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Inheriting Wijmo Controls

Studio for ASP.NET Wijmo provides a complete development toolkit for creating and styling perfect web applications. It contains more than 40 controls which can cater all the needs of a project. Each control contains many inbuilt properties, events etc. and also, allows you to customize it. You may also inherit Wijmo controls in order to add more properties or override any behavior.

Understanding Gantt Chart in LightSwitch

With the new release of ComponentOne Studio for LightSwitch Desktop (Build 4.0.20133.47), Chart control for LightSwitch now provides default support for Gantt Chart Type.

Export Silverlight C1Chart Data to Excel

Mostly, when we talk about exporting chart to an Excel sheet, we expect Chart to be exported to Excel sheet as an Image. In case you are looking to export C1Chart for Silverlight as an Image, you can refer to this documentation link.

HowTo: Customize FilterEditor of C1FlexGrid

ComponentOne FlexGrid allows end users to filter columns based on their values by using C1FlexGridFilterService. This service needs FlexGridFilter dll to be present in the project.

Retaining Formulas during Copy Paste Actions

Spread for ASP.NET supports the copy paste operations using the keyboard shortcut keys or the CommandBar buttons. Sometimes, the cell contain formulas which are overriden when a paste operation is performed for the cell. This blog discusses how the formulas can be retained during the copy paste operations.

Drag and Drop Multiple Items in C1TreeView

ComponentOne TreeView supports drag-and-drop operations within the tree. We just need to set the 'AllowDragDrop' property to 'True' and the users will be able to reorder nodes within the tree by dragging them with the mouse.

WalkThrough: Deploying ActiveReports WPF Application

Following is a step by step guide to deploy an ActiveReports WPF application.

ActiveReports : Section Reports vs Page Reports

The advent of ActiveReports7 provided us two different reporting formats in just one ReportingTool. This not only provides more options of reporting but also a better value for money.

Flipping C1Tiles in Code

Now a days, Tiles have become one of the necessary feature of every application. Every one wants to have tiled display for providing quick navigation and better UI to their application. C1Tile helps you achieve the same and you can get several different tile controls that support sliding and flipping animations with live updates. By default, Tiles are flipped by user interaction or on a regular time interval.

What Was Added to SpreadJS in 2013

SpreadJS was introduced in early 2013. In that year, SpreadJS was updated three times and the version numbers coincided with the year and release: 2013 v1, v2, and v3. This list is arranged by release, starting with the most recent. V1 is left out  since it was the initial release.

Outlook-style Grouping

C1FlexGrid for WPF/Silverlight control now supports the creation of groups by dragging column headers into a grouping area, which is created by a separate component. What’s neat and ultra flexible about FlexGrid’s grouping panel is that you can customize the grouping behavior by using a simple value converter.

Cell Merging on Client-side in Spread

Recently one of our customers had a requirement of merging cells with same values i.e. contiguous rows in one column having the same value should be displayed as a single cell.

What's New in WPF and Silverlight 2013 v3

Studio Enterprise 2013 v3 is now available just one day after the release of Visual Studio 2013. Normally each release I post about what's new in all of the ComponentOne XAML studios in one post but this time i'm splitting out WinRT XAML from Silverlight and WPF because there's too much to mention for each studio. Studio for WinRT XAML continues to expand greatly (see my next post about that), while WPF and Silverlight have some exciting new stuff that's exclusive to these platforms such as themes and 3D charts. Let's run through what you'll find new inside Studio for WPF and Silverlight this release.

Using Bootstrap with Studio for ASP.NET Wijmo

Microsoft has shipped some nice to Project Templates in Visual Studio 2013. The new templates use a theming framework called Bootstrap. We are always looking to make life easier for our customers, so we decided to provide official support for Bootstrap in Studio for ASP.NET Wijmo. Take a look at how easy it is to integrate Bootstrap with our Controls.

Getting Started with ThemeRoller for Visual Studio

ThemeRoller for Visual Studio makes designing beautiful themes for ComponentOne ASP.NET Controls easy. Simply open a SmartTag on any C1 Control and click "Create Theme". ThemeRoller open up inside Visual Studio and allows you to customize a theme without any knowledge of CSS or the Controls. ThemeRoller for Visual Studio can be used to apply application-wide themes to Studio for ASP.NET Wijmo.