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Getting Started with .NET Sunburst Chart for WPF, WinForms, and UWP

As we continue leading the way on the latest data visualization trends, we're happy to announce the addition of a .NET Sunburst chart, a modern chart that lets you visualize hierarchical data beyond the classical bars and circles. Sunburst is the newest chart available with our FlexChart chart control.

How to Add ComboBox to a Grid Cell in FlexGrid for WPF and UWP

One of the frequently asked questions about FlexGrid control is how to add ComboBox to a grid cell. FlexGrid features a special class that allows you to do this automatically.

Getting Started with Android Views, Layouts, and the Object Pooling pattern

In this article I'll delve into my third sprint where we go deeper into Android architecture and cover Views, Layouts, and the Object Pooling pattern.

Upgrade Old COM Reports to Version 11

If you use the COM version of ActiveReports and would like to migrate to the .NET platform and use ActiveReports 11, you are in the right place. You can pull all of your layouts in, leaving only the code to update manually. The process is, basically, save, load, update code.

View PDFs in UWP Apps with FlexViewer

ComponentOne Studio UWP Edition adds a new object for viewing PDF Files in FlexViewer. The new PDFDocumentSource (Beta) helps you to bind FlexViewer with PDF files using simple lines of code. At the same time, you can take advantage of advanced viewing features on PDF.

Using FlexGrid's CellLongPressed Event to capture a Long Press Gesture

Xuni 2016 v2.5 adds a new CellLongPressed event to the FlexGrid control. This article takes a look at usage and potential application.

Windows Bridge for iOS and Universal Windows Platform

Well over a year ago Microsoft announced that they were developing a tool to enable iOS developers to use their Objective-C code inside a Windows 10 Universal Windows Platform application (originally dubbed Islandwood). In August of 2015 Microsoft initially released their open-source project to GitHub as the Windows Bridge for iOS. I tried this tool out many months back as I was curious about what the project structure looked like and how well the whole process works. It’s been about 6 months since I initially took a look at the tool, and I was curious to to see if there had been any major changes.

40+ .NET Chart Types Offered in ComponentOne Studio FlexChart

FlexChart's flexibility allows you to create over 40 different .net chart types from its basic offerings. Watch this 3-minute video to see all the types of charts we offer for WinForms, MVC, WPF, and Universal Windows Platform.

Learning the Repository pattern, MVC architecture, and Unit testing

This article covers the second sprint and includes broad concepts like the Repository pattern, MVC architecture, and Unit Testing on Android.

How to add Custom UIViews to an iOS FlexGrid using NativeControlGridCellFactory

Xuni 2016 v2.5 introduces an easier mechanism for embedding custom UIViews into your FlexGrid cells. This article explains how to use NativeControlGridCellFactory to create this type of custom cell.

FlexViewer for Universal Windows Platform: A UWP Report Viewer for Windows 10 Apps

FlexViewer is a previewing control that can be used to view FlexReport and PDF documents.

In Windows Forms applications, you can print reports without previewing them using the Print method that is implemented as an extension method for the SectionDocument and PageDocument classes.

First Experiences with Agile, Kanban boards, and Source Control

This article discusses the concepts I learned in my first sprint including the Agile SDLC, task management with KanBan boards, and source control with TFS.

Xuni 2016 v2.5 Update Available

Xuni 2016 v2.5 is now available with several enhancements and bug fixes. This article documents the various changes in the update.

How to use the GrapeCity License Manager Add in

This blog explains how you can use Xuni 2016 v2.5 with the GrapeCity License Manager Visual Studio add in to license your Xamarin solutions.

Confirming Changes in the Report Portal

In this section, we'll log into the Report Portal and view the report that we modified in Editing Server Reports. Also, we'll check out the report history and how to revert to a version of the report from before our changes.

Introducing Fitness Explorer

As a fitness enthusiast and technology geek I've been using the Google Fit Android app to heavily track and record my fitness activities. With it's proprietary low battery step counting service it keeps track of my steps on my phone, without a fitness tracker! Google Fit is great, for recording my fitness activities that is. But when I need an quick and easy aggregated view of my fitness history it was difficult to easily find this information in Google Fit. This is why I created the Fitness Explorer app during my summer internship at GrapeCity, to get a instant dashboard of my fitness history for the day, week, and even the month!

Disappearing Designer

In certain circumstances, the ActiveReports designer that integrates with the Visual Studio IDE does not display. Here are the possible causes, and how to fix the issue.

Editing Server Reports

Continuing from our previous topic on Connecting the Designer to the Server, we have the stand-alone report designer open, and we are logged in as Jennifer.