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Working with OLAP Cubes

December 17, 2018

Building Your .NET App - Razor Pages vs. ASP.NET MVC

This blog reviews the differences between Razor Pages and the Model View Controller version of ASP.NET.

December 16, 2018

Check out our DEVintersection 2018 Recap

GrapeCity dishes the details of 2018's DEVintersection conference!

December 14, 2018

Grouping in ComboBox and List in MVC

This blog demonstrates how to utilize grouping in ComboBox and List in MVC.

December 10, 2018

Why is Open Sourcing WPF and WinForms Important for .NET Developers?

Microsoft has announced some exciting changes for .NET desktop developers at Microsoft Connect(). Having these Windows desktop platforms become open source means that the .NET community will be able to ensure their continual development.

December 6, 2018

Get Started with ComponentOne's UWP Controls on NuGet

For 2018 v3, ComponentOne UWP Edition will be available via NuGet for the first time. In this article we’ll take a look at how to get started using ComponentOne UWP Edition and NuGet.

December 6, 2018

For 2018 v3, ComponentOne UWP Edition will be available via NuGet for the first time. In this article we’ll take a look at how to get started using ComponentOne UWP Edition and NuGet.

December 4, 2018

Introduction to Material Design in WinForms Apps

This introduction to Material Design in desktop apps includes a tutorial on our WinForms Material Design Designer.

December 4, 2018

Introducing the WinForms DataFilter Control (Beta)

Slicers are common on e-commerce websites--they help users filter items with all the filtering options are available in one place, and with a variety of controls appropriate to the data, including checklist, range-bar, radio buttons, etc. In WinForms Edition 2018 v3, we've introduced a beta version of that filter, which can be attached to any data-aware control.

November 30, 2018

Save and Restore Layout Using GroupDefinition & SortDefinition Properties

The 2018v3 release of ComponentOne Studio C1 FlexGrid introduces two new properties: GroupDefinition and SortDefinition.

November 30, 2018

New in WPF, UWP, and Xamarin: Universally Add Custom Icons to the XAML FlexGrids using C1Icon

A common request from our customers is the ability to customize icons within FlexGrid, and we’re going to begin offering that functionality in 2018v3 with the new C1Icon object for WPF, UWP, and Xamarin.

November 29, 2018

What's New in ComponentOne Studio Enterprise 2018 v3

We're pleased to announce GrapeCity's final major release of 2018. Not only will you find great new chart and grid enhancements, but we've expanded our onboarding and customer experience.

November 28, 2018

What's new in ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin 2018 v3

We’re excited to announce the release of ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin 2018 v3, which includes many enhancements to the suite.

November 28, 2018

Introducing the WPF Simplified Ribbon Control (Video)

For this release, we’re introducing a Simplified Ribbon control for WPF along the lines of Microsoft’s design. The control fits between the traditional Toolbar and Ribbon controls.

November 28, 2018

Introducing the ASP.NET MVC Control Designer Control Wizard (Video)

ComponentOne Studio Enterprise, ASP.NET MVC Edition now includes a scaffolder control wizard so you can easily add or update controls even when you’re not using Entity Framework. This is a step-by-step tutorial (with video) on using the scaffolder control wizard.

November 28, 2018

How to Achieve RightToLeft Layout in DataTree

This blog walks through the steps to achieve a right-to-left layout in C1FlexGrid DataTree by handling the rendering of child grids through code.

November 27, 2018

Working with ASP.NET MVC TabPanel

How to utilize ASP.NET MVC TabPanel to create multiple tabs that display related information in a small space.

November 16, 2018

How and Why to Enable Bootstrap in ASP.NET Core MVC Projects

In this blog, we'll walk through how (and why) to enable Bootstrap in your ASP.NET Core MVC project in both the standard Visual Studio template and in our custom ComponentOne templates.

November 14, 2018

How to Show the RadioButton in a ComponentOne FlexGrid Tree

In ComponentOne Studio, C1FlexGrid allows the display of data in hierarchical form. Here’s how to customize your hierarchal data by showing RadioButtons instead of checkboxes for child nodes in C1FlexGrid Tree.

November 5, 2018

Building a Business Intelligence App using Xamarin.Forms

In this article, we’ll examine the MyBI application, a business intelligence application that loads sales data from a Google Sheet.

October 18, 2018

Increase the Loading Speed in your .NET DataMap

In this article, we will discuss how to use a custom ComboBox Editor in order to speed up the loading of a .NET DataMap.

