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WPF FlexGrid Style Skills Part 2: Cell Foreground Color and Cell Font Settings

In our last article, we discussed changing the background color settings for the cell by rewriting the ApplyCellStyles method, and setting the Border's Background property. This article covers another aspect of styling: how to set the cell font.

New E-book: How to Select a JavaScript Framework for Your Team

We're pleased to announce the publication of "How to Select a JavaScript Framework for Your Team," a Wijmo e-book published by GrapeCity. Even if you're not currently a JavaScript developer, this book is an easy read and a must-have for any developer considering the jump to JavaScript. It teaches you about the strengths and weaknesses of JavaScript’s top frameworks (Angular, AngularJS, React, Vue, Knockout) and offers a methodology for selecting which framework works best for your team and project.

Build Recap: Opportunities and a Bright Future

MS Build 2017 marked the first year Microsoft held the Build conference in Seattle. I arrived in Seattle on Tuesday afternoon, and it was the first time I visited this beautiful city. It was also the first time I used Uber. I booked an UberX through the App, and after several minutes a Toyota Prius arrived in the parking lot designated for Uber service in the airport, so it was pretty easy.

WPF FlexGrid Style Skills Part 1: Setting Cell Background Colors

One of the most asked questions for the FlexGrid is how to set the style of the cell (including the foreground color and background color). Normally, we implement the style settings through the FlexGrid's CellFactory by overriding the ApplyCellStyles method. This article introduces you to using the FlexGrid’s CellFactory and provides an example of how to set a specific cell style using FlexGrid.

Video: Get Started with OLAP for ASP.NET MVC

The ComponentOne OLAP control is available in ASP.NET MVC, WinForms, and WPF. In this video, we'll walk you through setting up OLAP for ASP.NET MVC.

Webinar Tomorrow: Get Started with JavaScript Frameworks!

May 24: Get Started with JavaScript Frameworks (and select one for your team)

Webinar: Get Started with JavaScript Frameworks (and select one for your team)

May 24: Get Started with JavaScript Frameworks (and select one for your team)

MSBuild 2017 Review: Great Technology for All Developers

Last week, I had to opportunity to attend Microsoft Build 2017. Before arriving, I must say that my expectations were high, but I was clueless about what Microsoft had in store for this event.

Report from MS Build 2017: Mixed Reality, A High Building, and the Realization that I am Not Neo

I've spent the last few days at Microsoft Build 2017 meeting literally hundreds of developers. We've talked JavaScript, we've talked Xamarin and .NET and reporting, and on this last morning, I'm tired but looking forward to another great day chatting with prospective customers.

Microsoft announces XAML Standard

Today Microsoft revealed that they're taking a big step to unify XAML across many of their platforms. The new common markup language that they're calling XAML Standard will finally let you share XAML between Xamarin.Forms and UWP. This is an important step for Microsoft, and builds on the groundwork that they laid with .NET Standard and Xamarin acquisition last year. This also makes the U in UWP feel significantly more universal.

Xuni to ComponentOne Xamarin Edition Migration Guide

The new ComponentOne Xamarin Edition beta brings a number of changes, and should be a significant improvement for many Xuni customers. Moving your project from one control set isn't a very difficult process, though each has some differences in API. In this migration guide we'll look at what it takes to move from Xuni to the ComponentOne Xamarin Edition by migrating the Xuni 101 projects to use the new controls.

CodeStock 2017 Recap

GrapeCity Developer Tools recently sponsored and attended the CodeStock event in Knoxville TN on May 5th and 6th. It was a great event where we got to speak with many different developers, coders, managers, and other IT professionals.

Microsoft Build 2017 Predictions and Wishes

Microsoft Build 2017 is fast approaching, and every year it's fun to try to anticipate what Microsoft might announce.

Video: 4 Devs Talk Microsoft Build

GrapeCity's Kelley Ricker, Christian Gaetano, Troy Taylor and Justin Mack discuss what they'd like to see at Microsoft Build 2017.

Video: 4 Devs Talk Xamarin Edition, Angular 4, and an Upcoming Ebook

GrapeCity's Kelley Ricker, Christian Gaetano, Troy Taylor and Justin Mack discuss the new ComponentOne Xamarin Edition beta release, what's new with Angular 4, and Christian's upcoming ebook!

Take Your Kid to GrapeCity Day!

It's been another swell celebration of Take Your Kid to Work Day, with several proud parents bringing their kiddos in to experience the world of GrapeCity and computer software. Resident IT guy Trevor Piotrowski kicked off the morning with the thing kids love best: destruction. After walking the assembled through all the different components--hard drive, motherboard (which elicited some giggles), DVD, RAM--the kids set about pulling them apart.

Using Storyboards with ComponentOne Xamarin Edition

In this article we take a look at visually designing latouts using Storyboards in Xamarin iOS with the ComponentOne Xamarin Edition Beta.

Three Ways to Use FlexChart

While many of the examples you'll see in the FlexChart demos and documentation are geared toward quarterly sales reports and dashboards, you can take your charts out of the financial sector. Any section of your business that needs to report on results will find FlexChart useful, but a Marketing department might make heavy use of Line, Bar, and Pie charts. These charting options can help track the effectiveness of any departmental strategy in the long-term, and the effectiveness of a single campaign in the short-term.

Build 2017, here comes GrapeCity!

If you were one of the lucky folks to snatch up Build 2017 passes before they sold out, I hope you'll stop by the GrapeCity booth on the expo floor. I'll be there, handing out our famous socks and answering basic questions about ComponentOne Studio, Wijmo, Xuni, ActiveReports, and Spread.

Using Lightweight Solution Load and Code Style Configuration in Visual Studio 2017

As you most likely know, Visual Studio 2017 was launched on March 7 with many great new features. In a recent Q&A, Microsoft Technical Evangelist for Developer Experience Robert Green says that his two favorite new features are the Lightweight Solution Load and the custom code style configuration. Let's look at each of those features.