What's New in v17.2: Dashboards, Reporting and Data Analytics



hey everybody i'm amanda with DevExpress and welcome to today's webinar and our last 17.2 launch webinar new and 17.2 dashboards analytics and reports presented by DevExpress CTO julien Bucknell and DevExpress Technical Evangelist Paul uh sure in this session learn how we're reshaping our data analytics product line and how you can deliver more in less time with 17.2 this session is being recorded and it will be made available on our DevExpress youtube channel we will also do a live Q&A at the end of this presentation just type your questions in the GoToWebinar control panel at any time throughout the broadcast all right thank you so much for joining us I will now hand things over to Paul and Julian thank you a Mannering good morning everyone welcome to what's new in version 17.2 dashboards reporting and data analytics and amanda actually said that this was the last in our series for 17.2 but Julian who I believe is on the call you're going to be doing a vcl one in just a few weeks we kind of divided our products up into if you like VCL and then everything else so we're in the end of the everything else webinars for 17.2 but you're right in two weeks time I should be online on the Tuesday to lesson two weeks to talk about VCR but here we are going to be talking about those wonderful analytical Suites and products that we have across all runtimes so welcome everybody and let's see what's on the agenda absolutely we're gonna start out with just some quick frequently asked questions relating to the version release where to get it and how to install it etc then I'm gonna take you through what's new in reporting and then hand over to Julian for dashboard slash analytics and of course one of the big challenges when we talk about this particular side of our components is the fact that it does touch all of the platforms so some things we're going to show will automatically mean that yes it's available in the opposing platform other things will be pointed out specifically now big shout out to all the people here in Sydney that attended our DevExpress meet up last night to end of your party and it was a blast so I promised that we'd shout out to a few people especially our xaf advocates and Paul Adam and sand yet so hope you made it up early like you promised frequently asked questions Julianne first of all when is version 17.2 going to be available it is available it's already been available for a couple of weeks now actually we're slightly late with presenting these what's new webinars because of Thanksgiving in the state's last week so it's there it's in the Download Center which i think is the next question absolutely so where do I get it now it's interesting that this is a very frequently asked question but if you head over to it DevExpress comm you'll see in the top right hand corner of the page you've got this login option if you're not already signed in when you select that you get the ability to type in your email address and password obviously your email address not mine and secret squirrel doesn't work if you've forgotten your password you can hit the I forgot my password link and it will allow you to reset it now once you've actually logged into the system you're going to see a slightly different banner showing your credential information so your account number and this link to download your products guess what everybody when you click that you're going to get taken to the download manager page and depending on the subscription that you actually have here as you scroll down you'll be able to see the different products that are available so here I'm showing the current build of seventeen point two point three with my Universal subscription and at this point I can select either the executable will or the zip file for the main component installer we do keep the product documentation separately if you want to use the offline versions of that they can be downloaded as well and so can the pdbs or around the developer debugging trace libraries can be downloaded so that's how you would download the file just install it close to visual studio first and after a few minutes and depending on your antivirus many minutes you will have the latest suite of course the demo center gets updated and so you can jump straight in and see some of the cool what's new features another frequently asked question is can I run it side by side and short answer is absolutely although yes is a shorter answer now it's very a common it's a very common thing to run save version 17.1 at the side of 17.2 or even earlier versions and it certainly helps with that delay or if you need to take your time in migrating different versions it helps a lot with that and the final frequently off sorry breaking changes if you're upgrading from saved version 15 and you want to go to 17 it's highly recommended that you go through each of the major versions so say 15 to 260 and one sixteen to seventeen one up to seventeen to that may seem like a lot of extra steps but because of potential breaking changes between the versions it will minimize any trouble that you may have now on the website we do have some support files that take you through what has changed between your particular current version and the or your version and the latest that we're shipping so that's quite helpful and then the light the last question is how do I upgrade my projects and what happens well obviously it depends on which version of the or which platform you're targeting but the DevExpress components project converter which has had some changes in the 17.2 release will allow you to select either a single individual project or a collection of folders containing projects and allow you to run that through now there's some entries in the Advanced Settings for example if I was to open a previous version of a project I'll get prompted inside Visual Studio do I want to run the updater you can have this option say automatically process sub directories read only