This week at Tech Ed, attendees were the first to get a sneak peek at ComponentOne’s new control suites for the Windows 8 Metro platform. Greg and I showed off the two studios at the Visual Studio 2012 Theater. And now we’re extending this sneak peek to our community. Metro JS Control Explorer

The Controls You Know, Now in Metro

Our strategy is to port the same popular Wijmo and Silverlight controls to the Metro platform. Current ComponentOne users will benefit from familiar object models and feature sets, and new users will notice that these are powerful controls with years of usage poured into them. Our Wijmo controls (which is the same core technology as our ASP.NET Webforms and MVC controls) will be the basis for our Metro JS controls that can be coded with HTML and JavaScript (and even jQuery). Our Metro XAML controls can be coded in C# and VB for those who are coming from a .NET background. While the two versions will not be code compatible, many of the same controls and features will exist between both platforms. As with all of ComponentOne’s popular control suites, the idea is to add advanced functionality to existing controls and fill the gap with missing controls. Our existing JavaScript and XAML based chart and gauge libraries are some of the first to be included in the new suites. The Wijmo Charts have been modified for multi-touch interaction. These charts have been polished and have endless features like animation, tooltips, labels, auto-axis and more. Our first efforts for the first public release of our Metro controls are to release the following:

  • Bar & Column Chart
  • Bubble Chart
  • Composite Chart
  • Line & Area Chart
  • Pie & Donut Chart
  • Scatter Chart
  • Linear Gauge
  • Radial Gauge

Metro JS Controls in Action

Sales Dashboard (scrolled) Stocks App Metro JS Control Explorer

Be the First to Get Metro JS Controls

Visit our Metro page and signup to get early access to our Metro JS Controls!