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Using FlexGrid to Manage a Local Database on the Phone

This article describes how you can use C1FlexGrid to display and edit data from a local database in your Widows Phone app. With Windows Phone OS 7.1, you can store relational data in a local database that resides in the app’s isolated storage container. For this sample application, we will create a basic single-page to-do list as described here: How to: Create a Basic Local Database Application for Windows Phone.

FlexGrid Custom Cells

This post describes a key feature in ComponentOne's FlexGrid for Windows Phone, custom cells. Custom cells allow you to display anything you want in a grid cell, and they can be easily created in code or in XAML.

Using Studio for Windows Phone in Data Applications

The first release of Studio for Windows Phone comes packed with data visualization controls, making it the ideal toolset for mobile apps built around data. These controls give you more ways to view, analyze and even edit your data. Charts and gauges are great visualization controls that look sharp and scale nicely to any screen. If you have lots of tabular data to browse and edit on the fly, then perhaps a data grid is the best solution.

Windows Phone 7 Controls are Here

The first official release of Studio for Windows Phone is finally here! This version is built on the latest RC version of the 7.1 OS, and we will continue to update it as new updates are released by Microsoft. The purpose of this studio is to expand the set of controls out there on the market. They come packed with a lot of powerful and unique features to help Windows Phone developers build better and more compelling apps.

Panning a Windows Phone Chart

One of the biggest pain points of the toolkit chart for Silverlight/WPF is that you can’t [easily] add scrolling functionality. This is one of the main benefits of using C1Chart for all your XAML charting needs. The full-blown WPF and Silverlight versions of C1Chart have support for adding scrollbars to axes fairly easily. On the Windows Phone we don’t want scrollbars, but we still want scrolling functionality, which in this case should be referred to as translating or panning. A common charting scenario is when you have too many data points to visualize all at once. The most natural solution is to show only a portion of the data (maybe half) and allow the user to pan left and right to see the rest. Luckily, this functionality is possible with C1Chart for Windows Phone.

Mango-compatible Windows Phone controls make first splash

ComponentOne Studio for Windows Phone is now compatible with the latest Windows Phone update 7.1 (AKA Mango). This update also includes massive performance enhancements for C1PdfViewer. The control now uses bitmap caching to render the PDF pages so user interaction is much more fluid.

Studio for Windows Phone CTP

We have just unveiled the CTP of our new Studio for Windows Phone. For this first release, we've taken several of our popular Silverlight 4 controls and ported them to the Silverlight for Phone platform. These controls are designed to extend and enhance the Windows Phone tools by providing advanced controls (such as Charts and RichTextBox) and filling the gap with other common, missing controls.

Windows Phone 7 Controls

You may have heard today the Windows Phone developer tools are final. So now you may be wondering...since Windows Phone is basically Silverlight 3, does that mean you can use ComponentOne Silverlight 3 controls in WP7 apps?