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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.

Combining Reports

With ActiveReports, you can combine multiple reports into one. How you do it depends on the type of report.

Printer and Page Settings (Section Reports)

In Section reports, you can set the printer paper size and report margins at run time in the Report Settings dialog. All of these settings are in the first page, Page Setup, and the second one, Printer Settings.

ChartBuilder 2.0: Now with Pie Support

The ChartBuilder app in the App Store, Google play and Windows Store has recently been updated to version 2.0. This version addressed some critical issues and added pie chart support.

White Paper: How to Build Custom Controls in Xamarin.Forms

If you're interested in using Xamarin.Forms but find the built-in controls lacking, you'll find our white paper on filling in the missing gaps in Xamarin.Forms useful. This 30-page white paper walks through basic to advanced scenarios of building custom controls, while teaching you about the basic structure of Xamarin and it's relationship with the native platforms.

White Paper: How to Build a Custom Control in Xamarin.Forms

If you've hit a wall in your Xamarin.Forms development and are looking to build a custom control to meet your requirements, don't miss this white paper by Xuni's Kelley Ricker.

How to optimize your iOS Apps with Debouncing

Improving app performance is a key concern for all app developers, especially when it comes to the UI. A user can enter a continuous stream of input as they type, resize, or scroll through your app. If any of these actions feel sluggish you’ll likely hear complaints and lose users. Expensive handlers for these actions can bog your app down and make it feel unresponsive. Debouncing minimizes this problem by limiting how often a function can fire and keeping your app responsive.

Getting Started with Xuni and C1Studio Xamarin Edition

The C1Studio Xamarin Edition includes Xuni controls. In this blog post I’ll walk you through getting started using Xuni and Xamarin, from downloading to building an Android, iOS or cross-platform Xamarin.Forms app.

Xamarin Controls Added to ComponentOne Studio .NET Suite!

Effective immediately, ComponentOne Studio is offering a collection of Xamarin controls for Visual Studio! Build cross-platform apps for iOS and Android in C# and Visual Studio with our collection of grids, charts, and gauges.

Enhance your apps with the new Xuni iOS CheckBox

One of the unfortunate realities in iOS development is that Apple doesn't provide you with a CheckBox control. Though this control is common to other platforms, Apple has directed users to either use a UISwitch or modify a UIButton to get similar behavior. Since there isn't an out-of-the-box solution for iOS, we've included a new Xuni CheckBox control with the 2016v1 release.