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High-powered Grid for the Web

Need to display items from a data source in an interactive, fully customizable table? Take a look at the new, improved GridView for ASP.NET. It has some cool new features that give it Microsoft Excel-like qualities such as client-side inline editing to all the DataBound cells in the grid. It also has a SelectionMode option that goes above and beyond single row selection. Build a web app that looks and feels like Microsoft Excel in minutes.

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Gustavo Eydelsteyn Winter Heroes
Gustavo Eydelsteyn, Co-founder

The Winter Olympics are in full swing with team USA currently holding the lead with 14 medals. The games continue until February 28th, so it can be any country's win. Regardless of the medal count, the Olympians continue to inspire me. Since the first Olympic Winter Games held in 1924, in Chamonix, France, countless heroes and legends have been made. From speed skater Olympian of the Century Bonnie Blair to the Olympian skier "Iceman" Dale Begg-Smith, athletes have pushed themselves to new levels and inspired millions.

While the Olympians show their determination in the rinks and slopes of Vancouver, our developers have been pushing ahead in our labs with the upcoming release of Studio Enterprise 2010. The new release of Studio Enterprise will take advantage of powerful new .NET 4.0 features and improve the design-time experience allowing developers to do more with less code in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. While our products won't help you winter athleticism, they are the tools you need to succeed. Just as a downhill skier needs his/her poles to compete, developers need the right components in their toolbox to create applications that will stand out above the rest. To see all that's coming in 2010 and go for the Gold in your own arena, check out our roadmaps in this issue's "What's New" section below.

  Featured Article

Raleigh Johnson Migrating to Palomino: from C1WebGrid to C1GridView
Raleigh Johnson, Technical Engagement Engineer

In recent months, you may have noticed some changes within the Studio for ASP.NET including the addition of new controls and utilities like Foxy for ASP.NET, our visual style designer for the ASP.NET controls. Some of these additions are entirely new concepts for the Studio for ASP.NET, while others have existing counterparts that they will be replacing. The C1GridView is a prime example of the latter, as it will be replacing the C1WebGrid in the months to come.

The C1GridView and our other new controls, collectively referred to as our Palomino controls, are fully AJAX-enabled and take advantage of many promising technologies like CSS, XHTML, and more. For many of you this may seem unsettling, especially those of you who have been using our ASP.NET controls for several years now; however, there is no need to fret as this article will walk you through the C1WebGrid to C1GridView migration. Read the full article.

  What's New

What's in Store for Studio Enterprise 2010

The upcoming release of Studio Enterprise 2010 will bring many enhancements and new controls along with support Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4. Here is what you can expect to see in the next release of Studio Enterprise 2010.

Studio for WinForms Highlights

  • Support for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0
  • 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

  • Support for Visual Studio 2010 and WPF 4.0
  • Grid for WPF performance gains from grouping and sorting
  • Chart for WPF to include built-in axis scroll bars, aggregate charts, and accessible axis limits
  • Several controls converted from Silverlight:
    • Scheduler
    • DateTime Editors
      • C1DateTimePicker
      • C1TimeEditor
    • DockControl
    • TabControl
    • Window

Studio for ASP.NET Highlights

  • Support for Visual Studio 2010 and ASP.NET 4.0
  • Palomino and jQuery integration
  • AJAX 4.0 in select controls
  • DynamicData 4.0 support
  • New ReportViewer control
  • New Gauge controls

Studio for Silverlight Highlights

  • To the fastest data grid on the market, C1DataGrid we're adding:
    • Column Virtualization
    • Support for autosizing and explicitly setting row sizes
    • A heavily optimized rendering engine for better performance
  • C1ComboBox will have virtualization support.
  • C1Book will have the following enhancements:
    • Support for vertical orientation
    • Support for transparent pages
    • Virtualization of pages
    • A more open architecture for more possible page animations

Studio for iPhone Highlights

  • Support for Visual Studio 2010 and ASP.NET 4.0
  • Palomino and jQuery integration
  • Support for the top smart phones in the market, including Android OS, Droid, Nexus One as well as the Palm Pre and Opera Mini.
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  Tech Tips

Tech Tip FlexGrid for WinForms Tip: Use the Redraw Property to Increase Performance
Every time a cell value is changed or rows and columns are added or removed from the grid, some calculations are performed in order to recalculate the grid layout and update the display. You can increase performance significantly by setting the Redraw property to False before you start updating the grid contents, and setting it back to True when the changes are complete.
Tech Tip Studio for ASP.NET Tip: Styling Your Controls
Use App_Themes to create a skin for all of your ComponentOne controls. This will allow you to change the Visual Style of every control from one place.

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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.
Visual Studio Launch Microsoft Visual Studio Launch Conference and Expo
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April 12-14, 2010
Las Vegas, NV

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Words from the Editor

Winter Heroes

Featured Article

Migrating to Palomino: from C1WebGrid to C1GridView

What's New

What's in Store for Studio Enterprise 2010
Upcoming Webcasts: Free to Attend
SD Times 100: Reader Nominations Now Open

Tech Tips

FlexGrid for WinForms Tip: Use the Redraw Property to Increase Performance
Studio for ASP.NET Tip: Styling Your Controls

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Visual Studio Launch Conference and Expo

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