Words from the CTO
BUILDing the Future
Bernardo Castilho, Chief Technology
Last month I traveled back to an area I've enjoyed for
many years, San Francisco. This time it wasn't for the
weather or the food, but for Microsoft's BUILD
conference. While our company was an exhibitor, I had
the opportunity to attend the keynotes, sessions, and
hands-on labs (and to score a super-cool Surface Pro).
I was happy to learn that Microsoft will be adding
support for Bootstrap, a great framework for creating
responsive design web interfaces.
Hanselman described the new ASP.NET project templates in
Visual Studio 2013; they now include Bootstrap in
addition to jQuery.
I was also excited by the
many enhancements in Windows 8.1 and the great
extensions to the WinRT platform, which is quickly
reaching maturity. Enhanced support for Bing and Live
SDKs, the new WebView and PdfViewer controls are just a
few examples. Finally, there are great new features in
Azure, and more integration between Windows Store apps
and the cloud.
We contributed to the buzz with
the release of WorkSpace, a new Windows Store app that
allows you to open and edit files that use many popular
formats (XLSX, HTML, RTF, PDF, and plain text). We built
WorkSpace using the controls in our Studio (Spread,
RichTextBox, and PdfViewer). Best of all, it's free and
you can download it right now!
With the release
of Windows 8.1 and all of the other enhancements,
ComponentOne will continue harnessing the best of the
best and passing it along to you in our controls. If you
didn't have a chance to attend BUILD or missed a
session, I recommend
watching them on demand.
Building Mobile MVC Apps in Minutes|
Chris Bannon, Product Manager
I am happy to announce our new Mobile MVC Tools
powered by Wijmo. We have shipped a new set of tools to
help you rapidly develop Mobile Web Apps using MVC. Our
tools include a ready-to-use Mobile Project Template and
custom Mobile Scaffolding. Let's take a look at how easy
it is to build an app with these new tools.
We have recently made a to do list using our MVC 4
Tools, so let's build a mobile version of that!
Read the full article.
The Making of WorkSpace Part 1: The ViewModel|
Greg Lutz, Product Manager
A few weeks ago we released the ComponentOne WorkSpace
app and it's been quite a success with over 3,000
downloads and garnering some great user feedback. It's a
first generation spreadsheet and rich text editor
all-in-one. Oh, and it also opens PDF files too just for
In this blog post series I will talk about
making the initial version of this app and focus on four
key areas that may help you build your own Windows Store
Read the full article.
Studio for LightSwitch HTML Released
Based on the popular Wijmo widgets for
jQuery UI and jQuery Mobile, Studio for
LightSwitch HTML automates the generation of
integrates seamlessly with the LightSwitch
design-time environment to provide both
ready-made screens and control-level
Windows 8 WorkSpace App
The ComponentOne WorkSpace app allows you to
create, open, edit, and save text documents and
spreadsheets on your Windows 8 devices. Open multiple
files at one time and quickly access recent
documents from the home page.
Check out the free
Extending HTML with AngularJS
Our CTO, Bernardo Castilho, has recently taken a
big interest in AngularJS. In fact, he has gone
and written his own directives. He has even gone
as far as to write a comprehensive whitepaper on
custom AngularJS directives. Bernardo does an
excellent job of covering directives and
provides very practical usage scenarios.
read the article.
Stay Up-To-Date on XAML
Want to know what's happening with WinRT? Have
questions about Silverlight, WPF, or Windows
Follow product manager Greg Lutz on Twitter
for all the news and answers you
need about XAML from ComponentOne.
ComponentOne recently received
the following awards:
SD Times 100 Award in the User Experience Category, SD
Times 100 Award in the APIs, Libraries & Frameworks
Category, SD Times 2013
Upcoming Webcasts: Free to Attend
Embed Web-Based, Rich, Ad Hoc Reporting in Your
Applications: Discover how easy it is to integrate
rich, out-of the-box ad hoc reporting for business users into
your own web applications using ASP.NET components and Web
Services. Find out how to:
- Embed the ad hoc report designer into your web
- List and select reports from within your web application
- Customize the report designer user interface
- Provide single-sign-on features to your business users
- Extend the built-in security model for multi-tenant
August 28, 1:00PM (ET)
Introducing Doc-To-Help: This webcast lays out
the essential features and technologies that Doc-To-Help uses to
encompass every aspect of your software documentation project. Topics
covered include customization and creation of the Table of Contents,
Context IDs, and the Index, as well as an overview of how the software
works, tips, tricks, and best practices.
July 31, 3:00PM (ET)
August 14, 3:00PM (ET)
Doc-To-Help Summer School: Single-Sourcing for Print,
Web, and Mobile: With Doc-To-Help, you can
single-source to twelve different outputs. These outputs include
browser-based Help, several types of desktop Help, Mobile Help,
EPUB, and Manuals. You can even publish to a SharePoint site.
Join us for this hands-on workshop and produce these outputs
August 14, 2:00PM (ET)
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