ComponentOne Controls Support Windows 8, HTML5, and JavaScript
Published: 9/28/2011

Developers May Choose Any Programming Style to Build Web Apps Using ComponentOne Controls

Pittsburgh, PA - September 28, 2011 - Microsoft BUILD, held September 16-19, 2011 in Anaheim, CA introduced developers to the future of Windows and ways to take advantage of it. The big announcement was that developers worldwide may now use HTML, JavaScript, and CSS to build Windows applications. ComponentOne, an award winning provider of add-in controls for Microsoft Visual Studio, offers controls that extend the capabilities of Visual Studio giving developers options for creating rich and interactive applications across all of the platforms.

Chris Bannon, product manager at ComponentOne was the first to share that week that ComponentOne has controls working in Windows 8. In his "Charting in Windows 8 with Wijmo" blog post, Bannon showcased the company’s JavaScript charts rendering in a Windows 8 Metro application. The amazing story here is that ComponentOne’s HTML5 and jQuery framework, known as Wijmo, can be used to create WebForms, MVC, HTML5/jQuery and now Windows 8 applications. Using ComponentOne Wijmo (JavaScript UI library), developers can today, be one of the first to create amazing Windows 8 applications.

Bannon shared, “ComponentOne’s reputation is that it is always the first to release tools for new Microsoft technologies, while still supporting existing and legacy Microsoft products. This is clearly evident when browsing the ComponentOne website where we have products from HTML to ActiveX listed.”

For developers who plan to continue to create WPF, Silverlight, and WinForms applications, ComponentOne offers suites of controls just as innovative, which include everything from high-performing datagrids, charts, and scheduler controls to slick layout and navigation controls.

When Microsoft Silverlight is the technology of choice, ComponentOne offers over 50 Silverlight controls for creating rich media to business applications. Bannon shared that, “ComponentOne’s controls offer the latest Web UI trends. Our .NET clients comment how well we have been continuing to strengthen and enhance our Windows Forms controls citing a recent enhancement to the ever-popular FlexGrid control, new Windows 7 Control Pack, and solid .NET reporting.”


To access ComponentOne tools available to help developers build Metro applications and beyond, visit The company offers no-charge, 30-day trials of its software, which may be downloaded at Online purchase options are available and by telephone at 412.681.4343 or 1.800.858.2739.


The company website offers online tutorials, forums, documentation, and diagrams available as part of the ComponentOne experience.

About ComponentOne

201 S. Highland Avenue, Third Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 USA
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


All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. For additional information or to schedule an interview, please contact Communications Manager, Eve Turzillo at 412.681.4343 or e-mail

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