ComponentArt News

Datazen 2.0 Is Here – Bringing Major Product Additions and Improvements

November 22, 2013 – We are pleased to announce that the latest major iteration of ComponentArt's Datazen mobile BI product is available in all major mobile app stores. Datazen 2.0 introduces the following additions to the core product feature set:

Completely Revamped Mobile Clients

Datazen 2.0 delivers native experiences to Windows 8, iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Each mobile client is built using the native UI paradigms of the target platform and feels entirely natural to the user on their device of choice.

KPI Repository

Datazen KPI repository enables rapid publishing of key metrics in a way that guarantees premium native user experiences on all device and screen form-factors.

KPI values and trends are based on queries from live data sources and are displayed on the Datazen main screen for quick user access.

Each KPI can be associated with one or more Datazen dashboards, enabling the user to drill-down and perform in-depth analysis for the selected metric.

Extensive Drill-Downs and Drill-Throughs

Datazen 2.0 includes the ability to link (drill-through) from a dashboard to another Datazen dashboard, or to a custom URL. In each case parameters are passed to the target dashboard or URL.

The dashboard creator is able to set the filtering & time slicing criteria of the target dashboard as well as set the parameter values of any parameterized data views that the target dashboard may be using. Similarly, parameters can be passed to a custom URL via the query string. This enables integration with other reporting systems (such as Microsoft SSRS).

Drill-throughs can be initiated from simple Datazen controls (like gauges) or more complex controls (like XY Charts or Data Grids). When a drill-through is initiated from a complex control, selected item details (chart point or a data grid row) will be available in the list of parameters that can be sent to the target dashboard/URL.

Support for Very Large Data Sets

Datazen features the ability to work with very large data sets by only loading the data required to display the current dashboard view and reloading data from the server based on user interactions. This is accomplished through parameterized server data views. When creating a server-based data view, the user has the option to define a collection of parameters that can be passed to the data command (query) that produces the data view.

Dashboard navigators (like Time Navigator or Selection List) can be configured to execute a server query with the appropriate command based on user action. This loads a new dataset from the server instead of performing client-side filtering.

Support for Custom Maps

Datazen ships with a collection of 70 maps, covering all major world countries and regions. In addition, the product supports the ability to create and manage a repository of custom maps.

Custom maps are defined using the standard ESRI shapefile format for maps. Custom maps (consisting of .shp and .dbf files) can be managed through the Map Repository section of the Datazen Server Control Panel.

Team Collaboration

Each Datazen KPI and dashboard includes a dedicated activity stream. This stream consists of important events such as KPI/dashboard creation and updates, as well as user comments for the given KPI/dashboard. Comments are ordered chronologically and contain context information, such as the value of the KPI at the moment when the comment was made.

Activity streams for all KPIs and dashboards in a BI hub form the combined activity stream for the entire hub.

Custom Branding

When it comes to custom branding, Datazen 2.0 goes well beyond simple logo placement. All aspects of the app chrome are customized. The result is a fully-branded experience that looks and feels like custom mobile apps were created for your BI deployment.

Brand packages can be applied on a per-server basis or on a per-BI hub basis. Therefore a single Datazen Enterprise Server deployment can contain many different brand definitions. Brand packages are managed through the Datazen Server Control Panel and are fully integrated with the Datazen Designer.

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Datazen Multi-platform Release is Here – Now Supporting iOS and Android

June 3, 2013 – ComponentArt is pleased to announce a major release of the Datazen mobile BI product. Effective immediately, Datazen native apps are available in all major mobile app stores: Windows 8, iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Dashboards are still created and published through the Datazen Designer, which is available only in Windows 8. Once a dashboard is published to a Datazen Server, it becomes available on any device.

Datazen for Windows 8

Windows 8 Client App

Create unlimited dashboards from local Excel data – for free!

Use these dashboards on your Windows 8 device and share them with other Windows 8 users via the share charm.

Connect to a Datazen Server and access published dashboards and KPIs.

Datazen apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone come preconfigured with demo server connections to streamline the evaluation process.

Datazen Enterprise Server

Datazen Enterprise Server enables live connections enterprise data sources and dashboard publishing to any mobile device. The product is licensed based on the number of users. Existing ComponentArt customers are eligible for discounts on Datazen Enterprise Server. Please contact us for details.

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And the Winner of the Windows 8 Unleashed Coding Competition Is...

March 18, 2013 – Since the initial call-to-action late last year, the Windows 8 Unleashed Coding Competition has been a remarkable success. From video games to reference material to social media apps, we've received submissions from all over the world.

It's been extremely hard to choose one from among the outstanding entries, but after much debate from the judges we're very pleased to announce that the winner of the $10,000 grand prize winner is...

