Actipro Blog 2014 Q2 Posting Summary

by Avatar Bill Henning (Actipro)
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 10:18pm

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What We Accomplished

In this quarter, we published a very large 2014.1 version maintenance release of our WPF, Silverlight, and WinRT/XAML controls.  These versions included several new controls and some big feature enhancements for our existing controls.  Check out the release posts for more detail.

What’s Coming Next

We are in the middle of several large projects right now.  The first is one that we recently mentioned, which is a full advanced language add-on for the Python language.  As mentioned in this post, the language will support both the Python v2.x and v3.x syntax.  It will have full parsing, syntax error reporting, code outlining, smart indent, and more.  We also have begun working on automated IntelliPrompt features, which we will post about in the coming weeks.

Another area we have invested a good amount of time in recently is a new control product offering for WinRT, one that already has a counterpart in our WPF controls.  Can you guess which one?  That being said, the designs we've come up with include some new unique interfaces that are very friendly for all forms of input.  We will delve more into this in future blog posts too, once we are a bit closer to ready for release.  We're really excited to reveal these controls.

And of course we are continuing to enhance and update our existing controls, along with designing some new controls, as we start collecting updates for the future 2014.2 versions.

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Actipro Blog 2014 Q1 Posting Summary

by Avatar Bill Henning (Actipro)
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 4:36pm

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What We Accomplished

In this quarter we published the 2014.1 versions of our WPF, Silverlight, WinRT/XAML, and WinForms controls.  These versions included a lot of new controls and feature enhancements for our existing controls.  Check out the release posts for more detail.

Our free Code Writer Windows Store app had a couple releases that added context menus, new file types like JSON, many find/replace improvements, and much more.

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Actipro Blog 2013 Q4 Posting Summary

by Avatar Bill Henning (Actipro)
Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 11:57pm

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What We Accomplished

In this quarter we published the 2013.2 version of our WinRT/XAML controls, as well as large maintenance releases of our other products with a lot of new features.

Our free Code Writer Windows 8 app saw a new release that added support for Windows 8.1, and took advantage of new UI concepts available in that version.

Behind the scenes, we also completely restructured and improved our internal process for source code management and build processes.  These updates have streamlined our day-to-day work and will allow us to serve our customers better.

What’s Coming Next

We are back from the holiday break and ready to dive right into new product development, along with enhancements to our existing controls, especially SyntaxEditor.

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Actipro Blog 2013 Q3 Posting Summary

by Avatar Bill Henning (Actipro)
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 9:42am

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What We Accomplished

In this quarter we released the 2013.2 versions of our WPF and Silverlight control sets.  This major new version added pie/donut charts and other enhancements to our Charts product, an InertiaScrollViewer control that supports touch and friction scrolling, and a ton of new features to SyntaxEditor, like an optional advanced JavaScript language implementation, word wrap (Silverlight), delimiter auto-complete and indent, indentation guides, improved printing support, and more.

We released some great new icon sets that use the flat Office 2013 style and are perfect for modern-styled desktop apps or web pages.  Download the new free Icons sampler to see the quality of our icons.

Our free Code Writer Windows 8 app saw a major new version that improved the live tile, added print support, block auto-indent, a Twilight background theme, improved copy and share, protocol activation, tutorial overlays, and more.

What’s Coming Next

Coming up next will be the launch of our WinRT XAML 2013.2 version, which adds the Charts enhancements recently added to WPF/Silverlight, a full implementation of the SyntaxEditor code editor control, and numerous add-ons for SyntaxEditor.  This will finally let you add robust text and code editing features to Windows 8.1 apps, just like in popular IDEs, script editors, etc.  Contact us if you 'd like to help beta test.

Our Code Writer app has received numerous updates to improve its design for new features in Windows 8.1.  We'll be launching that version after Windows 8.1 is publicly released in a couple weeks.

We also will be working on some new control ideas and will continue to add more SyntaxEditor enhancements.

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Actipro Blog 2013 Q2 Posting Summary

by Avatar Bill Henning (Actipro)
Monday, July 1, 2013 at 8:26am

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What We Accomplished

In this quarter we released the 2013.1 versions of our WinRT XAML and WinForms control sets.  Maintenance releases for our 2013.1 WPF and Silverlight control sets added a ton of new features to their various products as well. 

More recently, we've focused on continuing to add more feature areas to SyntaxEditor and Charts.  A lot of the new SyntaxEditor features are making their way into our Code Writer app, where you can generally see them in action ahead of their release in the SyntaxEditor control.

Our free Code Writer Windows 8 app saw three new versions released in the quarter, with great enhancements such as:  advanced JavaScript editing features, Markdown file type support, word wrap, delimiter auto-completion, auto-case correct, HTML end tag auto-completion, indentation guides, code block selection, line ends settings, and more.

We just released new versions of our Icons products that includes new 64x64, 48x48, and 24x24 sized icons to complement the existing 32x32 and 16x16 sizes.  Download the new free Icons sampler to see the quality of our icons.

What’s Coming Next

We currently are working on updates for the 2013.2 versions of our control products.  SyntaxEditor is getting a lot of great new features, as is Charts.  Some of these we have described in recent blog posts.

We are continuing work on porting SyntaxEditor to the WinRT XAML platform as well.  Right now we have about 50 samples already ported and fully working.  If you are interested in testing SyntaxEditor for WinRT once a beta is ready and haven't already contacted us, please write us.

We're hoping to have some more Icons announcements soon too! 

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