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Silverlight 4 Controls Now Available

The full version of Studio for Silverlight, compatible with Silverlight 4, is now available. This includes right-click and clipboard support as well as updated themes and printing.

*Please note that Silverlight 4 dev is only supported in VS 2010 and Expression Blend 4. Silverlight 3 controls are available for dev in VS 2008.

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 Words from the Editor

Bernardo Castilho What Better Time for Innovation?
Bernardo Castilho, Chief Technology Officer

This is my inaugural Words from the Editor and as ComponentOne's Chief Technology Officer, it is a bit of change of pace for me. Typically, my focus is turning our development efforts into long-term competitive advantages. Translated roughly, ensuring ComponentOne produces products its clients want and need, which has led to our company's long standing history of innovation.

So with innovation as the focus of this issue of the Tech Connection, it is fitting to discuss the release of Visual Studio 2010. Users will appreciate many of the new features and the fact that the same day Visual Studio 2010 released, we released our compatible control suite, Studio Enterprise. We partnered with Microsoft and reveled in the opportunity to meet and interact with developers at the many off-site events, in the United States, India, China, Malaysia, and United Kingdom. The next event will be TechEd North America in New Orleans and if you would be interested in connecting or reconnecting with me, please feel free to email press@componentone.com.

  Featured Article

Greg Lutz Working with Silverlight 4 to Build an Image Editor
Greg Lutz, Product Manager

With the official release of Silverlight 4, many familiar features are now possible out of the box. This includes drag-and-drop management, handling the right-mouse button click, and printing. While most of these features were already possible using ComponentOne Silverlight 3 controls, Silverlight 4 adds value and flexibility to the ComponentOne Studio.

This article goes through a sample that combines some of the new Silverlight functionality with several classic ComponentOne Silverlight controls to enhance a common type of app; an image editor. In this sample we'll pull together some different features of C1Bitmap, a fully manageable bitmap API for working with images on the client, along with new features of Silverlight 4 to build a full image editing application. Read the full article.

  What's New

ComponentOne is a Microsoft Featured Silverlight Partner for April
Featured Partner We are happy to announce that ComponentOne is a Microsoft Featured Silverlight Partner for April 2010. This recognition comes from ComponentOne's commitment to Silverlight and Microsoft by developing innovative and compelling applications.
ComponentOne offers Studio for Silverlight, a suite of 50+ industrial strength Silverlight 4 controls helping you make your next project a huge success.
New Release: Studio Enterprise 2010

On March 17, 2010 ComponentOne celebrated more than just shamrocks and green beer. This day marked the release of Studio Enterprise 2010, which included many enhancements and new controls along with support Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4. Below are some highlights from the latest release.

Studio for WinForms Highlights

  • New Linear and Radial Gauge controls
  • New FlexGrid Excel-style filtering
  • New concentric, stacked Pie Chart type
  • Visual Studio-like docking in C1DockingTab
  • Reports for WinForms now includes support for RDL (Microsoft Reporting Services)

Studio for WPF Highlights

  • Grid for WPF performance gains from grouping and sorting
  • Chart for WPF includes built-in axis scroll bars, aggregate charts, and accessible axis limits
  • Several controls converted from Silverlight: Scheduler, DateTime Editors, DockControl, TabControl, Window

Studio for ASP.NET Highlights

  • jQuery and ASP.NET 4.0 support
  • Full JavaScript object model
  • DynamicData 4.0 support
  • New ReportViewer and Gauge controls

Studio for Silverlight Highlights

  • C1DataGrid now includes: column virtualization, support for autosizing and explicitly setting row sizes, and a heavily optimized rendering engine for better performance
  • C1ComboBox has virtualization support
  • C1Book enhancements include: support for vertical orientation, support for transparent pages, virtualization of pages, and a more open architecture for more possible page animations

Studio for iPhone Highlights

  • jQuery and ASP.NET 4.0 support
  • Support for the top smart phones in the market, including Android OS, Droid, Nexus One as well as the Palm Pre and Opera Mini
Visual Studio 2010 and Silverlight 4 Launch
We were proud to be a Global Sponsor at the Visual Studio 2010 Launch event. It was a great opportunity to connect or reconnect with the attendees. We gave numerous demos and handed out hundreds of tube socks, yes we said tube socks! Thanks for stopping by; we hope to see you at our next event.
ComponentOne LiveLinq
Boost LINQ performance and improve data-binding options

SQL Server Magazine's Michael Campbell writes a review on ComponentOne LiveLinq. When it comes to indexing LINQ queries, Campbell says, "LiveLinq delivers". He also states that its Live Views functionality can benefit Silverlight, WPF, and other rich applications that rely heavily upon data-binding. Read the full review.

Upcoming Webcasts: Free to Attend

Creating a WPF Dashboard with ComponentOne Studio for WPF
This Webcast will walk you through creating a WPF dashboard app highlighting many of the Studio for WPF controls including Grid, Chart, Gauges and Expander. The demo will take advantage of the next-generation presentation system for the desktop environment, and incorporate data binding, styling, and binding the controls together.

May 5th, 10:00AM - 11:00AM (EDT) Register
May 6th, 1:00PM - 2:00PM (EDT) Register

Improving Usability with ComponentOne DynamicHelp
ComponentOne DynamicHelp, a control included with Studio for WinForms and Doc-To-Help, gives you a Help pane that you can embed directly into your application's interface. You or your Help authors can then visually map topics. Join this session to learn how this tool can improve usability.

May 18th, 3:00PM - 4:00PM (EDT) Register

  Tech Tips

Tech Tip Scheduler for ASP.NET AJAX Tip: Importing/Exporting
Import and export to common formats (iCal, binary, and XML) using the DataStorage.Import() and DataStorage.Export() methods.
Tech Tip GridView for ASP.NET AJAX Tip: Rich Interaction
Bind to ASP.NET data controls (SQLDataSource, ObjectDataSource, LINQDataSource) to get rich sorting, paging and filtering.

  Event Center

Come join ComponentOne at events around the world. Our technical experts will be onsite to answer all your questions. Here is a list of upcoming shows we will be exhibiting at. We look forward to meeting or reconnecting with you.
TechEd North America tech•ed North America
June 7-10, 2010
New Orleans, LA
Booth #1740

  Survey Center

April/May Quick Survey

Please take a moment to answer the following question.

Would you be interested in a training DVD on Studio for Silverlight complete with lessons, quizzes, and more? Some cost will be associated with the DVD. Please click your answer.
Last Month's Survey Results

Last month, we asked if you use or have used an OLAP tool to analyze data. Here are the results.

February/March Survey Results

With over half of the respondents using or planning to use OLAP, take a few minutes to watch this brief video on ComponentOne OLAP for WinForms to see if OLAP for WinForms is for you.

Words from the Editor

What Better Time for Innovation?

Featured Article

Working with Silverlight 4 to Build an Image Editor

What's New

ComponentOne is a Microsoft Featured Silverlight Partner for April
New Release: Studio Enterprise 2010
Visual Studio 2010 and Silverlight 4 Launch
ComponentOne LiveLinq
Upcoming Webcasts: Free to Attend

Tech Tips

Scheduler for ASP.NET AJAX Tip: Importing/Exporting
GridView for ASP.NET AJAX Tip: Rich Interaction

Event Center

tech•ed North America

Survey Center

April/May Quick Survey
February/March Survey Results

ComponentOne Webcasts

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