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Wijmo Wednesday: CDN

Today for Wijmo Wednesday, we’re going to talk about CDNs or Content Delivery Networks.

Hierarchical C1TreeView from Self-referential DataSource

As it appears, this is among one of the most common discussions on web, so thought of writing something related to C1TreeView.

Saving WebPage Using C1PDF

The C1Pdf control provides support for creating pdf files from HTML pages using 'DrawStringHtml()' method. However, there is no direct method to create a pdf from ASPX webpage.

Major Architectural Changes in C1Report

Many  of our customers have asked us queries in which they face problems while upgrading C1Report from an old version to the new one (especially when it is done from 2008 to the later versions). This is mainly because of the architectural changes in the control that have taken place over the period of time.

Change RecordSource of Wijmo ReportViewer

Wijmo ReportViewer is used to display reports. Many of our customers have asked us how to change the RecordSource of the reports. In such a case, we need to modify the SQL query of the report and then, display the report.

C1DataGrid Cell Animation Part 2

We saw how we can animate cells to show value changes in the WPF version of C1DataGrid here.

Using SharePoint Calendars with ComponentOne Scheduler for LightSwitch

Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch has a great feature nobody talks about: the ability to use SharePoint as a data source. Data is created and stored in SharePoint all the time and that data is often useful in business applications. Imagine a project management or time management application, for example. Chances are that there is a SharePoint calendar somewhere that has useful data for that application.

Wijmo Wednesday: Sneak peek at the v2 Event Calendar

In this week’s Wijmo Wednesday, I’d like to introduce you to the new Event Calendar.

Studio for Silverlight 5 First Public Release

Today Microsoft finally unveiled Silverlight 5! We have been hard at work the past several weeks building our controls and samples to multi-target both Silverlight 4 and 5. That means you will be able to use Studio for Silverlight in both versions of the platform. We have a new separate set of libraries specifically for Silverlight 5 which you can download from prerelease below. We do plan to continue our support of Silverlight 4, new enhancements and all, for at least the next year.

Working with the new TimeLine Scheduler View

The ComponentOne Scheduler controls now support a Time Line view for displaying appointments in a horizontal layout. This view is much like the “Schedule” view in Microsoft Outlook 2010, and yet we even offer it with the Office 2003 and 2007 visual styles.

Data Visualization in HTML5

Thanks to all who came to my talk "Data Visualization in HTML5 with jQuery & Wijmo" at Silicon Valley Code Camp.

Putting the V in MVC

Last week I had the pleasure of presenting a session at Desert Code Camp. The session I gave was called "Putting the V  in MVC". Here is the abstract taken from the schedule:

First Look at C1OutlookBar

One of our new controls in the 2011 v3 release is the C1OutlookBar in Studio for Silverlight and WPF. This control also goes by the name of C1NavBar in our Studio for WinForms. We found that "OutlookBar" was a more accurate and community-accepted name so we decided to go with this one in the XAML platforms. With C1OutlookBar, you can exactly replicate the navigation pane in Microsoft Outlook 2007 and 2010. See a live demo.

Customize the C1DateTimePicker Calendar

There are endless customisations possible with a WPF/Silverlight Calendar control.

Changing Connection Strings in LightSwitch

After one of my recent LightSwitch talks, I was asked if there is a way to change the connection string in the LightSwitch designer.  This led to a discussion between myself, Michael Washington and Beth Massi.  Unfortunately, in the designer, there is not currently a good way to update the connection string.  You will have to add a new data source, remove the old one, and redesign all your screens.  Since servers can change names, or databases be relocated, this isn't an ideal situation in the long term.  I posted a request on User Voice to enable easy changing of the connection string in the designer (vote at http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/127959-visual-studio-lightswitch/suggestions/2404471-ability-to-change-connection-string-in-designer).