Reddisc by Eric Richard Todd

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Description:
Cheap. Convenient. Simple. Browse and reserve your favorite movies and games using your local Redbox.

Features:
Browse, find, and reserve your favorite movies and games at the nearest available Redbox kiosk.

We'd like to thank our esteemed panel of judges, Stephen Rose, Jeremy Chapman, Paul Sheriff, Joe Guadagno, and Billy Hollis. And a final thank you to all of the contestants.

Keep up the great work and happy coding.

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ComponentArt Releases Datazen – A New Self-service Mobile BI Product for Windows 8

February 26, 2013 – ComponentArt is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Datazen for Windows 8 – the easiest way to create mobile BI dashboards from Excel, cloud and enterprise data sources. The product features a touch-based dashboard designer, complete dashboard publishing system, secure server communication for data updates and client-side data caching for offline access.

Datazen Client App
  • Run any Datazen dashboard
  • Create dashboards from local Excel data
  • Share dashboards via email
Datazen Enterprise Server
  • Connect to enterprise data sources
  • Publish dashboards securely within your IT environment
  • Deliver live data updates to your users
  • Integrate with Active Directory for user authentication
  • Integrate your corporate branding

Product Editions and Pricing Details

Datazen Windows 8 app is offered free of charge. Datazen Enterprise Server is licensed based on the number of users. Existing ComponentArt customers are eligible for discounts on Datazen Enterprise Server. Please contact us for details.

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Schedule Changes Announced for the Windows 8 Unleashed Coding Competition

December 7, 2012 – In order to make this opportunity available to more developers, ComponentArt and Microsoft have decided to change the schedule of the Windows 8 Unleashed Coding Competition. All key dates have been moved by one month, so the effective schedule is as follows:

  • January 31, 2013 – Entry submission deadline (changed from December 31, 2012). All Entries must be submitted to the Windows 8 App store for approval and the Entry details must be emailed to ComponentArt by January 31, 2013.

  • February 28, 2013 – App publication deadline (changed from January 31, 2013). All Entry apps must complete the certification process and be published in the Windows 8 App Store by February 28, 2013.

  • March 15, 2013 – Winner announced (changed from February 15, 2013). The winner, as selected by the Panel of Judges, will be announced on ComponentArt's website before 5pm ET on Friday, March 15, 2013.

For full details please refer to the Windows 8 Unleashed Coding Competition website.

May the best app win!

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ComponentArt Developer Tools App is Live in the Windows 8 Store!

October 9, 2012 – ComponentArt's BI presentation technology for Windows 8 can now easily be evaluated without having a Microsoft developer account or Visual Studio. Simply install the ComponentArt Dev Tools app directly from the Windows Store (requires Windows 8).

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"The new release of Data Visualization is absolutely
amazing and very likely to make us switch over
to ComponentArt's offering across the board.
This is the best release I have seen in years!"

Bruno Cossi, CTO, Surface BI

ComponentArt Data Visualization for Windows 8 enables developers to build sophisticated BI dashboards and data analysis applications. This Developer Tools application has been designed as an interactive tutorial, containing everything that developers need to quickly get up to speed and become productive: live dashboard examples, control galleries, integrated tutorials, source code and data viewers.

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ComponentArt Data Visualization 2012 Is Here!

September 14, 2012 – ComponentArt is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Data Visualization 2012 – the complete framework for building modern mobile BI dashboards and data analysis applications for Windows 8 and Classic Windows. The product has been re-imagined from the ground up to enable the next generation of mobile, web and desktop applications.

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The 2012 release introduces the following major additions:

Three Product Editions, Targeting Major Windows 8 and Classic Windows Development Frameworks

Data Visualization 2012 visual
  • Data Visualization for WinRT

    Native set of controls for
    Windows 8, optimized for
    touch input and mobile CPUs.

  • Data Visualization for WPF

    Native set of controls
    for building Classic
    Windows applications.

  • Data Visualization for Silverlight

    Native set of controls
    for building premium
    RIA web applications.

All product features are available for all frameworks. In an industry-first, ComponentArt has achieved complete API parity among these frameworks, enabling developers to reuse implementation code between Windows 8 and Classic Windows applications.

New Controls:
Micro Charts, NavigationTiles, TreeList, Dropdown, DropdownTree

New controls

The Data Visualization suite has been expanded with a number of new controls, chosen strategically to enable implementation of modern user interfaces, improve performance on mobile CPUs and minimize the amount of required application code.

KPI Data Objects

KPI Data Objects simplify handling of date-time based data and dramatically improve application performance. Developers are able to preload any amount of data, of any date-time granularity and then efficiently query this data for hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly values. Multiple datasets of potentially different original granularity can be combined, allowing easy implantations of common dashboard scenarios where metrics are compared to targets or other metrics.