files which may include things that need to be checked out from source controlled or that a flag does currently read only and whether you want backup fast to be created at that point all you do is hit upgrade all and the project converter will run through and update all necessary references now I want to be clear here we don't modify your source code we don't jump into methods and say oh this is now changed sure you need to do this we do not touch your main code whatsoever what the project converter will do is upgrade all project references so in terms of wind forms it's going to update your CS progr your VB proj file and then your res X Files if you're talking web development it's going to update your web config as well as your designer files to point those references so it's really quite useful tool when doing that but of course we do recommend once you've run the project converter you do your clean and build you check the error logs or the warnings to make sure that obsolete items are not in use and if there are any issues review the breaking changes and of course contact our world-class support team for any other assistance ok let's start having a look at what's new in reporting now as we mentioned at the top of the webinar reporting and dashboards affect just about every platform we have so I'm going to be jumping between your winforms WPF Julian is going to focus a lot on WPF today we'll talk about some of the web components as well and there's a lot of different little aspects to this side of the business because we're talking in some cases non-visual elements we're talking the from the design of perspective certain visual elements and it gets to me just at a large topic I supposed to cover so what's new in report server a report server for those that aren't familiar is a standalone product that allows you to generate reports on schedule it's not it's not designed just for developers but for people wanting to do reporting and analytics in a more traditional term so in version 17 – we've seen introduction where you can now import an export your dashboard and report XML layout between different instances of the DevExpress report server you'll find the options are available inside the document details web page and the web designer menu we've also added a self-service registration now what this means is that you can actually have users register automatically when using Windows or an external authentication provider it removes the need for administrators to go in there and create accounts and then allocate things so once your user actually logs in for the first time an account is automatically created and the user is then added to a group that's defined by the admin on authentication we've added the support for some or authentication or external providers we are now supporting open ID Connect and the WS Federation protocols so think that in terms of you can now use identity server or MS as your Active Directory to provide authentication methods to access report server and finally we've introduced optimistic document locking which means that you no longer have to concern yourself over manually locking and unlocking any documents when you want exclusive access onto reporting itself I'm going to cover some performance items I'm going to jump into the demo shortly but we'll just look through some of these slides first now performance is something that we take very seriously and every release and if you go back and look at the what's new webinars that we've done for the last few years you'll hear the same rhetoric from me that performance is paramount and the team's continuously go through and look at ways to improve in in my opinion what's already a fantastic and well performing product but they're never happy they want to squeeze every ounce of performance out of it so for the PDF export there's been a lot of work done in particular around the in-memory export it's now been optimized so that even fewer temporary objects are generated which in turn helps things such as the garbage click to do its job more efficiently and it's the the process is therefore not taxed as much and we've got a increase or performance in or lack of memory could being consumed by that process the Senate with PDF export as well we now support the ability for report edit fields to be exported directly to PDF acro forms which is quite nice in the same vein of performance the team have done a stellar job with the doc X so the Microsoft Word extension export you can see here comparison between versions 17.1 and 17.2 and in some cases you look at numbers and go well 115 is 87 we're talking at that point AB nearly half a minute difference between some of the exports of half a million records so substantial savings when you start looking at those things and there's the different export modes that we're showing on screen now with the docx export as well there's also support now for right-to-left layout you've got the ability to specify document options such as title subject keywords categories comments and author information we've got the option now for object and entity framework data sources so that we've improved the support for the display of nested properties within the wizard you can now create master detail reports and directly to an object or entity framework and data source with a single run of the wizard so a lot of improvements around that area and you can now specify the resolution in terms of dpi or dust per inch used to rasterize vector images when you are exporting because obviously you were you might want to just get that performance head or performance benefit of the rasterization and and of course word doesn't necessarily support embedded vectors but that also that is done for supporting docx RTF XLS xlsx MHT and PDF formats what we'll do is jump over to a couple of demos just to show you some of the changes inside the reporting now the first thing I want to do is show you the new report wizard templates so here I've got a just a stock standard WinForms