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GrapeCity Developer Solutions Releases Wijmo 2021 v1

  • Press Release
  • Mar 22, 2021

Take a closer look at Wijmo's first major release of 2021, which includes a new control for visualizing geographic data, RestCollectionView, and more.

Pittsburgh, PA – March 22nd, 2021 GrapeCity, a global provider of award-winning enterprise software development tools, is pleased to announce the Wijmo 2021 v1 release. The highlights of Wijmo v1 include a new RestCollectionView, Cell Templates for MultiRow, and Beta for FlexMap – a visualization map control. Wijmo v1 is now available as an upgrade for existing customers and a download for new customers at GrapeCity.com.

The Wijmo team is pleased to announce that FlexMap, a beautiful new map control for visualizing geographic data, is now available in Beta. This JavaScript UI component enables users to create stunning visualizations with geodata. FlexMap supports rendering choropleths and point maps, such as scatter and bubble. The map uses GeoJSON for binding geographical feature layers and point layers. To provide feedback on this control, visit the GrapeCity website.

Since many Wijmo customers have a REST API for managing data, the team made a convenient base class that extends and makes a bindable CollectionView that connects to the customers' REST API. With the base class, users can bind any number of components to the RestCollectionView and communicate them entirely to the server. Using it is as simple as creating a class that extends the RestCollectionView and overrides the following methods: getItems, addItem, patchItem, and deleteItem. From there, Wijmo does the rest – bind custom RestCollectionView to any Wijmo control, and it will automatically make calls to the server for different CRUD operations. To learn more about the new RestCollectionView, read the full release.

One of the most popular FlexGrid features when working in Angular, React, or Vue, Cell Templates, allows users to use markup to define custom content in cells. Now, this feature is available in MultiRow – add custom cell templates for any cell. Cell Templates support binding syntax, nested components, custom HTML, and conditional logic and offer a straightforward and declarative way of customizing the grid. To learn more about Cell Templates, read the full release.

“The first major release of Wijmo in 2021 has officially landed," said Product Manager Chris Bannon. "We have introduced FlexMap, a power map control for creating beautiful visualizations of geodata. Another powerful feature we have introduced is our REST CollectionView. This base class is easy to extend and can bind all Wijmo components to any REST API. We are excited about these new additions and hope you will use them to develop some brilliant applications!”

Availability Wijmo is available via a no-charge, 30-day trial. Online visitors may also access tutorials, forums, documentation, and videos as part of the GrapeCity experience. To try Wijmo and explore demos, visit our site.

About GrapeCity: GrapeCity is an award-winning Microsoft Gold Certified 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 over 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 our website.

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