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Using the MultiColumnComboBox Extension for ComboBox

This blog explores the new MultiColumnComboBox Control, an extension of C1 ComboBox Control.

July 11, 2019

Welcome to the ComponentOne Control Panel (Video)

The Control Panel replaces the traditional ComponentOne web installer. This article is an overview of the ControlPanel and its functionality.

March 25, 2019

New Release! ComponentOne Studio Enterprise 2019 v1

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

March 21, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Improve Chart Readability and Data Analysis with Axis Groups

In this blog we would cover the need for the axis groups in charts and how to use them.

June 6, 2018

How to Create a Cart List using DataGrid for WinForms

This article demonstrates a step by step process of creating a cart list using DataGrid for WinForms.

May 29, 2018

How to visualize data distribution with histogram and ranged histogram charts

Histogram and ranged histogram charts empower you with more flexibility to visualize distribution and dispersion of statistical data. Here's a look at how to read and when to use them.

April 12, 2018

Use a Razor Pages scaffolder to build an app with ASP.NET MVC controls

In this blog, we'll look at how to use the Razor Pages scaffolder to quickly add and insert a ComponentOne for ASP.NET MVC control to create an sales dashboard.

April 11, 2018

Point and Figure charting in ASP.NET MVC

Point and Figure charting technique, a new addition to our ASP.NET MVC FinancialChart control, is a classical charting techniques that's gaining popularity in the new internet era. In this blog we'll look at how to implement this intuitive stock chart in ASP.NET MVC.

April 5, 2018

Add full built-in animations to your Xamarin controls

Animations have always been an important part of our Xamarin controls. For 2018 v1 we’re introducing new animations for FlexGrid and Input, as well as reintroducing animations for FlexChart and FlexPie.

April 3, 2018

New Release! ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin 2018 v1

We’re excited to announce the release of ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin 2018 v1, which brings plenty of enhancements to the control suite.  The new release contains many new features, samples, and even a new project template.

April 3, 2018

New Release! ComponentOne Studio Enterprise, 2018 v1

We're pleased to announce GrapeCity's first major release of 2018! In addition to a new control, you'll find multiple enhancements and templates that speed up your project creation and make ComponentOne's controls easier than ever to use.

April 3, 2018

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

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

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

Wijmo Build 5.20173.403 Available

Build 5.20173.403 has released. It includes a huge list of bug fixes, nice new OLAP features, FlexGrid performance improvements, and some very cool samples.

January 16, 2018

How to create a JavaScript GanttChart with FlexChart

We can customize a Wijmo FlexChart to create a simple JavaScript Gantt chart for project management apps.

January 16, 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

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

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

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