We're thrilled to announce the ship of our final major release of 2015! Below you'll find all the top features and enhancements.





New tool: FlexReport for WinForms


A fast, flexible reporting tool for modern business


Build fast, sleek reports with FlexReport, our new reporting tool for WinForms Edition. With feature-rich controls, a lightning-fast PDF and HTML exporter, and a small footprint, FlexReport offers all the power and speed you’re looking for in a reporting app—and with enhanced Crystal Reports compatibility and report conversion, you’ll be able to migrate in no time.

Powered by a new engine, FlexReport not only upgrades C1Report with twice the speed and a more modern UI, but it also surpasses our competitors’ similar tools and facilitates easy migration.

Report types include:

  • Standard Reports (Invoices, Statements, Form Letters)

  • Sub Reports

  • Mail Label

  • Drill Down

  • Graphical Report

  • Cross-Tab


See how easy it is to migrate from Crystal Reports:



Read more about FlexReport >>




New control: FinancialChart for MVC


Comprehensive financial visualization for web apps


Instantly build advanced stock trending visualization with the powerful FinancialChart for MVC. Analyze with trend lines, filters, range selectors, and annotations—all with minimal coding. This full-service control meets nearly every need to get users started on a full stock market application, directly out-of-the-box. FinancialChart is based on the successful Wijmo FinancialChart, released in July 2015. It will be available only with ComponentOne Studio and Ultimate.

Check out our built-in features:






New Control: FlexPivot for WinForms (Beta)


Pivot with Power


Process and aggregate millions of rows of data in milliseconds: that’s what users get from FlexPivot for WinForms, the new pivot table in ComponentOne Studio. Built on a new super-charged data engine, this feature-rich control offers a modernized UI and lightning-fast processing to give your users more power, speed, and reach than ever. FlexPivot is available only in ComponentOne Studio and Ultimate.

ComponentOne Studio FlexPivot: 50 million rows in milliseconds


Read more about FlexPivot for WinForms >>




Web API Edition:New REST API



  • Official release of our Web API Edition!

  • Generate an Excel file from a .NET collection, data table, data view, XML, or JSON data.

  • Convert between different formats including Excel, JSON, CSV, and XML documents. For instance, you can post an Excel file to get an XML document.

  • Merge multiple Excel files to create a single file and keep formulas and styles intact.

  • Generate a barcode image stream on the fly by passing text and code type through the API. The barcode stream can be added to any business document, and all major barcode types and QR codes are supported.


Read more about Web API >>






Features & Enhancements







ASP.NET MVC Edition


FlexGrid


Load\Save Column Layout: FlexGrid allows you to load and save column layout on client and server-side. At client-side, the local storage is used to save and restore the layout, this is helpful in case a user wants to always open a specific view of the grid with certain columns sorted, re-arranged etc. On the server side this functionality helps an admin to provide different layouts to users having different authorizations.

Read more about FlexGrid >>

FlexChart


Annotations: Mark important events attached to a specific data point with annotations. Shapes include:

  • Circle

  • Ellipse

  • Image

  • Line

  • Polygon

  • Rectangle

  • Square

  • Text


Read more about FlexChart >>

Input



  • Date Validation in InputDate and Calendar: The Calendar and InputDate controls now support date validation. These controls provide an itemValidator property that accepts a date validation function. If a date is found invalid, it can be selected in the calendar or typed in the InputDate field.

  • Data Binding in InputTime: InputTime now supports data binding, which can support custom time cases—for instance, to make certain hours of the day unavailable for appointments.

  • Context Menu support in Menu: Context menus appear upon user interaction—typically a right-click—and display commands that apply to the current object. The menu’s Owner property establishes whether it’s a context menu for an existing object, or whether it’s a menu on the page.



Read more about Input controls >>

See bug fixes and full MVC release history >>




ASP.NET Web Forms Edition


Chart



  • Annotations: Mark important events attached to a specific data point with annotations. Shapes include:

    • Circle

    • Ellipse

    • Image

    • Line

    • Polygon

    • Rectangle

    • Square

    • Text





Read more about HTMLCharts >>

See bug fixes and full Web Forms release history >>




WinForms Edition


PDF for .NET



  • New AddBookmark method allows users to add bookmarks within a PDF.

