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Impressions from DevIntersection Spring in Orlando, FL

Blogged by Björn Meyer on Tuesday, May 23 2017

The last day of the DevIntersection conference is behind us and we look back to fantastic days at this event. At our booth, we presented the feature roadmap of TX Text Control X15 (25.0). We gave demos of all our products at our demo counters, talked to many users and met many interesting people in our industry.

In the next blog entries, I will introduce the upcoming features we presented at the conference including:

There are many more features coming in version X15, but the above feature set reflects the current development status and our beta versions we presented at this conference and upcoming conferences in the next weeks (NDC Oslo and DWX Developer Week in Nuremberg).

We handed out 500+ Text Control yo-yos and, as always, raffled off an XBox One to a lucky winner of our drawing.

Find below some impressions of the conference and our booth area:

See you in Vegas for DevIntersection Fall!


Impressions from Magdeburger Developer Days 2017

Blogged by Björn Meyer on Monday, May 15 2017

Last week, we exhibited at the Magdeburger Developer Days 2017 conference as a main sponsor. It was a very successful event for us and all attendees. Well organized, top speakers and a very modern location.

At our booth, Christopher, Thorsten and André talked about our latest products and services and gave demos of our reporting components for .NET developers. We sponsored the beer at the party after the first conference day which was a great success.

On the second day, we raffled off an XBox One. Thanks to the organization team and all attendees who stopped by our booth - we had a lot of fun.

Find below some impressions of our booth area :

See you next year!


Impressions from dotnet Cologne 2017

Blogged by Björn Meyer on Monday, May 08 2017

Last week, we sponsored the community conference dotnet Cologne 2017 and exhibited in the expo area. Christopher, Thorsten and André enjoyed talking to existing and new users of our reporting components for .NET.

We gave demos of our reporting libraries for ASP.NET, Windows Forms, WPF and the Web API REST reporting platform ReportingCloud. As always, it was a lot of fun and the number of enthusiastic developers at the conference proves the quality and position in the list of community events in Germany. Thanks to the dotnet Cologne team - it was a great success.

Find below some impressions of our booth area at dotnet Cologne 2017:

See you next year!


Meet Text Control at NDC Oslo 2017

Blogged by Björn Meyer on Thursday, April 27 2017

Meet Text Control at NDC Oslo 2017

How time flies! NDC is coming back to the Oslo Spektrum in Norway 12-16 June 2017. This huge conference (170+ speakers, 19 workshops, 170+ sessions) started in Oslo back in 2008, now with events in London, UK and Sydney, Australia.

Looking at the speaker line-up, you will find the top speakers from around the world in our industry. With more than 2000 attendees, this is one the largest conferences in Europe and the place to be to learn more about new trends in the software developer community.

As an NDC Partner, we are exhibiting in the large expo hall together with other leading vendors. If you are attending this great event, make sure to stop by our booth.

See you in Oslo!


Text Control is platinum sponsor at dotnet Cologne 2017

Blogged by Björn Meyer on Monday, April 24 2017

Text Control is platinum sponsor at dotnet Cologne 2017

On May 4-5, the dotnet Cologne is coming back to the KOMED in Cologne. This .NET community event is one of the largest Code Camps in Germany with 400+ attendees and a top-notch speaker line-up.

Workshop topics include Smart Data with Microsoft Azure, Command Query Responsibility Segregation, Angular and TypeScript, Xamarin, UI/UX and ASP.NET Core.

In more than 50 sessions and lightning talks, developers can learn more about topics such as Azure, memory management, Git, SQL Server and Angular.

From our team, Thorsten and Christopher will be on-site with our booth to talk about our latest technologies, products and our roadmap for 2017.

If you are at this conference, stop by our booth and say hello (and of course, enter our XBox One raffle).

See you in Cologne!


New ASP.NET MVC DocumentViewer rolled out to the ReportingCloud portal

Blogged by Björn Meyer on Saturday, April 22 2017

We just rolled out a new ASP.NET MVC DocumentViewer to the ReportingCloud portal to preview templates in the template storage. The following screenshot shows the viewer inside the ReportingCloud portal:

New DocumentViewer rolled out to the ReportingCloud portal

The viewer loads the document pages asynchronously to provide a very satisfying user experience when displaying a document. The sidebar shows thumbnails of all available pages and can be used for a fast navigation. The viewer renders the pages in a scrollable panel, so that the user is able to scroll through the document like in our editor or any other typical word processor such as MS Word.