application and what I'm going to do is right click if I learn to use two fingers on my mouse pad and say add a new item so I'm going to come across and new item I'm gonna choose the 17 or version 17 point to your report wizard now one of the things you'll notice it we've now got this template report sitting inside the report wizard so I'm going to select that and I'm going to go next you'll see we've got a batch of invoice templates here so there's nine free baked or canned templates for you to select from and the idea is that we've done a lot of the setup work around this we've made it so that you don't have to go in there and format everything you don't have to setup the formulas we're taking away some of that extra pain I'll select next I'm going to just choose a quicker local instance of a database and a couple of tables from that database and that the take these tables themselves don't necessarily relate directly to invoicing it's more about showing you how easy it is to hook up the different structures across on the right hand side I'm seeing a list of all the fields that are currently sitting inside my template so as I'm choosing those tables on the left I can be conscious of what's going on or the need on the right the important thing is this little wizard here which is basically saying okay these are the template fields what do you want to map to in table and so I can come through and I can say well in my and I didn't select one of my other tables but in here we'll go vendor I want my vendor name to be mapped directly to and then choose the field from this particular database or table so I can say well that should be mapped to name and you'd repeat that process for all of these different elements inside the report itself and you go next and then you get the final dialog which is the report option so what currency symbol what format are you wanting to use is there a discount to be applied if so how's it calculated what's the range is that the percentage discount is it based on if an invoice is greater than $100 you're gonna get a 10% discount etc so some nice little functionality built in here that will implement different formula within the report I'm gonna select finish and there we have in all its glory the actual report itself I'm going to switch to one that I made earlier because I bound it to some different tables rule number one don't change the parameters as you're working through presentations but here's the another one of the English layouts and we can see if I was to hit preview I'm just going to get many hundreds of pages of data bound to that table that I selected earlier what I want to do here is then call out to another particular feature that was added into reporting in version 17 point 2 and I personally think it's it's probably one of the most outstanding features in reporting that I've seen in a long time as far as functionality and simplicity for users and it's what we're calling expression bindings now I wrote a blog post or out about this a couple of weeks ago but in essence it's a an entirely new way that we can provide data to the individual control elements on a report so instead of using the traditional method of just binding a field the the new way is basically it exposes so much more it means you don't have to worry about conditional formatting you don't have to go through and set up things like scripts to handle certain things and there's three different ways that binding can be done now we have the the old or just the standard data binding which is what we call our legacy mode we have our new expression binding in a simplified fashion which is the new default so whenever you create a new report file this is going to be the one that's selected and you then have an advanced version of that where you might need to start implementing or affecting controls still from things like print on page event these different methods can be set by jumping into the extra reports menu and coming down to designer options and you'll actually see that we've got this data binding mode and you can drop down that and select between legacy new etc now there's a couple of warnings that I just want to bring out there the version 17 point two ships with an automatic report conversion tool so that you can upgrade all of your legacy reports to use the new binding but please be aware that once you've upgraded there's no going back now one of the cool things I'm not going to spend too long because we've got a lot to get through with other products but you'll notice when I select an individual cell so this is an extra exit table cell in my report we've now got this new tab in the properties window called expressions and when I select that we're gonna see all of the different elements that can be affected with expressions in essence so it could be that I want to say you know what I want to change the four-color and based on some criteria and quite simply I can invoke the expressions editor or expression editor I can come through and I can say in line if and we can see I could look down the left hand side and find my operators or my functions in the list there but we as I start typing we've got great syntax highlighting we've got the help popping up so in line F first clause first clause true value last clause etc so what I'm going to say is if and I want to say quantity equals one then because I'm working on my foreground color I want to use red otherwise I want to use black as a color now it's a very simple example I mean you obviously made you negative numbers in red all those sort of things but what's really cool here is I don't have to go off and create format conditions and trying to apply rules or other things I can do it directly on the element or the object that I want so if I just run that and again it is a very primitive example for you but you'll see straight away and I'll just increase oops maybe not to 500% Julian but just increase that and we can see that my quantity is now red and as I say before any of these elements that are