  • New support for PDF/A-2B format for exporting reports and documents.


Read more about PDF >>

Menus and Toolbars



  • HideFirstDelimiter property hides the delimiter for the first visible command link even when the delimiter propery is set to true.


Read more about Menus and Toolbars >>

GanttView



  • Successors property for the task class returns a list of tasks that should be finished before starting the specified task.

  • Indicator can show that a task is completed.

  • ChartStartDate and ChartFinishDate properties can bound the scrolling area in chart view.

    • Default values depend on start and finish dates of tasks and project.

    • User can assign nulls to reset dates to automatic values.

    • User can assign separately ChartStartDate or ChartFinishDate to bound scrolling area manually from left or from right side, or both together, so that users can limit the time interval.



  • User can select and make simultaneous changes in multiple rows and columns.

  • Users can now split a task into parts.

  • User can drag a task to another row.


Read more about GanttView>>

InputPanel



  • MaxDropDownItems property sets the maximum number of items displayed in the drop-down list without scrolling.

  • GripHandleVisible property sets whether the drop-down list can be resized.


Read more about InputPanel >>

Chart



  • New overload for Chart.ShowProperties() method allows users to specify the properties dialog location and size, and returns the final size and location.

  • New overload for Chart.ShowVisualEffectsEditor() method allows users to specify the VisualEffects Editor dialog location and returns the final size and location.


Chart3D



  • New overload for Chart.ShowProperties() method allows users to specify the properties dialog location and size, and returns the final size and location.


Read more about Charts >>

Command



  • C1TopicBar now has keyboard support.

  • You can now hide the “Customize” option in the “Add or Remove Buttons” menu.

  • C1CommandHolder.SkipDisableMenuItems property gets or sets a value indicating whether the user can give focus to the CommandLink using keys when the Command is disabled.

  • C1TopicBar.LinkStyle property sets the style of links on pages.


Ribbon



  • HideAppMenuWithTHR boolean property addresses a compatibility issues when (in some old builds) the AppMenu button did not appear, but remained visible logically, while the tab header row is hidden.

  • LauncherEnabled boolean property in RibbonGroup sets whether the dialog launcher button is enabled.

  • The size of the Collection Editor forms will no longer reset to the default size until closing Visual Studio.


Read more about Ribbon >>

Scheduler



  • System VisualStyle has been updated for a more modern appearance.

  • BREAKING CHANGE: WinXP visual styles, including Office 2003 palettes and other items, have been removed. See release history for more details.


Read more about Scheduler >>

TrueDBGrid



  • Performance has been improved when assigning new data in unbound mode with Frame.AddRows(count) method.



Read more about TrueDBGrid >>

See bug fixes and full WinForms release history >>




WPF Edition


Ribbon Themes



  • Support for Microsoft’s WPF Window and RibbonWindow controls in next themes:

    • Cosmopolitan

    • CosmopolitanDark

    • Three new Office2013 themes




Read more about Themes >>

Scheduler



  • SmallVisualIntervalScale property allows user to set time scale for different views with single property without re-templating control or using custom code at changing Scheduler views.



Read more about Scheduler >>

See bug fixes and full WPF release history >>




WinRT Edition


FlexGrid



  • Supports multi-level groups

  • Supports drop-down to show collection column.


Read more about FlexGrid >>

Scheduler



  • SmallVisualIntervalScale property allows user to set time scale for different views with single property without re-templating control or using custom code at changing Scheduler views.



Read more about Scheduler >>

See bug fixes and WinRT full release history >>




UWP Edition


Scheduler



  • SmallVisualIntervalScale property allows user to set time scale for different views with single property without re-templating control or using custom code at changing Scheduler views.



Read more about Scheduler >>




Silverlight Edition


Scheduler



  • SmallVisualIntervalScale property allows user to set time scale for different views with single property without re-templating control or using custom code at changing Scheduler views.


Read more about Scheduler >>

See bug fixes and full Silverlight release history >>




LightSwitch Edition


No updates at this time.




ActiveX Edition


No updates at this time.

See bug fixes and full ActiveX release history >>




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