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How to use FlexGrid for Xamarin.Android

Xamarin.Android exists in a mingled area between .NET and the Android platform. While all of your development is done in C#, Xamarin.Android requires more knowledge of the native APIs (just as Xamarin.iOS does with native iOS). In this article we'll take a look at using Xuni in Xamarin.Android, specifically by way of the FlexGrid control.

How to Add Custom Tooltips to Charts

Today we'll look into how to build custom tooltips for charts in WinForms, UWP, and WPF. Tooltips are an important, integral addition to charts: they provide additional information about the data without adding visual clutter. You'll find that tooltips in FlexChart and FlexPie are easily configurable, highly flexible chart elements.

DebugRank: HackerRank for Debugging

HackerRank is the go to tool for enhancing algorithm skills. It's a website that allows you to perform coding exercises with any popular programming language at varying levels of difficulty. But what if you want to improve your code review and debugging skills? This is where DebugRank comes into play, a native Android app built to challenge your ability to find and fix bugs in existing code. DebugRank gamifies debugging code by giving you a time limit to add that extra challenge.

Introducing Report Viewer for UWP

You can now view your FlexReport in new Report Viewer control for UWP called FlexViewer. With v2 release, we've maximized your reporting and viewing functionality.

2016 v1.5 Update Available

Available today you can update Xuni packages to version 2.1.20161.94 through NuGet. This update adds a few minor enhancement requests and addresses critical to minor bug fixes. You can download this update and see the full list of what's changed below.

Avoid Drudgery with Report Parts

The best innovations spring out of our desire to avoid boring, repetitive, drudge work. This is why we bring you (*ta da!*) report parts.

Creating Report Categories

We use the Reports list to set report permissions and categories. But before we can set categories, we need to create them.

How to use FlexChart in Xamarin.iOS

Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android exist in a mingled area between .NET and the pure native platforms. Xamarin.iOS strikes a middle-ground between a Xamarin.Forms (a more total .NET experience) and native iOS (where you're beholden to the native language and APIs). You'll often find yourself writing C# code that interacts with Native iOS APIs which Xamarin has ported to their platform. While it's initially an odd experience if you're coming from Xamarin.Forms, it offers a lot of flexibility and power. Today, we'll take a look at using the Xuni FlexChart in Xamarin.iOS.

Android Charts for the Enterprise

Visualize your data in a wide span of Cartesian chart types including bar, column, area, line, spline, scatter, bubble, high-low-open-close (HLOC) and candle. In this blog post I’ll show you how you can customize FlexChart to fit your charting requirements.

Viewing Reports

With ActiveReports Server, you can view end user reports created with the optional Designer Add-On. You can also upload reports created in the developer version of ActiveReports. All reports on the server appear in the Administrator Dashboard Reports list.

Creating User Accounts

Here we will create three users who can log into the Report Portal and assign them to the roles we created.

Adding Group Page Breaks

To display each data group on a separate page, you need to sort the data and add page breaks for each group. Where you do this depends on the type of report you're using. Let's take a look at grouping in each report type.

Roadmap Update - What’s Planned for 2016

Xuni has three major releases each year and the next one (2016 v2) will be happening on July 13th 2016. Between each major release we also schedule at least one service update that includes bug fixes and minor improvements. Below is a rundown of what you can expect coming soon in Xuni. All planned features are for iOS, Android and the Xamarin Platform unless otherwise noted.

Creating Roles

Once you've installed and configured ActiveReports Server, you can begin adding people to use it. Each person has a user account that belongs to a role. We'll start by setting up roles for our people.

My Xamarin Evolve 2016 Report

If you were down in Orlando last week at Evolve 2016 then you probably stopped by our booth and met myself, Kelley, Lucas or Alvaro. We were extremely busy for three days showing off the new Xuni controls and demos while talking about Xamarin development with the 1600+ attendees. If you weren't able to attend you can still watch the Xamarin Evolve 2016 keynote.

FlexGrid for Xamarin: The Last Cross-Platform Native Mobile Grid You'll Need

With the recent release of Xamarin Edition in ComponentOne Studio, you'll find there are many reasons you'll want to try the new native mobile controls, especially our native mobile grid.

Three Ways to Use Summaries in Section Reports

In Section reports, the TextBox control has several Summary properties that, combined, let you render running summaries and grand totals in header or footer sections of your reports.

Add Advanced Features to Word Documents in UWP Apps

Your Word document may have lot of flat text, but you may need to add more advanced features. In a .NET application, you can to add these features to Word documents in UWP apps using the rich API of C1Word library.