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New Release! ComponentOne Studio Enterprise 2019 v1

We’re excited to announce the release of ComponentOne Studio 2019 v1.

March 21, 2019

Create Custom Data Filters for WinForms

This article discusses how to create your own custom data filter using ComponentOne's DataFilter for WinForms.

March 21, 2019

Visualizing Data Using WinForms Bullet Graphs

This article is an overview of using WinForms bullet graphs.

March 21, 2019

WebAssembly and .NET

This blog reviews WebAssembly and why developers would want to utilize it.

February 25, 2019

Customizing Your Xamarin.Forms Apps with Animations

This blog discusses how to use Xamarin.Forms ViewExtensions to customize apps with animations.

February 8, 2019

Migrating a WinForms Desktop App to ASP.NET MVC? How to Get Started

This article will discuss those considerations by highlighting the first items you should consider when migrating a WinForms app.

January 24, 2019

Using the .NET Core 3.0 Preview with WPF

In this article, we’ll look at both creating a new WPF project from scratch using .NET Core 3.0 as well as migrating an existing WPF project.

January 11, 2019

Ribbon for WinForms - An Overview and Application Usage

This article is an overview of Ribbon for WinForms and offers application usage and guidelines for using Ribbon.

January 10, 2019

Themes in WPF

January 9, 2019

ComponentOne's 2019 Roadmap

We've been planning for ComponentOne's year ahead with industry direction in our sight. Here's a look at what's coming in ComponentOne's suites for WinForms, WPF, UWP, ASP.NET MVC, Xamarin, and Web API.

January 2, 2019

Get Started with ComponentOne WinForms and .NET Core 3.0

This blog outlines how to get started with ComponentOne WinForms and .NET Core 3.0.

December 26, 2018

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