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Run-Time Data in the HTML5 Viewer

First, it helps to understand how the ActiveReports HTML5 viewer works. As a JavaScript component, the HTML5 Viewer runs on the client browser. It gets its report output from an ActiveReports 11 Web service (ActiveReports.ReportService.asmx). This is why you can't modify report data sources and pass in parameters using server-side code (.vb or .cs).

Video: Get Started with the WinForms Waterfall Chart

ComponentOne Studio FlexChart now features Waterfall Chart! Get started in only three minutes:

ASP.NET MVC OLAP: Customizing the UI and PivotGrid

The images in our Excel export post show a user interface that looks like Excel. They were built using two controls:

How Heikin-Ashi and Renko Charts Eliminate Stock Market Noise

Noise removal is a vital aspect of active trading: traders need to avoid interpreting false signals, and have a clear picture of overall trends. In this blog, we'll look at what's considered noise in stock trading, and how ComponentOne Studio's FinancialChart control can help developers eliminate noise in financial applications.

ASP.NET MVC OLAP: Exporting a PivotGrid to Excel

The PivotGrid control extends the FlexGrid, so you can export its contents to XLSX files in the same way you would export regular FlexGrid controls.

MVC OLAP: Filtering Data in OLAP PivotGrid

If your user needs to focus on one section of their data, you'll need to include filters in your PivotGrid. OLAP supports two approaches to filtering:

How to Add Zones to your FlexChart

The 2016 v3 update gives you the ability to add zones to your FlexCharts. These colored bands make it easier to identify which category a point falls into, and gives a clear means for labeling the category. In this article we’ll walk though how the zones feature works. In this article, we'll take a look at how zones work in a small sample.

ComponentOne Ultimate Roadmap 2017

Microsoft’s big theme this year was transformation, and they lived up to it. We’ve seen Xamarin Studio integrated into Visual Studio; Azure’s continued expansion; a new Visual Studio, not to mention a new Visual Studio for Mac.  Windows 10 closed out its one-year free adoption offer, and UWP continues to grow its market. We’re saying goodbye to LightSwitch, and hello to PowerApps. They introduced the HoloLens.

Using IntelliSense in Visual Studio 2017 RC

GrapeCity's technical enginerer Andy Paxinos walks you through the new features of VS 2017 RC's IntelliSense.

4 Devs Talk Visual Studio Mac, Xamarin, and Microsoft Mobile Center

Four developers from GrapeCity, inc., talk about Visual Studio Mac, Microsoft Mobile Center, Xamarin, AI, and more.

4 Devs Talk Visual Studio Code

Justin Mack, Kelley Ricker, Troy Taylor and Christian Gaetano discuss the new changes to Visual Studio Code.

How to Answer Recurring Questions with Pre-Defined Views in MVC OLAP

As you can see from the previous post, it is really easy to build views by dragging fields within the PivotPanel control. If your users are familiar with Excel’s Pivot Tables, they will feel right at home with OLAP.

Run-Time Images

ActiveReports lets you modify images at run time. How you do it depends on the type of report you are using, so I'll break it down by report type.

Spread Windows Forms and the Sunburst Chart

Sunburst charts are effective for showing hierarchical data visually. For example, you can use a Sunburst chart to find out what store and product have the most sales.

Add Chart Annotations in WinForms, WPF, and UWP

One of the powerful ways of drawing your user’s attention to chart data is through annotations. As the name suggests, annotations let you add textual notes, shapes and images to highlight important data points of the plotted data. When we visualize data in charts, it is not just about depicting the data; it's about making it meaningful. Annotation provide additional information that may not be represented by basic X and Y values.

Video: Get Started with FlexReport for WPF Report Viewer

In this video we'll look at how to add a FlexViewerPane control to your WPF project so that you can view FlexReports. FlexReport for WPF is currently in beta and will be launched in March 2017.

Getting Started with Xuni and Visual Studio for Mac

This article walks you through how to use Xuni with Visual Studio for Mac by adding a Radial Gauge to a simple Xamarin.Forms application.

FlexGrid: The Best Data Grid for .NET, JavaScript, and Xamarin

FlexGrid has long been the industry standard for fast, extensible, lightweight data grid controls. It's available in seven .NET platforms, JavaScript (Angular 2, Angular, React, and Vue support included) and even Xamarin native mobile.

The What, Why, and How of Layers

The Layers feature has been around since ActiveReports version 9, but maybe you haven't really checked it out yet. It is a feature that is exclusive to ActiveReports, and revolutionizes a number of scenarios, so I thought I'd share some of these with you.