All-New Innovative Demo Applications

Data Visualization product demo applications for WinRT, WPF and Silverlight have been reconceived as interactive product tutorials. They contain everything that developers need to quickly get up to speed and become productive: live dashboard examples, control galleries, integrated tutorials, source code and data viewers.

Product Licensing Information

Existing customers: We are pleased to offer Data Visualization 2012 at no cost to all existing customers with current ComponentArt Data Visualization subscription licenses. The new license keys have already been assigned and are accessible through the ComponentArt.com user account menu under "My Licenses." ComponentArt is also happy to provide a license upgrade path to all of our existing customers who don't have a current Data Visualization subscription license.

New customers: ComponentArt Data Visualization 2012 is licensed royalty-free on a per-developer seat basis. Charting for individual frameworks is offered at $899 for a 1-year subscription, the full Data Visualization suite for individual frameworks is priced at $1,299 USD and the Ultimate Edition of Data Visualization 2012 (containing all controls for all frameworks) is available for $1,799. Please visit our online store for details.

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ComponentArt Releases Data Visualization for Windows 8

August 15, 2012 – Concurrent with Microsoft Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 releases to MSDN subscribers today, ComponentArt is proud to introduce Data Visualization for Windows 8 – the complete framework for building modern mobile BI dashboards and data analysis applications. The entire Data Visualization suite has been reimagined and built from the ground up for the new WinRT API, optimized for touch input and mobile CPUs.

Containing 24 powerful controls and a core codebase of nearly 200,000 lines of code, ComponentArt Data Visualization for Windows 8 is by far the most extensive development framework available for Windows 8 today.

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Comprehensive set of charting controls, featuring all major chart types, brilliant rendering, touch interactivity, and support for large datasets.

Wide selection of gauge controls, designed for easy KPI binding and featuring customizable pointers, scales & ranges.

Visual presentation of tabular data, featuring conditional row/cell formatting, embedding custom visualization controls, and handling large datasets.

Sophisticated touch-based navigation controls: NavigationTiles, TimeNavigator, TreeList, Dropdown, and DropdownTree.

Effective visualization of geographic data, with over 150 ready-to-use maps of continents, regions, countries, and US states.

Advanced client-side data processing: lightning-fast DateTime KPI aggregations, dataset oprations, financial, and statistics libraries.

Product Licensing Information

Existing customers: We are pleased to offer Data Visualization for Windows 8 at no cost to all existing customers with current ComponentArt Data Visualization subscription licenses. The new license keys have already been assigned and are accessible through the ComponentArt.com user account menu under "My Licenses." ComponentArt is also happy to provide a license upgrade path to all of our existing customers who don't have a current Data Visualization subscription license.

New customers: ComponentArt Data Visualization for Windows 8 is licensed royalty-free on a per-developer seat basis. Charting for Windows 8 is offered at $899 for a 1-year subscription, while the full Data Visualization for Windows 8 package is priced at $1,299 USD. Please visit our online store for details.

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White Paper: Mobile Dashboard Server Application Patterns and Interactive Features

April 13, 2012 – ComponentArt's R&D team has just published a white paper with the goal to outline the exact list of application patterns and interactive features that should be easy to implement and deploy on ComponentArt Mobile Dashboard Server – based on ComponentArt's source code examples and product documentation.

Learn how you can leverage ComponentArt's XAML and HTML5 technology to deliver rich, interactive and engaging mobile dashboards to any device:

  • Apple iPad & iPhone
  • Windows 8 tablets & phones
  • Android tablets & phones
  • Blackberry Playbook & phones
  • Any Windows or Mac OS computer

ComponentArt is the first company to introduce XAML-to-HTML5 conversion technology capable of translating MVVM-based XAML applications to their fully-functional HTML5 equivalents. This technology allows developers to build digital dashboards using modern XAML tools and deliver them to any mobile device through real-time HTML5 conversion – without writing a single line of JavaScript code.

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ComponentArt Mobile Dashboard Server 2012 is Here!

February 3, 2012 — We are excited to announce the immediate availability of ComponentArt Mobile Dashboard Server 2012 – this year's first major update of ComponentArt's groundbreaking mobile BI technology. The product is designed to enable developers to create interactive dashboards as WinRT, Silverlight or WPF Visual Studio projects and deliver them to any device via automatic HTML5 conversion by the ComponentArt MDS runtime.