inside this expressions tab inside properties I can do individual expression for conditions and filtering formatting on so I could make things invisible or you know to have it apply different style have it changed the navigation URL based on something so very very powerful yet so user-friendly to actually implement in that sense next thing I want to do is look at specific things for WPF well before I do those talk let's just talk quickly about asp.net now know that majal covered this in his web presentation this week but we've now added asp.net core support it's in CTP for the report controls so basically you can now use the DevExpress report controls in your asp.net asp.net core applications targeting 4.6.1 upwards it is CTP and we do want the feedback to see what sort of things people are wanting to do certainly at the meet up we had last night other words a lot of positive talk about what people are wanting to do with donek or in general so feedback we love to know what where you're heading with these things there's some updates the property grid you can now disable probably grouping sort properties and search for a specific property within the grid and I'm going to jump into the WPF demos a couple of features here that I want to point out here we've got the reporting invoice the same thing applies for the expression bindings inside the designer obviously it works across all platforms and you'll notice that we're using the SVG icons SVG has been a big thing throughout this whole version 17.2 release and with the WPF designer one of the really cool features is the ability to actually interact with margins directly inside the designer so here I can just change my margin you'll see that it's going to show me in whatever in this case it's showing inches but whatever the layout is specified as if you're using centimeters or millimeters but you can alter these margins directly in the designer which is really cool the other thing for the WPF designer or preview window is the page layout so you can now actually do two pages or more app pages on the layout so if you want to switch to that and then you can scroll through and see your different layouts so some nice welcome features into the WPF side of things there the html5 document viewer there's been optimized to support multiple age lam on these very optimized with the multi page view mode again differences between 17.1 to version 17 point two it's nearly half the memory required when doing your page view so for example 500 megabyte or 500 record display was taking about 74 Meg inversion 17.1 we've dropped that down to just over 40 point 3 in the new version so there's some amazing changes and that sketch as you scale up it becomes quite impressive so less than half what it was taking before as it goes up the expressions editor has been updated in for html5 so things where you can now do code completion validation and we've got some improved design there's improved support for the master detail report generator inside the web designer and we've also got react Jas and angular support including some published code examples on how you can integrate the reporting tools inside react and angular 2 because we understand that people are heading that way back to Visual Studio let's just jump in here last thing I want to show is the I'm going to create a new project and if I choose the DevExpress template gallery just choose okay here come across to the asp.net and choose the either the dashboard or the reporting web application so when I run this wizard now inside the report control settings I get the option whether I want to create the designer and viewer page as straight in there so those Wizards have certainly provided a lot more functionality in creating new projects and helping you along so you don't have to go off and create those pages yourself we've now also added NPM support so you're reporting applications can be deployed using the NPM package manager for no GS just search for the package name of DevExpress reporting Julianne I'm thinking that we should show some of the the goodness that has been added for dashboards now what do you think I think that's about time so let me grab the screen or you give me this however it works I shall make you presenter there we go and you should be seeing both the same slide that Paul just had so we never changed version 17.2 dashboards what's been going on in that area so let me just make sure I there we go first of all we have the CTP the community technology preview version of the WPF dashboard viewer so just to remind you what CTP means is it's almost a beta let's show you what we have it's not all finished there are bits missing there are things that need polishing please do not use it in production because yeah things like the API might change as we come forward to release and so on so forth so I'll be showing you the CTP version of the WPF dashboard viewer and talking of CDP's the client-side web dashboard is now out of CDP's now fully published fully released go and use it in your web applications it's there and I'll be showing you some of that as well as part of that we've added the web dashboard viewer for mobile as the CTP version that's kind of fun it's it's difficult actually doing a dashboard on a phone so I'll be showing you how we decided to do that particular bit of functionality the dashboard is also available on asp.net code from now on as the CTP we're still testing it and essentially this means you can use the dashboard on anywhere that you have asp.net code including Linux and the Mac although our team were very dubious about the Mac for some reason don't know various enhancements for the dashboards overall runtimes we've added the compact themes for the web the web – wall title and caption have been enhanced I'll be showing you a little bit of that basically we've redesigned the dashboard title and item caption and added new customization capabilities there you can add things like command buttons with custom icons to you know incorporate some