ComponentOne Announces Microsoft .NET Charting Enhancements and Amplified Control Suites
Published: 3/16/2011

Studio Enterprise 2011 v1 Delivers New Charting Features and UI Controls for .NET Development

Pittsburgh, PA - March 16, 2011 - ComponentOne, a leading component vendor in the Microsoft Visual Studio Industry Partner program, announced today the release of ComponentOne Studio Enterprise 2011 v1, a complete suite of controls for Windows, Web, and mobile application development. This is the company’s first release in 2011, and marks the expansion of their offering for Microsoft Silverlight, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), and Windows Forms, and the addition of more advanced features in charting controls.

This release gives developers working with .NET charts the ability to quickly render line and scatter plots using low-level graphics routines, easily position elements on the chart with new Layer collection, and stack multiple plot areas horizontally and vertically. “Charts are an integral part of any business application,” said Greg Lutz, product manager at ComponentOne. “ComponentOne has a history of delivering the most advanced charting controls, and I’m particularly excited about the powerful rendering, rich styling elements, animations, and data-binding capabilities added to the WPF and Silverlight charts,” said Lutz.

The ComponentOne website boosts its extensive line-up of chart controls, and offers the user the ability to add advanced charts across all .NET platforms; Windows Forms, WPF, ASP.NET, Silverlight, .NET Compact Framework, and ActiveX applications.

“Using tools within the Microsoft ecosystem, ComponentOne has extended charting capabilities with advanced features such as trend lines and scaling,” said Dave Mendlen, senior director of developer marketing at Microsoft Corp. “Microsoft looks forward to seeing ComponentOne at TechEd in May.”

Along with the long list of chart enhancements, ComponentOne has added Microsoft Excel-like filtering to its popular FlexGrid control for Silverlight and WPF. The FlexGrid control now allows users to either set the filter by selecting values that should be displayed or by specifying conditions that must be met by the values in the column.

The WPF collection of controls welcomes C1RichTextBox, C1SpellChecker, C1ReportViewer and C1Carousel controls. With the new text editor control (C1RichTechBox), users may load, edit, and save formatted text as HTML or RTF documents. The new C1ReportViewer control allows users to load and display any HTML or PDF-based report. The RichTextBox and ReportViewer enable document editing and viewing in Windows applications. Like the WPF suite, the Silverlight suite has expanded to include a new C1Carousel control.

In addition to rapidly increasing the WPF and Silverlight offering, ComponentOne added three new Windows Forms controls and major enhancements to existing controls, such as grouping functionality added to Scheduler for Windows Forms and multi-colored contextual tabs added to Ribbon for Windows Forms.

Lutz noted that ComponentOne will be exhibiting at Microsoft TechEd 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia May 16-19 where attendees may visit the ComponentOne booth for live demos and one-on-one interaction with the company’s technical representatives. However, he encourages developers and designers alike to visit the ComponentOne website today to engage with the community and see how ComponentOne controls can make a difference in development projects.

ComponentOne offers online purchase options at or by telephone at 412.681.4343 or 1.800.858.2739. A full feature trial is available at the ComponentOne website.

About ComponentOne

201 S. Highland Avenue, Third Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
412.681.4343 or 1.800.858.2739

ComponentOne is a privately held company headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. As a leading component vendor in the Microsoft Visual Studio Industry Partner program, ComponentOne provides a wide range of Microsoft Visual Studio components, IDE tools, and Web Parts for Microsoft SharePoint Server and Windows SharePoint Services. For more information, visit


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