Custom Control Vendor Offers New Controls and a New Framework for Visual Studio Developers
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - March 18, 2010 - ComponentOne, a leading component vendor in the Microsoft Visual Studio Industry Partner program, announced today the release of ComponentOne Studio Enterprise 2010, a complete suite of custom controls for Windows, Web, and Mobile application development. This is the company’s first release of 2010 and includes many enhancements and new controls in ASP.NET, Silverlight, and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), along with support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.
“ComponentOne has a tradition of being the leader when it comes to incorporating new technologies into new and existing components,” said Bernardo Castilho, chief technology officer at ComponentOne. This is most evident in the 2010 Studio Enterprise release given the company elected to write a new framework, referred to as the A2 Framework, for its ASP.NET AJAX control suite from the ground up.
“We recognized the paradigm shift at Microsoft in their Web development tools and with AJAX 4.0 and Visual Studio 2010, and made the decision to build a framework rooted in Web standards, developed using JQuery and AJAX and extended in ASP.NET,” said Castilho. “The beauty is that ComponentOne’s ASP.NET AJAX controls work with all practices of Web development without breaking the object model that our customers have been using.”
ComponentOne’s ASP.NET AJAX controls offer powerful features that are fully extendable on the client side, including a GridView with asynchronous paging and sorting, a Treeview with drag and drop nodes, plus many other highly interactive controls. The 2010 release debuts new data visualization and reporting controls. “Users may effortlessly create and integrate interactive reports into their Web apps with ComponentOne ReportViewer for ASP.NET AJAX and choose from many new linear and radial gauge controls, all with rich UI,” said Castilho.
Castilho shared that the 2010 release of the company’s Silverlight controls debuts the fastest and most complete Silverlight data grid on the market, ComponentOne DataGrid. The enhanced grid control now offers the widest feature set and is quick with responsive loading and scroll experiences for large datasets. In addition to this major update, there are enhancements to popular controls including RichTextBox, TreeView, Book, and more. This release version is compatible with Silverlight 3 and Silverlight 4.
For the company’s WPF control suite, it continues to expand paralleling its Silverlight collection. The expansion of Studio for WPF debuts more controls ported from Silverlight, including Scheduler, DateTimePicker, TimeEditor, DockControl, TabControl, and Window. This release also includes performance gains from grouping and sorting in Grid for WPF as well as built-in axis scroll bars, aggregate charts, and accessible axis limits in Chart for WPF.
First unveiled at the Microsoft Professional Development Conference in 2008, ComponentOne’s suite of iPhone controls now has support for Visual Studio 2010 along with support for top smart phones in the market, including Android, Nexus One, Palm Pre, and Opera Mini. The controls, which are ASP.NET based, allow a developer to create cutting-edge Web sites that mimic the iPhone and iPod touch UI when rendered in Mobile Safari. The value is that developers are able to stay inside Microsoft Visual Studio writing in C# or VB while using the same code base, all the while extending their Web applications by making it mobile.
Pricing and Availability
ComponentOne offers the full version of Studio Enterprise for $1,300.00 per developer. This license includes all of the controls included in WinForms, WPF, ASP.NET, Silverlight, iPhone, Mobile, and ActiveX suites and comes with a one-year subscription service that entitles you to free updates, product enhancements, and new products for the life of the subscription.
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