kind of custom functionality for your particular dashboard and you mentioned the expression editor enhancements for reporting and they're here as well we offer code completion of validation a better design and that's all present so what I'd like to do now without any particular further ado is to talk about – walls in action it's always best to see a demo the very first item I'd like to present is the new WPF dashboard viewer control now much like it's WinForms counterpart the WPF dashboard viewer can be used to display a dashboard based upon an existing XML file or a dashboard which is generated within Visual Studio using the dashboard designer now given the most important benefit that WPF developers no longer need to have to try and wedge in some kind of windfalls based viewer into their WPF apps the WPF viewer actually gives you the ability to do things like load data asynchronously we've got that in use WPF templates and use WPF styling and theming that we have so you can have centralized control of your apps appearance there are some current limitations if you want to go away and try this out there are no – war parameters support yet and not all – war specific api's are present such as applying master filtering drill down data access etc nevertheless we're going to take a quick tour now through the demos to the dashboard and just to point out you can do a lot of this exploring on your own basically install version 17 point to Universal either the trial or your active subscription and I remind you that our dashboard products are only part of DevExpress Universal it's not for example we don't have a WPF dashboard viewer for WPF for the WPF suite dashboard is only part of the universal so you basically open up the demo Center you select dashboard dashboard demos and then WPF the first dashboard I'd like to show you since he dragging it over from another screen is the human resources example it has a pretty full complement of data visualizations now of course it goes without saying it's a viewer I can do things like resize that panes within the view and just like that and first I'm gonna select different years in the grid and notice how the other panels that are displaying visualizations of the data change according to in fact the row or the year that I'm selecting so we're certainly obeying the the first tenet of a dashboard that is updated as you're analyzing the data now if I double click on a year we're going to see the data for each month of that particular year so again as I go through this time the the data visualizations on the right-hand side are going to change according to the month I select rather than the the year now notice though there is an active new active icon in the the header for the grid and that's the ability to go back up I've just drilled down into a particular year and I'm going to go back and go back to the Year display within the grid another way of actually analyzing this data is to select individual departments and see how the the charts the charting panels change as I move around quite within Department although all my American viewers here are going 44 days vacation where do we go to get that anyway Australia Australia yes yeah we're all gonna move to Australia and live off Paul let's have a quick look at the financial dashboard this is simple enough stock example we can select individual stocks here and we're just showing that the chart here can display those financial charts that you use within you know financial applications of financial dashboards and next up I would like to show you this particular dashboard the EU trade overview this shows another type of visualization which we support with the WPF – wall viewer and that's the tree map I can hover over individual boxes here to see their title and the value obviously with this kind of tree map display we can't show the total title the entire title within the box so this hover facility gives you an ability to show the title and show whatever is being calculated there this demo also shows you a couple of other items here filter panels so let's select for example Norway so we just display in the tree maps here the or the tree map panel I should say the values for Norway and again here we have product group selections where I can do check books check book checkbox type selection and this is a radio button type selection so I'm just showing you the data for food live animals fuels and lubricants and goods classified by material and again we can just see those particular items within the data visualization part here another good one talking of filters is let's jump to the revenue by industry demo this one shows a it shows a map of the USA so we're showing that the WPF dashboard viewer does support maps and this one has another feature whereby we can search for individual items so let's search for say travel with a large list the search facility is ideal for being able to quickly identify a certain item within the the filter list and select it or deselect it so that is available with the WPF dashboard view in fact it's now been added to other dashboard viewers as well so there is this ability to select or search through the search box next one I just quickly like to show you is the energy statistics demo nice thing about this one is again it's a map and I can zoom in on the map and I could select various countries just by doing that and I yeah that's that's pretty much it really that's all I want to do it's actually or the other thing well yes it shows a grid with spark lines so you have spark line support for data about individual countries so the trend lines here are spark lines within the grid so that's I mean there are a lot more demos for the WPF dashboard viewer I would encourage you to as I say install Universal either trial or the the real thing and and play around with the WPF dashboard viewer and see what other kind of things we can do the dashboard designer for WPF is something that we're still discussing especially with the regard to scheduling it