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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

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

Introducing Outlook 2016 views in Scheduler for WinForms

August 14, 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

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

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

Create BI dashboards in your app with the dashboard layout control for WinForms

With the WinForms dashboard layout control, you can create BI dashboards that support dragging and dropping controls, multiple layouts, and maximize and restore.

July 18, 2018

Add Dynamic Grouping to your 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 a while: dynamic grouping.

July 18, 2018

How to Add Security in Web API

Web API (C1WebApi) provides a set of RESTful HTTP services layered over ASP.NET and ASP.NET Core Web API. It supports security from its feature set, allowing the flexibility of an out-of-the-box customization.

July 16, 2018

How to Silently Install and Activate ComponentOne .NET Controls

In this blog, we'll show you how to silently install and activate .NET controls.

July 11, 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

Customizing FlexViewer for WinForms

This control offers a Ribbon on the top which consists of standard Ribbon items.

May 18, 2018

Add crosshairs to a WinForms data grid

Here's a look at how to implement crosshairs in a grid using events and styles.

May 2, 2018

How to drag and drop items between controls

Sometimes, when dragging and dropping items between controls, you can lose formatting. Here's how to ensure your apps preserve their layout.

April 26, 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

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

How to Use MultiSelect Input Control for WinForms, WPF, and UWP

The new MultiSelect input contro is like a ComboBox that allows multiple selections in the dropdown list.

April 3, 2018

How to Print a FlexReport to Multiple Printers

Learn how to print FlexReport pages to multiple printers. Includes a sample.

March 28, 2018

Getting Started with Multilingual App Toolkit

The Multilingual App Toolkit automates the process of language support for you, and even provides free translations to other languages. Here's how to integrate it into your XAML apps.

March 20, 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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