ComponentOne a division of GrapeCity, the largest component solution provider in the Microsoft Visual Studio Partner Ecosystem, has released ComponentOne Studio Enterprise 2013 v1. The first of three releases scheduled for 2013, ComponentOne Studio Enterprise is a world renowned suite of data and UI controls for Microsoft Visual Studio, including Windows Store and HTML5 tools. With highlights ranging from MVC 4 Scaffolding to new Tile controls for WinForms, WinRT XAML, Silverlight, WPF, and Windows Phone, there are tools for every .NET developer in this release.
Towards the end of 2012, ComponentOne announced the inclusion of its Windows 8 controls in the comprehensive Studio Enterprise suite of controls. As a veteran in the Visual Studio industry, ComponentOne once again has demonstrated it understands the needs of the changing developer landscape as evident by their decision to release an array of new Windows 8 controls, with a total of over 25 UI and data visualization controls, for building compelling Windows Store apps with Studio Enterprise 2013 v1.
“We have created the ideal development toolset for professionals who are migrating to new platforms, while at the same time meeting the needs of the developers who are less platform agnostic,” said Greg Lutz, product manager at ComponentOne.
Building upon Microsoft’s recent announcement of the 2012.2 ASP.NET update, ComponentOne now offers developers the ability to quickly create rich Web applications using MVC 4 scaffolding with Wijmo. “Scaffolding does all of the work for you by automatically creating your controllers and views, complete with CRUD (create, read, update, delete) operations and validation. Wijmo further enhances the application with Wijmo widgets and styles,” said Lutz.
Other enhancements to the web tools in Studio Enterprise 2013 include: new MVC 4 project templates (C# & VB) and Wijmo-enhanced editor templates. The templates allow developers to quickly customize an application with editors like Date Picker, Numeric Input, and Slider. To see an overview of the top features in the release, view the ComponentOne Studio Enterprise release video.
For developers looking to easily replicate the Windows 8 experience, ComponentOne has released several Tile controls spanning WinForms, WinRT, Silverlight, WPF, and Windows Phone. In a blog post on the company’s website, it details using ComponentOne Tiles for WinRT/XAML, “Tiles make it easy to replicate the Windows 8 start screen experience in your own app. Get several different tile controls that support sliding and flipping animations with live updates. Combine tiles with different containers to achieve endless layout possibilities.”
Beyond the Tiles, the WinRT/XAML control collection inside Studio Enterprise provides powerful data features for the WinRT platform available nowhere else with C1CollectionView and C1FlexGrid. These controls are touted for providing the most in-demand third-party controls like calendars, document viewers, rich text editors, tree views, and data grids.
Rounding out the release are updates and enhancements to many of the other products that make up ComponentOne Studio Enterprise: Studio for WinForms, Studio for WPF, Studio for Windows Phone, Studio for Silverlight, Studio for ASP.NET Wijmo, Studio for iPhone, Studio for Entity Framework, Studio for Compact Framework, and Studio for ActiveX.
The company offers no-charge, 30-day trials of Studio Enterprise and each of its component suites, which may be downloaded at http://www.componentone.com/Downloads/. Online visitors may also access tutorials, forums, documentation, and diagrams as part of the ComponentOne experience.