WPF Studio 3.0.0410 Maintenance Release

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Posted 16 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
A new WPF Studio maintenance release is now available. Updates include major enhancements to VS 2008 designer functionality and full mini-toolbar implementation for Ribbon.

With the release of this version, Actipro Ribbon now has 100% implementation of all required AND optional items in the Microsoft Ribbon UI requirements specification!

Bar Code Updates

  • Improved VS designer support by allowing the bar code symbology's value to be entered on the task pane.

Ribbon Updates

  • Dramatically improved designer functionality including control drag/move grippers and more extensive task panes that allow for label/screentip entry, image selection, and much more.
  • Added a complete implementation of the mini-toolbar, including support for standalone usage and "pairing" with a context menu.
  • Added the MiniToolBar and MiniToolBarService classes.
  • Added the ContextMenu.MiniToolBar property, which when set will display the mini-toolbar with the context menu whenever the mouse is used to show the context menu.
  • Added the ControlContext.MiniToolBarItem value.
  • Improved support for screen tips on menu items.
  • Enhanced Ribbon.DeserializeQuickAccessToolBarItems so that if an exception occurs while loading or cloning an item, the loading will continue on, and a collection of exceptions will be returned from the method indicating the problems.
  • Updated the foreground color of editable ComboBoxes and TextBoxes.
  • Updated SplitButtons used in normal menus so that they draw a small line on the right side, indicating they are split buttons.
  • Fixed a bug where a large SplitButton or PopupButton would not show the drop-down arrow if there was no label.
  • Fixed a bug where when a Tab's Visibility was changed, the ActiveTabs collection was not properly updated.
  • Fixed a couple bugs with ComboBox where conversion of text to a value could throw an exception in certain cases and live preview may not function in certain cases.

Wizard Updates

  • Updated VS designer features to allow typing of page captions, descriptions, and title right in WizardPage task pane.
  • Added first/last page navigation to context menus and task panes.
  • Other minor designer enhancements including condensed task pane layouts and separators on context menus.

Shared Library Updates

  • Source projects updated to VS 2008 but still target .NET 3.0.
  • Added the VisualTreeHelperExtended.IsVisual method, which checks to see if an object is a Visual or Visual3D.
  • Updated all code so that VisualTreeHelper.GetParent calls check for a Visual or Visual3D source object first.

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