and when it will come out and you know how quickly we undo it is also forth now as I said before this is a CTP we'd love to have your feedback on it so please play around and give us some ideas give us some feedback the support team are ready to help and ready to gather that feedback next I want to jump over to the web dashboard viewer now here as I said the html5 JavaScript dashboard viewer has moved out of CTP mode and the design there as well and can now be used in production environments so here I had that Human Resources example that I just showed you by a WPF and here I can do exactly the same kind of things I can select items years within the the grid here and then the charts all update according to that particular year and again I can select by department and and someone so forth so the least we showing that the – for viewer works in in the same way NIC's EU trade overview that's a quick look at that again the tree map is available the tree map view is available and again I can select and deselect items via the filter panels here to show information about those particular selections and again as I hover you get a little tooltip that shows you the full title plus in this case the amount the value a revenue by industry was another one I showed here again a new feature I can just let's say deselect all here and then I can search for travel again TR I can just select travel quite quickly the search box gives me the opportunity to zero in on a particular item within that long long long list the energy statistics demo here will show you another little feature that's new in version 17 point two and that's the ability to show hyperlinks within rows within the grid so here the country values here have hyperlinks to in fact what happens to be Wikipedia so let's click and learn about France from Wikipedia and then I can just close that and jump back into my dashboard so the the hyperlinks can be to anything obviously here we just showing it off by linking outside but you can studied link within the dashboard itself and show other dashboards and so on so forth these demos these web dashboard demos are by the way all available online on our website no need to download the universal trial to see these just go to the main page select demos and dashboards and then your select products dashboards and then the web dashboard and you'll see exactly the same display as I have here so demos DevExpress comm just talking about what's new here the web dashboard viewer for mobile devices let's take a look at that let's click on the demo here now because of the limited screen real estate on small devices like your phone we've been experiment with experimenting with different ways of showing the panels that the viewer displays we decided that basically a multi-page swipeable layout made the most sense so imagine my mouse cursor here is my finger on my phone and I can swipe left and right to see the individual panels as we go through so I can just flip I can then say ok let's have a look at another year click on the year and then go flip through and see the charts panels for that particular year so swiping side-by-side show another example so what here let's show Norway as an example so we can select individual items so we have the filter of capability yet another chart we have the tree map that works within a mobile environment and verbal device and yeah last one I want to show you is the which one was it revenue analysis I can't remember now nope not that one energy consumption maybe oh yes here we go here's the map and they can zoom in on the map so that's with ok I'm using a mouse here but you certainly use your double finger swipe what's called pinch and zoom and so on so forth and then we can move from some side to side again so that's the mobile web dashboard viewer and again it's CTP there are things to still improve still to test still to polish still to make sure this works and so on so forth obviously online you can just scan this QR code and go directly to this particular demo page this encoded in that URL so we're still fine-tuning still twiddling with this do please don't use it in production because things will be changing until we actually release it a quick list of new features enhancements like Paul said we do a lot of performance enhancements and every release we try and improve something here we've been trying to improve data loading and processing on the background for the dashboards we did we've done some changes to the visual studio integration it doesn't apply to WPF obviously this is wind forms and the web predefined templates allowing you to create a dashboard designer or viewer application for both WinForms and web there's now a straightforward way to create design time – Wars for display within the dashboard view of control and the data source configuration will it wizard now allows you to supply dashboard with data from existing project data sources such as a do net or entity framework or whatever so that's the dashboard presentation and so I thought before we hit the questions I just wanted to quickly review some of the what's new in the data access components and because obviously underpinning a lot of lot of controls and a lot of how things get used our controls such as data access so in 17.2 the entity framework datasource now has new API allowing server-side data filtering at runtime and the data source wizards for WinForms and WPF also allow you to filter entity framework and data source tables we've added public API for the expression editor customization and the expression editor GUI has been improved with rich tech support for function descriptions and tooltips the release also includes new methods for editing and adding queries at runtime using the DevExpress query builder but the one that I met particularly excited about and I know that it's again something that's on everybody's lips that a word of dotnet core or dotnet standard to know xpo has a now got beta support for dotnet core and dotnet standard 2.0 which includes