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R.I.P Margaret Peacock 1937-2011

Mrs. Margaret Peacock held a BA in English literature from Concordia College (1958) and an MA from the American Institute of Culinary Arts (1966).  She was assigned to the London office temporarily from July through November 1992 until transferring to Redmond, Wash., where she worked as a sales representative reporting to Andrew Fuller for nearly two decades at Northwind Traders.

Tech Connection Live Recap

Thanks to everyone for attending today!  This is a stub post where we'll have slides and other follow-up information after the end of the event.

XAML Cubed: Developing for the Browser, Desktop & Phone

Despite some compatibility issues, it is possible to share code across all 3 platforms in the XAML realm: WPF, Silverlight and Windows Phone. This talk covers 10 tips for multi-targeting which will help prepare you for Windows 8 and WinRT opportunities. I debuted this talk at ComponentOne's Tech Connection Live! Twin Cities.

C1SuperPanel Migration: Palomino to Wijmo

As we continue the evolution of our web stack here at Component One, we find ourselves exploring more and more controls and finding ways to improve them.  The new Studio for ASP.NET Wijmo keeps up with this trend with the new and improved C1SuperPanel control.  The ASP.NET AJAX's successor is not only more powerful, it also has a robust set of theming options with themeroller support.  This post is meant to guide you through the process of migrating your ASP.NET AJAX controls to the new ASP.NET Wijmo controls and also give you an idea of how the control has evolved.

C1Calendar Migration: Palomino to Wijmo

This article is meant to be a guide to assist in the migration of the ASP.NEt AJAX C1Calendar control to the lates WIjmo controls.  One of the staple controls of our ASP.NET web stack is the C1Calendar control that is available in our Studio for ASP.NET AJAX control suite.  This control is a very robust and intuitive control which gives you several customization options such as theming and culture settings.  We have improved upon this control with a brand new C1Calendar control included in the totally redesigned Studio for ASP.NET Wijmo.  The new control is built upon a foundation of AJAX, CSS3, HTML5 and JQuery.  Basically the new C1Calendar control is built for whatever the future of the web holds.  The new control offers CSS support which allows you to use CSS to customize the control to be uniform with your current business standards.  A list of some of the new and exciting features of this control can be found here.

Movable Y-Axis Tooltip In Winforms Chart

Our Winforms Charts provide support for tooltips. In this blog we will discuss way to display movable Y-Axis as chart tooltip.

Wijmo Migration: ToolTip

Wijmo might be something you have been learning more about if you have been using our ASP.Net Ajax controls.  ASP.Net Wijmo is our new webstack for ComponentOne.  In the spotlight now is ComponentOne's ToolTip.  If you have used the older control (ASP.Net Ajax ToolTip) then you will know of some of the cool features that will come packaged.  The Wijmo control features:

Data Access on the Windows Phone

Today at lunch I gave an online presentation that talked about data access techniques on the Windows Phone 7. Data, whether in the cloud, on your company’s server, or locally on the phone, will be a key ingredient in your Windows Phone application. In this session I went over the many ways you can access data including Web services and isolated storage/local database. I also demonstrated some of the unique input sources to the phone: sensors and GPS.

Using CustomFields in WPF Report Applications

When the report definition files using Custom Fields (like Charts) is used in C1WpfReport, the following exception is observed:

The WPF CarouselPanel is a virtualizing panel control that arranges child elements along an arbitrary 3D path. We can use C1CarouselPanel with any items control to turn a flat list of items into a virtualizing carousel with true 3D perspectives and scrolling animation.

Houston TechFest 2011 Recap

Thanks to everyone who attended, it was a great day.  Houston is a fun city, Fran and I enjoyed the hospitality very much.  There were over 900 attendees, so we were packed at the table all day long.  Congrats to Michael and the rest of the organizing team, it went very smoothly, and I hope you got a few days' rest before you start planning next year's event.

October 2011 Schedule

Holy moley, September disappeared quickly!  Here's October (yes, I know we did the first one already, that's just how my schedule goes sometimes):

Using FlexGrid to Manage a Local Database on the Phone

This article describes how you can use C1FlexGrid to display and edit data from a local database in your Widows Phone app. With Windows Phone OS 7.1, you can store relational data in a local database that resides in the app’s isolated storage container. For this sample application, we will create a basic single-page to-do list as described here: How to: Create a Basic Local Database Application for Windows Phone.

Tech Connection Live! Twin Cities "Session Schedule"

Thank you for your interest in the Tech Connection Live! Twin Cities event. Below you'll find the session details and information on registering. Registration will begin at 8:00 am CST and lunch will be served at noon.

HTML 5: Retrospective, Perspective and Precognition

If you attended CodeProject's Virtual Tech Summit on HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript, thanks for tuning in?  If not, the sessions are available on-demand until Dec 28, 2011 at http://www.virtualtechsummits.com/Register.aspx?eventID=18.

Studio for Entity Framework to join Enterprise

I am happy to announce that our latest set of dev-tools built on the Microsoft ADO.NET Entity Framework has a release date, price and package bundling all set. A release candidate is also available today for Studio for Entity Framework. The official release is set for November 16th, which is also our Studio Enterprise 2011 v3 release date. That fits well with the plan to include Studio for Entity Framework alongside the 8 other dev-tool suites in Studio Enterprise. That means anyone with a valid Studio Enterprise subscription for v3 will be entitled to this new product. It will also have the same base price as other studios, $895.00 USD per developer license, should you not want everything that comes inside Studio Enterprise.

Watch my Technology and Friends Interview!

A couple months ago at DevLink, I did an interview with David Giard for his show “Technology and Friends”. Since I was there talking about jQuery Mobile for the conference, I thought it was appropriate that I talk about jQuery Mobile with David.  I think I was even the first show to have a demo (David will have to correct me)!

Defining Tooltips for DataBound Wijmo Charts

Our customers have asked us how to show multiple columns of the bound data source in the single tooltip for bound Wijmo Charts. So this blog post is for all those customers.

Build Windows with ComponentOne

It's been an exciting month of Windows 8 announcements from Microsoft. Check out the tools we have to help you build Metro applications and beyond.

I’m speaking at the Northern Virginia Code Camp THIS WEEKEND!

If you’re in the Northern Virginia area this weekend (Oct 1st), you should come out to NoVA Code Camp!  I’m going to be giving two presentations: