ComponentOne, maker of Doc-to-Help XML-based editor and a wide range of Windows development tools and extensions, announced the release of s Studio for WinRT XAML and Studio for WinJS during Microsoft’s BUILD 2012 event. “Designed to enhance the rich user experience of Windows 8, Studio for WinRT XAML gives developers powerful and unique controls for building better Windows Store apps,” said Greg Lutz, product manager at ComponentOne, a division of GrapeCity.
Studio for WinRT XAML offers UI controls for data visualization, layout, and input for powerful functionality to enhance the rich user experience of Windows 8. The beta release includes chart selection with animation APIs, FlexGrid control, PdfViewer control, and three layout panels. Additionally, Calendar, Date/Time editors, gauges, input, ListBox, and TileView are all included in this beta release.
Studio for WinJS provides “stunning visualization controls,” including dashboard-ready visualization controls, charts, and gauges that offer unique functionality to support creation of data-driven dashboards. All popular 2D chart types, flexible data binding, and run-time interactions are available with the new charts. Gauges allow for data to be displayed on the Windows tablet. “We are glad to be a part of Microsoft’s Windows 8 release and are pleased to provide great tools based on the proven HTML5 tools in our Wijmo product,” said Chris Bannon, product manager at ComponentOne, a division of GrapeCity.
Availability and Pricing
The company offers no-charge, 30-day trials of its Windows 8 control suites which may be downloaded at ComponentOne. Online visitors may also access tutorials, forums, documentation, and diagrams as part of the ComponentOne experience.
All current Studio Enterprise and Ultimate subscribers receive the new WinRT XAML and WinJS controls at no additional charge. Non-subscribers may purchase an individual license for an introductory price of $395.