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James

I am a Senior Developer/Consultant for InfoPlanIT, LLC. I previously spent over 7 years as a Product Manager for what eventually became ComponentOne, a division of GrapeCity. While there, I helped to create ActiveReports 7, GrapeCity ActiveAnalysis, and Data Dynamics Reports.
James has written 572 posts for Mr. .NET

CoffeeScript (via WebEssentials)+ Visual Studio 2012 + Resharper 8.0 == memory headache!

Its been six months, time for a new post! This one is more to brag than anything else, because I feel like a freaking rock star today ūüėÄ Our latest project for a customer is an EmberJS application written in CoffeeScript with an ASP.NET WebAPI backend. ¬†This isn’t necessarily new territory for us, we’ve been … Continue reading

Convention over configuration

At work, we’ve been making a lot of use of EmberJS; a Javascript MVC/SPA library that has really started to grow on me. Part of the design philosophy behind it, like Ruby-on-Rails and ASP.NET MVC, is that rather than writing a configuration for things you just have to follow the conventions and things are “magically” … Continue reading

Resharper 8 Default Keymap (VS scheme)

Google wasn’t yet turning up a link to the Resharper 8 Default Keymap (Visual Studio scheme) so here is my small part to help it find the PDF. This PDF gives you a cheat sheet of all the keyboard shortcuts used by Resharper 8 with the Visual Studio keyboard shortcuts (instead of the IntelliJ IDEA … Continue reading

ToolStrip positions won’t save? Give them a name!

Tonight, I was working on an application using the ActiveReports designer control. While I was working on it, I thought it would be nice to save the position of the ToolStrips for the user and reload them, since there are quite a few toolstrips to deal with. Microsoft was nice enough to include a couple … Continue reading

Time for a change

This week, I turned in my notice to ComponentOne/GrapeCity that I accepted a position with another company. I’ll be joining my friend and former co-worker, Lucas Hardbarger, at InfoPlanIT LLC working as a Senior Developer/Consultant. There, I’ll be putting to use my expertise with .NET, ActiveReports, and GrapeCity ActiveAnalysis to enhance their existing product line … Continue reading

ActiveReports 7 Now Available!

Its done! ¬†ActiveReports 7 is now available for everyone to download and purchase! ¬†This release has been a long time coming, with work beginning back in October of 2010, if I remember correctly. So much work has gone into this release. I’m proud of what the team has accomplished. Now that we have released in … Continue reading

ComponentOne, a division of GrapeCity!

Today, GrapeCity has announced that it has acquired ComponentOne! ¬†You can find the news elsewhere…but what I’m excited about is the opportunities we’ll have in the future to make our components even better and leverage our knowledge across the company. So far we don’t have any plans (and I probably couldn’t talk about them anyway), … Continue reading

Want $200? Help us find issues in ActiveReports Developer 7!

[I have no idea how this didn’t get posted, it was originally slated to go up the morning I made the forum post back in May] We want ActiveReports Developer 7 to have the best launch possible! ¬†Experience has told us that no matter how much testing we perform, our users are always using the … Continue reading

ActiveReports Developer 7 beta 3, now available!!!

Beta 3 of ActiveReports Developer 7 is now available for download! http://downloads.datadynamics.com/misc/ar7-beta-7.0.4826.0.zip This beta release includes the following new features and fixes: ActiveReports Developer 7 now loads in Visual Studio 2012 RC. This support is beta-quality while Visual Studio is still unreleased. Please let us know of any issues you run into. An updated barcode … Continue reading

New beta of ActiveReports Developer 7, now available!!!

I just posted the newest build of ActiveReports Developer 7 to the web.  This new build fixes numerous issues that were reported internally as well as adds a new CharWrap mode to implement Kinsoku line wrapping for Japanese text. Download the new build today!

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