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Silverlight 3 Ready - Get them While They're Hot
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Spell-checking Add-in for Microsoft Visual Studio
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Studio Enterprise 2009 v2: Just Released
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 Product Spotlight
ComponentOne IntelliSpell™
Spell-checking Add-in for Microsoft Visual Studio

Whether you use ComponentOne controls, other third-party controls, or only the out-of-the-box controls that come packaged with Visual Studio, IntelliSpell is for you.

With IntelliSpell, you can spell-check code, comments, strings, HTML, XML, resources, and general text in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, 2008, and soon 2010.


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 Words From the Editor
Gustavo Eydelsteyn Silverlight 3 Ready - Get them While They're Hot
Gustavo Eydelsteyn, Co-founder

We're all technology buffs, and with this fascination there is also a need to have the latest technology on demand as soon as it releases. I'm happy to say, for the past 22 years we have been able to give you just that by releasing our products in tandem with Microsoft's technology release. What's nice about software development
tools is you don't have to wait in long lines or get to the store the night before to get the latest product, because ours are delivered right to your computer within minutes of your order.

The same holds true for the recent Silverlight 3 release and our control suite Studio for Silverlight. Our controls take full advantage of all the new features and functionality Microsoft has built into the Silverlight 3 platform. Using ComponentOne's Silverlight controls, you'll be able to take advantage of the Silverlight 3 features, including the ability to run Silverlight applications out of the browser, dramatic video performance and quality improvements, and developer productivity improvements.

People ask, "How do you do it?" and "How have you become the leader in the Silverlight market?" While I can't share all the trade secrets, I can tell you that with aggressive R&D, and over 40+ controls that you can't find anywhere else coupled with the most active online community, we manage to make it easy for you to create the rich Silverlight experiences you demand.

 Featured Article
Raleigh Johnson Spell-checking Add-in for Microsoft Visual Studio
Raleigh Johnson, Technical Engagement Engineer

As most developers know, spelling errors within an application can be very problematic and, sometimes, even embarrassing. To solve this problem in the past, many developers were forced to perform this task manually or to export and import files into Microsoft Word or a similar application, both of which were very inconvenient.
Those days are over, thanks to IntelliSpell from ComponentOne, allowing .NET developers to focus more attention on the functionality and performance of their project, rather than the spelling errors within it. IntelliSpell works much like the all-so-familiar Spell-check feature of Microsoft Word, but brings this functionality to Visual Studio 2005, 2008, and soon 2010. Find out how to use IntelliSpell, set options, customize your dictionary, and more. Read the full article.
 What's New

Studio Enterprise 2009 v2: Just Released

Studio Enterprise 2009 v2 ComponentOne Studio Enterprise 2009 v2 release offers new UI controls, features, and benefits.

The Studio for ASP.NET suite grows even more with 5 new ASP.NET AJAX controls and the introduction of Foxy Visual Studio Designer, a Web-based skin customization tool. UI controls like the context-sensitive ToolTips (C1Tooltip) and an editable text

box with an auto-searchable drop-down list (C1ComboBox) improve the UX. The C1FormDecorator control makes styling simple elements like buttons or checkboxes on your Web apps a snap. Just add the C1FormDecorator control to your Web page and go.

In response to your feedback, Studio for WinForms brings enhancements to popular components. Excel for.NET users can now specify a formula for a cell with the new XLCell.Formula property. SpellChecker for WinForms users can now use the C1SpellChecker control to spell-check controls that derive from the WebBrowser class.

Major additions have been made to Studio for Silverlight. All controls have been built on the new Silverlight 3 Framework. This award-winning suite now has over 40 controls with the addition of Scheduler and Media player controls as well as a Reflector object.

The expansion of Studio for WPF debuts 7 new controls, from gauge controls which make data display visually appealing to input controls with masks and editors. As the Studio for Silverlight control suite grows, so will the number of controls for the WPF platform as the Silverlight 3 controls will be ported to WPF.

Download the 30-day, full-featured trial: Studio Enterprise 2009 v2


New Website Launched

After more than a year of work, ComponentOne has launched its new and improved Website. The new design features simplified navigation, easier access to product information, and new branding. The new site also is written in the voice of developers to make it much more reader-friendly.

Chris Bannon, lead Web developer, has been heading the project. Bannon stated, "After studying feedback from all aspects of our visitors we built a concept of a perfect site. With a little AJAX, CSS, and a lot of love we have just about pulled it off. Not to mention how easy our own dev tools made it to build." (Studio for ASP.NET, Studio for iPhone, Studio for Silverlight, and IntelliSpell)

This undertaking has been a collaboration by a full Web team. This effort includes representatives from Development, Design, and Marketing and Communications. We hope you enjoy the new site as much as we do!


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Create an App with ComponentOne Controls for a Chance to Win a Pass to PDC, Prize Packs, and More

Looking to get to PDC in LA this November, but don't have the spending allowance? No problem, the INETA Component Code Challenge has you covered. This is an opportunity for you to do what you do best; build apps. Here is where it gets fun. There are prizes ranging from a scholarship to attend PDC (including air fare, hotel, and conference pass) to software prize packs.

Now that you are ready to find out more, visit the official INETA Code Challenge Web site for information on submitting your video, judging criteria, and rules.

Win Even More Using ComponentOne Controls
As an approved vendor, we encourage you to submit an entry using ComponentOne controls. By also sending your video to Eve using YouSendIt Lite to evet@componentone.com, you will have the chance to win a $100 credit gift card*. We'll award the best submission and announce the winner 9/14/09.
*Official rules available at by emailing press@componentone.com

Submission deadline is 8/25/09.

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