WPF Controls 2013.2 Released

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Posted 6 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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A major new version of the Actipro WPF controls is now available.  This version adds pie and donut charts, a ton of features to SyntaxEditor and its add-ons, a new advanced JavaScript language in the Web Languages Add-on, touch-related improvements for ribbon controls, and an InertiaScrollViewer control.

Detailed Update List

Charts

  • Added the PieChart and DonutChart controls, which render beautiful pie charts.
  • Added numerous pie and donut chart samples.
  • Added the ability to display percentages on axis tick labels when StackKind is set to Percentage.
  • Improved the Scatter chart type sample with a real world example.
  • Fixed issue where adding an EventSetter to MarkerStyle would cause error.
  • Fixed issue where XYSeries.ItemsSource did not work properly with all types of enumerables.

Docking/MDI

  • Improved tab drag reordering to support custom multi-line panels.
  • Fixed an issue with layout of auto-hide tabs when restore to auto-hide is enabled and a ToolWindow is docked and auto-hidden repeatedly.
  • Fixed a bug where a non-hosted auto-hide flyout on a touch-based system with Right handedness set might render the flyout in an incorrect location.

Editors

  • Improved the handling of Format literal escape characters in various edit boxes.

PropertyGrid

  • Added the DataFactory.CreatePropertyDataAccessorEqualityComparer, which can create a custom comparer for determining when to merge properties from multiple objects.

Ribbon

  • Improved various ribbon controls to better support touch interactivity.
  • Updated the key tip location of buttons in the Backstage header area.
  • Updated RibbonWindow so that if Backstage is open when the window is activated and focus is not within it, tabs will get focus.
  • Updated various popups to better handle the right-handed setting on tablet PCs.
  • Fixed a bug where separators in the QAT received a numeric key tip access text.
  • Fixed a bug where a minimized ribbon in a Metro theme showed an incorrect line in the Backstage.
  • Fixed a bug where a contextual tab group's background may not render correctly after one of its tabs was closed while Backstage is open.

SyntaxEditor

  • Added a DelimiterAutoCompleter class that implements the new IDelimiterAutoCompleter language service and can be easily applied to custom languages to auto-complete closing delimiters when opening delimiters such as braces are typed.
  • Added the SyntaxEditor.IsDelimiterAutoCompleteEnabled property that can be set to false to turn off any delimiter auto-complete features that the current syntax language supports.
  • Updated the Getting Started #14 QuickStart to show implementation of delimiter auto-completion in a custom language.
  • Added a DelimiterIndentProvider class that can be used as a base class for indent providers that wish to have auto-indent occur when pressing Enter within a curly brace pair.
  • Updated the Getting Started #12 QuickStart to show usage of
    the new DelimiterIndentProvider base class functionality in a custom language.
  • Added a new indentation guides feature that renders lines at tab stops and can be activated via the SyntaxEditor.AreIndentationGuidesVisible property.
  • Added the AdornmentLayerDefinitions.Guides adornment layer.
  • Added the DisplayItemClassificationTypeProvider.IndentationGuides classification type, which can be used to alter the color of indentation guides.
  • Updated the SDI Editor demo to demonstrate indentation guides.
  • Improved the performance of ITextBufferReaders that include header/footer text.
  • Added the ICompletionSession.RequiresFilterOnTextChange property that can be set to true to ensure filters are applied after any text change.
  • Added logic to expand a search result that appeared at the end of a collapsed region.
  • Updated EditorSearchView to disable the replace buttons when the document is read-only.
  • Updated IntelliPrompt auto-completion to properly restore the selection following an undo.
  • Updated IntelliPrompt popup location code relative to a text range.
  • Updated OutliningManager.RemoveManualNode to look for nodes that end at the specified snapshot offset as well.
  • Updated how EditorView.SelectedText is retrieved.
  • Added the PrintSettings.HighlightingStyleRegistry property that can designate a registry to use only for printer output.
  • Improved printer output when the syntax highlighting option is turned off.
  • Updated the indicator margin to not show glyphs for indicators that are in collapsed regions.
  • Fixed a bug where character casing edit actions on ranges that surrounded indicators could remove the indicators.
  • Fixed a bug where existing indicator glyphs might not render when the indicator margin is made visible.
  • Refactored the internal design of the rendering cache.
  • Updated ScrollBar layout logic.
  • Updated the Go to Line QuickStart to show how to center the caret in the view.
LL(*) Parser Framework
  • Added the LLParserBase.CreateParserState method that can be overridden to inject a custom IParserState.
.NET Languages Add-on
  • Added delimiter auto-completion features to the C# and VB languages.
  • Added delimiter auto-indent features to the C# language when pressing Enter between a curly brace pair.
  • Added IntelliPrompt parameter info for array indexers.
  • Added a new QuickStart showing how to override automated IntelliPrompt completion by adding/removing items.
  • Improved the resolver to properly handle ambiguity when simple names match types names.
  • Improved the VB text formatter's handling of line continuations.
  • Updated the order of resolver results, used for completion lists.
Web Languages Add-on
  • Added new premium advanced JavaScript language implementation to the add-on with syntax highlighting, parsing, AST building, syntax error reporting, code outlining, delimiter auto-complete, smart indent, text formatting, and code block selection.
  • Added a demo and a Getting Started QuickStart to show off the new JavaScript language.
  • Updated the SDI Editor with a Languages menu option to show the new JavaScript language.
Irony Add-on
  • Updated the IronyParser to use the latest Irony build.

Themes

  • Improved WindowChrome (and RibbonWindow) to not cover up an auto-hidden Windows taskbar.

Views

  • Added the InertiaScrollViewer control, which is a smooth-scrolling ScrollViewer-like control that reacts to touch and continues gliding to a stop when flicked.

Shared Library

  • Added the TypeNameConverter, which is a value converter for rendering an object's type name.

Sample Browser

  • Updated the launcher page and documents to use the new InertiaScrollViewer with touch and flick support.

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