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Video: What's New in ActiveReports 12 Developer Webinar

The ActiveReports 12 Server webinar is available for viewing at your leisure. Learn about Dataset Joins, subreports, CSV export, and more.

How to Keep the Date and Time the Same on Both Client and Server

This post looks at how to maintain a consistent, server-based timestamp in ASP.NET MVC web apps using JSON text.

Spread 11 Releases

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

Spread.NET V11 Released

SpreadJS 11's set of JavaScript libraries has been enhanced to solve even more of your spreadsheet and data grid needs.

Video: What's New in ActiveReports 12 Server Webinar

The ActiveReports 12 Server webinar is available for viewing at your leisure. Learn about new report templates, how to schedule a one-time report, and more.

ComponentOne for Xamarin Hotfix Available

A hotfix for ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin is now available via the GrapeCity NuGet server and nuget.org as build 2.4.20173.234. This build provides several fixes.1

Save yourself the trouble of having to reload printer trays in the middle of printing — or from wasting special types of paper — by printing a report from multiple printer trays. In this blog, we'll go over how to print from multiple trays using an example based on a support question we received.

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.

A Look at Project Templates in ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin

Most .NET developers discover with their first Xamarin.Forms solution that these apps are much more complicated than what they’ve experienced under the other XAML platforms. The solutions contain multiple projects, involve a variety of NuGet packages, and require interacting with native Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android projects. It can be intimidating to new users, and time consuming for experts. For 2017v3, we’ve added some new project templates for all supported Xamarin platforms to streamline the process and make development easier.

FlexChart: Evolving the best .NET chart control

Charts are all about the impact that they should leave on the target audience: Did it convey the intended information? Was it actionable? Was it good enough to facilitate key decision-making? One makes minor visual changes in different chart elements (colors, fonts, position, text formats, tooltips) to meet the end goal of having a chart that makes an impact on its audience.

Announcements from Microsoft Connect(); 2017

In case you missed it, here are some of the highlights from the first day of the Microsoft Connect(); developer conference.

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.

Free Webinars: New in ActiveReports 12 and ActiveReports 12 Server

Register today for two upcoming ActiveReports webinars. You'll learn all about the new features in ActiveReports 12 and ActiveReports 12 Server.

GrapeCity Releases November 2017 Products

Get the highlights of GrapeCity's November 2017 release, which includes ActiveReports 12, ActiveReports 12 Server, and new versions of ComponentOne and Wijmo.

ActiveReports 12 Releases

ActiveReports 12 and ActiveReports 12 Server have released! New features include customized installation, CSV and JSON exports, report templates, and more.

New in ComponentOne Xamarin 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!

Did You Mean Enterprise Reporting or Self-Service BI?

While I was at DevIntersection 2017 this last week, I got into many wonderful and thoughtful conversations about ActiveReports and the business cases that existing customers use it for and what prospects are considering it for. The business requirements varied drastically from healthcare-targeted products with end users as nurses to manufacturing and the food industry. Each conversation was unique but similar at the same time. Unique in the sense that the business requirements were very different and the type and amount of data that was managed by the reports was quite varied. However, there was a fundamental undertone of the two ecosystems of reporting that seem to be trending.

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.