telerik is missing is a nicer visualisation of row and column grouping in a table. SSRS does this really well as shown in the screenshot below where we can easily see which rows belong to the detail and 2 other groups.

I think this would be a very useful addition to the telerik designers!

 

Unplanned
Last Updated: 05 Aug 2021 03:58 by Tommy

As a developer, I need to be able to align an image that is scaled proportionally in top-left for example, so that it looks more aesthetic and as required from the clients who use for example logos of various sizes. I.e., my expectation is that I should be able to specify both "Scale Proportional" AND Image Alignment, both horizontal and vertical.

Unplanned
Last Updated: 04 Aug 2021 19:00 by Andreas
Created by: Subin
Comments: 2
Type: Feature Request
9
I need an option to set line height for contest in report.
Unplanned
Last Updated: 03 Aug 2021 21:00 by ADMIN

Hello, 

I am using the Blazor Web Report Designer on a page that is not the default route, i.e. "/". When I am at step 2 in the WebServiceDataSource wizard to add parameters, if I click the Add Parameter button it routes to the home page. 

I believe this is caused by the href="#' empty route. Below is an animation of what I mean. This is also reproduced in the BlazorIntegrationDemo in the installation directory.

 

ea14844d-c61e-4dd7-a8c4-151c472ba700_add-parameter-click-issue.gif (1920×866)

Unplanned
Last Updated: 03 Aug 2021 11:19 by ADMIN
Please, add an option for setting gradient colors for the background of text box, header, table headers etc.
Unplanned
Last Updated: 03 Aug 2021 08:44 by ADMIN
ADMIN
Created by: Katia
Comments: 7
Type: Feature Request
14
We often receive feedback regarding hard/impossible editing of reports after they are exported to Word format.
The existing rendering mechanism will produce Word tables which are harder for manual editing - http://docs.telerik.com/reporting/designing-reports-considerations-word

Let us know in comments about your experience with editing reports exported to Word format so we can understand more clearly what is required from Reporting Word rendering extention.
Unplanned
Last Updated: 30 Jul 2021 08:09 by ADMIN
When using the HTML5 ReportViewer with the SmartAdmin and viewing on an iPad in "Desktop Website" navigating via the menu is not possible.  Changing to "Request Mobile Website" automatically enables the menu to work again. 
Unplanned
Last Updated: 28 Jul 2021 10:24 by ADMIN

We use Html Report viewer for rendering reports based on Telerik Reporting.

We observe the following issue with report parameters with AvailableValues configured and Multivalue = true:

When there are one or more items from the available options selected - manually unselecting all of them leads to rendering a report as if the last unselected option is still selected leading to wrong result

 All other operations over the multivalue parameter work fine.

The issue occurs only in List type Parameter editors. With ComboBox editors this works as expected.

Unplanned
Last Updated: 23 Jul 2021 15:05 by ADMIN

The default value of the report property SkipBlankPages is True and when there is an error in the report, for example, due to a problem with the connection to the database, the error message may be hidden as the report is not rendered at all.

The report should be rendered in order to display the error message also when SkipBlankPages is True.

Unplanned
Last Updated: 23 Jul 2021 14:56 by ADMIN

I want each time a user logs out from my application its session in the Reporting REST Service also to expire. I tried to perform the Unregister Client request with a custom code. However, I need the clientId and there is no straightforward way to get its value from the viewer.

It turns out that the Reporting REST Service keeps its own client sessions that are different from the hosting application sessions. For that reason, the Telerik Reporting REST Service doesn't know whether a user is logged in/out in the main application. Therefore, a Logout functionality in the viewer will be beneficial for scenarios like the described one.


Unplanned
Last Updated: 20 Jul 2021 11:41 by ADMIN
Created by: Yoonsik
Comments: 1
Type: Feature Request
1

I need to set a structured heading tags like <h2><h3> (https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/PDF9.html) so the pdf file can have those tags.

Please make the Reporting support more various tags so pdf files can have structured tags.

