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Introducing Our New MVC 4 Tools

We have been supporting MVC for about 2 years in our Studio for ASP.NET Wijmo. I am now proud to announce our new MVC 4 Tools. Our new tools include:

Using ReportViewer in MVC

Our ReportViewer WebForms Control is one of the best in the industry. It has a unique rendering engine that we call WebPaper. The technique we use is similar to what Google docs uses for their document viewer.

Orlando Code Camp with ComponentOne as Diamond Sponsor: Recap

OMG! This was an incredible event! I car pooled up to the code camp with Michael Stark… so it was the first year ever that I showed up on time for the Friday night speaker dinner . I have to remember to do that next year. I never allocate enough time to get up to Lake Mary as it is just 40 miles from Daytona and you need to figure in rush hour traffic going thru Orlando coming up from the Tampa area, as many of the speakers encountered. I forgot to pack several items including my CPAP machine, my MiFi  and my underwear (for the record, I purchased underwear up there). How I could forget these particular items is beyond me! Fiscal year end activities in March at ComponentOne have had me so swamped, that I guess I did not have my thinking cap on when I packed for the trip.

ComponentOne ClearStyle Technology White Paper

The main goal of ComponentOne ClearStyle™ technology is to allow developers to make simple visual appearance changes without having to deal with Microsoft Expression Blend, Styles and Templates.

Thoughts on Visual Studio LightSwitch after Presenting at the Pittsburgh .NET Users Group

Last week, I gave a LightSwitch 101 session to a group of experienced developers at the Pittsburgh .NET users group. This is the third such session I have given (also presented at the Hampton Roads .NET User Group and DevConnections) and the feedback has been very interesting.

Fixed Range Slider

Sometimes, you may have a requirement to let users select values within a fixed range only. For eg. the slider may display values from 0-50, however you may want the user to select a range of values whose difference is always less than or equal to 10 (or any other value of your choice).

Orlando, one of the best code camps set for this weekend: ComponentOne Diamond sponsor

This weekend, one of the best annual code camps I have been to, is taking place in Lake Mary, FL. The Orlando Code Camp 2013 will take place on Saturday, March 16th at Seminole State College. It’s looking like 700-800 registrations. I always look forward to this code camp. I have lots of great memories, including my first Russcam interview with Dave Noderer, just two years ago. I now have 90 episodes published and many more to come. The code camp gets bigger every year and they have a core group of volunteers and organizers that do an awesome job at getting sponsors and running the event with flawless execution.

ComponentOne Excel Viewer for Windows 8 and WinRT

To all my fellow Excel users who have dreamed of a new productivity app, it is now a reality. At the end of last week we released ComponentOne Excel Viewer to the Windows Store, you can download it now. It is a free app to help you to view Excel files on your Windows 8 and WinRT devices. Besides being able to view Excel files, you can also operate it by selecting a range of cells, scrolling and even some editing.  Since the changes will not be saved back to the Excel file, we also built in some other functions via the AppBar, like copy/paste, undo/redo and filter/sort to help you view the document. The Excel Viewer app provides friendly touch support so you may easily operate and manipulate items by using your finger or stylus on touch-enabled devices.

Customizations in Wijmo BarChart

Every day, we have so many requests from our customers for customizing WijBarChart as per their requirements. So, I thought why not discuss some of them here so that it may help other customers as well. In this blog, I would demonstrate how you can access the three important elements of bar chart i.e. Bars, ChartLabels and Legend and modify them as per the requirement. Here are some common customizations:

Customizing Command Bar for Spread MVC

In this blog I am going to tell you how you can place a custom button in Spread command bar while using Spread for MVC. If you have previously worked with Spread for ASP.net you would probably know that placing a custom button in command bar is not a difficult task. You have to override the PreRender event and put the button in command bar by finding an existing button over it. I am going to follow the same implementation here for Spread MVC which is a bit trickier.

File Manager: Using C1TreeView and C1Upload

This blog demonstrates how you can create folders on the server, and upload files to these folders using the C1Upload control. C1TreeView control is used to show the folder structure on the server and C1Upload control is used to upload files to these folders.

Export Translated Text for DataGridTemplateColumn

This article on C1DataGrid for Silverlight is a utility blog to cater to the requirement of the developers who would like to show Translated text for cell values in DataGridTemplateColumn and along with that, export these translated Text to an excel sheet.

Multiple DataBindings in C1CompositeChart

C1CompositeChart in Wijmo is an advanced chart which can be used to show more than one type of chart within the same chart area.

C1 RussCamTV Episode 86: TechEd Part 12

There's more from TechEd 2012... this time a MVP twofer! First, Microsoft Windows Phone Developer MVP Nikita Polyakov talks about why he's excited about Windows Phone development and the tools available from ComponentOne a division of GrapeCity! Then, Microsoft Silverlight Architecture MVP Ward Bell tells us about his company and why he's thinking about trying Controls by ComponentOne to make his product even better!

C1 RussCamTV Episode 85: TechEd Part 11

RussCam has even more interviews from TechEd! First, Bayer White talks about his upcoming projects, including a new book! Plus, find out how .NET Gurus Can Cook saved his marriage! Then, Microsoft Developer Evangelist Rachel Appel talks to us about the excitement with Windows 8 apps!

The Power of Names

Spread is the go-to control for embedding Microsoft Excel-compatible spreadsheet functionality into your .NET, ASP.NET, Silverlight, WPF, Windows Store, and COM applications. For all platforms, the control is easy to customize using the Spread Designer (or code if you prefer). In this example we'll show how to modify your spreadsheet by assigning names.

C1 RussCamTV Episode 82: IT Palooza – Part 1

It's South Florida's biggest IT holiday event, and Russ Cam is there! First, I chat with one of ComponentOne's newest employees, Ryan Sobieralski, about ActiveReports 7! He really loves visiting Ft. Lauderdale. Then, Jean-Jacques Vincent shares his experience using ComponentOne products. “ComponentOne, one and only”. And Jeff Blake talks developing with C# and singing in C#!