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ActiveReports 7: New Release for Download

The fast and flexible reporting engine you have grown to love with more controls, customization & page layouts. The award-winning .NET reporting tool brings Microsoft .NET developers everything from familiar Visual Studio integrated designers to extensive APIs.

ActiveReports 7: New Release for Download

ActiveReports 7: New Release for Download
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Words from the CTO

Bernardo Castilho   More Choices, Better Tools for All
Bernardo Castilho, Chief Technology Officer

As we near the last quarter of 2012, there are many announcements that will be shaping our work paths, including Visual Studio 2012, Windows 8, and BUILD. This is both an exciting and possible high-anxiety time for many developers. While we're all eager to understand the next best technology, it is also important to not lose focus on all the mature tools we have today.
Recently I embarked on the journey of writing a white paper. While I have drafted many of these in my day, this one seemed to renew my sense of spirit and that "Big Thinker" trait inherit in most CTOs. If you're ever in a group discussion about HTML5 and JavaScript technologies, there is at least always one person who has to proclaim, "Silverl ight is dead". Of course, this is sure to get me fired up as I cannot disagree more. It is one of the best platforms for web development and is here to stay.

I applaud both new and mature platforms and encourage you to take a look at my white paper, which covers more on this topic, "MVVM in Silverlight and in HTML5/JavaScript".

 Featured Article

ActiveReports 7 Exports from the Viewer
James Johnson, Product Manager

James Johnson   With the release of ActiveReports 7, we have provided users of Data Dynamics Reports and ActiveReports with an upgrade that adds significant new features. When we were creating the new viewer control, one thing we didn't bring over from Data Dynamics Reports was a built-in export from the viewer. This is largely because the number of toolbar buttons on the viewer is already staggering.

If you want to export the current report, we expose an Export method on the viewer control. In a future release we'll add the export option to the standalone designer and viewer applications as well.

But that doesn't help if you want to provide that functionality now and you don't want to write the code from scratch. Well, when we're done with this post, you'll have a class that will create a toolbar button for you to provide exports to your users. Continue to the full article...

 

 What's New

Windows 8 Controls

Get high performance WinRT controls for XAML (now) and JavaScript development (coming soon). Designed to enhance the rich UX of the Windows 8 Metro platform, these controls give you powerful and unique functionality to help you build better and more compelling apps. Download XAML controls today.   WinRT Controls for XAML and JavaScript Development

ActiveAnalysis: New Build for Download

ActiveAnalysis build 2.1.827.0 recently released with new customization features and enhancements like split pages while exporting or printing. See why rolling out your own ad-hoc Business Intelligence application is easier than ever before. Download your free trial.

Esri International User Conference Highlights

Esri International User Conference Highlights   The Esri UC was a fantastic venue to showcase our best selling Microsoft Visual Studio products, including controls for Silverlight, HTML5/jQuery, and WPF! See the highlights of the event in this short video clip.

INETA Component Code Challenge

Win a scholarship to DevConnections 2012, including one conference ticket, hotel, and travel. Enter any .NET web or mobile app (ASP.NET, WPF, Silverlight, Windows Phone 7, MVC) built during the last year using at least 2 components from at least 2 approved vendors. Then, accompany your code with a 3-5 minute showcase video. Visit INETA for details.   INETA Component Code Challenge

ActiveReports Case Study

ActiveReports helped Bit-Wizards move the EPARS reporting system into the future by offering a web service solution. Read the full story.

DevProConnections Community Choice Awards

DevProConnections Community Choice Awards Several ComponentOne products have been nominated in this year's DevProConnections Community Choice Awards! If you enjoy using our products, please continue your support and vote for us. It just takes a few minutes to vote; start the DevProConnections Community Choice Awards survey (voting ends 9.26.12).

 Webcast Center

5 Best Practices for Mobile Ad Hoc Reporting

Learn how to design ad hoc reports for mobile business users. Our intuitive mobile interface offers a seamless reporting experience across multiple devices. We'll discuss how to deploy intuitive, mobile-friendly, ad hoc reporting by reviewing these topics in the context of mobile business intelligence (BI):   Free Developer-focused Webcast
  • Following best report design practices
  • Browsing ad hoc reports
  • Using dynamic parameters
  • Drilling down into reports
  • Emailing and exporting reports

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 1:00PM (ET) Register

 
Upcoming Webcasts: Free to Attend

 Introducing Doc-To-Help: This webcast covers the essential features and technologies that Doc-To-Help uses to cover 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.

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October 2, 3:00PM (ET) Register

 Event Center

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 upcoming events:

Conferences:
DevConnections 2012 (Booth #113)
Las Vegas, NV | Bellagio | Oct 29 - Nov 1, 2012

Code Camps:
Heartland Developers Conference (HDC)
Omaha, NE | Sept 5-7, 2012
NYC Code Camp
New York, NY | Sept 15, 2012
Silicon Valley Code Camp
Los Altos, CA | Oct 6-7, 2012
See the full list of code camps

 Survey Center

Please take a moment to answer the following question.

What are your plans for Windows 8?
Develop Metro applications using XAML
Develop Metro applications using JavaScript
Develop Metro applications using C++
Only develop applications for the desktop (non-Metro) on Windows 8
No plans
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Last Month's Survey Results

Last month, we asked what language you wrote most applications in. Here are the results:

June/July 2012 Survey Results

What's Inside

Words from the CTO

More Choices, Better Tools for All

Featured Article

ActiveReports 7 Exports from the Viewer

What's New

Windows 8 Controls
ActiveAnalysis: New Build for Download
Esri International User Conference Highlights
INETA Component Code Challenge
ActiveReports Case Study
DevProConnections Community Choice Awards

Webcast Center

5 Best Practices for Mobile Ad Hoc Reporting
Upcoming Webcasts

Event Center

DevConnections 2012
Silicon Valley Code Camp

Survey Center

What are your plans for Windows 8?

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