Unplanned
Last Updated: 29 Jun 2021 06:41 by ADMIN
My report has 4 levels of nested subreports. Each child subreport receives its data from the parent with Binding to a data field from the parent report data source. This works correctly with versions 11.2.17.913 and 13.2.19.1030 but doesn't show the correct data with version 15.0.21.326. For details see the forum post Invalid subreport data when updating to latest telerik reporting version.
Unplanned
Last Updated: 28 Jun 2021 13:14 by ADMIN

When the PDF rendering extension has its "enableAccessibility" setting set to true, the text in the produced document cannot be selected using the Select Tool from the Adobe Acrobat Reader context menu. The text can be selected in other PDF readers like Foxit PDF Reader. The text is also selectable in Adobe Acrobat Reader when the document is created without enabling the accessibility features.

Unplanned
Last Updated: 28 Jun 2021 08:40 by ADMIN

My need is to format numbers according to a custom culture with custom decimal, group symbols and number of decimal digits. For this I've created a custom CultureInfo object and set it up on Report.Culture property in a IReportSourceResolver implementation - I am using ASP.NET  from .net 5 example. For some reason, most of the NumberFormatInfo properties are ignored and a default, specific to the underlying culture code, is used. 

I need to programmatically change the NumberFormatInfo, because the service that is using Telerik Reporting is working in a multi tenant / multi culture environment and it must use the same report template but with different cultures for different requests.

Current result:

123 456 789
123 456 789,012
123 456 789 €
123 456 789,01 € 

Desired result, as per NumberFormatInfo settings (seen also in console):

123#456#789

123#456#789*01235

123##456##789 E

123##456##789**012346 E

 

Documentation reference:

https://docs.telerik.com/reporting/designing-reports-report-globalization

"A report is globalized with the help of a System.Globalization.CultureInfo object. You can specify a Culture for the entire Telerik.Reporting.Report by setting its Report.Culture property. This will force all Telerik.Reporting.TextBox items to respect the assigned Culture." 

But this does not appear to fully work. NumberFormatInfo of the Report.Culture property is not considered.

I've attached a project that reproduces this issues.

Unplanned
Last Updated: 16 Jun 2021 10:10 by ADMIN

Hello Telerik team!

In the attachment, there are two PDFs, generated by the same template (also in attachment): one built under Windows, another one - under Linux (Docker). See red boxes as defects on the screenshot:

Text wrap issues

Text wrap issues

Dockerfile fragment:

# MS TrueTypeFonts install
RUN wget http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/contrib/m/msttcorefonts/ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.6_all.deb -P ~/Downloads
RUN apt install -y ~/Downloads/ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.6_all.deb

RUN apt-get install -y libc6-dev
RUN apt-get install -y libgdiplus
RUN apt-get install -y libx11-dev
RUN rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/*

 

Please help us to resolve these issues in Linux.

Unplanned
Last Updated: 16 Jun 2021 06:29 by ADMIN
When we create a report and when previewing the report it may show an error because the OData query of WebServiceDataSource is not correctly designed, etc. This can help us to debug our report.
Unplanned
Last Updated: 16 Jun 2021 06:27 by ADMIN
I display the Html5 Report Viewer in a Kendo Tab. When I close the viewer's tab and resize the browser window, the following error related to the viewer occurs in the browser console:
kendo.all.js:105032 Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'find' of null
    at init.toggle (kendo.all.js:105032)
    at P (telerikReportViewer:9)
    at Object.<anonymous> (telerikReportViewer:9)
    at Object.trigger (telerikReportViewer:9)
    at Object.trigger (telerikReportViewer:9)
    at se (telerikReportViewer:9)
    at Object.setDocumentMapVisible (telerikReportViewer:9)
    at b (telerikReportViewer:9)
    at E (telerikReportViewer:9)
    at o (telerikReportViewer:9)
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Last Updated: 15 Jun 2021 08:21 by ADMIN
Hello , I am trying to localizate export dictionary.  I couldnt find  "key : value"  в viewerObject.stringResources

Unplanned
Last Updated: 11 Jun 2021 13:16 by ADMIN

Ways to reproduce the problem:


1. Create simple one table one column report, with right horizontal text alignment in the column.

2. Set a data source with multiple rows, with different lengths for the string, displayed in the table's column.

3. Render the report under Windows and under Linux - the column text on different rows will not be aligned properly on linux, but will be shifted to the left or right depending on string's contents and length.

