ActiveReports.NET Releases

Released: May 2, 2019

Updates in 13 SP1


  • Visual Studio 2019 support.
  • Page and RDL Report Merge - Now you can use the ReportCombiner class to merge existing Page and RDL reports into a single document.
  • Vertical Merge in Table - Now you can merge cells vertically inside Table sections (Header, Footer, Group Header, Group Footer, and Detail). This feature is extremely useful when you have complex table headers and detail sections.
  • LookupSet Function - In Page and RDL reports you can now use the LookupSet function to display all...

Released: Jan 15, 2019

Updates in 13


  • ProDesigner for Web: Enable users to create ad-hoc reports in a web app - AR13 delivers a lightweight, yet robust, report designer. With only a few lines of code, you can easily embed the ProDesigner for Web in your web sites and applications, giving your users the power to design, create, and modify reports. That means the ProDesigner is able to open existing reports in a design view, where end users can manipulate the layout, as well as create new reports and preview them for WYSIWYG...

Released: Aug 8, 2018

Updates in 12 Service Pack 2


  • Enhanced Tablix performance with larger datasets.
  • Improved Textbox borders in Section Reports.
  • Maintain controls on drag/drop to report header in RDL reports
  • Improved load time when "PrintAtBottom" of "GroupFooter" is set to true.
  • Improved querying tables in Visual Query Designer.
  • Improved dataset field expressions validation when using XML datasource.
  • Improved memory consumption of Section Reports exported to PDF.


  • Resolved Internal InvalidCastException on PDF export of RDL...

Released: Apr 4, 2018

Updates in 12 Service Pack 1


  • Chart enhancements
    • Add and customize series lines in column and bar charts. Properties include Style, Width, and Color.
    • Change the text orientation in chart axis points with Text Orientation property. Options include Auto, Angle, Horizontal, Rotated90, Rotated270, and Stacked.
  • CrossSectionBox enhancements - CrossSectionBox now includes a CloseBorder property. If a grouping in a Section Report spans multiple pages and needs a border, the CloseBorder property allows you to close the...

Released: Nov 15, 2017

Updates in 12


  • Combine related datasets from different data sources with the Dataset Joins feature - Enable report authors to combine related datasets from different data sources - all in the same report. If you have data from a CRM, SCM, and ERP, you can use Dataset Joins to join them in nested Tables, Tablix and other data regions in ActiveReports 12 using expressions.
  • Export to CSV and JSON - These export functions are similar to the other exports such as PDF, Doc, Docx, and HTML and only require a...

Released: Jul 13, 2017

Updates in 11 Service Pack 2


  • Drill Through to Reports Using an Expression - Now, in RDL and Page reports, you can late bind to the detail report with an expression based on parameters and run-time conditions.
  • Continuous Page View in the HTML5 Viewer - Added the continuous page view from the other report viewers to the HTML5 viewer.
  • Auto-Merge Cells in the Tablix Data Region - Pivot reports can be very complex to lay out because at design time, little is known about the data possibilities at run time. To make it...

Released: Mar 29, 2017

Updates in 11 Service Pack 1


  • SVG Rendering - ActiveReports now uses Scalable Vector Graphics technology to render charts in the HTML5 viewer. This keeps curves smooth and angles sharp, even when you zoom in. The SVG rendering also sharpens the Table and Tablix controls with precise and crisp lines and corners, and clean text that doesn’t pixelate at high zoom levels.
  • Frozen Row and Column Headers - ActiveReports adds two new properties to Table and Tablix data regions that are supported in the HTML5 viewer...

Released: Feb 24, 2017

Updates in 11 Build 11.0.9385.0


  • Adds support for Visual Studio 2017.

Released: Nov 15, 2016

Updates in 11


  • Faster Report Rendering
    • 2x Faster first page load times
    • 1.5x Faster PDF export file generation
    • 60% Smaller peak memory footprint
  • Composite Charts - Use the new composite charts in RDL and Page Reports to create complex visualization with multiple Y-axes. You can now work with plotting several metrics merging line, bar, area plots on the same chart.
  • Native Support for JSON Data - Source data from JSON files, web services and REST API using the new built in JSON data provider. You can...

Released: Aug 17, 2016

Updates in 10 Service Pack 2


Area: Controls – ASP.NET Viewer

  • Changed the prefix from HTTP to HTTPS in the link to the flashplayer download.

Area: Controls – HTML5 Viewer

  • The HTML5 Viewer no longer interprets a string from a child report as ASCII.
  • The Map is now updated with respective Parameter values when viewed in the HTML5 Viewer.

Area: Controls – Windows Designer

  • Opening RDL 2008 reports is now supported in the End User Designer.
  • Added scrollbars to the ConnectionString textbox in the Shared Datasource dialog...