New Release Delivers Tools for Creating Visually Stunning and Responsive Desktop and Web Applications
PITTSBURGH, PA – November 19, 2013 – ComponentOne a division of GrapeCity, the largest component solution provider in the Microsoft Visual Studio Partner Ecosystem, has released ComponentOne Studio Enterprise 2013 v3. ComponentOne Studio Enterprise is a world-renowned suite of data and UI controls for Microsoft Visual Studio, including Windows Store and HTML5 tools. The highlights of the v3 release include the addition of theming in WinForms and ASP.NET Wijmo, new ASP.NET Wijmo mobile controls, Visual Studio 2013 support, Visual Studio 2013-compatible Bootstrap support, and Windows 8.1 support.
“Our 2013 v3 release of ComponentOne Studio Enterprise offers developers the tools to build the most modern touch-enabled apps, along with tools for maintaining and updating legacy applications,” said Greg Lutz, product manager at ComponentOne. “The v3 release further strengthens our commitment of helping developers deliver rich, responsive desktop and web apps on time and under budget.”
C1Themes is a brand new theming solution that allows developers to create and apply custom and pre-baked themes to the WinForms controls included in Studio Enterprise. This new solution allows for ComponentOne controls to be seamlessly integrated into existing applications, keeping the user interface consistent while adding the functionality that developers need.
To take web applications from functional to beautiful, ComponentOne has introduced ThemeRoller for ASP.NET Wijmo in the v3 release of Studio Enterprise. Developers may access ThemeRoller through the Visual Studio designer to customize and apply application-wide themes without CSS so they can spend less time designing and more time coding.
Microsoft has added new Project Templates in Visual Studio 2013 that use a theming framework called Bootstrap. “We have enhanced our support for developers working in Visual Studio 2013 by officially supporting Bootstrap in Studio Enterprise v3,” said Lutz. “By designing our controls to integrate seamlessly with Bootstrap, Visual Studio 2013 clients will have a vast amount of tools available for building their web applications.”
The Studio for WinRT XAML studio continues to expand this release with Windows 8.1 support. Lutz stated, “We have improved the popular C1PdfViewer control to take advantage of the new PDF API, making ComponentOne among the first to deliver the new Windows 8.1 API in an easy-to-use control.” “Plus, we have also improved the C1FlexGrid and C1RichTextBox controls while adding some new sparkline and drop-down controls to help with data visualization and data input.”
The Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight control suites debut new Office 2013 inspired themes for providing entire applications a modern desktop look and feel. “Plus, to our popular FlexGrid control we’ve added a Grouping Panel that puts grouping control into the hands of the end-user,” said Lutz. “And since it’s FlexGrid you know you can customize the grouping to meet your requirements.”
The company offers no-charge, 30-day trials of Studio Enterprise and each of its component suites, which may be downloaded at grapecity.com/download. Online visitors may also access tutorials, forums, documentation, and videos as part of the ComponentOne experience.
Founded in 1980, GrapeCity is an award-winning Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a premier Visual Studio Industry Partner, and one of the world’s largest providers of developer components. The company has more than 850 employees and hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide. For close to 30 years, GrapeCity has provided enterprises around the world with state-of-the-art developer tools and components, software services and solutions. For more company information, visit the ComponentOne division website at grapecity.com/componentone-studio. Follow on Twitter @GrapeCityUS or “Like” on Facebook www.facebook.com/GrapeCityUS.
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