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Using Designers with ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin

In this article we'll examine the improved designer support in ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin across Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin.Android, and Xamarin.Forms.

ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin 2017 v2.2 hotfix available

A hotfix for ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin is now available via the GrapeCity NuGet server and nuget.org as build 2.3.20172.189. This article outlines the fixes in the new hotfix.

New FlexGrid Features in ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin 2017 v2

The new FlexGrid control in ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin has many new features for users coming from Xuni. The control not only boasts a notably cleaner architecture with performance improvements, but it also allows a much richer experience through a number of small additions to our previous platform. In this article we'll take a look at some of the highlights of the new version of FlexGrid.

Using the new C1CollectionView in ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin

The CollectionView is a powerful tool for organizing data, and the new ComponentOne Xamarin Edition ships with a brand new version of the popular control. The C1CollectionView provides a method for grouping, sorting, and filtering data, and the newest release brings this powerful ability to many new platforms.

ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin 2017 v2.1 hotfix available

A hotfix for ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin is now available via the GrapeCity NuGet server and nuget.org as build 2.3.20172.179.

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UPDATE: On August 9th, one of our Product Managers, Mateen Firoz, presented a free webinar introducing the new features of ActiveReports 11 Service Pack 2.

What's New in ActiveReports 11 Service Pack 2?

Usually, we save major new features for major version releases, and just fix issues and tweak things in service packs. But this time, we added a lot of features and enhancements to both ActiveReports Developer and ActiveReports Server. Plus we added a major feature to ActiveReports Server: a sleek new Web Designer. It is easy enough for newbies to use, but with all of the advanced features and RDL reports that developers and experienced report authors want. Read on to see what else we've included.

What's new in ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin 2017v2

We're pleased to announced that ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin will be leaving beta with the 2017 v2 release. This release adds numerous bug-fixes, new controls, and new features.

What's New in ComponentOne Ultimate: July 2017

It's July, and that means it's time for the second major release of ComponentOne Ultimate. Check out the highlights in the GrapeCity video below.

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.

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.

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.

Xuni 2017 v1.1 Hotfix Available

Available today, you can update Xuni packages to version 2.3.20171.189 through the GrapeCity NuGet feed to obtain the 2017 v1.1 update. This minor hotfix provides a couple of fixes in Xamarin.Forms.

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.

How to Use Funnel Charts to Summarize Data in Apps

The ComponentOne Studio FlexChart's addition of Funnel chart—an excellent tool for summarizing data—enables your users to quickly visualize stages in a linear process. Most often it's used to show sales processes to pinpoint potential problem areas, but we'll see in this blog that the uses can be extended far beyond sales. Any funnel consists of the higher part called head (or base), and the lower part is referred to as the neck. The values displayed are in progressively decreasing proportion and amount to 100% in total.

Lookup Function

Data sources for business applications reside in different data systems like CRM, Accounting and Financial, HRM, SCM, Ticket Management, Inventory Management Systems, and a host of others depending on the industry.

Introducing the ComponentOne Xamarin Edition (beta)

The ComponentOne Xamarin Edition beta has been released! It brings a number of changes and enhancements over Xuni controls. Major additions like UWP support and enhanced controls round out this beta release.

Understanding Fibonacci Tools with FinancialChart

ComponentOne Studio's FinancialChart control comes with built-in support for four types of Fibonacci tools that can be applied to a price or an indicator. These tools helps to analyze trends in the price chart and predict the next price. When the price goes up, they act as resistance levels, and vice-versa.

HTML5 Viewer Enrichment

We're really excited about the ActiveReports 11 Service Pack 1 release. I think you'll like what we've done to improve the HTML5 viewer. In addition to adding user-requested tweaks and fixes, we've added several brand new features: SVG rendering, frozen row and column headers, and chart tooltips. Here are details on these features.