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Chris Bannon

Chris Bannon is a corny dad, a lighthearted guy, and a hard-working programmer. He takes his work very seriously, but not himself.

While his work is important, he values his family most. He spends most of his time with his wife and daughters. You can also find him playing amateur ice hockey for the Pittsburgh Pharaohs.

Chris Bannon is currently the Global Product Manager of Wijmo at GrapeCity. He started working at ComponentOne, a division of GrapeCity, in 2007 as their Lead Web Developer. After rebuilding ComponentOne’s entire web stack, he moved to product management to create a web product of his own: Wijmo. Wijmo is now a multi-million dollar developer tool and is used by fortune 500 Companies like Microsoft, Thomson Reuters, NASA and Tesla. Chris started his education by becoming a Certified Internet Webmaster. He went to college, but most of what he has learned has been in the field. Chris travels to speak around the world. If you ever see him, please don't hesitate to say hi.

Recent Posts

Wijmo 2018 v2 has landed

Wijmo’s second major release of 2018 has landed, and it includes a new Designer for VSCode, SASS support, accessibility improvements and more.

GrapeCity's Fluent Recap 2018

Some exciting highlights from Fluent 2018.

Wijmo Build 5.201801.462 is Available - with Web Components

Build 462 has released. It includes an exciting new interop with web components (beta) and some nice new PDF and ReportViewer features. It also includes a fix for license validation in older versions of chrome.

Wijmo Supports Angular 6

Angular version 6 has released, and Wijmo supports it!

How to Deploy a Wijmo App with Distribution Licensing

As of Wijmo Release 2018, v1, all Wijmo apps will require distribution licenses. Here's how to deploy your apps with the new licensing.

Wijmo 2018 v1 has landed

Wijmo’s first major release of 2018 has landed, and it includes new licensing, new controls, and new React support.

Wijmo Build 5.20173.409 Available

Build 409 has released. It includes a rolled back fix for input buttons that resulted in making the input controls slightly oversized.

Wijmo Build 5.20173.405 Available

Build 405 has released. It includes a single, small patch to the Wijmo glyphs. Build 403 introduced the glyph issue and this build resolves it.

How to Fix the Wijmo Glyph Bug in Chrome for macOS

We're sorry to say that we introduced a minor glyph bug in build 403. In Chrome for macOS, 4 of the wijmo glyphs do not render correctly. The broken glyphs are calendar, clock, minus, and plus.

Wijmo Build 5.20173.403 Available

Build 5.20173.403 has released. It includes a huge list of bug fixes, nice new OLAP features, FlexGrid performance improvements, and some very cool samples.

2018 Roadmap for Wijmo JavaScript UI Controls

In 2018, in addition to continuing to work with you to improve Wijmo and add the features you want, we'll continue to keep apace with industry changes in frameworks and technologies.

How to Fix the Wijmo Input Buttons Bug in Chrome 63

After updating to Chrome 63, we found a new layout bug in our input controls. Any Wijmo input control that included a button had this bug. The button was not filling the entire height of the control.

IntelliSense for Wijmo’s Angular Components in VSCode

Wijmo has long had IntelliSense in Visual Studio Code, and now it's available for Angular components.

Create Custom Cells in FlexGrid

One of the most common ways to customize a grid is to create custom cells. This tutorial walks through several ways to create custom cells in FlexGrid.

Wijmo 2017 v3 has Landed

Wijmo’s third major release of 2017 has landed, and it includes major performance improvements, comprehensive accessibility support, Angular 5 support, and a long list of bug fixes!

Wijmo Supports Angular Version 5

We're proud to announce that Wijmo supports Angular v5 in our current released build (5.20172.359). Upgrading Wijmo’s Angular support has been very smooth thanks to the stability of Angular. 

Wijmo build 5.20172.359 Available

Wijmo's build 359 is available.

Wijmo Build 5.20172.334 Available

Build 334 has released, it is mainly a bug fix release, but we added a few improvements too.