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Kelley Ricker

As a XAML product manager, Kelley Ricker enjoys being exposed to a wide variety of new technology at GrapeCity. Before joining the GrapeCity team and the software industry, he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science. Outside of his work, Kelley likes to play guitar and video games, as well as read up on new technology.

Recent Posts

Using Designers with ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin

In this article we'll examine the improved designer support in ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin across Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin.Android, and Xamarin.Forms.

ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin 2017 v2.2 hotfix available

A hotfix for ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin is now available via the GrapeCity NuGet server and nuget.org as build 2.3.20172.189. This article outlines the fixes in the new hotfix.

New FlexGrid Features in ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin 2017 v2

The new FlexGrid control in ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin has many new features for users coming from Xuni. The control not only boasts a notably cleaner architecture with performance improvements, but it also allows a much richer experience through a number of small additions to our previous platform. In this article we'll take a look at some of the highlights of the new version of FlexGrid.

Using the new C1CollectionView in ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin

The CollectionView is a powerful tool for organizing data, and the new ComponentOne Xamarin Edition ships with a brand new version of the popular control. The C1CollectionView provides a method for grouping, sorting, and filtering data, and the newest release brings this powerful ability to many new platforms.

ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin 2017 v2.1 hotfix available

A hotfix for ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin is now available via the GrapeCity NuGet server and nuget.org as build 2.3.20172.179.

What's new in ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin 2017v2

We're pleased to announced that ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin will be leaving beta with the 2017 v2 release. This release adds numerous bug-fixes, new controls, and new features.

What's new for WPF and UWP in 2017 v2

The 2017 v2 release packs a number of updates for the Xaml platforms (including WPF, UWP, and Xamarin). While our ComponentOne Xamarin Edition controls leave beta (which you can read more about here), both WPF and UWP have a number of substantial new features in this release that will be of interest for most developers. In this article, we'll give a broad overview here of what's coming in Xaml 2017 v2.

ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin Replaces Xuni in July 2017

We're pleased to announce the official launch of GrapeCity's newest product line: ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin!

WPF FlexGrid Style Skills Part 3: Setting the Selected Cell Color and Font

In our last article, we discussed changing the styling a FlexGrid's cell font using the CellFactory. Here, we'll further examine styling a selected cell using the CreateCellContentMethod.

WPF FlexGrid Style Skills Part 2: Cell Foreground Color and Cell Font Settings

In our last article, we discussed changing the background color settings for the cell by rewriting the ApplyCellStyles method, and setting the Border's Background property. This article covers another aspect of styling: how to set the cell font.

WPF FlexGrid Style Skills Part 1: Setting Cell Background Colors

One of the most asked questions for the FlexGrid is how to set the style of the cell (including the foreground color and background color). Normally, we implement the style settings through the FlexGrid's <strong>CellFactory</strong> by overriding the ApplyCellStyles method. This article introduces you to using the FlexGrid’s CellFactory and provides an example of how to set a specific cell style using FlexGrid.

Microsoft announces XAML Standard

Today Microsoft revealed that they're taking a big step to unify XAML across many of their platforms. The new common markup language that they're calling XAML Standard will finally let you share XAML between Xamarin.Forms and UWP. This is an important step for Microsoft, and builds on the groundwork that they laid with .NET Standard and Xamarin acquisition last year. This also makes the U in UWP feel significantly more universal.

Xuni to ComponentOne Xamarin Edition Migration Guide

The new ComponentOne Xamarin Edition beta brings a number of changes, and should be a significant improvement for many Xuni customers. Moving your project from one control set isn't a very difficult process, though each has some differences in API. In this migration guide we'll look at what it takes to move from Xuni to the ComponentOne Xamarin Edition by migrating the Xuni 101 projects to use the new controls.

Xuni 2017 v1.1 Hotfix Available

Available today, you can update Xuni packages to version 2.3.20171.189 through the GrapeCity NuGet feed to obtain the 2017 v1.1 update. This minor hotfix provides a couple of fixes in Xamarin.Forms.

Microsoft Build 2017 Predictions and Wishes

Microsoft Build 2017 is fast approaching, and every year it's fun to try to anticipate what Microsoft might announce.

Using Storyboards with ComponentOne Xamarin Edition

In this article we take a look at visually designing latouts using Storyboards in Xamarin iOS with the ComponentOne Xamarin Edition Beta.

Introducing the ComponentOne Xamarin Edition (beta)

The ComponentOne Xamarin Edition beta has been released! It brings a number of changes and enhancements over Xuni controls. Major additions like UWP support and enhanced controls round out this beta release.

Xuni 2017v1 update available

Available today, you can update Xuni packages to version 2.3.20171.185 through the GrapeCity NuGet feed or nuget.org to obtain the Xuni 2017v1 update. This article provides a list of what's changed in the new version.

Tips for Xuni Deployment and Debugging issues in Xamarin.Forms

In this article, we'll go through some common issues that can come up in Xuni deployment, and provide some solutions for these common cases.

Xuni 2016 v3.6 Hotfix Available

Xuni 2016 v3.6 is available via GrapeCity's NuGet feed. This post details the fixes in the small update.