What We Accomplished
In this quarter, we wrapped up all of the massive changes and improvements we've been working on for our new Grids and updated Editors products and rolled them out in the 2017.1 versions of our WPF Controls and Universal Windows Controls.
The new Grids product contains a reimagined PropertyGrid control that is much faster and easier to use than our older WPF PropertyGrid control. Grids also contains new highly-requested TreeListBox and TreeListView controls that are very fast and can reproduce control experiences like those seen in the Visual Studio Solution Explorer and more. All of these new controls are available for WPF and UWP.
Our UWP Editors product was improved with numerous new controls and enhancements. The entire product was also ported to WPF so that there is cross platform compatibility. We did this since the new Editors are much more lightweight and in the future, any changes we make to one platform will easily roll into the other's codebase.
What’s Coming Next
Now that the new Grids product is officially out in the wild, we've been collecting feedback from customers and have been working on many enhancements centered around that feedback. The first 2017.1 maintenance release is close to ready for release and has a number of those enhancements in place. The maintenance release is also adding updates to our .NET Languages Add-on (WPF, UWP, Silverlight versions) to support C# 6 and VB 14 syntax, with full automated IntelliPrompt working for the new language features too.
We have started work on other SyntaxEditor updates, namely implementing intra-line adornment support. This would allow you to add features like the VS editor's Code Lens or Peek Definition to SyntaxEditor. We've started a public thread for these features and are beginning to look for beta testers. Please write our support address if you'd like to help test this and ensure that our implementation meets your needs.
Beyond that, we plan on continuing adding minor enhancements to Grids, SyntaxEditor, Editors, and Docking/MDI over the coming weeks.
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