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Understanding the probability of stock price trajectory with Point and Figure Charts

In this blog, we'll walk you through how Point and Figure chart can help us take advantage of simple chart patterns to record the battle between supply and demand – a basic law that affects our day-to-day life.

March 13, 2018

Come see us at Philly Code Camp 2018

GrapeCity is looking forward to attending Philly .NET Code Camp coming up on March 23 & 24, 2018!

March 6, 2018

GrapeCity Products win big with ComponentSource awards!

GrapeCity product lines win 16 awards from global distributor ComponentSource, including 3 of the top 5 product awards!

February 26, 2018

Create Custom Print Dialogs and Print Directly from FlexReport

Learn how to print FlexReports directly or using a custom print dialog so you can control how a document's content is to be printed and specify the printer settings.

February 22, 2018

Video - FlexGrid 101 for Xamarin.Forms

This webinar video teaches you to learn how to take full advantage of ComponentOne's Xamarin data grid in your native mobile apps!

February 20, 2018

We send Valentines to these tools we love

Whether or not you have a human Valentine today, we know you have a tool or two for which you might compose a sonnet or two. Here's a quick list of our most lovable developer tools.

February 14, 2018

How to Make a Slide Puzzle from a WinForms Data Grid

We\'ve used ComponentOne FlexGrid for data presentation and manipulation in business, but you can also use it to create a game. This blog walks through the steps to create a slide puzzle with our WinForms data grid.

February 13, 2018

8 Groundhog Day Giphys to Get You Through the Next Six Weeks

A developer's work is sometimes challenging, usually satisfying, and rarely repetitive. But sometimes, history repeats itself. Here are some giphys to get you through the next six weeks of winter. Or through your next release.

February 2, 2018

Webinar: FlexGrid 101 for ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin

In this webinar we'll cover the basics of FlexGrid (and the features that make it great), and cross-platform development with Xamarin.Forms in Visual Studio 2017, as well as take a deep dive into some advanced FlexGrid functionality like on-demand loading, pull-to-refresh, and using the CellFactory.

February 1, 2018

How to set runtime field values, set pagebreaks, and hide duplicate values in FlexReport

When using FlexReport, some users face specific senarios that seem difficult to resolve, like setting field values at runtime, setting pagebreaks, and hiding duplicate values. Here are some quick fixes for those common issues.

January 30, 2018

Studio for Xamarin HotFix 2.5.20173.241 Available on NuGet

A hotfix for ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin is now available via the GrapeCity NuGet server and nuget.org as build 2.5.20173.241. This build provides several fixes.

January 24, 2018

How to use ASP.NET MVC TreeMap control

TreeMaps, which displays hierarchical data as a set of nested rectangles where the area of each rectangle is proportional to its value, can be used to represent financial data, space usage, or to visualize any hierarchical data. Here's a quick guide to using ComponentOne TreeMap for ASP.NET MVC.

January 23, 2018

Report from the Road: CodeMash 2018, a Family-Friendly Developer Conference

Last week, CodeMash 2018 took place at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio. The Kalahari Resort is an indoor/outdoor waterpark, and is a great place for families. It's the perfect host for CodeMash, which provides activities for the entire family also!

January 15, 2018

A Look at the New Samples in ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin control suite

We’ve added new samples to the 2017v3 release to show off some of the new features available in ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin. These samples highlight some common use cases for our controls such as interacting with data from the web and using a local database. In this blog we’ll highlight what’s new in these samples, and why you should check each one out.

January 11, 2018

ComponentOne Studio Enterprise Roadmap: What's Coming in 2018 for .NET UI Controls

The general trend in the .NET world is interoperability, and we at GrapeCity see this continuing in 2018. Keeping this central to our future product planning, we'll continue to innovate and strengthen existing products.

January 10, 2018

How to add interactions to annotations in a .NET chart

In this blog, we’ll walk you through how to let the end-users annotate and perform different operations on the annotations. We know annotations are helpful in communicating information, but identifying relevant data points for annotation might not be obvious. If overused, annotations can distract user's attention from the data, so it's important to have the right balance.

January 9, 2018

ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin Roadmap, 2018

ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin has seen a lot of changes of the past year, and we’ll continue to see improvements to our control suite based on your feedback. With .NET Standard, Xaml Standard, and support for new platforms coming to Xamarin there are plenty of exciting developments right over the horizon.

January 3, 2018

Video: Introduction to Expression Editor

ComponentOne Studio Enterprise Expression Editor for WinForms, WPF, and UWP can be integrated with a grid or TreeView to shape data, allowing users to create expressions for calculated columns at runtime.

December 27, 2017

Understanding Point and Figure Charts

Point and Figure is an age-old charting technique that was very popular before the invention of computers because of its objectivity and how simple it is to plot. With growing technology, other charting methods were made easier, and this classic paper-pencil method took a back seat. However, timeless charting has recently gained importance again, creating a renewed and growing interest for Point and Figure charts. With the 2017 v3 releases of ComponentOne Studio Enterprise and Wijmo, our FinancialChart control now lets you take advantage of timeless charting with Point and Figure charts.

