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ActiveReports: Solving problems since 1998

I recently hosted a webcast titled "ActiveReports: Solving problems since 1998!" The idea behind this was to showcase some of the features that our current customers have found most useful. I can tell you all the great things about ActiveReports, but it's better to show you the features that our customers have said solve their problems on a daily basis. And that's exactly what we did! We had two amazing sessions with an awesome group in the audience. Throughout the presentation, my co-organizer, Bhupesh Malhotra, was typing away answering the many questions we were getting, which shows that the content was being well received. We had great participation, great questions, and great feedback. Utilizing live polls, we gathered that the audience members were mostly developers and the majority of them had been long-time users of ActiveReports. So we tailored the presentation to suit them. For those who were new to ActiveReports, or to GrapeCity as the producer of ActiveReports, we started off with a brief introduction to what ActiveReports is, what the main features are, and why our customers choose us over our competitors. One such example I mentioned in the webcast was a customer I had spoken with the previous week. His company was worried about the stability of the product and of GrapeCity. I mentioned that GrapeCity has been in business for over 30 years. ActiveReports has been around for the last 20 years. Over those many years, we have come to know and understand reporting and the industry very well. We have an amazing global team of support agents, developers, and managers that stand behind the product. We are dedicated to our customers and their reporting needs. You can't ask for a more stable company or a more stable product! After the introductory slides, we quickly jumped into the demos. From a long list of features , I chose to showcase a few of the more popular ones:

.NET Native and UWP Edition

.NET Native is a precompilation technology for building and deploying UWP applications. It is available in Visual Studio 2015, and it's also a part of app store submission process.

UWP Licensing

Our UWP licensing model has been changed. Since 2016 v2 release, each application that uses UWP Edition controls requires a unique license key (either evaluation one or fully licensed key) to be validated at runtime.

Introducing FinancialChart for WPF, UWP, and WinForms

ComponentOne Studio's new FlexChart control handles your charting needs for modern visualization and faster rendering. With 2016 v2 release, we've gone a step further to cater to your industry-specific charting needs and included a brand new control: FinancialChart (in beta), built on top of FlexChart control.

How to implement keyboard shortcuts for FlexGrid iOS

Controls can often benefit from implementing keyboard shortcuts to make a user’s life much easier by providing convenient way to enter text and navigate. In this article we’ll take a look at using the UIKeyCommand class to implement keyboard shortcuts for an iOS FlexGrid.

Adding autocomplete text using Xuni iOS AutoComplete

We recently introduced a number of new input controls in the 2016v2 Xuni release. In this article we’ll examine how you can use the Xuni AutoComplete control to improve your iOS apps.

How to Customize the Calendar Header

In this topic we will explore the different ways that we can customize the header of Xuni Calendar for Xamarin.Forms.

Xuni 2016 v2 출시 – 새로운기능

The highlight of this release is our collection of cross-platform input controls in the new Xuni.Input library. We’ve also made some nice improvements to FlexGrid and Calendar in this release including multi-line headers and a decade view.

Xuni iOS Dynamic Frameworks Preview with Interface Builder Support

Design-time support for the Xuni iOS controls has always been on our wish list of potential features. Laying out the Storyboards visually can be much easier than working in code, especially when working with constraints. The 2016v2 Xuni release brings with it a preview of our Dynamic Frameworks with Interface Builder support.

ComponentOne Studio: What's New in V2 2016

It's July, and that means our second major release of 2016 has been released into the wild. You'll find some fantastic new controls and a lot of great enhancements.

Xuni 2016 v2 Release – See What’s New

The highlight of this release is our collection of cross-platform input controls in the new Xuni.Input library. We’ve also made some nice improvements to FlexGrid and Calendar in this release including multi-line headers and a decade view.

How to Change the Android Theme for Xamarin Apps

This blog post shows how to change the Android app theme for Xamarin.Forms, Xamarin.Android.

Why Buy a Financial Chart Control?

Last summer, Wijmo released a JavaScript FinancialChart control that was unlike anything in the third-party control market: it includes eight different specialized financial chart types, with built-in line markers, trend lines, annotations, and more, and was built with Wijmo's trademark speed and small footprint. In C1Studio, we've since released the same control in MVC Edition, and next week, you'll get to try the beta in WPF, UWP, and WinForms.

Scheduling Reports

In this exercise, we log in as an end user and use the shared schedule template that we created in the Administrator Dashboard to schedule a report in the Report Portal. We will also learn how to look at the report creation history.

Customizing Viewer Toolbars

You can customize the toolbar in the Viewer control for Windows Forms to implement your own actions.

Schedule Template Setup

If you already set up the SMTP server in the Server Configuration wizard, you can skip this first part.

Xuni and Xamarin 101 Webinar

The Xuni and Xamarin 101 webinar recording walks you through the first steps of using Xamarin.Forms and Xamarin.Android with Xuni Calendar and FlexGrid.

Adjust Control Heights Automatically

In Section reports, when you set the CanGrow or CanShrink property of a TextBox, Label, or section to True, its height adjusts automatically according to the amount of data.

Set User Categories

This section describes how individual users can organize reports their way by creating user categories.