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UIControlSuite .NET: Release 19 rollout

UIControlSuite .NET Release 19 contains:


New WPF & Silverlight 5 .NET controls

  • New Metro style Tile control (Windows 8 style) for WPF & Silverlight:

Features include:

    • Scroll supports both horizontal and vertical modes
    • Virtualization enabled, brining the power of being able to bind to millions of tile objects in the tile control and still achieve the smooth scrolling experience.
    • Highly customizable 
          - Customise the tile control look/feel
          - Customise the size of the tiles "chunks" or groups
          - Supports several scrolling effects to choose from
  • New Windows 8 Metro style Window control for WPF
  • Radial Layout control: This helps in rendering circular shaped layout of child items, useful in customising and rendering artefacts such as Gauges, progress bars, and many more.
  • New Metro style dialog window control for WPF
  • Numeric Spinner / Updown for WPF
  • Domain Spinner / Updown control for WPF
  • A new Visual Studio 2010 Template for automating the WPF application project setup for our WPF Ribbon control
  • New slide transition effects for Slideshow control (for WPF and Silverlight 5)
    - Color blending effect
    - Pixelating effect
  • The standalone Effects library for WPF & Silverlight 5 stands updated with the new effects
    - Color blending effect
    - Pixelating effect
  • Smart TextBox control:  Features include:
    1. Watermark ability: You can set any content piece as the watermark (image, text, etc.), and be able to set a custom template to render it as well.
    2. Expandable border
    3. Dependency properties to set up colouring of control background for invalid input; includes optionally being able to setup simple properties to perform blinking borders, animating the background colour rendering, and displaying an information tooltip as a drop-down tooltip piece of content.
    4. “Alert Flag” visual rendering on the control: to hint an alert
    5. Built-in Eraser control feature, to visually be able to erase text data on the control
    6. Supports a custom regular expression to be supplied to let you decide what text can be allowed to be input by the user.

    A quick screenshot of this control in action is here. Click for a full view.

 

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New Windows Phone 7.5 controls

  • New Windows Phone 7.5 includes:

    • Radial Layout control: This helps in rendering circular shaped layout of child items, useful in customising and rendering artefacts such as Gauges, progress bars, and many more.
    • New Metro style Tile control (Windows 8 style) for Windows Phone 7.5

     

New / Enhancements  WinForms .NET controls

WinForms custom Scrollbar control  enhanced to render separate colours on the track area to differentiate between scrolled area and the “yet to be scrolled” area.


Enhancements to existing WPF, Silverlight, Windows Phone 7.5 & WinForms controls


WPF Ribbon control

The Ribbon control suite now has new controls:

  • Numeric spinner
  • MS Office style expandable gallery
  • Extended Textbox
  • WPF ColorPicker control’s additional colors view is now customizable for both border thickness and its brush.

 

WPF TreeListView control

The control now supports multi-selection of items via a simple to use property.
The control also exposes the underlying multi-selected hierarchical items via a new property.

The property IsMultiSelectionEnabled when set to true enables the ability to do multi-selection of items with the Ctrl (key) + selection.

Apart from that, the new property IsShiftMultiSelectionEnabled when set to true will enable multiple-selection of items using Shift (key) item selection as well (along with Ctrl key + Item selection behaviour).

 

Other enhancements

  • Virtualizing Wrap Panel control assemblies are built targeting Silverlight 5 runtime
  • Zoom & Pan control assemblies are built targeting Silverlight 5 runtime, and have been enhanced to Windows Phone 7.5 (OS7.1)


Bug fixes

Minor bug fixes have been made on the following existing WinForms .NET controls:

  • PowerTabstrip control
  • Explorerbar control
  • Panelbar control
  • SmartButton control
  • Multi-column combobox control


Have fun.

- Sundar

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