Get UI controls for data visualization, document viewing, text editing, and more inside ComponentOne Studio® for WinRT XAML. Designed for modern user interfaces and touch-first user experiences, the unique functionality of these controls gives you the power to build better and more compelling Windows Store apps.
What's New in 2013 v3?
- Windows 8.1 support: PDF API, Requested Themes, VS2013
- New Sparkline control: Lightweight graphs for any data visualization
- New DropDown controls: Make a drop-down for anything.
- New Maps control: Beta release of the popular C1Maps control.
- New Excel Library: Read and write Microsoft Excel files.
- PdfViewer enhancements: 8.1 PDF API, text select, AcroForms, and annotations.
- Pdf Library enhancements: Draw images and export your UI.
- FlexGrid enhancements: better performance and zooming.
- RichTextBox enhancements: spell-checking, printing, and a new menu.
- RadialMenu enhancements: color selection.
- Drag-and-drop enhancements for TreeView.
Windows 8.1 Support
With full support for Windows 8.1, each control now supports the RequestedTheme property which allows you to specify a light or dark theme for any control in your app. Also, the C1PdfViewer and C1FlexGrid controls have been enhanced to take advantage of the latest Windows 8.1 features.
Get a light charting control for simple data visualization with ComponentOne Sparkline™ for WinRT XAML. Sparklines are a great way to visualize trends in a small space, such as in data templates and on dashboard tiles. Learn more.
Create drop-downs for any type of custom input with ComponentOne DropDown™ for WinRT XAML. The C1DropDown control helps you make custom drop-down editors without having to mess with popups and flyouts. Use it to create that specialized drop-down for anything imaginable such as a color picker, an autocomplete textbox, or even a hierarchical combobox. Learn more.
Maps Beta Control
Get smooth zooming, panning, and mapping between screen and geographical coordinates with the Beta release of the popular C1Maps control. Display map information from various sources and render KML files. You can even superimpose your own custom elements to the maps. Learn more.
Export your data to Excel with ComponentOne Excel™ for WinRT XAML - you don't even need to have Microsoft Excel installed! Create and load XLSX files with this easy to use component. Access and modify data in individual sheets as if they were a simple grid composed of rows, columns and cells. Learn more.
The C1PdfViewer control now supports the Windows 8.1 PDF API (Windows.Data.Pdf). Using this new System render mode each page is displayed as an image, and it's more reliable for rendering any PDF content.
Users can now interact with PDFs in more ways. The C1PdfViewer control has been updated to support annotations and AcroForm objects (like text boxes, check boxes, etc). The control supports viewing and collapsing (not editing) annotations and sticky notes that exist in the document. These new features are only compatible with the default rendering mode which renders pages as framework elements. Learn more.
Pdf Library Enhancements
The C1PdfDocument component (part of the ComponentOne PDF library) now supports drawing images to PDF documents. This also enables you to render your entire UI to a PDF in Windows 8.1 using the native RenderTargetBitmap class with the C1PdfDocument component. Learn more.
The C1FlexGrid control has been enhanced to take advantage of new 8.1 features for better performance. You'll notice this improvement when you interact and scroll the grid. You can now even zoom in and out by pinching.
You can now print documents from the C1RichTextBox control using standard Windows printing techniques. The control supports a paged layout as well, so users can visualize how the document will appear when printed. In addition to printing we've added spell-checking and multi-language dictionary support to the control. Learn more.
You can now add color selection with the C1RadialMenu control. Menu items can be displayed as solid colors, providing the user a full wheel of color options. Learn more.
The C1TreeView control now supports drag-and-drop operations within the tree. Simply set the AllowDragDrop property to true and users will be able to reorder nodes within the tree by dragging them. Drag-and-drop is supported by touch input as well as by mouse. Learn more.