WPF Controls 2014.1 Released

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Posted 10 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA

A major new version of the Actipro WPF controls is now available.  This new version is packed with updates across our WPF product line, including features like improved Metro themes, a new JSON language in the SyntaxEditor Web Languages Add-on, and new Shared Library controls.

Detailed Update List


  • Added DockSite.WindowAutoHidePopupOpened and WindowAutoHidePopupClosed events that notify when an auto-hide popup (flyout) opens or closes.
  • Added the DockSite.ToolWindowsHaveImagesOnTabs property, which controls whether tool windows outside of MDI display images on their tabs.
  • Updated Metro themes to not display images on tool window tabs by default.
  • Updated Metro themes to not show auto-hide flyouts when hovering the mouse over the auto-hide tab. They now require a click on the tab to display.
  • Made further improvements to rendering of active containers when interop controls are used and InteropFocusTracking.IsEnabled is set on HwndHosts.
  • Updated auto-hide flyouts to close when DockSite.AutoHidePopupOpensOnMouseHover is false and the currently-displayed tool window tab is clicked.
  • Slightly increased the speed of auto-hide flyout animations.
  • Improved desired window size tracking when transitioning between states.
  • Improved rafted window drag tracking relative to the mouse.
  • Improved persistance of desired window sizes when restoring layouts.
  • Updated RaftingWindow to not auto-activate when being opened from a layout restore.
  • Updated the order in which the layout restoration of various tool window states occurs to prevent possible flickering.
  • Fixed a bug where tabbed MDI's primary document might not be set during a layout restore.
  • Fixed a bug where using a menu item to change an auto-hidden tool window to another state could throw an exception if the mouse is in a certain location.
  • Fixed a bug where the WindowChrome outer glow in Metro themes might not hide when the target Window is owned by another Window that gets minimized.
  • Fixed a bug where rafted documents would close when deserializing a tool window-only layout.


  • Added new built-in property editors for FontFamily, FontStretch, FontStyle and FontWeight properties.


  • Added new AssetResourceKeys.KeyTip* theme resources and updated the Metro themes to render key tips more like Office 2013.
  • Updated CheckBox-based menu items to support tri-state display when IsThreeState is true.
  • Updated context menus for recent document menu items to not include an 'Add to QAT' item.
  • Improved RibbonWindow templates to support a named title bar button panel in case custom templates change button sizes.


  • Updated bookmark indicator tags to support an IsEnabled state, and updated the related QuickStart to show them.
  • Added the LipsumGenerator class that can be used to generate 'lorem ipsum' placeholder text and added an SDI Editor demo menu item to demo it.
  • Reimplemented and greatly improved the DelimiterAutoCompleter logic for auto-completion, and then tracking inserted delimiters afterward.
  • Added the SyntaxEditor.IsViewLineMeasureEnabled property, which can be set to true to have the editor resize based on content.
  • Updated single-line mode to also support word wrap, such that wrapped lines increase the editor height when IsViewLineMeasureEnabled is true, and updated the Single-Line Mode QuickStart to demo this.
  • Improved indicator glyph rendering.
  • Added features to DelimiterIndentProvider to support optional indentation of square braces.
  • Added the ITextSnapshotLine.EndOffsetIncludingLineTerminator and TextRangeIncludingLineTerminator properties.
  • Added catch for when invalid regex patterns are passed via IEditorView.HighlightedResultSearchOptions.
  • Updated JavaScript language to support multi-line strings via backslash continuation.
  • Updated block indent mode to retain whitespace after the caret when Enter is pressed.
  • Updated search result highlights to respect the scope of the specified search options.
  • Updated completion sessions to close on mouse clicks within the editor.
  • Updated how completion sessions handle PgUp/PgDn.
  • Updated the logic in various MergableToken property getters.
  • Fixed a bug where multiple auto-corrects on a line might position the caret incorrectly.
  • Fixed a bug where text searching might find results that extended past the end of a specified search text range.
  • Fixed a bug with 'find all' search results in certain scenarios.
  • Fixed a bug where ITextViewLine.IsLastLine might not return the correct value.
  • Fixed a bug that could occur when starting a code snippet template session in a language that auto-corrects the snippet text.
.NET Languages Add-on
  • Improved handling of VB identifiers that require escaping in the parser and completion provider.
  • Improved the resolver to better handle VB variable declarations that don't indicate a type.
Web Languages Add-on
  • Added IntelliPrompt completion for keywords and symbols to the JavaScript language.
  • Added a new advanced JSON language that can be used to view/edit JSON files, along with a new related QuickStart.
  • Updated JavaScript language to support multi-line strings via backslash continuation.
Irony Add-on
  • Updated how the document text is retrieved so that passing a snapshot into the parse request isn't required.


  • Made many refinements and improvements to the Metro themes, especially related to Docking/MDI.
  • Improved WindowChrome (and RibbonWindow) rendering when maximized.

Shared Library

  • Added the RadialSlider control, which is a circular slider that can be used to input any scalar value.
  • Added the RingSlice control, which renders a portion of a ring at designated angles and radius.
  • Added the CircularThumb control, which is a thumb gripper with a circular shape and arrow adornment.
  • Added three samples for new Shared Library controls.
  • Adjusted the themed TextBox style.

Sample Browser

  • Added ability to toggle description sidebar on some samples.

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