WinRT XAML Controls 2015.1 Build 164 Released

by Avatar Bill Henning (Actipro)
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 3:11pm


The final 2015.1 version's maintenance release of our WinRT XAML controls has been released and is now available for download.  This build remains on the 2015.1 version since beginning in the 2016.1 version, our new Universal Windows controls set that targets Windows 10 replaces the older WinRT XAML controls.

This version contains several updates to SyntaxEditor and its add-ons.  See the announcement post for details.

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WPF, Silverlight, and WinRT/XAML Maintenance Releases

by Avatar Bill Henning (Actipro)
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 5:45pm

WPF and WinRT Controls Updated for Visual Studio 2015 Compatibility

by Avatar Bill Henning (Actipro)
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 2:53pm


Visual Studio 2015, the latest version of Microsoft's IDE, officially released the other day and we updated our WPF and WinRT controls yesterday for compatibility with it.  Grab the latest maintenance releases from our download page.

The new maintenance releases also contain a number of other minor updates as described in these announcement posts:

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

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Friday, June 12, 2015 at 6:17pm

Easily Manage Task Queues Using the TaskBoard Control

by Avatar Bill Henning (Actipro)
Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 11:55pm


The 2015.1 versions of our WPF, Silverlight, and WinRT/XAML controls were released a couple weeks ago and in today's post I'd like to highlight one of the great new controls that were introduced in that version:  TaskBoard.

TaskBoard Overview

A task board consists of zero to many columns, each of which can contain zero to many cards.  Columns and cards can be dragged and reordered, using pleasing animations.  Let's see an example to give you a picture of how it all works.

In the demo below, we have a TaskBoard control that is being utilized for a task planning system, commonly used in project management to help organize the priorities of a team.  The columns represent task groupings, and the cards represent individual tasks.  Each column has a header and optional footer that surrounds the contained card items.

In this sample, each column header specifies the task grouping name and the column footer contains an "Add a task" button.  The footer of the overall TaskBoard control contains an "Add a list" button, which shows at the end of the list of columns.

The entire UI of the task board can be fully customized.  The cards can show any custom content as well, or can vary content based on data template selectors.

The TaskBoard control is designed for MVVM usage and makes it easy to fully alter the appearance of the entire layout with properties for column/card spacing, padding, corner radius, etc.  Best of all, rich animations are used whenever dragging columns or cards.

TaskBoard also works great with touch input.  Use it to create task planning systems on large touchscreen displays.


The full source TaskBoard demo seen above is included in the sample projects that ship with our WPF, Silverlight, and WinRT/XAML controls, and is available for you to check out today.

Let us know what you think after you try it!

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