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 Words from the Editor

Bernardo Castilho TechEd 2010: Good Times Had for All
Bernardo Castilho, Chief Technology Officer

I just returned from an exciting TechEd in New Orleans where I got to talk with developers, IT administrators, DBA's, and other technology professionals as well as enjoy the music and cuisine that New Orleans is famous for (like beignets, jumbo, and jambalaya). Excitement was felt at the show with our demos at the booth for WinForms, WPF, ASP.NET, Silverlight, and iPhone controls as well as SharePoint Web Parts.

We showcased our new AdventureWorks sample which included an online store, mobile Website, and CRM tool (this will be available in the upcoming Studio Enterprise release out next month). Our SharePoint Web Parts also drew a large crowd to the booth. Developers were impressed with the no-code experience the Web Parts' On-Board Designers delivered. One of the highlights included Doc-To-Help, which won The Code Project Members Choice Award. This product allows you to write or import content and then publish outputs for desktop, Web, and print use. We're looking forward to reconnecting next year in Atlanta. If you missed TechEd, you can check out http://www.msteched.com/ for videos of the keynotes, interviews, and sessions from the event.

  Featured Video

Chris Bannon Enhancing ASP.NET Apps in Minutes
Chris Bannon, Product Manager

Until recently using DynamicData required the commitment of developing DynamicData projects, but in ASP.NET 4.0 we can enhance WebForms projects with it in minutes. We will take a look at the power of this new feature in WebForms and put it into practice. Watch the video to see it in action.

  What's New

FlexGrid for Silverlight and WPF Beta Versions are Here!

The classic ComponentOne FlexGrid® control, with a lightweight, flexible object model, is now available in Silverlight and WPF! Modeled after the popular WinForms version, FlexGrid Beta offers many unique features such as unbound mode, flexible cell merging, and multi-cell row and column headers. See a Live Demo.

Microsoft Visual Studio Partner Solution Brief
Third-party Control Vendor Reduces Development Time Costs

This quick sheet states the benefits of having a third-party vendor like ComponentOne for your business needs. Read this Microsoft brief to learn how ComponentOne reduces development time costs.

Microsoft Sr. Director Talks ComponentOne Controls
Dave Mendlen Video Dave Mendlen, Microsoft's Senior Director of Development Platform and Tools talks about ComponentOne. Watch the Microsoft video to see what he has to say.
Microsoft Case Study
Solution Provider Cuts Development Time for User Interfaces from Days to Minutes

By using the Microsoft tools and ComponentOne controls, customers can complete design and testing tasks in a streamlined environment. ComponentOne implemented features that make it easier to create Microsoft Silverlight applications and data-driven Web sites and conduct automated user interface testing. ComponentOne states that customers can cut development time from days to minutes while building more compelling user interfaces. Read more.

Doc-To-Help Wins Members Choice Award from The Code Project
Members Choice Winner We are happy to announce that Doc-To-Help won the Members Choice Award from The Code Project. This was determined from CodeProject.com members voting for their favorite products. Learn more about Doc-To-Help.
Coming Soon: Studio Enterprise 2010 v2

Look for the upcoming release of Studio Enterprise in late July 2010. This release will include major enhancements to Studio for WPF. We are continuing to expand our collection of controls to add more value to the suite. Also expect to find enhancements to the other platforms.

Studio for WPF Highlights

  • New ComponentOne Maps for WPF: Get smooth zooming, panning, and mapping between screen and geographical coordinates.
  • New ComponentOne Toolbar for WPF: Create custom, professional looking toolbars in your WPF apps. Embed any content within the toolbar for complete extensibility.
  • New ComponentOne DataGrid for WPF: This new, more advanced DataGrid control will be able to deliver more features and better performance for large datasets. Features include Excel-like filtering, sorting, freezing, aggregate grouping, exporting, printing, easy custom templates, scrolling and paging.
  • New ComponentOne Calendar for WPF: This new control will integrate seamlessly with the C1Scheduler control for full yearly, monthly, and daily navigation for true Outlook-style navigation.
  • Chart for WPF Enhancements: New Chart Layer which works with data and client coordinates for creating markers, labels, and interactive elements more easily.

Studio for WinForms Highlights

  • Editor for WinForms Enhancements:
    • Enhanced list support: nested lists, restart numbering, continue numbering.
    • Undo/Redo support with a stack of actions (transactions).
    • New ColorPickerControl button in the toolbar.
    • New sample for protecting parts of the document from editing.
  • Gauges for WinForms Enhancements: New wizard for quick and easy gauge design.

Studio for ASP.NET AJAX Highlights

  • Samples, samples, and more samples. The 2010 v2 release will include a new AdventureWorks, iTunes, and StockPortfolio samples with source code for quick learning.

Studio for Silverlight Highlights

  • New Calendar for Silverlight: Represents a multi-month calendar that's able to interactively navigate through months and select a specific date or date range.
  • DataGrid for Silverlight Enhancements: Native support for the ICollectionView interface and more support for hierarchical data scenarios.
Coming Soon: OLAP for Other Platforms

ComponentOne will soon release suites of OLAP controls in other platforms, including ASP.NET, Silverlight, and WPF. These control suites provide analytical processing features similar to those found in Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts, and provide the same functionality as ComponentOne OLAP for WinForms. With drag-and-drop views, you get real-time information, insights, and results in seconds. Stay tuned for more information on www.componentone.com.

Upcoming Webcasts: Free to Attend

Getting Started with Silverlight 4.0
This Webcast will take you through the basics of developing a Silverlight application and covers the advantages of Silverlight 4.0. Discover new ways to layout and design your Silverlight app as well as connect to data. This is your first step to creating high-performance, rich-presentation Silverlight 4.0 apps.

June 23rd, 10:00-11:00AM (EDT) Register
June 24th, 1:00-2:00PM (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.

July 14th, 3:00-4:00PM (EDT) Register
August 17th, 3:00-4:00PM (EDT) Register

  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.
DevProConnections Virtual Conference DevProConnections Virtual Conference
June 23, 2010
10:00AM - 5:00PM (EDT)

Get in-depth technical sessions, an interactive exhibition hall, live communication opportunities, and much more from your desktop!

Pittsburgh Technology Council Event Summer Slam IX
Thursday, July 15, 2010
5:00PM - 8:00PM (EDT)
Villa Southside, 1831 East Carson Street, 15203

Learn about the benefits and challenges of technology through conversations with peers. Enjoy free appetizers & raffle prizes.

  Survey Center

June/July Quick Survey

Please take a moment to answer the following question.
Are you planning on doing any development for the Windows Phone? Select the answer most applicable to your development plans.
No future plans to develop for the Windows Phone
Yes, I plan to develop within the year
My plans aren't solid, I plan to in the next few years

Last Month's Survey Results

Last month, we asked if you would be interested in a training DVD on Studio for Silverlight complete with lessons, quizzes, and more. Some cost will be associated with the DVD. Here are the results.

April/May Survey Results

Words from the Editor

TechEd 2010: Good Times Had for All

Featured Video

Enhancing ASP.NET Apps in Minutes

What's New

FlexGrid for Silverlight and WPF Beta Versions are Here
Microsoft Visual Studio Partner Solution Brief
Microsoft Sr. Director Talks ComponentOne Controls
Microsoft Case Study
Doc-To-Help Wins Members Choice Award from The Code Project
Coming Soon: Studio Enterprise 2010 v2
Coming Soon: OLAP for Other Platforms
Upcoming Webcasts: Free to Attend

Event Center

DevProConnections Virtual Conference
Summer Slam

Survey Center

June/July Quick Survey
April/May Survey Results

ComponentOne Webcasts

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