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GrapeCity 2015 Roadmap

This is the time of year in which our clients and many of my co-workers begin inquiring as to what lies ahead here at GrapeCity in 2015. I have tons of new and exciting stuff to share with you about our development efforts in 2015.

GrapeCity 2015 Roadmap

This is the time of year in which our clients and many of my co-workers begin inquiring as to what lies ahead here at GrapeCity in 2015. I have tons of new and exciting stuff to share with you about our development efforts in 2015.

ComponentOne 2014 Roadmap

As we enter into the new fiscal year here at ComponentOne, it is once again time to summarize what’s new and what’s coming in our products. This is the perfect opportunity for you to check out what we have planned and to make suggestions. Your input will help direct our future efforts. Thank you in advance for your feedback.

ComponentOne 2013 Roadmap

One more year has passed, and as usual there is tons of relevant news about existing and new technologies that affect all of us developers.

A WinRT CollectionView class with Filtering and Sorting

Data filtering and sorting are important features of .NET since it was introduced over 10 years ago. The DataTable class has supported both since .NET 1.0.

A Look Ahead in 2013 – Words from the CTO

This has been an exciting year for us at ComponentOne. We were acquired by GrapeCity and saw amazing new products and valuable resources added to our assets. Our customers will see practical benefits of this in the near future as we align our product lines and optimize our resources.

Language and CurrentCulture in Silverlight and WPF

In WinForms and ASP.NET, numbers and dates are formatted and parsed using the current thread's CultureInfo.CurrentCulture property. This is the value that users may change using the control panel.

The ComponentOne Roadmap to 2012

Throughout 2012 Microsoft will be making stepwise releases of Windows 8 and Visual Studio 11 starting with a public Consumer Preview released on February 29th. With Microsoft’s new platform, application developers will have more options and more capabilities than ever before.  But professional developers won’t be the only ones to benefit from these new tools. Microsoft has really extended its reach to include non-professional application developers with Visual Studio LightSwitch, to commercial App developers with a new Metro UI Shell and App Marketplace - and to non-traditional “Microsoft” developers with first-class citizen-support for jQuery, CSS, and HTML.

Getting Data from Excel into C1CalcEngine

The other week I was asked: What is the best way to load data from an Excel spreadsheet into C1CalcEngine?

Using Our Barcode Controls in WPF Apps

Like any WinForms control, C1Barcode for WinForms can be used within a WPF project. C1Barcode supports over 10 linear and 2D encoding types (QRCode) and can add barcode displays to any of your WinForms or WPF applications. For using the control in WPF you have a couple different options available to you.

Binding to Subproperties

I while ago I was asked about binding to objects that contain other objects as properties, and whether there was a way to expose those sub-properties as columns on the grid. At the time, I suggested using OwnerDraw to display the value of the sub-properties in the grid cells, using the column's UserData property to identify which sub-property to bind to. The solution worked but was far from perfect, since it did not support editing or sorting.

Using the ADO.NET Entity Framework in WinForms Applications

The ADO.NET Entity Framework is Microsoft's latest data technology. It allows you to create conceptual data models that are easy to program against. It also includes a layer that bridges the conceptual models to the actual data store, so you can easily transfer data between the conceptual model and a backing database.

Custom Visual Styles for C1FlexGrid

What is a Control Renderer?

C1Editor Quickstart

This article contains a brief introduction to the C1Editor control added to the ComponentOne Studio Enterprise in the 2009 v3 release.