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Microsoft unveils Visual Studio 2013 update 1

Microsoft recently announced the release of the first update to its Visual Studio 2013.

Custom Error Handling in ASP.NET for ActiveReports

The quality of a website is not only judged by how well the website works but how gracefully it fails. When there is an error with ActiveReports it displays the error ( a stack trace ) in the web viewer in an alert box style box but leaves you as the developer limited in how you can handle the error or log the error. It is important to point out that an "Error" needs to be handled in different ways. We need to let the user know that there is a problem but we don't want to inform them via a stack dump. It is vice versa for the developers, they don't care that an error happened per se, but they are interested in what caused the error. Luckily we can completely customize the way we handle application errors in ActiveReports. Let's think of a scenario, you have a large website that integrates ActiveReports into it. Let's say our ActiveReports connects to a server to get its data. We, as developers, cannot be promised that the connection to our Database will always be valid, for many reasons outside our control. If our website loses connection to its database server, we don't want our Users to suffer from it by simply giving them a stack dump or a server error. We want to provide our users with ways to get assistance in resolving the issue. Also, we don't want our users knowing that there is an issue with the DB connection, we simply want to let them know that there is an issue and they can contact customer support to report the issue and get it resolved.

How to Change the Color Palette

The ComponentOne Chart control for XAML includes 22 pre-defined color palettes. These palettes are the color scheme used for styling the plot elements. To choose one you just set the Palette property on the C1Chart control. Here's a graphic showing the 22 palettes by name.

Optimizing integrated development with HTML5 reporting tools

Web development or native development? The question has a lot of influence on the way programmers approach app development today.

Spreadsheets: From minutiae to mastery

One of the keys to getting the most out of spreadsheets, and data analysis in general, is to take a logical, prudent approach.

HTML5 development spurs user-centric design initiatives

While programmers focusing on business software and those building consumer-facing applications work with distinct considerations, there is no question that the two sides of development affect one another.

JavaScript supplants Java as top programming language

Spurred by wide utilization for reporting tools and app development, JavaScript surpassed Java in the latest RedMonk programming language rankings.

Managed Agents and Scalability

ActiveReports 8 Server Core introduces enterprise grade scalability features in a server platform which you can integrate into your application architecture to host ActiveReports 8 Developer reports as well as ad-hoc reports designed by the ActiveReports 8 Server Report Designer.

3 reasons to use HTML5 for your reporting tools

It has become increasingly important that reporting tools offer dynamic functionality baked in.

Optimizing reporting tools development in healthcare

In the past few years, healthcare organizations have targeted data reporting and analysis tools aggressively as they seek to drive comprehensive enhancement of IT-based medical treatment.

Like many software development trends, the value of creating single-page applications is sometimes diluted by myths regarding how and why they should be used.

ASP.NET MVC, .NET reporting and mobile app development

When it comes to .NET reporting for mobile apps, the development process can be sown with confusion.

Using business intelligence reporting tools for predictive metrics

Gartner Research stated that group that leverage business performance metrics gained through interactive reporting could see their productivity levels rise by as much as 20 percent by 2017.

WinForms spreadsheets and designing for data

One of the most valuable uses of WinForms spreadsheets is developing programs that work with the data at hand.

Using CheckBox in ComponentOne TreeView Control

ComponentOne Studio for Silverlight includes a very useful control, C1TreeView, which can be used to create a hierarchical structure for data in nodes format.

Calculating Page Count of a PageReport

Page Based Reports have been a favorite of many developers due to the incredible control they offer over report layouts. This blog discusses how different scenarios demand for different kind of reports - Page based and Section based.

HTML5 widgets: Making the most of HTML5

HTML5 widgets can help alleviate the pain points of enterprise mobile development.

Managing the risk of erroneous spreadsheet practices

Management must understand model risk management to reduce potential inconsistencies and ensure that businesses have actionable information.