I've done a bit reserch on PDF rendering, concerning libgdiplus "MeasureString" method deficiencies, and here's what I discovered so far:

1. The source of the problem is the fact that libgdiplus ends up using cairo to measure string glyphs, and it does it's font metric in whole pixels (integer), using the DPI of the context it is called in. In short, if the context is using 96DPI, cairo will use these 96DPI to calculate (and round) the font metrics, and to write strings eventually.

2. When libgdiplus is compiled to use pango, the problem is much smaller (several millimeter differences become part of the millimeter), because internally pango scales the measurement 1024 times, but it appears that this is not enough to resolve the problem.

3. When using libgdiplus (with or without pango inbetween it and cairo) for both "DrawString" and "MeasureString", everything is perfect, but the fundamental problem in Relerik Reporting to PDF is that it renders in a vector format, but uses text metering for pixel format - it uses System.Graphics.MeasureString which is a DPI vased metering (on Linux at least) but uses proprietary "PdfRenderer.DrawString" of the "PdfRendered" class, not the native Graphics.DrawString. Since cairo rounds every character glyph metrics to an integer value, the longer the string is, the larger the discrepancy will be between string rendering when PDF is viewed (based on floats/doubles) and Graphics.MeasureString (based on integers, at least on Linux).

Ways to resolve the issue:

1. The best way to resolve the issue is not to call Graphics.MeasureString at all, when rendering to vector based format, because it measures string based on the DPI on graphics context it is in. In other words, proprietary "PdfRenderer.MeasureString" must be  implemented, which works with font glyphs directly, entirely using single or double precision math to calculate glyph dimensions and string dimensions.

2. Another, not so perfect, but HUGELY EASIER way is to set DPI of the rendering context of the PDF to a higher value, here's how:

For the moment, PdfContext's constructor looks like this
public PdfContext(string ownerPassword, string userPassword)
{
            this.dataFormatter = string.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(ownerPassword) ?
                                    new DataFormatter() :
                                    new DataFormatterEncypted(ownerPassword, userPassword);

            this.bmp = new Bitmap(1, 1);
            this.graphics = Graphics.FromImage(this.bmp);
            this.hdc = this.graphics.GetHdc();
            this.pdfFontCache = new PdfFontCache();
 }
This creates a Graphics object, based on a Bitmap with default system's DPI, which is usually 96DPI, or somethiong around this. So, all rendering metrics are callulated for 96DPI, so there will ALWAYS be a discrepancy between PDF's real rendering (when viewed with a reader), and Telerik reporting engine's calculations.

So, a simple way to get around this is to use higer DPI Graphics object, like this:

public PdfContext(string ownerPassword, string userPassword)
{
    this.dataFormatter = string.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(ownerPassword) ?
                            new DataFormatter() :
                            new DataFormatterEncypted(ownerPassword, userPassword);

    this.bmp = new Bitmap(1, 1);
    bmp.SetResolution(9600, 9600); //ADDED
    this.graphics = Graphics.FromImage(this.bmp);
    this.hdc = this.graphics.GetHdc();
    this.pdfFontCache = new PdfFontCache();
}
This makes the discrepancy 100 times lower, and in most cases practically invisible.

3. Another, more or less simple way to get around this, is to multiply font size and layout metrics by some number (I personally tried 16, 32, 128 and 256) before calling Graphics.MeasureString(), and dividing the result of the call by the same number after calling it. From my experience, 16 makes things MUCH better, and 128 is maybe enough to resolve 99.99% of the cases.

Attached is the result when rendered without multiplication (Linux-Orig.png) and when font size and layout methrics are multiplied by 128 before calling "MeasureString", and dividing the result by 128 afterwards (Linux-MultipliedBy128.png). On Windows the result looks exactly like the the corrected rendering on the "Linux-MultipliedBy128.png.
Unplanned
Last Updated: 10 Jun 2021 23:12 by Tommy
Please add the ability to specify the graph series colours dynamically via binding expressions instead of hardcoding predefined values in palette or conditional formatting. 
lineSeries.Style.LineColor = "= Fields.HexColour";
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