WinForms Controls 2016.1 Released

by Avatar Bill Henning (Actipro)
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 8:00pm


A new version of our Windows Forms controls has been released.  This version includes several large new features along with numerous minor bug fixes and updates.  First, these are some of the major new features…

Floating Documents


When a new DockManager property is set to true, documents can be floated to their own window.  This allows them to be moved to and maximized on a second monitor.

Document Layout Serialization

We've always had layout serialization for tool windows but now tabbed document windows can have their layouts serialized as well.

C# Parser Updated to Support C# 5.0 Syntax

The C# parser in the WinForms .NET Languages Add-on has been updated to support the parsing of C# 5.0 syntax.

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

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WPF, Silverlight, WinRT/XAML, and WinForms Maintenance Releases

by Avatar Bill Henning (Actipro)
Friday, June 12, 2015 at 6:17pm

WinForms Controls 2014.1 Build 322 Released

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Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 2:39pm

WinForms Controls 2014.1 Build 321 Released

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 11:56am

JSON Language Coming to WinForms SyntaxEditor

by Avatar Bill Henning (Actipro)
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 2:07pm


We are adding a JSON language implementation to the WinForms SyntaxEditor samples for the next maintenance release.


JSON is a lightweight data-interchange format that is a subset of JavaScript syntax, and is commonly used with many web technologies.  With the new syntax language, you'll be able to provide a great editor/viewer for JSON data.  Here's a screenshot:


The JSON syntax language has these features:

  • Syntax highlighting
  • Automatic code outlining
  • Smart indent
  • Delimiter (bracket) highlighting


This new syntax language example will be included in the next WinForms Controls maintenance release.

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