The latest release of ComponentArt Mobile Dashboard Server introduces the following feature additions:

  • New Mobile UI control set (11 new controls)
  • New security and authentication modules
  • Streamlined application development model
  • Expanded Visual Studio project templates and product documentation
MDS diagram

For detailed product features, or to experience mobile dashboards in action, please follow the links below:

About ComponentArt

ComponentArt Inc. is a leading vendor of developer tools and business intelligence solutions. Our mission is to help organizations gain insight from their data and obtain access to critical information through any device. Our technology empowers our customers, boosts user productivity, and is a pleasure to use.

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ComponentArt MSDN Webcast: Delivering Mobile BI Dashboards to Any Device

February 1, 2012 — ComponentArt is excited to be back, hosting another MSDN webcast! Tune in to learn how you can leverage ComponentArt's XAML Data Visualization technology, along with our new Mobile Dashboard Server product to deliver rich, interactive, and engaging mobile dashboards to any device.

Register for the Event
Starts:
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 – 11:00AM
Timezone:
(GMT-8:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Duration:
60 minutes
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Presenter: Milos Glisic, Director of Development, ComponentArt

Milos Glisic has been a member of the ComponentArt team since its inception and is currently the Director of Development. He has been heavily involved in the design and implementation of ComponentArt's Data Visualization suite for Microsoft .NET and ComponentArt's Dashboard Server technology. He loves working with .NET and XAML and is passionate about information graphics and map-based visualizations in particular. Over the years, he has presented the company's technology at many user group meetings and conferences. Milos holds an honors bachelor of science degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of Toronto.

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White Paper: Delivering Mobile BI Dashboards to Any Device via XAML and HTML5

January 10, 2012 – Learn how you can leverage ComponentArt's XAML and HTML5 technology to deliver rich, interactive and engaging mobile dashboards to any device:

  • Apple iPad & iPhone
  • Windows 8 tablets & phones
  • Android tablets & phones
  • Blackberry Playbook & phones
  • Any Windows or Mac OS computer

The white paper covers all of the major technology options for delivering mobile BI dashboards, examines the pros and cons of each approach, and provides a detailed description for the selected approach.

ComponentArt is the first company to introduce XAML-to-HTML5 conversion technology capable of translating MVVM-based XAML applications to their fully-functional HTML5 equivalents. This technology allows developers to build digital dashboards using modern XAML tools and deliver them to any mobile device through real-time HTML5 conversion – without writing a single line of JavaScript code.

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Business Intelligence is Going Mobile According to Industry Analysts

December 9, 2011 – Fueled by ever-improving hardware and backed by companies such as Microsoft, Google, and Apple, the latest research indicates mobile BI usage is growing globally, crossing industry and organization size boundaries.

The Future is Mobile

"Tablets just make sense," says Howard Dresden in an interview with Enterprise Apps Today. His firm, Dresden Advisory Services, has just published its third report examining the state of Business Intelligence. Dresden continues, "it's a foregone conclusion we're going mobile." Indeed, easy access to crucial data no matter the location can make a significant impact, and not just for executives: "middle and line management," he says, "that's where you start to see a real payback."

A report by Gartner reinforces this, stating that mobile BI "has the potential to significantly expand the population of BI users to include a much more mainstream audience."

The Future is HTML5

HTML5 is quickly gaining ground as the de facto rendering and presentation technology. A recently released study by Strategy Analytics forecasts the sale of over one billion HTML5-enabled smartphones and devices in 2013. Given such growth potential, application developers are turning to a "build once, deploy anywhere" paradigm and HTML5 by its very nature offers portability while increasing support among mobile devices is a clear benefit. "There is a lot of energy and investment being applied to [HTML5]" says Dresden, adding "it will move more quickly than other standards have in the past."

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ComponentArt Mobile Dashboards Showcased at BlackBerry DevCon Keynote

BlackBerry DevConOctober 24, 2011 – As part of this year's BlackBerry DevCon General Session presentation, George Staikos, VP of Web Technologies at Research In Motion, along with company co-CEO, Mike Lazaridis, showcased ComponentArt's innovative Dashboard Server technology running on the BlackBerry PlayBook.

ComponentArt Mobile Dashboards

Image courtesy of Engadget

Using the PlayBook's WebKit-based browser, George visited the Dashboard Server demos and loaded the Sales Dashboard. The ComponentArt Dashboard Server immediately determined the client to be a mobile device, specifically a PlayBook, and automatically converted the XAML-based dashboard to output HTML5, leveraging the browser's cutting edge rendering- and high-performance Javascript engines.

This demonstration illustrated ComponentArt's continued commitment to producing cutting-edge data visualization controls, and highlighted the company's position as an innovator on the forefront of technology.

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ComponentArt Releases UI Framework 2012

October 21, 2011 – ComponentArt is pleased to announce the immediate availability of UI Framework 2012 for .NET, the latest suite of industry-leading UI controls for ASP.NET, Silverlight, and WPF.