December 21, 2017

Limited Time Offer: 25% off premier GrapeCity component suites

Take advantage of this limited, end-of-year offer to save 25%* on GrapeCity's top development suites

December 15, 2017

ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin Hotfix available via NuGet

A hotfix for ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin is now available via the GrapeCity NuGet server and nuget.org as build 2.4.20173.238. This build provides several fixes.

December 14, 2017

Updating PCL projects for compatibility with .NET Standard

.NET Standard libraries are set to replace the Portable Class Libraries (PCL) that Xamarin.Forms has extensively used in the past. Both PCL profiles and .NET Standard versions have a complicated web of platforms that they target and compatibility with each other.

December 14, 2017

ComponentOne for Xamarin Hotfix Available

A hotfix for ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin is now available via the GrapeCity NuGet server and nuget.org as build 2.4.20173.234. This build provides several fixes.1

November 30, 2017

When to Use StepCharts to Visualize Data

Line and area charts are simple yet powerful ways to represent trends in data, but they’re not the best fit for data that changes at irregular intervals with constant data segments between those changes. This is where Step charts — a chart type in which data points connect in a step-like progression — come into play. With the addition of three new chart types in ComponentOne’s 2017 v3 release of FlexChart, you can now better visualize this kind of data with FlexChart.

November 28, 2017

A Look at Project Templates in ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin

Most .NET developers discover with their first Xamarin.Forms solution that these apps are much more complicated than what they’ve experienced under the other XAML platforms. The solutions contain multiple projects, involve a variety of NuGet packages, and require interacting with native Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android projects. It can be intimidating to new users, and time consuming for experts. For 2017v3, we’ve added some new project templates for all supported Xamarin platforms to streamline the process and make development easier.

November 22, 2017

FlexChart: Evolving the best .NET chart control

Charts are all about the impact that they should leave on the target audience: Did it convey the intended information? Was it actionable? Was it good enough to facilitate key decision-making? One makes minor visual changes in different chart elements (colors, fonts, position, text formats, tooltips) to meet the end goal of having a chart that makes an impact on its audience.

November 21, 2017

Announcements from Microsoft Connect(); 2017

In case you missed it, here are some of the highlights from the first day of the Microsoft Connect(); developer conference.

November 17, 2017

Introducing ExpressionEditor for WinForms, WPF, and UWP

As of ComponentOne’s November 2017 release, end users can easily write expressions using ExpressionEditor, a stand-alone desktop control for WinForms, WPF, and UWP that enters, evaluates, and passes expressions.

November 16, 2017

GrapeCity Releases November 2017 Products

Get the highlights of GrapeCity's November 2017 release, which includes ActiveReports 12, ActiveReports 12 Server, and new versions of ComponentOne and Wijmo.

November 13, 2017

New in ComponentOne Studio Enterprise v3, 2017

We're pleased to announce the final major release of 2017--ComponentOne Studio Enterprise v3, with a new control, new charts, new themes, and several new demos!

November 13, 2017

New in ComponentOne Xamarin v3, 2017

We're pleased to announce the final major release of 2017--ComponentOne Studio Enterprise v3, with a new control, new charts, new themes, and several new demos!

November 13, 2017

Updating the Look of WinForms Controls

The ComponentOne teams continue to deliver more styling options and ready-to-use themes. We don't just update the color scheme; we also update layout and behavioral elements so your full application keeps to current trends. Let’s see we're including into our upcoming 2017 v3 release, available on November 15.

October 31, 2017

Xamarin Build 2.4.20172.195 Available Now

A hotfix for ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin is now available via the GrapeCity NuGet server and nuget.org as build 2.4.20172.195. This build provides better compatibility with Xamarin.Forms 2.4 and .NET Standard.

October 25, 2017

Join us on the GrapeCity world tour!

Join GrapeCity as our developers check out the country’s premier conferences, trade shows, code camps, and events!

October 16, 2017

Webinar - Introduction to ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin

In this webinar we'll cover the basics of Xamarin's platform, and the exciting new features in ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin. With improved performance, support for Xamarin's designers, and many new control features it's one of our most exciting releases.

October 13, 2017

View Reports on the Go with FlexViewer for ASP.NET MVC

View reports anywhere with FlexViewer Mobile for ASP.NET MVC, a highly responsive HTML5-based mobile report viewer. As part of FlexViewer, ComponentOne's cross-platform .NET report and document viewer, FlexViewer Mobile allows you to display C1Report, FlexReports, and SSRS Reports in the viewer.

October 12, 2017

A Look at .NET Core 2.0 and .NET 2.0 Standard

Microsoft’s .NET Core 2.0 and the .NET Standard 2.0 specification have been finalized for a few weeks now, and we’re beginning to see new libraries to support them (such as our own Spread.Services and ComponentOne MVC Edition and Web API controls). For many users, it might not yet be clear why these technologies are important and how they’ll impact their work.

September 19, 2017

JavaScript IntelliSense improvement in ASP.NET MVC Edition

We have added a cast method to the client API that lets you use the client side reference of MVC controls as typed objects.

September 14, 2017

Working with ASP.NET Core Razor Pages

ASP.NET Core 2.0 added an excellent feature called Razor Pages that enables easy page-focused application development.

September 13, 2017

ASP.NET Core MVC Edition is now Core 2.0 compatible

Get the latest Core 2.0-compatible bits from ComponentOne: ASP.NET MVC and Web API

September 13, 2017