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
- Search reports
- View multiple pages
- Select all, or just some, pages.
- Print multiple copies
- Save report to PDF (requires native Clarion PDF engine, PDF-Tools or wPDF
- Save report to Excel and Word (requires Office Inside)
- Email reports (requires NetTalk 7 or later)
- Upload reports to GoogleDrive, Microsoft OneDrive or Dropbox (requires
NetTalk 10 or later, and FileExplorer)
- Compatible with all report engines, including SendTo, RightReports, Fomin Report
Builder, CPCS and so on.
- All features can be completely automatic, no user intervention
- No DLL's - all source code.
The default preview window, as a procedure in your app, which allows you complete control over the visual look of the previewer.
User can select from a number of layout options.
Save to Excel, Word and PDF files.
Email the report as an attachment
Use Email Templates to customize the emails. Use program-wide templates, or specific templates for specific reports.
Upload to Dropbox, GoogleDrive and Microsoft OneDrive
Requirements and Recommendations
. That is the only requirement. With just
Premiere, and StringTheory your preview window will already be a major
improvement on the previewer that comes with Clarion.
Like many of our tools, Premiere also supports functionality offered by
other tools if you have them. These aren't requirements but rather allow you
extra functionality if you have the tools that allow these features to
exist. If you don't have the extra tools then the features in the previewer
will be gracefully hidden.
Save to PDF
Saving to PDF requires a PDF engine. Supported engines include the
SoftVelocity engine that comes with Enterprise Edition, Tracker's
PDF-Tools version 4.1, and Klarisoft's
Save to Excel / Word
Send via Email
Sending the report as an email requires
7 (any level) or later.
It also requires the ability to make a file, using either a PDF engine,
or Office Inside as described above.
Upload to Cloud Drive
Saving the report to a Cloud drive requires
10 (any level), a
PDF or Office engine, as well as
Documentation & Support
Documentation for the product is available here
for further support.
Please Note: Premiere requires StringTheory
The price of Premiere is $249 . It is available for purchase from
If you already have Right Reports 1.x you can upgrade to Premiere for
$139. The upgrade is available for purchase
For other payment options please contact us
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will refund you the money. This allows you to purchase our products with confidence.
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