WinRT XAML 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 WinRT controls is now available.  This version contains a lot of SyntaxEditor improvements, a new JSON language in the Web Languages Add-on, and a new AppBarHint control.

Detailed Update List

Micro Charts

  • Fixed a bug where hot tracking tooltips might not disappear if the chart in a ScrollViewer and was scrolled with a touch manipulation.


  • 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 touch-based scrolling didn't work properly 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.
  • Fixed a bug that prevent parameter info from not working if a BooleanToVisibilityConverter wasn't located in XAML resources.
  • Fixed a bug where the completion list might not scroll correctly as items are tapped or filtered.
  • Fixed a bug where completion sessions with unmatched item filtering enabled might not update the visual selection state properly.
  • Fixed a bug where completion sessions with unmatched item filtering enabled might move the completion list location upon text changes.
.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.


  • Added the AppBarHint control, which is a visual hint to users that app bars exist on a page, and can be tapped to toggle them open.

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