ComponentArt UI Framework 2012 for .NET

Along with numerous fixes and additions, Web.UI for ASP.NET MVC has been updated to support MVC 3 and the new Razor view engine. Additionally, the MVC demos have been re-written to take advantage of this updated framework. As before, complete source-code is available for these example projects.

For a full list of enhancements, changes, and fixes in this release, please consult this Knowledge Base article.

ComponentArt UI Framework 2012 for .NET – a unified installation package including comprehensive demos and samples – is available now on our download page.

Subscription Licenses

Customers with active Subscription and Enterprise licenses will receive UI Framework 2012 for .NET at no additional charge, and have already been issued license keys, accessible through the account menu under "My Licenses".

Pricing Information

UI Framework for .NET is priced at $1,099 USD for a Subscription license. Bulk-discounted Enterprise licenses are also available for teams of 3 or more developers. Please refer to the license comparison page for more information.

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Gartner Recognizes ComponentArt in the "Who's Who in Mobile BI" Report

October 18, 2011 — ComponentArt, a leading vendor of developer tools and business intelligence solutions, has been recognized in Gartner's Who's Who in Mobile BI report, as assembled by research director Joao Tapadinhas.

Gartner's Who's Who in Mobile BI, an annual report analyzing and evaluating key trends and players in the mobile business intelligence space, spotlights ComponentArt and states their solutions are able "to deliver visually rich and interactive dashboards to the Windows Phone 7 and Windows tablets using XAML technology."

In order to support the widest possible user base, Gartner continues, ComponentArt's latest product, Dashboard Server, "will convert the outputs to HTML5 to support other devices, including iOS and Android." The report concludes that ComponentArt solutions are "able to deliver advanced visualizations in stand-alone BI applications or embedded as part of business applications."

"We're honored to be included in this report," said Miljan Braticevic, ComponentArt's President and CEO. "Our new Dashboard Server product is one-of-a-kind – automatic dashboard conversion from .NET and XAML to the format most appropriate for the client device, be that HTML5, Silverlight or any other number of technologies. It's very gratifying to have our hard work acknowledged by such a prestigious organization."

About ComponentArt

ComponentArt Inc. is a leading vendor of developer tools and business intelligence solutions. The company's mission is to help organizations gain insight from their data and obtain access to critical information through any device. ComponentArt technology empowers customers, boosts user productivity and is a pleasure to use.

About Gartner

Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Research provided by Gartner is targeted at CIOs and senior IT leaders in industries that include government agencies, high-tech and telecom enterprises, professional services firms, and technology investors.

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Introducing Dashboard Server – Delivering Rich HTML5 Dashboards to Any Mobile Device

September 9, 2011 — ComponentArt is excited to announce the commercial release of our new enterprise BI software product – ComponentArt Dashboard Server – designed to deliver rich HTML5 dashboards to any mobile device. ComponentArt's innovative technology enables development teams to build dashboards once in .NET and XAML and deploy to any client device through automatic conversion to HTML5, Silverlight, PDF and image formats.

Each ComponentArt Dashboard Server license includes enterprise-
grade support and training to ensure your success with the product.

To start your evaluation contact us today.

To demonstrate the power of this new technology, ComponentArt has prepared a showcase of mobile dashboard demos. We invite you to try them on your favorite tablet, smartphone, PC or Mac.

TRY OUR MOBILE DASHBOARDS NOW

For detailed feature information please refer to the
Dashboard Server product page.

About ComponentArt

ComponentArt Inc. is a leading vendor of developer tools and business intelligence solutions. Our mission is to help organizations gain insight from their data and obtain access to critical information through any device. Our technology empowers our customers, boosts user productivity and is a pleasure to use.

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ComponentArt Data Visualization 2011 is Here – Bringing OLAP Support and Setting a New Standard in Charting for Silverlight

May 26, 2011 — ComponentArt is proud to announce a major new release of our flagship product: Data Visualization for .NET, Version 2011. The new release expands the suite with important new controls and introduces major feature additions and enhancements.

Data Visualization 2011
The 2011 release introduces the following additions and enhancements:
PivotGrid

PivotGrid Control & OLAP Support

A rich set of data libraries has been added to ComponentArt Data Visualization for .NET to provide native support for handling of multi-dimensional data. A new multi-dimensional data source provider control automatically connects to cubes hosted in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services. Brand-new PivotGrid and PivotTree controls provide easy navigation of the cubes.

PivotGrid & PivotTree
Support for Windows Phone 7

Support for Windows Phone 7

Support for Windows Phone 7 is now fully integrated into the main ComponentArt Data Visualization for Silverlight package. A specialized version of all control assemblies targeting the mobile platform is now distributed and supported as part of the Data Visualization for Silverlight. A separate demo gallery application optimized for the phone as well as a Windows Phone 7 quick start project are also included.

