GrapeCity Updates Components for WinUI, .NET MAUI, WinForms

GrapeCity, a third-party development tool maker for .NET UI controls for mobile, web and desktop, shipped its flagship ComponentOne 2023 v2 suite with updates for WinUI, .NET MAUI, WinForms and other Microsoft-centric controls.

GrapeCity is one of several third-party tooling vendors that Microsoft mentions in its UI component ecosystem documentation for Blazor, Microsoft's ASP.NET Core component for building web projects with C# instead of JavaScript. The others are Telerik, DevExpress, Syncfusion, Radzen, Infragistics and jQWidgets.

And Blazor controls were indeed updated in the company's second major release of its flagship offering this year, which sees new Blazor gauge controls and FlexGrid for Blazor pinned columns.

WinUI, Microsoft's a native user experience (UX) framework for both Windows desktop and UWP applications, received even more attention.

"With the 2023 v2 release, the WinUI edition expands with several new controls for the UWP edition," the company said. "The DataFilter provides a complete WinUI filter interface to accompany any data collection. Filtered data is easier to analyze and allows the end-user to focus on specific information. ComponentOne's cross-platform FlexChart control is also available in WinUI. It provides charts like bar, line, area, pie, TreeMap, combination charts, and stacking options to display data meaningfully. Visit the website to learn more about the controls added to the WinUI edition."

Along with control updates, the company touted a new a new WinUI and MAUI bundle.

"We've simplified our licensing for the modern, cross-platform .NET platforms," the company said in an Aug. 2 blog post. "Now with a single WinUI & MAUI license, you can build apps with ComponentOne controls for WinUI, MAUI, UWP, and Xamarin. YES, all four platforms are included in a single license, and existing WinUI, UWP, and Xamarin users can access WinUI & MAUI controls as part of their subscription."

The post and a related Aug. 9 news release explain more about enhancements to WinForms, FlexReport, classic C1Pdf library for .NET Standard (beta), data services, WPF and more.

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