GrapeCity Announces ActiveAnalysis 2 for OLAP, Data Visualization and Business Intelligence Development in Microsoft Silverlight and .NET Framework

New version combines Microsoft Excel export with support for Silverlight, Windows Forms and ASP.NET in one component


MORRISVILLE, NC — GrapeCity PowerTools today announced the availability of ActiveAnalysis 2, one of the first freeform OLAP, data visualization and Business Intelligence (BI) component for Microsoft Silverlight, Windows Forms, and Microsoft ASP.NET.


Designed for Silverlight 4, the latest version allows developers to rapidly embed cross-browser data visualization and business intelligence features into their applications.

Another significant new feature is the support for exporting the onscreen data to Microsoft Excel-compatible format that allows end users to share, archive and analyze the data offline.

ActiveAnalysis benefits include:

·         Support for Silverlight, Windows Forms and ASP.NET development in one component.

·         Charts, pivot tables and data visualization in one programmable control.

·         Rich drag-and-drop user experience encourages self-discovery of data.

·         Excel export allows users to share analysis results offline.

·         Flexible data binding, including the ability to treat relational data as multi-dimensional.

·         Native support for Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) and custom intelligent MDX queries.


ActiveAnalysis makes it easy for developers to embed sophisticated Business Intelligence features into their applications and allows companies to develop and evolve their BI solutions with less development efforts,” said Rick Williamson, GrapeCity PowerTools General Manager. “ActiveAnalysis also reflects our continued commitment to delivering unique, world-class tools for the developer community.”


“ActiveAnalysis is another example of how easy it is for our customers and partners to use Microsoft Visual Studio and the .NET Framework to build powerful business intelligence solutions,” said Robin Cole, director for VSIP/VS partner ecosystem at Microsoft Corp. ”Microsoft is pleased to be working with partners like GrapeCity to deliver world-class developer tools to our customers.”


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 tens of thousands of customers worldwide. For more than 25 years, GrapeCity has provided enterprises around the world with state-of-the-art developer tools and components, software services and solutions. For more information, visit


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