Please Note: Premiere requires StringTheory
From time to time a discussion will arise in the newsgroups about the "look"
of a program. What can Clarion programs look like if you move beyond the
plain default settings. In response I'll usually post a link to one of our
commercial apps (https://www.veculim.com/Screenshots.htm
to act as a visual aid to some of the topics I discuss in reply. Lots of
interesting discussion will then take place, but sooner or later someone
"What Print Preview are you using?"
(You can see the print preview screen-shot here
). The answer is that
it's a modified version of the previewer that's built into our RightReports
product. Which of course is not terribly helpful if you are not using Right
Reports in your own program. (And RightReports is a bit expensive to
purchase just for the previewer.)
Well, earlier this year I needed a print previewer for a program that
doesn't use RightReports. So I took the time to extract the previewer into a
separate accessory, and along the way added some features to it, and tidied
it up a bit. One thing lead to another, more features were added, and so
Premiere was born.
is a PrintPreview procedure that replaces the default preview procedure in
It exists as a procedure in your app tree, so the look of the procedure can
be completely consistent with your application. Plus it allows your user
more control over the output - they can select a subset of pages and then
save that to a PDF , send to someone else via email , print multiple
copies and so on.
 Saving to a PDF requires a PDF engine. The SoftVelocity engine,
Tracker's PDF-Tools version 4.1, and Klarisoft's wPDF are all supported.
 Sending via Email requires NetTalk 8 Lite or NetTalk 9 Desktop or later.
A ClarionLive webinar, #386, was made of the Premiere release. It is
- Is a procedure in your app tree, so adopts the look of your application,
and is completely customizable.
- Is MDI when called from an MDI report, and not MDI when not.
- Zoom in and out
- View multiple pages
- Print multiple copies
- Select pages for Printing or Emailing (requires NetTalk Desktop) or
Saving to PDF (requires PDF converter engine.).
- Supports native Clarion PDF engine, PDF-Tools and wPDF report-to-PDF
- Compatible with all report engines, including RightReports, Fomin Report
Builder, CPCS and so on.
- No DLL's - all source code.
Documentation & Support
Documentation for the product is available here
for further support.
The price of Premiere is $249 $199
(special price while in beta). It is available for purchase from
If you already have Right Reports 1.x you can upgrade to Premiere for
(special price while in beta). The upgrade is available for purchase
For other payment options please contact us
CapeSoft believes that if you aren't satisfied with our products, we would like them back - and we
will refund you the money. This allows you to purchase our products with confidence.
You can read our full refund policy here