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Using the new iOS 10 UserNotification framework in Xamarin.iOS

Apple introduced a new notification api in iOS 10 that allows for a much richer experience. These new notifications allow further customizations such as adding images and gifs to your local and remote notifications. The UserNotification framework replaces the previous notification system, and unifies app notifications for Apple's different OS's. In this article we'll take a look at using the new framework with Xuni FlexChart in Xamarin.iOS.

Introducing FlexViewer, a WPF Report Viewer

With the 2016v3.5 release, you can now use FlexViewer for WPF (Beta) a full-fledged WPF report viewer for FlexReports.

Introducing New FlexChartField in FlexReport

As of January's Service Pack, you can take advantage of a new high-performance FlexChartField (Beta) to complete your reports' data visualisation needs. Its powerful and flexible data binding make adding data visualisation capabilities a simpler task in FlexReport. The FlexChartField is supported in FlexReport in all three platforms: WinForms, UWP, WPF.

What's New in ComponentOne Studio 2016 v3.5

We're pleased to announce GrapeCity's January service pack, also known as 2016 v3.5! We're kicking off 2017 with a bang: FlexReport is now available in WPF.

Using MVC OLAP to Analyze Big Data

OLAP for ASP.NET MVC allows you to populate data from the model or from a Read action, and then it transfers all data to the client where the aggregations are performed. However, this may not be ideal where the data is huge, when lot of data is transferred to client side. A few issues may arise.

Video: 4 Devs Talk 2017's AIs, bots, and hardware

GrapeCity's Kelley Ricker, Christian Gaetano, Troy Taylor and Justin Mack discuss what's coming in 2017: exciting developments in hardware, AI, bots, and other technology predictions.

Page-Level Summaries

How you add page summaries depends on the type of report you're using. Here is how to add page summaries to each type of report.

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.