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Spread.Sheets and the Month Sparkline

A Month sparkline can be a useful way to show data trends, such as finding the day with the highest call volume in the month.

Run-Time Data in the HTML5 Viewer

First, it helps to understand how the ActiveReports HTML5 viewer works. As a JavaScript component, the HTML5 Viewer runs on the client browser. It gets its report output from an ActiveReports 11 Web service (ActiveReports.ReportService.asmx). This is why you can't modify report data sources and pass in parameters using server-side code (.vb or .cs).

ASP.NET MVC OLAP: Customizing the UI and PivotGrid

The images in our Excel export post show a user interface that looks like Excel. They were built using two controls:

How to export selected rows of FlexGrid to a PDF file

Recently, I received an inquiry about exporting selected data from a FlexGrid to a PDF document. I found this interesting. While we often brag about the amount of data the FlexGrid can hold, in this case,the user needed only a portion of the data.

How Heikin-Ashi and Renko Charts Eliminate Stock Market Noise

Noise removal is a vital aspect of active trading: traders need to avoid interpreting false signals, and have a clear picture of overall trends. In this blog, we'll look at what's considered noise in stock trading, and how ComponentOne Studio's FinancialChart control can help developers eliminate noise in financial applications.

ASP.NET MVC OLAP: Exporting a PivotGrid to Excel

The PivotGrid control extends the FlexGrid, so you can export its contents to XLSX files in the same way you would export regular FlexGrid controls.

MVC OLAP: Filtering Data in OLAP PivotGrid

If your user needs to focus on one section of their data, you'll need to include filters in your PivotGrid. OLAP supports two approaches to filtering:

Wijmo Build 5.20163.254 Available

We just released Build 254 and it has some nice new features as well as a long list of bug fixes.

ComponentOne Ultimate Roadmap 2017

Microsoft’s big theme this year was transformation, and they lived up to it. We’ve seen Xamarin Studio integrated into Visual Studio; Azure’s continued expansion; a new Visual Studio, not to mention a new Visual Studio for Mac.  Windows 10 closed out its one-year free adoption offer, and UWP continues to grow its market. We’re saying goodbye to LightSwitch, and hello to PowerApps. They introduced the HoloLens.

Wijmo Roadmap for 2017

It's hard to believe another year of Wijmo has gone by. 2016 was another productive year of development and growth for the Wijmo team. Looking back at our 2016 roadmap, you can see that we delivered everything that we promised. Let's recap some of 2016's highlights:

Last Chance to Save on JavaScript, .NET, and Native Mobile controls

Our month-long Ultimate promo ends midnight January 1, so this week is your last chance to take advantage of the offer. You'll get $500 off ComponentOne Ultimate, a bundle that includes Wijmo Enterprise's JavaScript controls, ComponentOne Studio's .NET controls in eight platforms, and Xuni's native mobile Xamarin controls. All for $1495.

How to Answer Recurring Questions with Pre-Defined Views in MVC OLAP

As you can see from the previous post, it is really easy to build views by dragging fields within the PivotPanel control. If your users are familiar with Excel’s Pivot Tables, they will feel right at home with OLAP.

Run-Time Images

ActiveReports lets you modify images at run time. How you do it depends on the type of report you are using, so I'll break it down by report type.

FlexGrid: The Best Data Grid for .NET, JavaScript, and Xamarin

FlexGrid has long been the industry standard for fast, extensible, lightweight data grid controls. It's available in seven .NET platforms, JavaScript (Angular 2, Angular, React, and Vue support included) and even Xamarin native mobile.

The What, Why, and How of Layers

The Layers feature has been around since ActiveReports version 9, but maybe you haven't really checked it out yet. It is a feature that is exclusive to ActiveReports, and revolutionizes a number of scenarios, so I thought I'd share some of these with you.

Server Shared Resources in v11

Sometimes when you improve things, something breaks. One such thing occurred with the new release of ActiveReports Server, so I'm sharing the fix here.

Getting started with OLAP for ASP.NET MVC: Create a Basic Pivot Table

With the introduction of MVC OLAP control, you’ll be able to implement high-speed HTML5 pivot charts and tables into your web-based applications. The built-in Excel-like UI and powerful data engine will allow you and your end users to analyze and aggregate raw data easily and meaningfully.

Interview with a Returning Customer

This is an interview with Jeff S on his experience with ActiveReports versus a competitor, and why he chose ActiveReports.

Video: Get Started with FlexViewer, an MVC Report Viewer

This four-minute video walks through how to add a FlexViewer control to your MVC app.

Wijmo Usage Survey 2016

Dear customers and evaluators, we have always and will always want feedback from you. Our roadmap is customer-driven and your input is needed. Please take 2 minutes to complete the Wijmo Usage Survey. The answers will drive our focus and future development.