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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.

Xuni 2017v1 update available

Available today, you can update Xuni packages to version 2.3.20171.185 through the GrapeCity NuGet feed or nuget.org to obtain the Xuni 2017v1 update. This article provides a list of what's changed in the new version.

FlexGrid Performance: Compare WinForms, WPF, UWP Performance

Since WPF's first release, people keep discussing whether its performance is comparable with WinForms, or whether this platform will eventually die. Now we're seeing the same questions about UWP. Let's try to answer with actual data about our FlexGrid performance.

Improve UWP performance with .NET Native 1.6

Good news to UWP developers: along with the new Visual Studio 2017, Microsoft has released .NET Native 1.6, which fixes a lot of the performance issues you may have experienced with Visual Studio 2015.

UWP FlexGrid Performance Review: Our Methodology and Results

We released our first UWP Beta in 2015. Since then, Microsoft has released several platform updates and we also made a lot of changes on our side to make our controls fast and stable. UWP FlexGrid performance has improved a lot from the first versions. Now I'd like to share the FlexGrid benchmark application that we use internally. It's similar to what we did for WPF but doesn't include any competitors.

Visual Studio 2017 Support

Update: We've released Service Pack 1. You can download it here:

Tips for Xuni Deployment and Debugging issues in Xamarin.Forms

In this article, we'll go through some common issues that can come up in Xuni deployment, and provide some solutions for these common cases.

Xuni 2016 v3.6 Hotfix Available

Xuni 2016 v3.6 is available via GrapeCity's NuGet feed. This post details the fixes in the small update.

Video: Getting Started with Visual Studio for Mac Webinar

Microsoft recently unveiled a new version of Visual Studio specifically for Mac which came as a shock to many. If you examine many of Microsoft's decisions over the last year it actually makes quite a bit of sense. In this webinar, we guide you through getting started with Visual Studio for Mac.

SQL Server Model Generation

If you have trouble generating models using Windows Authentication with SQL Server, you may see the following errors:

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.

Xuni 2016 v3.5 update available

Available today, you can update Xuni packages to version 2.3.20163.160 through NuGet to obtain the 2016 v3.5 update. This article lists the various fixes.

GrapeCity Developer Solutions Expands Channel and Appoints ComponentSource Master Distributor

Distribution Expansion and Forecasted Growth Sets the Stage for Innovative UI Development in 2017

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.