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Introducing C1DataSource for Entity Framework

We just released a CTP of our newest dev tool: Studio for Entity Framework. This set of data binding components is built on top of the powerful ADO.NET Entity Framework to make things simpler and even more powerful. Studio for Entity Framework includes 1 key design-time component, C1DataSource, which can be used with your already existing entity data models. You don't have to change the way you're handling your data; you simply plug C1DataSource into the view layer.

Building Easy jQuery Grids with Wijmo

Grids are one of the most commonly sought after plugins for web sites.  There are a huge variety of them out there, and they all work a little bit differently.  Grids and visualizations have been something ComponentOne has been doing for a long time, and we pride ourselves in our ability to give you easy solutions that will impress.

Speaker Bureau Profile: Craig Berntson

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How to fix toolbox issues in VS2010

Sometimes the Visual Studio 2010 toolbox cache can get a bit corrupted. Controls that you once were able to drag onto a form no longer seem alive, or you may start seeing double, triple and quadruple entries for the same controls. Unfortunately, the toolbox logic is a bit buggy in VS2010 and corrupted caches can frequently occur. Especially for WPF and Silverlight as these platforms require new and different methods for adding items to the toolbox than sturdy WinForms or ASP.NET. These newer frameworks are limited to allowing 3rd party control vendors to just set specific registry entries and then we rely on Visual Studio to add items to the toolbox from there.

Speaking at the Kansas City Developer Conference This Weekend!

If you’re in the Kansas City area this weekend, come out to see me and a lot of other geeks talk about geeky stuff! I’ll be doing a talk on MVVM Basics. Be sure to bump into me in the common areas and talk to me about Wijmo or any of our other controls!

Wijmo Quick Demo: Adding Tooltips to your Charts

In this Quick Demo, I'll take you on a tour of how easy it is to enable Tooltips for your Charts.

Export to XPS, as simple as PDF export now....!!!

XPS documents can now be generated directly from the C1Report control or the C1PrintDocuments.

Panning a Windows Phone Chart

One of the biggest pain points of the toolkit chart for Silverlight/WPF is that you can’t [easily] add scrolling functionality. This is one of the main benefits of using C1Chart for all your XAML charting needs. The full-blown WPF and Silverlight versions of C1Chart have support for adding scrollbars to axes fairly easily. On the Windows Phone we don’t want scrollbars, but we still want scrolling functionality, which in this case should be referred to as translating or panning. A common charting scenario is when you have too many data points to visualize all at once. The most natural solution is to show only a portion of the data (maybe half) and allow the user to pan left and right to see the rest. Luckily, this functionality is possible with C1Chart for Windows Phone.

Raising Cane with Hub City .NET UG

Last week I had the priviledge to speak to the Hub City .NET User Group.  The group's spiritual leader Keth Elder was in Detroit on business, and according to local legend this means everything runs smoothly and everyone gets to bed at a decent hour.  Under the skilled leadership of Anson "The Pirate" Smith, that was indeed the case.

Wijmo How To: Build Line Charts with Wijmo

Last week we walked building a BarChart with Wijmo, either by using a <table> template or through pure JavaScript. Before you read this post, I really recommend you go check both those posts out.  Go ahead, I’ll wait here.

Create Engaging Data Visualizations with Charts in Silverlight

MSDN Webcast: Create Engaging Data Visualization with Charts in Silverlight

Wijmo How To: Create a BarChart with JavaScript

The other day I blogged about how easy it was to turn a <table> into a BarChart using Wijmo.  Today, I want to show you how to do the same thing with pure JavaScript calls.

Thank you BugDotNet for The Night of Three Full Moons

Hello Magic City!  I had a great time at last night’s BugDotNet meeting, or as I’ll now refer to it, “The Night of Three Full Moons”:

Wijmo How To: Create a BarChart from a Table

Wijmo Complete comes with a set of charting and visualization widgets you can use to build great user experiences. In this article, we’ll take a look at building a basic bar chart using Wijmo.

The Ultimate UI Tools for MVC

We have always been quick to build UI controls on top of new Microsoft technologies as they emerge. A little over a year ago, we started experimenting in ASP.NET MVC. After a lot of R&D we came to some interesting conclusions. This is the story of Studio for MVC Wijmo and how it came to be...

Displaying Image Column in Bound TrueDbgrid

ComponentOne True DBGrid for WinForms is a set of robust, easy-to-use .NET grid controls that allows you to create complex bound and unbound grid applications quickly. When C1TrueDbGrid is bound to a data source which has an image column, neither the image column is shown in the grid nor does it get displayed in the grid designer. This creates a problem for the users who want to show the image column of the DataSource. This blog will help you in creating a bound C1TrueDbgrid displaying Images.

HTML text and C1Report | It’s there now !!!

We always had the functionality to export the report contents to HTML file format and view them in a web browser. We have patiently anticipated functionality of rendering HTML formatted text within a report.

Merge Multiple Dictionaries using C1DictionaryEditor

The C1SpellChecker provides 21 international dictionaries in addition to the English - US dictionary that is built into the control. However, you may want to merge two dictionaries into one. To do this we will use a C1SpellChecker Dictionary Editor called C1DictionaryEditor.exe that allows us to create and maintain dictionary files (.dct).