Windows Phone
Charting Millions of Records

Charting Millions of Records

The Data Visualization suite now handles millions of records out-of-the-box. Dashboard rendering is never a bottleneck with the new sampling system which is enabled automatically when large record sets are used.

With the 2011 release, ComponentArt ships an industry-first: an integrated dashboard example showcasing interactive navigation through 1 million records on the client.

»Experience the 1-Million Record Dashboard in Action
Vastly Expanded Charting Features

Vastly Expanded Charting Features

With the 2011 release ComponentArt sets a new standard in charting for Silverlight by introducing a comprehensive set of new features: range highlighting along X or Y axis, delta indicator stripes, target line, logarithmic axis, multiple independent Y axis, automatically adjusted ranges, projected values, unlimited levels of axis annotations, free-form X/Y zooming and scrolling, datapoint and range selection, expanded popup types, context menu, drag & drop integration with the GridView control, dynamic range adjustment when hiding or showing series and many more.

»Explore the Expanded Charting Gallery
Explore the Expanded Map Gallery

New Map-based Visualizations and Shape Files

The new Map control now supports interactive selection of areas and points, unlimited map layers, built-in bubble visualizations, expandable custom visualizations, map drill-down with load-on-demand shapes and GridView integration.

»Explore the Expanded Map Gallery
Expanded TimeNavigator Features

Expanded TimeNavigator Features

ComponentArt's original, patent-pending TimeNavigator control has been further enhanced to provide intuitive animated transitions through selection states. The customization rule-set has been expanded to include: culture settings, fiscal offset, first day of week, first week of year and week numbering.

PDF and Image Export Library

Brand-New PDF and Image Export Library

The Data Visualization suite now includes a library for exporting any XAML-based content to images and PDFs. Complete dashboards, or dashboard elements like charts and other visualizations can now be saved and shared through these broadly supported formats.

SharePoint 2010 Theme Pack

SharePoint 2010 Theme Pack

All Data Visualization controls now feature a built-in theme and a color palette created specifically to match the look and feel of SharePoint 2010. Dashboards built using this theme blend seamlessly into the SharePoint 2010 interface.

SharePoint 2010
Enhanced Dashboard Demos

Enhanced Integrated Dashboard Demos

ComponentArt integrated live dashboard demos are now built using the MVVM architecture. All dashboard demos support printing, exporting to PDF and high-quality full screen scaling.

»Experience the New Dashboard Demos in Action
All-new State-of-the-art Product Documentation

All-new State-of-the-art Product Documentation

The 2011 release of ComponentArt Data Visualization includes vastly expanded product documentation, featuring extensive API references, dozens of new control tutorials as well as MVVM dashboard building whitepapers and tutorials.

»See ComponentArt's All-New Online Documentation

Existing Customers

Customers with current ComponentArt Data Visualization subscription licenses have been assigned ComponentArt Data Visualization 2011 edition subscription licenses as a normal matter of course. The new license keys are accessible through the ComponentArt.com user account menu under "My Licenses." ComponentArt is happy to provide a license upgrade path to all of our existing customers.

Pricing Information

Data Visualization 2011 for .NET subscription licenses begin at $1,999 USD. To determine which license type best suits your needs, please refer to the license comparison page.

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ComponentArt's MSDN Webcast: Leveraging DataMarket to Create Cloud-Powered Digital Dashboards

May 2, 2011 — In this forthcoming webcast, ComponentArt showcases its Data Visualization technology to create interactive, web-based digital dashboards in Microsoft Silverlight 4 and mobile dashboards on Windows Phone 7 by using Windows Azure DataMarket.

Presenters

  • Milos Glisic, Director of Development, ComponentArt Inc.
  • Christian Liensberger, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation.
Register for the Event
Starts:
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 – 8:00AM
Timezone:
(GMT-8:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Duration:
60 minutes
Register

DataMarket, in Windows Azure Marketplace, is an information marketplace where users can easily discover, explore, subscribe, and consume trusted premium data and public domain data. Content partners can publish on DataMarket to increase the discoverability and global reach of their proprietary data.

Users have access to many types of data such as demographic, environmental, financial, retail, weather and sports data. Developers can leverage a simple and uniform REST based OData API to embed this data into their applications. DataMarket provides many free datasets from leading industry providers including the United Nations, Data.gov, World Bank, Zillow, Weather Bug, Weather Central, Alteryx, and Wolfram Alpha. Developers can mash up rich industry data to enhance the capabilities of their applications.

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ComponentArt Data Visualization 2011 Beta is Here!

