WinForms Controls 2016.1 Released

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Posted 8 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA

A major new version of all Windows Forms controls has been released.

Detailed Update List


  • Added the BarManager.KeyboardShortcutsEnabled property that can be set to false to disable all keyboard shortcuts from being recognized.


  • Added the DockManager.DocumentWindowsCanFloat property, which when set to true, allows tabbed documents to be floated via a tab context menu item.
  • Added the DockManager.DocumentLayoutData property and SaveDocumentLayoutToFile/LoadDocumentLayoutFromFile methods, which can be used to save/load the layout of already-open tabbed MDI documents.
  • Added the DockManager.ShowNextWindowNavForm method that allows for programmatic display of the next window navigation form.
  • Added the DockManager.NextWindowNavigationActive property that returns whether the next window navigation form is currently visible.
  • Added the DockManager.NextWindowNavigationActiveChanged event that fires when the NextWindowNavigationActive property changes.
  • Updated layout load code to perform a final arrange after the layout has been loaded in case more adjustments are needed due to space constraints.
  • Updated screen rendering procedures such as splitter drags to take device DPI into account.


  • Improved the rendering speed of span indicator wave lines.
  • Updated the IntelliPrompt member list to scroll a virtual selection to the middle of the list in certain scenarios.
  • Improved Document.GetSubstringAsHtml logic to ensure that tab characters inject enough space characters to properly reach the next tab stop.
  • Added a default ForeColor property to the quick info and parameter info classes.
  • Updated member list description tips to use the designated quick info BackColor and ForeColor.
  • Added support for double-weight wave lines.
  • Made the SyntaxEditor.GetDefaultContextMenu method virtual so it can be customized as needed.
  • Fixed a bug in the tabify and untabify selected lines logic.
.NET Languages Add-on
  • Updated C# parser to support C# 5.0 syntax.
  • Improved the VB resolver to support imports of types.
  • Fixed a bug where C# optional parameters didn't always show up correctly in quick info.
  • Updated the assembly resolver logic to ignore .resources assembly requests.
Web Languages Add-on
  • Fixed a bug where text formatting couldn't programmatically execute on read-only XML documents.


If you own an older WinForms Controls license or one of its products and would like to upgrade to this latest version, please click the request a free upgrade link on your organization account page's 'Purchases and Licenses' tab. The link will appear there if your upgrade eligibility is active.

For WinForms customers who own licenses for a pre-2016.1 WinForms control and the subscription has expired, but you'd like to upgrade to 2016.1, contact us for some special upgrade pricing options.

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