master features such as grouping and the integrated visual designer to WCF support dynamic pooling to dedication in eyelid systems xpo is making some waves in the.net core world so certainly if you are hitting that doesn't matter with you running Windows desktop SP netcode core or you're running your stuff up on a Mac OS server or Linux and it's not you mentioned before weather team and Mac it's more they're not seeing a lot of people running Mac OS server also bring up run up at a Linux box but certainly if you are not familiar with XP oh it's well worth checking out inside the demos we've also got some enhancements to the ORM data model and extending the database selection dialogue with Oracle managed data access driver we've added a name of operator support or the we've added support for the name of operator and thread safe parameter to the connect method and then finally in the connection provider we've added support for oracle 12c and also support for MS sequel Server 2016 introducing row level security and dynamic data masking so just going to throw that in at the end there are some questions that I'm just waiting on some help from the the teams to answer but sadly I can go through some of the ones that have been provided for example Julian wolf one question was a bad dashboard vcl and unfortunately not happening at the moment but Julian emailed Julian for all those people that want to see it in VCL because the more emails who get the the more angry he gets just to point out that vcl webinar or rather webinar for VCO 17.2 is on tuesday week so that's Tuesday the 14th of December Tuesday the 12th of December I shall be talking about what's new in vcl you have an interesting new feature so definitely come along to that and I'll be talking about that but here – boss of ECL know that's something obviously is something we could consider but not at the moment very good other questions came through one from Jeffrey can we create our own report templates and short answer yes and we're going to be adding a code example into the support center for anybody that is interested in that then jump on the center and the team can respond to your reply to you with that when will the or the the format options added by expressions binding is available to both visual studio and the end-user designer so the just trying to do suffer part of this the so you can use the text format string property to also format the value assigned by label hopefully Martin that answers your question Julian you were told that your voice is too low sometimes no it's I have this docking stick I don't know how many of our viewers here use USBC docking my docking station oh my god it suddenly decides you know you've been having your microphone on such-and-such a level for a little while I'm going to drop it it's just the most and Thunderbolt is like wonderful until you get to the hardware anyway there was a question for are we going to be looking to add a designer for the pivot grid for web the answer is not at this stage if you're talking about the X a pivot grid designer that like you can see in the reports and the question came in are we going to support heat maps we don't have any immediate plans for heat maps at the stage again all great suggestions add to support center that the teams are constantly reviewing support center tickets and I also just want to point out that there was a there was a small typo on one of Julian's slides it said it it said SP net code instead of SP net core so the slide SP SP dotnet for core yep totally agree and that was the intellisense repeating that over place in that what else do we have you've already mentioned the VCL webinar and the so we'll look there is no planned xaf webinar for watching you in 17.2 at the stage there is certainly there's a blog process put up with a so if you go to different communities out there express.com slash blogs / EAF you will find some more information on that one of the things that we tend to ask and want to stress again when we're planning webinars when we're looking at what people want to see and how much technical detail people want to go in we need here from my customers so if you want us to do a presentation specifically on a deep dive on dashboards and dashboard designer send in some some emails get in touch with Julian who's gonna put his contact details up right now yeah and and it helps with our planning I mean we don't want to sit here and spend that the days are required for prepping for these presentations if it's not what people want to look through so please provide some feedback and with that we can see from anta's around or maybe not guys what no I was typing an answer to a question and I apparently can't do two things at once like unmute myself oh I see all right so like I mentioned before today's webinar will be made available on our DevExpress youtube channel and also I was just answering this question we do have lots of xaf content on our YouTube channel if you go to youtube and you search xaf you should find webinars and tutorials if you're just looking to get started and i'll post our youtube link here in the chat box for you and if you missed any of our launch webinars this week you can find them all on our youtube channel or you can visit that express.com slash webinars and simply scroll to the bottom for recorded sessions and that is it for this one thank you so much to paul julien and to the team thank you all for joining us and of course thank you for choosing DevExpress okay

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  1. Adriano Carvalho said:

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    I want to make a desktop application, which can be installed on the touch screen, where the administrator can drag photo from one section to another, everything on the dashboard, at the same time controls each employee's time in a certain section to work, thanks for the help, I want to do in C # with database.

    June 27, 2019
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