New Font-Related PropertyGrid Editors

by Avatar Bill Henning (Actipro)
Friday, March 7, 2014 at 10:19am

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We've got some more new features coming to our WPF PropertyGrid control in the upcoming 2014.1 version. 

In the new version, when an object with any sort of font-related property (like FontFamily, FontStretch, FontStyle, or FontWeight) is edited in PropertyGrid, it will automatically use new built-in editors designed specifically for those property types.  The editors kick in based on the return type of the property.  For instance, you could have a property defined as this and the FontFamily property editor will be used:

public FontFamily HeaderFontFamily { get; set; }

Example Screenshots

Let's see the new features in action.  Here are some screenshots:

PropertyGridFontFamily

The screenshot above shows the FontFamily drop-down.

PropertyGridFontWeight

The screenshot above shows the FontWeight drop-down.

Summary

These new features will be available in the 2014.1 version of PropertyGrid for WPF.

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WPF Controls 2013.2 Build 592 Released

by Avatar Bill Henning (Actipro)
Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:52pm

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WPF Controls 2013.2 build 592 has been released and is now available for download.  This build focuses on numerous enhancements and bug fixes.  While many updates were made, major ones are listed below.

See the announcement post for the detailed list of enhancements and updates.

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  • Added the ability to alter the label positioning mode algorithm for a series.

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  • Improved support for high DPI scenarios.
  • Improved support for highlighting tabs when interop controls get focus.

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  • Added support for the Metro Dark theme.

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  • Added a new Property Dialog QuickStart that shows how to display a dialog from a property editor.

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  • Added the ability to edit multiple lines of text at the same time when block selection is active.
  • Added incremental search features.
  • Added the ability to highlight search match results within a view.
  • Added support for alpha-blended foreground/background style colors.
  • .NET Languages Add-on - Added a 'deprecated' quick info note on types/members flagged as Obsolete.

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  • Improved WindowChrome (and RibbonWindow) rendering in various scenarios.

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