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3 Favorite Features of ActiveReports Server

As a Technical Engagement Engineer, I work with a lot of ActiveReports Server customers. Here are my three favorite Server features--take advantage of them today!

How to Customize the UI in ActiveReports Server

Of the many impressive features that ActiveReports Server boasts, one of my personal favorites is the fully-customizable user interface, allowing for complete color-scheme control of the Server.

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.

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.

Webinar: How to Programmatically Generate Excel Files with Spread.Services

Learn how to generate advanced Excel files on the server using .NET Core 2.0, .NET Framework, Mono, Xamarin, or iOS. No Excel needed!

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.

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.

Spread for WinForms 11 performance improved to 300 times faster!

Welcome to the new Spread.NET WinForms 11!  If you've been waiting for a reason to upgrade or to try Spread again, now's the time! 

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!

GrapeCity Spread Roadmap, 2018

This will be an exciting new year for GrapeCity Spread, and I'm pleased to present our awesome plans for 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.

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.

ActiveReports Roadmap: A Look at 2018

With 2017 quickly coming to a close and a successful ActiveReports 12 release in November, it's time to look into the next year.

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.

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.

How to create an RDL report in code

While RDL reports are easy enough to create in a designer, you may need to conditionally manage data-binding of a page or report at run time. Or you might need to make a minor change to the layout of a report based on some user input. In short, you need to create an RDL report in **code**. This blog walks you through that process, and you can also download the sample code to use in your report app.

Spread 11 Releases

Now releasing Spread 11, which includes dozens of new functions, chart support in JavaScript, and better performance.