.NET 7 Blazor News

Ensure Grids Display Consistently Across Devices

February 1, 2024
Grid controls with responsive layout support make sure that your data is accessible on desktop, mobile, and the web, across varied screen sizes.

Leveraging a Blazor grid control with responsive layout empowers your application with optimal data visualization across diverse screen sizes and orientations. This enhances the user experience by ensuring seamless navigation, readability, and interaction with grid content, regardless of whether it's being accessed from a desktop computer, tablet, or mobile phone. This flexibility fosters wider accessibility, improves user engagement, and ultimately strengthens the overall value proposition of your Blazor application.

Several Blazor grid controls offer responsive layouts including:

  • DevExpress Blazor Data Grid (part of DevExpress ASP.NET and Blazor) seamlessly adapts to various screen sizes with column resizing and flexible layouts.
  • FlexGrid for Blazor (part of ComponentOne Studio Blazor Edition by MESCIUS) leverages a flexible grid system for a fluid and responsive user experience across devices.
  • Syncfusion Blazor DataGrid (part of Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise) optimizes columns and layouts for automatic device-perfect viewing.
  • Telerik UI for Blazor Grid (part of Telerik UI for Blazor) enhances mobile usability with built-in touch gestures and responsive breakpoints.

For an in-depth analysis of features and price, visit our Blazor grid controls comparison.

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Visualize the Distribution of a Dataset

January 25, 2024
Incorporate box plots into your Blazor apps to reveal key insights into central tendency, spread, and potential outliers.

Box plots, also known as box-and-whisker plots, are used to display the distribution of a dataset. They show the median, quartiles, and extremes of the data, providing a quick visual summary of the data's central tendency and variability. This makes them particularly useful for statistical analysis and comparing data across categories.

Several Blazor chart controls offer Box plots including:

  • Syncfusion Blazor Chart (part of Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise) offers in-depth customization for box plots with quartile ranges, outlier styles, and box appearances.
  • ComponentOne Charts for Blazor (part of ComponentOne Studio Blazor Edition) simplifies box plot creation with notched whiskers and error bars for enhanced data insights.
  • TeeChart Blazor by Steema Software empowers you to visually explore data distribution through flexible box plot configurations and interactive zooming capabilities.
  • NOV Chart for .NET by Nevron delivers advanced box plot functionalities, enabling detailed analysis of data quartiles and outliers for deeper understanding.

For an in-depth analysis of features and price, visit our Blazor chart controls comparison.

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Add Custom Filters to Dashboard Table Elements

January 19, 2024
Stimulsoft Dashboards 2024.1.1 enhances data exploration capabilities for tables with the addition of user-defined filtering.

Stimulsoft Dashboards is a versatile suite of tools for crafting interactive data visualizations for web and desktop applications. It empowers developers to embed intuitive dashboards across various platforms, including .NET, JavaScript, and PHP, using the platform-specific components or a centralized cloud designer. With rich data analysis elements, extensive customization options, and pre-built templates, Stimulsoft Dashboards helps you transform complex data into clear, actionable insights for any audience.

The Stimulsoft Dashboards 2024.1.1 update adds the option to include custom filters for the Table element in dashboards. When filters are applied to the table, a dedicated control element lets you easily edit and remove user filters with a single click. This intuitive addition streamlines workflow, keeps you focused, and ensures your dashboards always reflect the exact insights you need.

To see a full list of what's new in version 2024.1.1, see our release notes.

Stimulsoft Ultimate is licensed per developer and is available as a Perpetual license with 1 year support and maintenance. See our Stimulsoft Ultimate licensing page for full details.

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Set Up Data Connections to Snowflake Storage

January 16, 2024
Stimulsoft Reports 2024.1.1 adds a new data adapter that allows users to connect with Snowflake's powerful cloud storage.

Stimulsoft Reports is a versatile reporting tool that lets you create and generate reports of any complexity from scratch, whether for desktop, web, or mobile platforms. It provides a visual designer and royalty-free runtime that integrates seamlessly with various frameworks like ASP.NET, Java, and JavaScript, empowering applications to generate insightful reports with rich features and diverse export options.

The 2024.1.1 release of Stimulsoft Reports adds a new data adapter for Snowflake, a widely used cloud data storage services, adept at handling both semi-structured and structured data. Developers can now utilize Stimulsoft's robust reporting capabilities to analyze Snowflake data directly, eliminating the need for manual data extraction or intermediary tools. This translates to faster report generation, improved data accuracy, and seamless integration with Snowflake's powerful cloud storage and performance.

To see a full list of what's new in version 2024.1.1, see our release notes.

Stimulsoft Ultimate is licensed per developer and is available as a Perpetual license with 1 year support and maintenance. See our Stimulsoft Ultimate licensing page for full details.

Stimulsoft Reports is available to buy in the following products:

Edit PDFs Directly from Code with .NET

January 15, 2024
Programmatic PDF editing automates tasks, streamlines workflows, and unlocks greater control over your documents.

Editing PDFs programmatically allows developers to transcend manual manipulation and embrace code-driven control. By leveraging dedicated libraries and C#, applications can now extract data, update content, and dynamically generate complex documents, all without user intervention. This unlocks profound efficiency gains, automates repetitive tasks, and empowers developers to integrate sophisticated document automation directly into their .NET workflows.

Several .NET components support programmatic editing of PDFs including:

  • DevExpress PDF Document API (part of DevExpress Office File API) is a non-visual .NET library that allows you to generate, convert, merge, split, edit, password-protect, and digitally sign PDF files.
  • Document Solutions for PDF by MESCIUS (formerly GrapeCity) is a C# .NET PDF document API library that allows developers to programmatically create and manipulate PDF documents at scale.
  • IronPDF for .NET is a C# PDF library for generating and editing PDFs, converting HTML to PDF, and integrating PDFs into your .NET applications.
  • XFINIUM.PDF CROSS-PLATFORM EDITION is a .NET library that supports a wide set of features, ranging from simple PDF creation to form filling, content redaction or complex color conversions.
  • PDF4NET provides a comprehensive .NET library for creating, editing, and manipulating PDFs with ease and efficiency.

For an in-depth analysis of features and price, visit our .NET PDF Components comparison.

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