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Studio Enterprise 2013 v2.5 Released!

Extend the reach of your apps with ground-breaking Touch interactions and our enhanced support for Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 development. This release features ComponentOne TouchToolkit for WinForms which enables you to add a host of touch gestures for any control in your application for a seamless feel and familiar user experience. Learn more about TouchToolkit for WinForms in this short highlight video.

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Words from the CTO

Bernardo Castilho Touching the Future
Bernardo Castilho, Chief Technology Officer

It seems everywhere you turn these days the word touch comes up. When I was a kid, I recall being told not to touch everything. Now "Touch" is part of our everyday lives, whether you have a touch-enabled mobile device or not. From checking in at an airport kiosk to ordering food to go, touch is now ubiquitous. It amazes me to see toddlers navigating around touch devices with ease and their expectation that every device is touch enabled.

So how do we combine what we know, with what is or may be expected of us and our apps in this next chapter of our lives? Adapt, that is the answer and it applies to the business we are in as well.

With the 2013 v2.5 release of Studio Enterprise, ComponentOne makes it easier to adapt to this changing environment with the introduction of TouchToolkit for WinForms. I remember how remarkable touch interaction felt when I first encountered it - I hope you feel the same way when you try TouchToolkit for WinForms. The first of its kind in the industry, this cutting edge toolkit allows you to enable touch and gesture support for your entire application without jumping through hoops. Learn more about TouchToolkit for WinForms.

 Featured Articles

Six Steps to Choosing the Right .NET Component Suite
Greg Lutz, Product Manager
Greg Lutz  

Planning a .NET project is a daunting task, as there are many different aspects that need consideration. During the early stages in development you probably ran into issues and limitations when it came to the functionality of the toolset provided by Microsoft Visual Studio and that has lead you here. When the standard toolset does not meet your needs, you have the option of purchasing a 3rd party component suite.

This article discusses the steps you need to take and aspects to consider during the process of choosing the right suite for your application. Read the full article.

 What's New

Studio for WinRT XAML 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 if you plan to build Windows Store apps targeting 8.1. Learn More.   Studio for WinRT XAML
Russ Cam® Unplugged
Russ Cam Unplugged   In this first, hour-long episode of Russ Cam Unplugged, Russ Fustino puts you in the audience for a session by Microsoft MVP and Nokia Developer Ambassador, Bill Reiss. Learn how you can increase the popularity of your existing Windows Phone apps and learn some tips and tricks for creating a successful Windows Phone application. Watch the video.
Vote for ComponentOne
ComponentOne products are in the running in two different Community Choice Awards:Voting for both ends September 20th -- so get your vote in for your favorite products today!   Vote for ComponentOne

 Webcast Center

Upcoming Webcasts: Free to Attend

Introducing Doc-To-Help: This webcast lays out the essential features and technologies that Doc-To-Help uses to encompass every aspect of your software documentation project. Topics covered include customization and creation of the Table of Contents, Context IDs, and the Index, as well as an overview of how the software works, tips, tricks, and best practices.

September 25, 3:00PM (ET) Register
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Event Center

ComponentOne supports and sponsors community and developer events throughout the world, including conferences, code camps, tech fests, and user group meetings. Here is a list of upcoming events:

BASTA! 2013: Mainz, Germany | September 23-27, 2013
Silicon Valley Code Camp: Los Altos Hills, CA | October 5-6, 2013
Tulsa Tech Fest 2013: Tulsa, OK | October 11, 2013
DEVintersection 2013: Las Vegas, NV | October 27-30, 2013

Survey Center

Have you attended any technology events in the past year?

Yes, User Group meetings
Yes, Code Camps and other Regional Events
Yes, National Conferences
Yes, several types of events
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What's Inside

Words from the CTO

Touching the Future

Featured Article

Six Steps to Choosing the Right .NET Component Suite

What's New

Studio for WinRT XAML with Windows 8.1 support
Russ Cam Unplugged
Vote for ComponentOne

Webcast Center

Introducing Doc-To-Help

Event Center

BASTA! 2013
Silicon Valley Code Camp
Tulsa Tech Fest

Survey Center

Have you attended any technology events?

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