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What's new for WPF and UWP in 2017 v2

The 2017 v2 release packs a number of updates for the Xaml platforms (including WPF, UWP, and Xamarin). While our ComponentOne Xamarin Edition controls leave beta (which you can read more about here), both WPF and UWP have a number of substantial new features in this release that will be of interest for most developers. In this article, we'll give a broad overview here of what's coming in Xaml 2017 v2.

C1Document: The underlying source of Reports and Documents

For a long time, you have been using ComponentOne reporting and document objects like FlexReport, C1PdfDocumentSource, and C1SSRSDocumentSource. But have you ever wondered how these objects are managed and what the underlying source that handles them in a uniform manner is?

ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin Replaces Xuni in July 2017

We're pleased to announce the official launch of GrapeCity's newest product line: ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin!

Video: Configuring an MVC App Using a Standard Visual Studio Template

In this video, we'll walk you through setting up an ASP.NET MVC application using a standard Visual Studio Template.

The New Web-Based End User Designer

ActiveReports Server has always had a web designer for business users. We created the web designer to enable end users to build reports from scratch or modify existing reports using nothing more than a browser. We presumed that these end users knew little to nothing about databases and query languages.

Video: 4 Devs Talk JavaScript, Fluent, and the web

GrapeCity's Kelley Ricker, Christian Gaetano, Troy Taylor and Justin Mack discuss what they'd like to see at O'Reilly's Fluent Conference.

WPF FlexGrid Style Skills Part 3: Setting the Selected Cell Color and Font

In our last article, we discussed changing the styling a FlexGrid's cell font using the CellFactory. Here, we'll further examine styling a selected cell using the CreateCellContentMethod.

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.