The WPF platform continues to expand and we’ll be strengthening our products in that market throughout 2010.
The DXGrid will continue to grow in functionality. Work has already started on producing a filter editor, an expression editor, multi-selection of cells, built-in search, and hit-testing for v2010.1, whereas later in the year, we will be working on master/detail, a data navigator, an advanced date filter, a grid lookup control, and layout and banded views.
Alongside the improvements in the grid, we shall be adding new functionality to the editors. Features include UI automation support, auto-complete combo boxes, multi-column combo boxes, a calculator edit control, progress bars, and range bars in the first release, with a lookup editor, image edit, color chooser, and password edit control in the second. We are also planning on releasing a rich text editor for WPF in 2010; this will be based on our existing codebase for XtraRichEdit and AgRichEdit and so will have similar features.
We shall be releasing into beta a DXScheduler for WPF control in the first release, with the actual release being in v2010.2. This control will use the same proven infrastructure as our current WinForms and ASP.NET schedulers.
The pivot grid for WPF, currently in beta, will be released in the first half of the year. Additional functionality for the grid will be released throughout the year and will include such new features as column resizing, best fit, selection, and templates.
We shall be improving our bars product during 2010 to add features such as bar merging. In v2010.1 we shall make a ribbon control available in beta, with the final release being in the second half of the year. Standard features such as, pages and groups layout, page categories, quick access toolbar, status bar and gallery will be available in the first release.
The feature set for the DXDocking product will continue to be improved with more layout features.
DXCharts will proceed in providing fresh and novel functionality for WPF applications. In v2010.1 we shall provide secondary axes, strips and constant lines for 2D charts, customizable chart and series titles, and provide data binding through the series template for automatically created data series. We shall, of course, be adding more chart types throughout the year.
On the reporting front, we shall round out our set of report viewers by including one for WPF. This will be used to view reports generating from the end-user designer in XtraReports. DXPrinting will continue to be enhanced all year.
In addition to the features and functionality referenced above, we shall of course be investigating other possible controls for inclusion in our WPF package.