April 15, 2011 — ComponentArt is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Data Visualization 2011 Beta, the latest release of Silverlight and WPF suites of controls for digital dashboards and data analysis applications.

Included in this release:

  • PivotGrid Control and Support for OLAP Cubes: A rich set of data libraries was added to Data Visualization to provide handling of multi-dimensional data. A new multi-dimensional data source provider automatically connects these to cubes hosted in Microsoft Analysis Services. New PivotGrid and PivotTree controls are provided for easy navigation of the cubes.
  • Support for Windows Phone 7: The Data Visualization suite now works on Windows Phone 7. A specialized version targeting this platform is now distributed and supported as part of the Data Visualization for Silverlight package. It includes a separate demo gallery application optimized for the phone.
  • Charting Millions of Records: The XYChart control now handles millions of records out-of-the-box. Rendering is never a bottleneck with a new sampling system which kicks in automatically when large record sets are used.
  • PDF and Image Exporting: The Data Visualization suite now includes a library for exporting any XAML-based content to images and PDFs. Dashboards, charts and other visualizations can now be saved at any time and sent on in these broadly supported formats.
  • New Map-based Visualizations: In addition to several new features and enhancements, the Map control now supports quick configuration of data-driven bubble visualizations.
  • Major Improvements to Charting Features, Styles and Animations: Default chart styles and animations have been painstakingly fine-tuned to provide superior visualizations in all scenarios. Numerous new features have been added which enable powerful customization of these settings and implementation of unforeseen chart layouts.
  • Major Improvements to Documentation and Support: In addition to significant additions to documentation content and tutorials, each demo now has a "Show Code" feature for quick access to the implementation details. Data Visualization 2011 delivers its documentation in two complementary formats. A Microsoft Help 3 installation integrates directly into Visual Studio 2010, while a standalone Help 1 (CHM) help package can be opened and browsed anywhere.

For a comprehensive list of changes, fixes, enhancements and additions, please refer to the Data Visualization 2011 Beta Knowledge Base article.

Beta Testing Information

This Beta release of ComponentArt Data Visualization 2011 is available for download by users who currently have an active account on the ComponentArt website, and are enrolled in the ComponentArt Beta Testing program. To participate in the Beta Testing Program, users need to log in to their ComponentArt.com account, go to the "Edit Profile" page (accessible from the user account menu) and select the "Subscribe to: Beta Testing Program" option.

All bug reports, questions and comments may be posted to the Data Visualization Beta Forums.

Existing Customers

Customers with current ComponentArt Data Visualization subscription licenses have been assigned ComponentArt Data Visualization 2011 Enterprise edition subscription licenses free of charge. The new license keys are accessible through the ComponentArt.com user account menu under "My Licenses."

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ComponentArt and Microsoft Unveil Azure Cloud-powered Digital Dashboard Demos

March 28, 2011 — ComponentArt has teamed up with Microsoft's Windows Azure DataMarket group to demonstrate the power of cloud-based computing combined with state-of-the-art Data Visualization technology. We are excited to announce the launch of World Data Digital Dashboards, an interactive demo showing key economic indicators by country and region:

DataMarket on the Windows Azure Marketplace is a service that provides a single consistent marketplace and delivery channel for high quality information as cloud services. Content partners who collect data can publish it on DataMarket to increase its discoverability and achieve global reach with high availability. Data from databases, image files, reports and real-time feeds is provided in a consistent manner through internet standards. Users can easily discover, explore, subscribe and consume data from both trusted public domains and from premium commercial providers.

"ComponentArt's Silverlight Data Visualization technology is ideal for developing impressive cloud-based digital dashboards" says Sudhir Hasbe, Senior Product Manager for DataMarket, SQL Azure & Azure AppFabric technologies at Microsoft. "The ability to effectively visualize raw data, create mashups and provide sophisticated interactive interfaces has truly brought our cloud platform to life."

The advantages of cloud-based computing and the elegance of the cloud-based application architecture is evident in ComponentArt's World Data Dashboards demo. "DataMarket feeds are the exclusive data source for the entire dashboard application", said Evan Levy, Director of Technical Services at ComponentArt. "Working with cloud-based data enabled us to rapidly build a complex digital dashboard, which can be easily deployed without any configuration effort."

ComponentArt Data Visualization for .NET is a complete framework for building next-generation digital dashboards and data analysis applications for Silverlight, WPF, Windows Phone 7 and the Windows Azure platform.

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Introducing ComponentArt Data Visualization for Windows Phone 7!

February 14, 2011 — ComponentArt is excited to announce the immediate availability of Data Visualization for Windows Phone 7 – the industry's first complete framework for building mobile digital dashboards targeting Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 operating system.

