WPF Controls 2015.1 Released

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Posted 9 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA

A major new version of the Actipro WPF controls is now available.  This version adds a new Views product that contains a TaskBoard control, allowing for animated drag/drop of cards within task columns.  Docking/MDI's Prism interop assembly has been updated to work with Prism v5.0.  SyntaxEditor gets many new features and its Python Language Add-on's IntelliPrompt capabilities have been greatly enhanced. New shapes are added to the Shared Library.  Many other assorted updates and improvements have been made across the product range.

Detailed Update List

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  • Fixed a bug where centered displayed values were slightly offset.


  • Fixed a bug introduced in a previous build where binding a chart to data without specifying an XPath wouldn't properly use the item index as each data item's X value.


  • Upgraded the Prism Interop assembly to reference Prism v5.0.
  • Improved the handling of right-to-left flow direction in rafting windows.
  • Updated the logic for mouse hovers to display auto-hide tab flyouts in certain themes.
  • Updated the switcher activation logic.
  • Updated the icons used for maximized standard MDI windows in the Sample Browser.
  • Improved the speed at which tab changes occur.


  • Fixed a bug in certain cultures where negative numbers using currency format wouldn't display properly.


  • Added a DigitalGauge.CharacterSegmentThickness property to allow for segment thickness adjustments, and added a related option to the Digital Gauge Characters QuickStart.
  • Enhanced the 'Linear Gauge Rolling Scale' QuickStart with a new infinite rolling scale example for navigation headings.


  • Improved the dispose design of data accessors.
  • Updated list collection values to not sort by display name, thereby keeping the items in index order.


  • Improved the pixel snapping of images for medium variant buttons.
  • Updated menu item input gesture text to appear disabled when the menu item is disabled.
  • Fixed a bug where pressing Enter within a ComboBox wasn't committing the typed value.
  • Fixed a bug where the Metro Dark theme was showing borders around Ribbon tabs on hover.


  • Added the EditorSearchView.IsFindAllButtonVisible property, which shows a new Find All button when set to true.
  • Updated the 'Search - Find Results' QuickStart to show the new Find All button.
  • Added the IEditorViewSearcher.FindAll method.
  • Improved the RTF export logic for extended ASCII characters.
  • Updated the CSS language definition to support syntax highlighting of media queries.
  • Improved the move selected lines up/down edit action logic.
  • Dramatically improved the speed of large completion list display.
  • Optimized the scenarios for which the TokenTagger raises its TagsChanged event.
  • Improved and optimized automatic outlining update logic.
  • Updated mouse hovers over a collapsed outlining node indicator in the outlining margin to not trigger highlights.
  • Changed the quick info and parameter info tips to have a default MaxWidth of 1000, and description tips to have a default MaxWidth of 800.
  • Fixed a bug where clicking elsewhere in a document wouldn't close the Insert Snippet popup.
  • Fixed a bug where a document with many sequential whitespace lines and indentation guides visible could affect editing performance.
  • Fixed a bug where an intra-text adornment on an empty view line could make the view line's height smaller than expected.
  • Fixed a bug where changing the line number margin font properties might not immediately change the margin's width when appropriate.
LL(*) Parser Framework
  • Added the IParserState.UntargetableParseErrorTokenIds property, which specifies tokens whose text ranges will be avoided by untargeted parse errors.
.NET Languages Add-on
  • Improved the C# language AST node structure when encountering open block statements.
  • Updated the IntelliPrompt quick info for properties to include accessors, making it possible to see whether a property is read-only.
  • Updated the resolver logic.
Python Language Add-on
  • Added IntelliPrompt for private members and updated the completion list to have Public and All filter tabs.
  • Added reflection data for private methods/fields of built-in primitive types.
  • Added IntelliPrompt for built-in exception types.
  • Improved IntelliPrompt for numerous built-in modules.
  • Greatly improved IntelliPrompt for package and module imports.
  • Improved IntelliPrompt for function parameters by examining available assert statement isinstance calls.
  • Added IntelliPrompt for static fields on classes.
  • Improved the resolution of base types for classes.
  • Added the optional IResolver.UnknownReturnTypeReferenceCallback callback that can be used to provide return type references for unknown types.
  • Updated the resolver to recognize where 'cls()' in a class method can create a new instance of the related class.
  • Updated the IntelliPrompt completion list to filter unmatched items.
  • Updated the IntelliPrompt docstring display to retain presentation of line feeds.
Web Languages Add-on
  • Fixed a bug where placing end tags in the header text of an XML document may cause an exception.
  • Fixed a bug where XML validation errors didn't properly account for header text length.


  • Added the TaskBoard control, which can be used to create a board of reorderable columns and cards.
  • Added the Repair Shop Scheduling demo, which shows how a TaskBoard can be used to interactively schedule work to resources, such as employees.
  • Added the Task Planning demo, which shows how a TaskBoard can visually organize a project's tasks.


  • Added a SemiEllipse shape, which renders half of an ellipse.
  • Updated the Shapes QuickStart with examples showing usage of the new shape.
  • Added the Triangle.IsClosed property.
  • Added the IOrientedElement interface and the OrientedElementExtensions class.
  • Added the InputPointerEventArgs.IsPointerOver method.
  • Added the InputPointerButtonEventArgs.IsPrimaryButton property.
  • Added the GradientBrushSlider.CanAddStops and CanRemoveStops properties.
  • Updated the GradientBrushSlider demo to show off the new properties.
  • Updated the ConditionalConverter to return FalseValue for any non-true value.
  • Updated the PercentageConverter to support conversion from several non-Double numeric types.
  • Improved the logic in the SecurityHelper.IsFullTrust property.
  • Fixed a bug where the PopupButton.IsAutoFocusOnOpenEnabled option also moved focus on popup close.
  • Fixed a rendering bug that could occur in ScrollChrome.

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