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How to use Edit Template Feature for WinRT Controls

Both Visual Studio and Expression Blend allows creating a copy of default control style or template and use it in your application. But with complicated controls, it doesn't always work as desired. The IDE tries to extract XAML from the binaries, and in most cases, the result is different from the original version. Here are the additional steps required to make source XAML accessible for IDE and editing.

How to Upgrade Extended GridView from WinRT to Universal Windows Platform (UWP)

An in-depth explanation of how to upgrade WinRT's extended gridview to UWP (Universal Windows Platform). ComponentOne Studio UWP Edition will be available for a free beta from October 15 through March 2016.

Spread WinRT and Selection Colors

You can change the selection colors and the selection theme in Spread WinRT. This allows you to draw more attention to selections or change the selection colors to match the application appearance.

What's New in ComponentOne Studio, 2015 v2

We're thrilled to announce the ship of our second major release of 2015! Below you'll find all the top features and enhancements, controls, and editions we're releasing.

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.

Spread Studio 8 Released!

I am very happy to announce the release of Spread Studio 8!  We've added a lot of new features and made an array of enhancements. With this release Spread for ASP.NET now fully supports Chrome, and Firefox, and also it also runs on iPad. Spread for WinForms provides a Table feature which includes built-in styles and also supports structured reference. Our MultiRow for WinForms control received some nice enhancements as well. Spread XAML (WPF/Silverlight/WinRT), now offers printing (Spread WPF provides print preview), and structured references. Moreover, for all platforms the Spread controls have nice new appearances.

Incremental Template Updating in FlexGrid

New in the 2014 v3 release, ComponentOne FlexGrid for WinRT XAML now supports incremental template updating. With this improvement the C1FlexGrid control has a new CellContentChanging event, in which the developer is able to update the cell template in phases. It improves load time and scrolling performance because cells can be rendered in parts or phases rather than all at once.

Embed SSRS Reports Directly Into Your Windows Apps

Bring the power of SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) to your Windows apps with the new ComponentOne SSRS Viewer™ for WinRT XAML. This control (now in Beta) is an easy way to embed SSRS reports directly into your apps.

What's New in XAML 2014 v3

The third update of 2014 focuses on performance, data analysis and the latest platform for building Windows apps. This update marks the first official release of Universal Windows app support in Studio for WinRT XAML. You'll also enjoy performance enhancements in FlexGrid for WinRT, as well as some useful enhancements for our mapping controls. If you use SQL Server Reporting Services to host your reports then you'll want to try our Beta SSRS Viewer control in WinRT. But perhaps the greatest addition in this release is the highly anticipated OLAP for WPF. For years we've provided a suite of WinForms and Silverlight controls for creating OLAP applications and now the controls arrive for the WPF platform. For more details on everything new continue reading.

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.

Export Your UI to PDF

With a comprehensive PDF library like C1Pdf you can do many things. You can use the .NET version on a server to generate a custom report for any client. You can use it to print data from any UI control, say a datagrid or scheduler, as PDF. You can even save your entire UI as a PDF. In this blog post I will show you the necessary code to export your UI to PDF in any XAML-based platform.

Map Visualizations…without Maps!

Did you know that you can create a flashy data visualization on a map without needing a real mapping control?

Creating a Range Bar Temperature Chart for the Windows Store

Temperature graphs, as seen in the Bing Weather app for Windows, are a variation of a High-Low or a Gantt chart sometimes called a range bar chart. Each plot point has two Y values, a high and a low. In this blog post I discuss how you can create this type of chart using ComponentOne Chart for WinRT XAML.

Mimic the Windows 8 Xbox Music App with C1TabControl

The C1TabControl allows you to display multiple pages of content while saving screen real estate. Using the C1TabControl we can replicate the UI of the new Xbox Music Windows 8.1 app. We will use the control to display tabs along the left edge, as well as some nested tabs for each page. When the user selects any tab the content will animate smoothly onto the screen.

Announcing Spread WinRT 7 v2!

ComponentOne is proud to announce the release of the new Spread WinRT 7 v2. There are major upgrades to this version compared to the last release 9 months ago. There are many new features in this release including: the introduction of Excel 2013 like UI and gesture touch support, Improvements for Excel file import/export and formula calculation performance, 10 categories 30+ chart types totally compatible with Excel, the ability to embed pictures into documents, a formula textbox control, and more...

High Performance Charting in WinRT with DirectX

The 2013 v2 release of Studio for WinRT XAML introduced DirectX rendering in the C1Chart control. By just setting the RenderMode property on any data series within the chart, you can enable this high performance alternative to render up to 500,000 data points in seconds.

Getting Started with ComponentOne Chart Video Series 1-4

In this video tutorial series I show you how to get started using the ComponentOne Chart controls for Silverlight, WPF, Windows Phone and WinRT XAML. Since the controls share the same code base, much of the same code and techniques can be applied to all XAML versions.

Studio for WinRT XAML now with Windows 8.1 support

Build apps that target the highly anticipated update of Windows 8 coming later this year. Studio for WinRT XAML now supports Windows 8.1 Preview with Visual Studio 2013 Preview. Get this latest update only if you plan to build Windows Store apps targeting 8.1.