Developers can find detailed product information and download Data Visualization for Windows Phone 7 through the product overview page. ComponentArt's free demo app is also immediately accessible by anyone who owns a Windows Phone 7; simply type "ComponentArt" in the App Marketplace search box.

ComponentArt Data Visualization for Windows Phone 7 WP7 Demo Screenshots

Product Details

ComponentArt's premium Charting, Gauges, Maps, GridView and TimeNavigator Silverlight controls have been ported to Windows Phone 7, delivering a comprehensive data visualization feature set with the very first release. Each component has been extensively optimized for smaller screens and mobile CPUs, including fine-tuned interactivity, support for pinch and flick gestures, customized skins and minified Map shape files.

Going beyond the standard data visualization controls, ComponentArt's TimeNavigator for Windows Phone 7 proves to be an invaluable element of interactive mobile dashboards. Designed to enable quick, easy and intuitive date range selections, the control has been re-engineered specifically for touch screens in order to deliver an optimal experience to end users.

"We are thrilled to offer such an extensive data visualization package for Windows Phone 7," said Miljan Braticevic, ComponentArt's President and CEO. "This is a major milestone in our mission to deliver a new breed of highly interactive mobile dashboards."

ComponentArt Data Visualization for Windows Phone 7 is built on the same codebase as the company's flagship Data Visualization for Silverlight product line, enabling new feature additions to both platforms simultaneously as well as customer code reuse between desktop and mobile applications.

Pricing and Licensing

All Windows Phone 7 components are offered as a part of Data Visualization for Silverlight Enterprise Edition, starting at $2,999 per developer. All current Enterprise Edition customers can use their existing license keys to deploy their mobile solutions.

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ComponentArt Releases UI Framework 2011

November 17, 2010 — ComponentArt is pleased to announce the immediate availability of UI Framework 2011 for .NET, the latest suite of industry-leading UI controls for ASP.NET, Silverlight and WPF.

ComponentArt UI Framework 2011 for .NET

With the release of UI Framework 2011 for .NET, all included products are now 100% royalty-free. For details, please refer to the new License Agreement.

Along with numerous enhancements and high-profile fixes throughout the suite, Web.UI for ASP.NET AJAX now natively supports both .NET 4.0 framework and Microsoft SharePoint 2010.

A complete list of fixes, updates & enhancements can be found in the ComponentArt Knowledge Base article.

ComponentArt UI Framework 2011 for .NET – a unified installation package including comprehensive demos and samples – is available now on our download page.

Subscription Licenses

Customers with active Subscription and Enterprise licenses will receive UI Framework 2011 for .NET at no additional charge, and have already been issued license keys, accessible through the account menu under "My Licenses".

Pricing Information

UI Framework for .NET is priced at $1,099 USD for a Subscription license. Bulk-discounted Enterprise licenses are also available for teams of 3 or more developers. Please refer to the license comparison page for more information.

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Your Data in a Whole New Light — Announcing ComponenArt Data Visualization 2010 for .NET

October 9, 2010 — ComponentArt is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Data Visualization 2010 for .NET, our most comprehensive data visualization suite yet.

ComponentArt Data Visualization 2010 for .NET

Built from the ground up to take advantage of the latest versions of Silverlight, WPF and Visual Studio 2010, ComponentArt Data Visualization 2010 for .NET delivers the complete feature set for building next-generation digital dashboards and data analysis applications.

Combining sophisticated rendering technology, extensive common framework and unmatched interactivity with suite-wide themes & palettes, comprehensive design-time support and superior performance, ComponentArt Data Visualization 2010 for .NET lets you present, navigate and visualize your data like never before.

The complete data visualization package includes:

  • Charting screenshot

    Charting:

    A comprehensive set of components designed to deliver interactive visualization of business data

  • Gauges screenshot

    Gauges:

    A suite of sophisticated, yet easy-to-use controls for visual data monitoring

  • Maps screenshot

    Maps:

    Dynamic, data-driven maps designed to provide intuitive visualization of geographic data

  • GridView screenshot

    GridView:

    An enterprise-grade data grid control, designed to deliver visually rich display of tabular data

  • TimeNavigator screenshot

    TimeNavigator:

    An innovative navigation control allowing quick, interactive and intuitive date range selections

  • CalnEngine screenshot

    CalcEngine:

    A general purpose data processing engine for performing operations of any complexity on a given dataset

Experience Data Visualization 2010 yourself

Visit the Live Demos or download the trial version today, and see your data in a whole new light.

Existing customers

Customers with current ComponentArt UI Framework subscription licenses have been assigned ComponentArt Data Visualization Ultimate edition subscription licenses free of charge, a $5,999 value! The new license keys are accessible through the ComponentArt.com user account menu under "My Licenses."

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