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Data Visualization Controls In ComponentOne


ComponentOne, a component solution provider for Microsoft Visual Studio, has released its Studio Enterprise 2014 v2. This suite of data and UI controls works with Visual Studio, Windows Desktop, Windows Store, and HTML5. The product allows for developers to connect to, manage, and display data in what the company calls "modern interfaces" today.

The highlights of the 2014 v2 release include enhanced data visualization controls for the web and new controls for the Windows Store to help developers display and manage appointment data in their apps.

"With our v2 release we recognized the need in the developer tool space for new features and controls in order for our clients to build the best Windows, web, and mobile applications possible," said Greg Lutz product manager at ComponentOne.

"Our 2014 v2 Studio Enterprise release features a new Sparkline control for HTML5 and Web Forms, Entity Framework 6 support for the Windows Desktop platforms, Chart and Grid export in HTML5 and Web Forms, offline Maps for WinRT XAML, a new Windows 8 Scheduler, and a new RadialMenu for WPF and Silverlight," said Lutz.

In an era where the analysis of data is undeniably crucial, ComponentOne says it has created a control that permits the visualization of trends even in the smallest spaces with ComponentOne Sparkline. With Sparkline, data trends are displayed in dashboards, lists, grids, and inline text.

Sparkline was developed to be used in developers' Web Forms, MVC, or JavaScript/HTML5 apps to help users turn data into a format suitable for decision making.

ComponentOne has updated its Entity Framework DataSource components to support the latest version of Entity Framework 6.x now.

With a drag-and-drop scheduling control with in-line editing, developers can now build their own appointment scheduling apps with the ComponentOne Scheduler for WinRT XAML. The company's promise is to be able to schedule one-time, all day, or recurring appointments with reminders, labels, and availability status just like Microsoft Outlook and the Windows 8 Calendar app.


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