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The Licensing process of our ComponentOne controls is fairly simple. The application should have a licenses.licx file containing the licensing information and the license key should be activated on the machine.
On a number of occasions, you wish you had something like a treeview for the iPhone where you could expand and collapse items. C1NavigationList makes it possible as it supports a number of ItemTypes (eg. HeaderItem, InputItem, GroupItem, etc).
There are a couple of crazy guys in Sweden doing some very cool stuff with Wijmo. Meet Uffe Björklund and Magnus Thor, the master minds behind a new WebSockets library called XSockets. They are really passionate about building real-time web applications and have turned their passion into tools and samples for the community. Their WebSockets library is for .NET applications and has HTML5 shims for browsers that do not yet support WebSockets. These guys are doing things in Web development that is what the future of the Web will be: real-time. Not to mention the insanely cool stuff they are doing with the Kinect.
There are times when user wants to see data as transposed i.e vertical rows and horizontal columns in grid. The simplest way to do this is use the DataTable object as the ItemsSource and transpose the data itself there.
C1GridView has in-built features such as sorting, filtering, paging and grouping. These are extremely helpful for developers as it saves a lot time for them without having to implement it through code.
One important consideration in the UI design of our Metro-style app is the icons used to identify our application. For Windows 8 applications, there are three possible tiles (not including a Live Tile), a badge icon, and a splash screen we can customize. Each of these icons takes a particular size file and has a specific use. Fortunately, the old .ico format files are no more--icons in Windows 8 are either .jpg or .png. Below are the sizes and usage for each of the logo types:
Many customers face a situation where they want to retain the row selected by the end user after Sorting/Filtering is applied. Normally, when we apply sorting or filtering after selecting any row then selection is lost after the postback . This blog discuss the approach we need to use for having the selected row even after sorting or filtering.
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.
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.
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.
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.