The Bootstrap compatible DocumentViewer can be docked to all containers and is fully responsive. It also provides a dock option to fill the complete browser window for full screen viewing.

Text lines can be selected on the currently active page to copy text to the client clipboard:

New DocumentViewer rolled out to the ReportingCloud portal

The toolbar provides additional functionality such as a find method to search for strings in the document. The results are highlighted and the toolbar can be used to navigate through the search results:

New DocumentViewer rolled out to the ReportingCloud portal

Test this on your own by creating a ReportingCloud account.

Stay tuned for more details about the ASP.NET MVC DocumentViewer that will be part of TX Text Control .NET Server for ASP.NET.


See Text Control at DevIntersection in Orlando, FL

Blogged by Björn Meyer on Tuesday, April 04 2017

See Text Control at DevIntersection in Orlando, FL

DevIntersection is coming back to Orlando to the Walt Disney World Swan hotel and conference center. From May 21 - 24, 2017, top speakers from our industry are talking about Visual Studio, ASP.NET, Azure, SQL, IT transformation, SharePoint and Office365. The co-located <anglebrackets/> brings together open source collaborators on Angular, HTML5, ASP.NET, bootstrap and Node.js.

As every year, we are exhibiting at the conference and again, we use this conference as the kick-off presentation of the roadmap for our next versions, products and technologies. And we have a lot to show this year.

If you are attending this great conference, stop by our booth and say hello - we would love to get your feedback on our new features.

See you in Orlando!


New ReportingCloud endpoint: List available fonts

Blogged by Björn Meyer on Wednesday, March 29 2017

We just rolled out a new Web API endpoint which returns available font names that can be used to create and merge templates for merge processes with ReportingCloud.

GET https://api.reporting.cloud/v1/fonts/list

The cross-browser HTML5-based template editor provides fonts that can be used to design merge templates. But ReportingCloud also provides a functionality to upload MS Word documents in standard formats such as RTF, DOC, and DOCX. In order to ensure that only supported fonts are used, this new endpoint can be used to retrieve this list.

The following curl call shows the usage of this endpoint:

On success, it returns an array of available font names:

The .NET wrapper for ReportingCloud has been extended with the ListFonts method:

Test this on your own and create a trial account today.

Happy coding!


Introducing Groups for ReportingCloud Extreme users

Blogged by Björn Meyer on Friday, March 17 2017

In the ReportingCloud Portal, account holders can upload and manage templates that are used for merge processes using the ReportingCloud Web API. Our users requested a functionality that other users can be assigned to edit and create templates for a specific group in the template storage. These template designers get their own login and can create and modify templates in their dedicated group.

Therefore, we implemented ReportingCloud Groups. This feature has been rolled-out to the portal today and is available for all users with an Extreme license.

The side menu received the new entry Manage Groups which opens a view to create and manage groups.

Introducing Groups for ReportingCloud Extreme users

When a group has been created, templates in the template storage can be assigned to one of the created groups:

Introducing Groups for ReportingCloud Extreme users

This helps to organize templates as the template list can be filtered by these groups. But the real advantage of these group assignments is that users in your group can access these templates as well (and only these). Therefore, main account holders (manager role) can invite template designers to their created groups:

Introducing Groups for ReportingCloud Extreme users

These invited template designers are getting e-mail invitations to create a ReportingCloud account. These accounts are bound to the account holder's group. The template designer is now able to edit and create templates inside this group. As all group user accounts are bound to the main account, the same template quota is valid for all templates in all groups.

Test this on your own and create a ReportingCloud account today.

Happy coding!


Impressions from Philly Code Camp 2017

Blogged by Björn Meyer on Monday, February 27 2017

This weekend, we exhibited at Philly Code Camp 2017 at the Microsoft campus in Malvern, PA. 550+ enthusiastic developers learned in 50+ sessions about current trends in our industry.

We gave demos of our latest TX Text Control versions and our Web API ReportingCloud. It is very good to see that the .NET community is still growing and it was a pleasure to talk to so many code campers. We are very proud to support so many .NET user groups in many countries.

One of our 6 missions and values is to help building a Thriving Developer Community. We are convinced that supporting .NET user groups is the best way to grow our community.

Find below some impressions of our booth area at Philly Code Camp 2017:

See you next year!


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