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Resolving "installation of Microsoft Help Viewer 1.0 is not complete" error

This is the solution if you've received the following error message when installing ComponentOne help:

Interactive eBooks – Are They New, or Just Shiny?

There has been a lot of buzz recently about the need for more interactivity in eBooks - specifically, that they can't be "text only." Theoretically those with Kindles, Nooks, and iPads aren't going to buy traditional eBooks. At least not for long. So the publishing industry had better get moving and embed video, audio, puzzles, and more in all eBooks.

2010 v2 Released!

Studio for Silverlight 4 (Build 80)

What's New in WinForms 2010 v2

In the 2010 v2 release we've really added a little something for everyone. We've added enhancements to 13 different controls including new ways to work with images in C1Ribbon and C1InputPanel, new Office 2010 Visual Styles in Menus & Toolbars and even new interactive features in C1Gauge. Check out the release details and watch this video below:

Interactive Mapping Control for WPF

With ComponentOne's new Maps for WPF you get a viewing container control, C1Maps, for online maps. C1Maps provides smooth zooming, panning and mapping between screen and geographical coordinates. It can display map tiles from various sources, including Microsoft Live MapsTM or it can import geographic image files (KML). Then you can display various elements on top of the map layer positioned to specific geographic coordinates. Use the Items Layer for displaying arbitrary items like buttons, charts and labels. Use the Vector Layer for displaying vector data, like lines and polygons, whose vertices are geographically positioned. There's also the Virtual Layer which can be used for a virtualized display of items, meaning only items in view are downloaded from the server.

Epic AdventureWorks Part 4 - The Style

This article is (finally) the fourth of a four part series: Epic AdventureWorks Part 1 - The Blueprints Epic AdventureWorks Part 2 - The Model Epic AdventureWorks Part 3 - The Web App Epic AdventureWorks Part 4 - The Style Check out the AdventureWorks ASP.NET Sample ASP.NET app online. And now, I introduce to you, Jon "Jebro" Coulter. This is the CSS ninja that styled the entire app. This entire article was written by him so kick back, relax and listen to how he styled AdventureWorks. There are a few VisualStyles that make up the controls in this page, the majority of them being custom or based on Windows7 BonusVisualStyle. Let's start with the menu. This is a hierarchical tab control used as a menu. The styling for this is very simple; it is a custom visual style with minimal styling added. Hierarchical tabs work by using levels, so here you can see 'level0' is styled as a dark bar, and 'level1' is styled as a brighter blue as it is going to represent where you are. The benefit of hierarchical tabs is that it can also function similar to a breadcrumb, as you can see the page you are currently on is in bold as well as the category you are in. #hd .menu {background:none repeat scroll 0 0 #333333;clear:both;display:block;margin:0;padding:0;width:100%;}#hd .level0 {border-bottom:3px solid #0099CC;}#hd .level1 {background:none repeat scroll 0 0 #007399;clear:both;color:#FFFFFF;display:block;margin:0;outline:medium none;padding:0 2%;width:96%;}#hd .menu .C1Selected {-moz-border-radius:3px 3px 0 0;background:none repeat scroll 0 0 #0099CC;color:#FFFFFF;font-weight:700;}

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New DataGrid for WPF

Times are changing and so is Studio for WPF. In addition to the new C1FlexGrid control we've just ported the existing C1DataGrid from Studio for Silverlight to WPF in the 2010 v2 release. Back in 2007 we introduced the original C1DataGrid control for WPF which was heavily designer inspired. It had many visual and interactive features such as drag-and-drop grouping, a carousel view, built-in themes based on Microsoft Office products, and Excel-like horizontal and vertical splits. It was ahead of its time...at that time. But now, we here at ComponentOne have decided to port all of our Silverlight controls to the WPF platform so  we can deliver more controls with better performance and more functionality in much less time. This created a conflict because we already had a "C1DataGrid" (and C1Scheduler) in Studio for WPF. We ultimately decided to stick with the original Silverlight versions and thus move the old WPF versions to legacy, maintenance only mode. By porting controls from Silverlight to WPF we also strive to have more compatibility among our different platform studios. We now have C1DataGrid in Silverlight and WPF, we have C1FlexGrid in WinForms, Silverlight and WPF. We believe this not only improves the value of Studio Enterprise, but it creates a clearer migration path for components.

OLAP Tools for Silverlight

What are OLAP Tools?