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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.

Server Shared Resources in v11

Sometimes when you improve things, something breaks. One such thing occurred with the new release of ActiveReports Server, so I'm sharing the fix here.

Getting started with OLAP for ASP.NET MVC: Create a Basic Pivot Table

With the introduction of MVC OLAP control, you’ll be able to implement high-speed HTML5 pivot charts and tables into your web-based applications. The built-in Excel-like UI and powerful data engine will allow you and your end users to analyze and aggregate raw data easily and meaningfully.

Adding a Share Button to a Xamarin.iOS App

Many months back, we visited the topic of adding a share button in Objective-C to your iOS app. Being able to share data easily is important to many types of Apps. As Xamarin has gained traction and become more broadly used, it makes sense to revisit this topic from the perspective of a Xamarin.iOS developer. In this article, we’ll cover the highlights of implementing a share button in a small Xamarin.iOS app.

Interview with a Returning Customer

This is an interview with Jeff S on his experience with ActiveReports versus a competitor, and why he chose ActiveReports.

Video: Get Started with FlexViewer, an MVC Report Viewer

This four-minute video walks through how to add a FlexViewer control to your MVC app.

How to use a hardware keyboard with FlexGrid

Xuni 2016 v3 added support for using hardware keyboards with FlexGrid. In this article we take a deeper look at how this feature works.

How to Edit a Lookup Field using a ComboBox Control

The common task for almost any business application is to show user-friendly text instead of underlying data. If you need such lookup behavior, you usually should write code for handling substitutions or data relations. The C1ComboBox control has some advanced features to support this scenario with less coding.

Spread Windows Forms and the Funnel Chart

Funnel charts can be a useful tool in your application. For example, since Funnel charts show values across multiple stages, they can be used to find out how many sales leads convert to purchases.

Getting Started with C1Studio's Native WPF Reporting Tool

2016v3 Release adds native Reporting tool for WPF. FlexReport for WPF (Beta) adds capabilities to create reports in WPF, and render them in it's Report Viewer control - the FlexViewerPane (Beta). Here is some information you may want to go through -

Connect(); // 2016 Recap

If you had any doubts about Microsoft’s commitment to non-Windows platforms and open source, then the announcements at Connect(); // 2016 should be enough to change your mind.

ActiveReports 11 - Faster Reporting for the Enterprise

ActiveReports 11 was released on November 15, 2016. The release includes updates to both ActiveReports Developer and ActiveReports Server. This is an important release that ticks a number of milestones on our road map:

Spread Studio V10 Fixed Bugs

In this article, you will find all of the .NET bugs that were fixed in the first release of Spread Studio V10.

What's new in 2016 v3

The new Xuni includes a number of enhancements and fixes across Xamarin, iOS, and Android. This article takes a look at what new features are a part of the Xuni 2016 v3 release.

Visual Studio for Mac

Today at Microsoft's Connect event, Microsoft finally announced the long unthinkable version of Visual Studio for Mac. While this may seem like a major change on the surface, a closer look quickly reveals that Visual Studio for Mac is an updated and rebranded version of Xamarin Studio. There are new features included in this release though, and in a broader sense it signals a more open Microsoft.