WPF Studio 2011.1 Released

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Posted 9 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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A major new version of WPF Studio is now available that adds several new controls, demos the new SyntaxEditor .NET Languages Add-on, adds MVVM and Prism support to Docking/MDI, and makes numerous other enhancements throughout the products.

Updates include:

Bar Code

  • Added the 2D QR Code symbology and a new QuickStart showcasing it.

Docking/MDI

  • BREAK: Combined all possible document and tool windows styles into a single default style.
  • BREAK: Changed IRaftingWindow.Setup to accept a WindowState, to allow rafting windows to be initially maximized.
  • Enhanced support for MVVM to DockSite by allowing document and tool windows to be generated based on view-model collections.
  • Added MVVM Features Demo and two QuickStarts to demonstrate new MVVM features.
  • Added an assembly and samples to support integration with Prism.
  • Added ability to programmatically start a drag operation on a DocumentWindow, ToolWindow, or ToolWindowContainer via DragMove method.
  • Fixed issue with docking rafting windows that are not owned by the main window when the main window is minimized.
  • Fixed issue with margin for auto-hidden tabs.
  • Fixed issue with standard MDI host cascading/tiling windows that are not visible.
  • Fixed issue with tabbed MDI tabs getting clipped in certain scenarios.
  • Fixed issue with maximized rafting windows not properly restoring their state from serialized layout.
  • Fixed issue with restoring layout when using nested SplitContainers in a TabbedMdiHost.

Editors

  • Added new Rating control and associated samples.
  • Added new Calculator control and associated sample.
  • Updated DoubleEditBox, Int32EditBox, and Int64EditBox default Styles to use Calculator as default drop-down content.

Gauge

  • Fixed issue with calculating percentage based offsets for sizes.

Navigation

  • BREAK: Added dedicated RoyaleNormalColor theme for NavigationBar that is not based on system colors.
  • Updated NavigationBar to align the minimize button differently when it is set to minimize to the right.
  • Updated Breadcrumb File System QuickStart to include a synchronized TreeView.
  • Fixed issue with Breadcrumb selecting RootItem during load even if SelectedItem was set in certain scenarios.

PropertyGrid

  • BREAK: Added ability to assign property editors by the type of the associated object, as well as by property name and type.
  • Added overridable methods to DataFactory to allow easier customization of properties.
  • Added support for PropertyChanging and PropertyChanged events to PropertyGridPropertyItem.
  • Fixed issue with value column not shrinking when horizontal scrolling is enabled.
  • Fixed issue with resize cursor being incorrectly shown when hovering over splitter when horizontal scrolling is enabled.
  • Fixed issue where retaining category data accessors could root PropertyGridDataAccesorItems.

Ribbon

  • Added a screen tip to the Customize QAT button.
  • Tweaked popup close handling code for Backstage.
  • Updated the standalone PopupButton and SplitButtons control templates to show ellipses when sized small.
  • Fixed a bug where gallery items might not properly raise a cancel preview notification when they were pressed but the mouse was released elsewhere.
  • Fixed an issue where a standalone GroupPresenter may not measure correctly in Office 2007 theme.
  • Fixed a bug where the maximize/minimize system menu options didn't disable when RibbonWindow.IsMinimizeButtonVisible/IsMaximizeButtonVisible properties were set to false.
  • Fixed an issue with using ElementName bindings inside an ApplicationMenu.

SyntaxEditor

  • Added a new SyntaxLanguageParsingExtensions.Parse extension method that uses the language's IParser to parse specific text in the calling thread and return the IParseData result.
  • Added the AstNodeBase class, which is an abstract base class intended for type-specific AST nodes.
  • Made major performance improvements while scanning a snapshot using a reader, and also when performing large replace all operations.
  • Updated parse errors to display squiggles when the parse error occurs at the document end.
  • Updated clicks on a selection when setting focus to collapse the selection.
  • Fixed a bug where hit tests over line terminators didn't indicate a character result.
  • Fixed a bug where switching documents within a SyntaxEditor might throw an exception if decorators (like squiggles) are visible.

LL(*) Parser Framework

  • Added the ITypedTreeConstructionNode interface, which is used to define a tree construction node that can create a type-specific AST node.
  • Updated the Language Designer to support the design and generation of type-specific AST nodes.
  • Updated the Language Designer to support the debugging of assemblies that contain more than one LLParser.
  • Added Ast, AstConditional, and AstFrom method overloads on Grammar that accept type parameters and create type-specific AST nodes.
  • Added a Grammar.AstChildrenFrom method overload that accepts a nesting level parameter, thus allowing for retrieval of nodes two or more levels deep.
  • Added the Grammar.AstCount tree construction node creation method that produces a node whose value is the count of AST nodes generated by child nodes.
  • Added the ParentTreeConstructionNodeBase class, which can be used as the base for a tree construction node that has other tree construction node children.
  • Added the ITokenReader.Push and Pop methods, which when used together allow for infinite look-ahead of tokens.
  • Added the ITokenReader.AreNext method, which is a helper method for determining if the next look-ahead tokens match the specified sequence of token IDs.
  • Added an IParserState.ReportError overload with an IToken parameter, reporting the parse error over the token's range.
  • Added the Terminal.CanMatchCallback property, which lets you provide custom code indicating whether a single terminal can match. This is useful for scenarios where you have an identifier token that must have a certain text value, etc.
  • Updated terminal and non-terminal expected parse errors to report on the current line, in scenarios where the look-ahead token is on another later line.
  • Made parser performance improvements.
  • Removed Error nodes from being inserted into ASTs when non-terminals failed since they could produce unpredictable results when later consuming the AST.
  • BREAK: Removed the EmptyTreeConstructionNode class. Use the TreeConstructionNodeBase or ParentTreeConstructionNodeBase classes as base classes for custom tree construction nodes instead.

.NET Languages Add-on

  • First beta release, with code outlining, parsing, AST construction, syntax error reporting, and more for C# and Visual Basic documents (automated IntelliPrompt will be added in future builds).
  • Added several samples to show off the new add-on.

Web Languages Add-on

  • Made massive performance improvements when typing and showing IntelliPrompt in larger documents.
  • Added the IXmlSchemaResolver.DefaultNamespace property, which allows for a default namespace to be specified to support automated IntelliPrompt/validation features when the root element's xmlns is missing.

Views

  • Added new FanPanel control and demo.
  • Added new IsAnimated attached property to disable panel animations on a per element basis.

Wizard

  • Updated the WizardPagePresenter measuring code.
  • Fixed a bug where AeroWizard could throw an exception in an XBAP.

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