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3 Simple Steps to Creating a Budget Report Using FlexReport Designer

A budget report is an internal report used by management to compare the estimated, budgeted projections with the actual performance number achieved during a period. In other words, a budget report is designed to compare how close the budgeted performance was to the actual performance during an accounting period. Here's a look at how to develop a budget report using C1Studio's standalone FlexReport Designer.

ManCAP : Managing Contacts, Appointments and Projects using WinForms Controls

In a business organization, managing day to day tasks is tedious when it comes to handling a large number of operations. Thanks to the powerful and flexible controls of WinForms Edition of ComponentOne Studio that makes it possible to design applications of your daily needs without huge efforts. Using the popular FlexGrid, Charts, Scheduler and Input controls, we have tried to cater one such need.

Tic-Tac-Toe: Gaming the FlexGrid for WinForms

A Grid is usually considered as a component that is used to display and manage data only. ComponentOne Studio FlexGrid for WinForms just starts from Data Management. We're going to close the gap between this theory and the practice in functional programming. Due to the fast and flexible architecture, FlexGrid can be used in a variety of applications ranging from simple display to complex operations to gaming.

Data Binding in GanttView for WinForms

ComponentOne Studio GanttView for WinForms delivers a Microsoft Project-like user experience for project management. The control provides both a tabular data grid and a graphical chart to help schedule, coordinate and track specific tasks in a project.

Customizing the Appearance Using ColorPicker and FontPicker

Enhancing the functionality and appearance of the standard controls, our Input and Editing controls in the WinForms Edition of ComponentOne Studio consists of twelve controls that support visual styles (including Office 2010), data binding, masked editing and localization.

Sorting C1FlexGrid using Custom Comparer

The blazing fast .NET grid, C1FlexGrid in the WinForms Edition of ComponentOne Studio provides a number of ways to add flexibility to your applications. Sorting is one of the most useful operations that users want to perform, when it comes to grids.

A Step Ahead: Troubleshooting Common Errors - Part II

In Part I of this series, we talked about a few common errors that anyone can face while using WinForms components. Now is the time to add some more scenarios to them.

A Step Ahead: Troubleshooting Common Errors - Part I

Many a times we get customers’ issues asking for the resolution of some design, assemblies and license related problems. Lets discuss few common scenarios and their solutions here which would help in times when you face these issues.

From the Realm of Reports and Documents: Preference and Usage

Reporting tools are widely used to support decision making. Companies use them for financial consolidation, for evaluation of strategies and policies and often just for plain reporting.

Grouping Display in C1TrueDBGrid

Presentation is one of the most important features when it comes to managing data in grids. When data are analysed and interpreted, the most challenging part of the job is done but it is far from being over. Just as important is to present and print the data in the right way because even the best interpretation will not achieve its goal if it is not presented in a clear, easy to understand and interesting way. Interactive data visualization goes a step further – moving beyond the display of static spreadsheets to drill down for more details, and interactively (and immediately) changing what data you see and how it is processed.

Implementing Auto Fill Handle in Spread Studio

Apart from being the most compelling and fascinating control, Spread Studio is one of the best when it comes to customization. Customizing Spread Studio is not at all a difficult task, all that is needed is a tiny amount of time along with a few quick efforts.

Embedding Checked ComboBox in TrueDBGrid Cell

While creating TrueDBGrid it was decided that the control would be light weight, efficient and feature packed. However, it was worthwhile to note that light and feature packed are usually contrary to each other. This was the initial difficulty that we faced, deciding feature over efficiency. Our developers later decided that we won't let this dilemma ruin the development of TrueDBGrid. They replaced a feature heavy control with a flexible and versatile control. This vision was something which made TrueDBGrid a very special control for us.

Displaying Tooltips in C1Chart

Tooltips are a very effective and straight forward way to extend the charts and add more information to them, without overloading the user. When you hover over the points in the data series on the chart area at runtime, the tooltips appear for each point.

Drag and Drop Rows in C1FlexGrid

Drag-Drop is one of the most common practices used in any Grid. It is basically used to rearrange the position of Rows and Columns based on the needs of the user. On one hand, the Drag-Drop of Columns is pretty easy when it comes into play within the same grid and it may be achieved without any snag. Now on the other hand, the Drag-Drop of Rows may bring a twist if used within a bound grid.

Printing Non-Continuous Rows in Spread

Spread undoubtedly is one of the most powerful grids available in the market and is justified by tons of features packaged together with it. While developing Spread, we put more influence on customizability and ease of use along with its very attractive features. Time and again, it has been proved that Spread's USP is its ease of customization and development.

Summarizing Selected Cells in Spread

It won't be an exaggeration by declaring that Spread is the world's #1 selling spreadsheet component for Microsoft Visual Studio. There are many factors that contributes to this very special distinction : Data Visualization, Code-free Development and Extensive Customization Options are just to name a few.

Drag and Drop Columns in C1FlexGrid

Just as its name states, C1FlexGrid is one of the most flexible controls in which almost everything can be performed. In this blog, we will be implementing the drag and drop functionality for the columns in two different grids.