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Survey: How do you use open source solutions?

In our ongoing quest to serve you better, we've put together a survey entitled "How do you use open source?" We're planning to publish our results sometime this spring, and we'd love to hear from you.

Project Islandwood: Testing the Windows Bridge for iOS

Many months ago Microsoft announced their intention to enable iOS developers the ability to use their objective C code inside a Windows 10 application using a tool dubbed Project Islandwood. News on the progress of the tool was quiet for a few months, but back in August Microsoft went ahead and released the opensource project to GitHub as the Windows Bridge for iOS. I was quite curious to try this tool out to see how well it worked, what the projects looked, and experience the novelty of looking at objective-c code in Visual Studio. After spending some time playing with it I wanted to share some of my experiences working with it.

4 Steps to Creating an Inverted DataGrid

Let's look at how we transpose a matrix so that rows become columns, and columns become rows, creating an inverted DataGrid.

Webcast: How to Decide on Hybrid vs. Native

Mobile App Development is a huge opportunity for all developers, but language and platform differences can make it difficult to know where to start. Does it make sense to invest time and resources to develop native apps that are specialized for a particular platform or are you better served by creating a web app that can be used more generically across multiple platforms? Here, we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages to each approach as well as demonstrate a potential real world application using each scenario. We will guide you through building the same application using both Objective-C and pure JavaScript to highlight the similarities, differences, and benefits of each approach.

Mobile App Development: How to Decide on Hybrid vs. Native

Mobile app development is an important topic that comes up often in many companies' current and future roadmaps. For those who haven't already begun to develop mobile apps, getting started can be daunting since there are many different approaches to mobile development. In the past we've compared Xamarin.Forms to PhoneGap, and tried to break down the various Xamarin and native platforms. In this article, we'll examine the hybrid web approaches (like Cordova and Ionic) and compare them more directly to native development.

Xuni Animations Explored

Animation is important in mobile because we want our apps to feel alive. When you interact with your phone what you’ll notice is that there is movement in response to your actions. The response you get is not always necessary to the functionality of the app. Sure, there’s scrolling but maybe the content also bounces or stretches as you reach the edge of a page. Maybe the part beneath your finger lights up or tilts to one side as if you are putting weight on it. If there were no movement how would it feel? It would feel frozen or dead. All of these non-imperative movements we’ll lump together into animation, and we know why animation is important.

Why Animation Matters in Mobile Apps

Why does animation matter in a mobile device? Because I expect my phone to behave like objects in the real world.

Microsoft BUILD Recap

This time last week the expo hall had recently opened and the remaining attendees were heading to the session, "Developing for Windows 10." This is the third BUILD event I've been to and while most everyone was bummed they didn't get a free HoloLens, the sessions didn't disappoint at all.

What's New in XAML 2015 v1

The 2015 v1 release is here. In addition to a new face to our website, we've put together a large assortment of enhancements to the ComponentOne XAML Studios. Download ComponentOne Studio and select the XAML editions you want. Read below to find out what's new in each XAML editions.

Test out Xuni with the Xuni Explorer App

If you have a mobile device in your pocket or on your desk, then you can now test out Xuni with the Xuni Explorer app. Now available in the App Store, Google Play and the Windows Store, the Xuni Explorer app showcases the controls so app developers can test them out on their device of choice.

ComponentOne Studio Enterprise Release Delivers Controls for Flexible & Modern .NET Development

A Collection of Tools for Developing High Performance and Richly Designed Apps in Every Platform

Windows programs become more accessible with support for .NET on mobile

Microsoft made a recent direction to promote more support for other devices and embrace the mobile community at large.

Offline Mapping with C1Maps

The C1Maps control adds data binding and vector graphics support to Microsoft® Bing Maps, as well as support for rendering geographic KML files. C1Maps can also be easily customized to display maps from other sources such as OpenStreetMap. In the latest version of C1Maps for WinRT, we’ve made it possible to display offline maps for connection-less apps and on-the-go users.

Building Universal Windows Apps with ComponentOne

Universal Windows apps allow you to develop once for all Windows devices. Using the Universal Windows App template in Visual Studio, you can easily share code and XAML across your Windows Store and Windows Phone apps. I'm excited to announce that the 2014 v2.5 update of Studio for WinRT XAML includes a beta version of our Windows Phone 8.1 controls, so you can now build any type of Windows app with one set of controls.

Explore Live Versions of all our Controls in Studio Enterprise

Have you heard about the great new features and controls that were released in ComponentOne Studio Enterprise 2014 v1? In case you haven't, we wanted to give you chance to see all the new features in action.

Just-released Windows Phone 8.1 preview already receiving updates

The Windows Phone 8.1 preview is already on the receiving end of updates, as programmers eagerly anticipate the features and capabilities it will offer when it goes into wide release.

Optimizing mobile app development in the face of complexity

While they are setting the pace for analytics and business intelligence programs in the enterprise, mobile apps pose challenges to developers.

Riding the wave of mobile BI

Mobile business intelligence will be an integral part of virtually every organization's analytics strategy going forward.

Calendar Data Binding Simplified

In the 2014 v1 release, we’ve improved the data binding capabilities of the C1Calendar control for WinRT and Windows Phone. Now it’s never been easier to take a list of business objects and visualize them on a calendar. In this post I will show you the simple steps to take advantage of this improvement.