GrapeCity Acquires .NET Control Vendor ComponentOne

The new ComponentOne, a division of GrapeCity, Offers an Estimated Ten Million Potential Clients Access to the Largest Collection of UI Controls

Jun 11, 2012, 10:02 ET from ComponentOne

PITTSBURGH, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of what will be a big year for Microsoft with the release of Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012, two of the largest enterprise solution providers will be changing the developer tool landscape. While at TechEd North America in Orlando, FL, GrapeCity announced it has acquired ComponentOne, a leader in developer-productivity tools for building enterprise-level applications.  "With products available on every known platform including .NET, iPhone, Windows Phone, and JavaScript ComponentOne, as a division of GrapeCity, is now poised to dominate the component market," said Rick Williamson, General Manager at GrapeCity.

ComponentOne and GrapeCity have had a strategic relationship in overseas markets since 1994, with collaborative products being ranked as the top bestselling products in Japan. "The acquisition of ComponentOne by GrapeCity will position the company as the forerunner in the Visual Studio industry," said Williamson. "Past, current, and new clients will benefit from the company's ability to deliver the most innovative tools for varying platforms and the best performance and user experience on the market."

For close to 30 years, GrapeCity has provided enterprises around the world with state-of-the-art developer tools and components, software services, and solutions. Beginning July 1, 2012, the addition of the ComponentOne division will elevate GrapeCity to more than 850 employees and hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide, ranging from Fortune 100 companies to entrepreneurs. "This type of strength in the development world is unprecedented," said Williamson. "Developers will have access to hundreds of UI controls, spanning all Microsoft platforms: Windows Forms, ASP.NET, MVC, Silverlight, WPF, and Windows Phone as well as tools for HTML5 and Windows 8 Metro."

Enterprise clients will appreciate having the support of GrapeCity's worldwide development team that is committed to continual innovation while being responsive to specific customer requirements. Beyond the development team, Williamson stated that the company's support system would be strengthened to better service the community.

In a blog post by Technical Evangelist, Rich Dudley, he shares what a dynamic group of people work at GrapeCity. "You can take great pride in your work when you know you are providing developers controls that complement Microsoft controls better than any other vendor on the market. Our controls are built by developers, for developers, who understand the need for easy and familiar controls, giving one more time to focus on business logic.  Nowhere else can you find such powerful reporting tools, amazing Excel-like spreadsheet controls and well-designed business intelligence and data visualization tools," said Dudley.

The company's website lists their product line up as ComponentOne Ultimate, Studio Enterprise, ActiveReports, Spread .NET, Spread for WPF-Silverlight, ActiveAnalysis, and many more. The extensive product list is available at

With legacies like those of GrapeCity and ComponentOne, and strategic partnerships with companies like Microsoft and Esri, developers may rest assured that GrapeCity and its ComponentOne division will continue to provide industry-leading components.  A track record of delivering components that evolve with technology trends, while at the same time supporting controls that may be considered legacy, makes ComponentOne, a division of GrapeCity the company developers will turn to.  

Availability and Resources

ComponentOne, a division of GrapeCity offers no-charge, 30-day trials of its software, which may be downloaded at The company website  offers online tutorials, forums, documentation, and diagrams available as part of the ComponentOne experience.

Info-Tech Research Group Report

Complete access to the Info-Tech Research Group Report ranking ComponentOne as the leading market champion is available at:

About GrapeCity

Founded in 1980, GrapeCity is an award-winning Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a premier Visual Studio Industry Partner, and one of the world's largest providers of developer components. The company has more than 850 employees and hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide. For close to 30 years, GrapeCity has provided enterprises around the world with state-of-the-art developer tools and components, software services and solutions. For more company information, visit

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