Words from the CTO
Touching the Future
Bernardo Castilho, Chief Technology
It seems everywhere you turn these days the word touch
comes up. When I was a kid, I recall being told not to
touch everything. Now "Touch" is part of our everyday
lives, whether you have a touch-enabled mobile device or
not. From checking in at an airport kiosk to ordering
food to go, touch is now ubiquitous. It amazes me to see
toddlers navigating around touch devices with ease and
their expectation that every device is touch enabled.
So how do we combine what we know, with what is or
may be expected of us and our apps in this next chapter
of our lives? Adapt, that is the answer and it applies
to the business we are in as well.
With the 2013 v2.5 release of Studio Enterprise, ComponentOne makes it easier
to adapt to this changing environment with the introduction of TouchToolkit for
WinForms. I remember how remarkable touch interaction felt when I first
encountered it - I hope you feel the same way when you try TouchToolkit for
WinForms. The first of its kind in the industry, this cutting edge toolkit
allows you to enable touch and gesture support for your entire application
without jumping through hoops.
Learn more about TouchToolkit for WinForms.
Six Steps to Choosing the Right .NET Component Suite|
Greg Lutz, Product Manager
Planning a .NET project is a daunting task, as there
are many different aspects that need consideration.
During the early stages in development you probably ran
into issues and limitations when it came to the
functionality of the toolset provided by Microsoft
Visual Studio and that has lead you here. When the
standard toolset does not meet your needs, you have the
option of purchasing a 3rd party component suite.
This article discusses the steps you need to take and
aspects to consider during the process of choosing the
right suite for your application.
Read the full article.
Studio for WinRT XAML with Windows 8.1 support
Build apps that
target the highly anticipated update of Windows
8 coming later this year. Studio for WinRT XAML
now supports Windows 8.1 Preview with Visual
Studio 2013 Preview. Get this latest update if
you plan to build Windows Store apps targeting
8.1. Learn More.
Russ Cam® Unplugged
In this first, hour-long episode of Russ Cam Unplugged, Russ Fustino puts you in the audience for a session by Microsoft MVP and Nokia Developer Ambassador, Bill Reiss. Learn how you can increase the popularity of your
existing Windows Phone apps and learn some tips and tricks for creating a successful Windows Phone application.
Watch the video.
Upcoming Webcasts: Free to Attend
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.
September 25, 3:00PM (ET)
October 16, 3:00PM (ET)
October 30, 3:00PM (ET)
November 6, 3:00PM (ET)
November 20, 3:00PM (ET)
ComponentOne supports and sponsors community and developer events
throughout the world, including conferences, code camps, tech fests,
and user group meetings. Here is a list of
Have you attended any technology events in the past year?