October 3, 2018

How to Ink Annotations in UWP Apps

In this article, we’ll examine how you can combine Windows Ink with FlexChart in UWP apps to write and draw annotations on a chart's surface.

September 19, 2018

Adding Tables in FlexSheet for ASP.NET MVC

The WinForms Edition of ComponentOne Studio offers the control FlexPivot, which is a powerful data analysis tool. This blog illustrates how to edit the FlexPivot toolbar.

September 14, 2018

Tips for Building Adaptive Apps with Xamarin.Forms - Part 3

In this blog, we'll examine new tools introduced in Xamarin.Forms 3.0 for building adaptive apps including the Visual State Manager and the FlexLayout container.

September 12, 2018

How to Customize the ComponentOne FlexPivot Toolbar

The WinForms Edition of ComponentOne Studio offers the control FlexPivot, which is a powerful data analysis tool. This blog illustrates how to edit the FlexPivot toolbar.

September 10, 2018

Take the ComponentOne .NET Framework Survey

We’re planning to make .NET framework 4.5.2 the minimum supported version across all our ComponentOne Studio Enterprise products. We value your feedback. Please take our short survey.

September 6, 2018

An Introduction to Material Design for MVC

Google announced Material and its specification in mid-2014, defining Material as based on paper and ink with advance implementations. This article is an introduction to material design for MVC.

September 6, 2018

Input Enhancements in 2018v2 ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin

Our input controls have proven to be very popular for Xamarin, and we’re adding some big quality of life enhancements for 2018 v2.

August 30, 2018

How to Add Outlook-Style Scheduling to your .NET Applications

Introducing Outlook 2016 views in Scheduler for WinForms

August 14, 2018

How to Use OLAP Cubes in Microsoft SASS with Your ASP.NET MVC Application

With ComponentOne Studio's OLAP control you can create Excel-like, web-based pivot tables and charts in your ASP.NET MVC projects. This article discusses how you can connect to Microsoft SSAS Cubes with MVC OLAP.

August 10, 2018

Data Visualization – Analyzing Bivariate Data with Treemap Charts

A Treemap chart is an alternative way of visualising data. This chart type characterizes a tree-like structure, where the tree branches are represented by nested rectangles. There are many advantages of using a Treemap. The most important advantage is the ability to assist in performing bivariate data analysis – the analysis of the correlation between two set of variables.

August 2, 2018

New Properties in .NET Reporting

This article highlights two new FlexReport properties, specific use cases, and some helpful tips using the new properties.

July 30, 2018

New Publishing and Shipping Barcodes in WinForms, WPF, and UWP

To meet the growing need of barcodes, GrapeCity has come up with a set of new barcode types in the 2018 V2 release. Whether you're using C# or VB, you only need to add the control to your form, set the text and encoding type, and you're done!

July 27, 2018

Implement responsive columns in a WinForms data grid

The latest version of the FlexGrid control for WinForms adds a powerful and convenient feature that has been available in other versions of the FlexGrid for quite a while: star-sizing. Star-sizing allows you to specify the width of a column with respect to the total width available.

July 26, 2018

Why You Should Migrate from C1Report to FlexReport

With the 2018v2 release, FlexReport offers several enhanced features. This article discusses the top 5 reasons to migrate C1Report to FlexReport.

July 25, 2018

How to Customize the Selection Menu of the new Xamarin FlexGrid

In this article, we’ll examine how you can customize the functionality of the Xamarin FlexGrid selection menu.

July 19, 2018

GrapeCity releases ComponentOne Ultimate 2018 v2

GrapeCity Developer Solutions is pleased to announce the launch of ComponentOne Ultimate 2018 v2, which includes new controls, designers, and enhancements in ComponentOne Studio Enterprise, Wijmo, and ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin.

July 18, 2018

New release! ComponentOne Studio Enterprise, 2018 v2

We're pleased to announce GrapeCity's second major release of 2018. The new Dashboard Layout enables you to build BI dashboards in your .NET apps! You'll also find some great new charts and .NET grid enhancements.

July 18, 2018

New ComponentOne Control Features for Xamarin 2018 v2

New features in ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin 2018 v2!

July 18, 2018

Create a dynamic dashboard with the dashboard layout control for ASP.NET MVC

With the ASP.NET MVC dashboard layout control, you can create dynamic dashboards that support dragging and dropping controls, multiple layouts, and maximize and restore.

July 18, 2018