Announcing DevExpress VCL 13.2
Our Newest Release for Delphi and C++Builder Developers
Glendale, California — December 17, 2013 — DevExpress is proud to announce the immediate availability of its newest release for Delphi and C++Builder: VCL 13.2.
With this release, DevExpress continues its 15 year commitment to the Delphi and C++Builder developer community by extending its product line with powerful new features designed to help VCL developers build next-generation user experiences on the Windows platform. From Office-inspired desktop applications, to touch-enabled mobile solutions targeting Windows 8.1 and tablet devices like Surface Pro, the DevExpress VCL Subscription delivers the capabilities developers need to leverage existing skillsets and technology investments in order to meet tomorrow’s challenges head-on.
"Fifteen years ago, DevExpress revolutionized the VCL tools landscape with the release of the ExpressGrid and its comprehensive collection of Office-inspired products,” said Julian Bucknall, Chief Technology Officer at DevExpress. "Today, we continue to release world-class tools, features and capabilities across our Delphi and C++Builder product line so our customers can deliver stunning user experiences on the Windows platform.”
What’s New in DevExpress VCL 13.2
Touch-First Experiences on the VCL Platform
With this release, DevExpress continues to add touch-enabled capabilities across its VCL product line. The following VCL controls are now optimized for touch-first user experiences:
- Filter Control
- Page Control
- Tab Control
- Date Editor
- Blob Editor
- Per-Pixel Data Scrolling
DevExpress VCL 13.2 adds per-pixel scrolling to the ExpressQuantumTreeList, ExpressVerticalGrid, and ExpressQuantumGrid Layout Views. When used in Touch mode, pixel scrolling is enabled by default.
Windows 8 Inspired Tile Control
The DevExpress VCL Tile Control has been updated to support the tile layout options shipping as part of Windows 8.1, including small tiles, group caption editing, and multi-tile rearrangement using drag and drop. In addition, the Tile Control allows VCL developers to turn tiles into elegant contact lists or photo galleries with mosaic effects similar to that found in the Windows Phone People Hub.
New Application-Wide Themes
The DevExpress application-wide theme collection has been extended with 4 new themes inspired by Microsoft Windows 8 and Office 2013.
- Metropolis Dark
- Office 2013 Light Gray
- Office 2013 Dark Gray
Professionally Designed Icon Library
The DevExpress Icon Library is a rich collection of icons and images created by the DevExpress design team and ships with an easy-to-use design-time Image Picker. The Icon Library provides both full color and grayscale images to address a wide range of business requirements.
Updated VCL Layout Control
New visual indicators, streamlined drag and drop operations and fine-tuned control over dynamically generated layout items in the Layout Control means that runtime form customization is easier than ever before.
New Color Picker Control
The advanced version of the standard Color selection dialog from DevExpress makes color selection straightforward. With support for DevExpress app-wide themes and alpha channel information, this new control extends the capabilities of shipping color editing controls and tools.
Download a Free 30 Day Trial
DevExpress VCL 13.2 is available today. To download a free 30 day trial, visit: https://www.devexpress.com/Products/VCL/.
DevExpress offers feature-complete UI controls for Delphi and C++Builder, allowing VCL developers to build their best and create stunning applications for Windows - without limits or compromise. With DevExpress tools, VCL developers can create business solutions customers expect today and leverage existing skillsets to build next-generation applications for tomorrow.