As part of our monthly release cycle and our commitment to continuous improvement, we've just released our newest build (v13.2.8) and updated our products across all supported .NET platforms.
Though a minor update, this release includes major new features for some of our most popular products. Our R&D Teams wanted to get a few things in your hands in March while we work hard to get our next major release ready for a May, 2014 release.
Here's a quick breakdown of the newest capabilities you'll discover once you install v13.2.8:
A picture is worth a thousand words and as you can see, our Office-inspired Ribbon Control for WinForms and WPF now supports 2 usage scenarios: Mouse and Touch. And yes, this new feature is available across all DevExpress Themes on both platforms.
Our commitment to users who wish to deliver touch-friendly solutions on the WinForms platform continues with new WinForms Grid events that simplify the way in which you handle swipe gestures on individual grid rows. Yes, you can now easily deliver iOS-like swipe to delete functionality on the Windows Forms platform.
We've extended our ASP.NET Ribbon control with features you've requested including the ability to enable/disable a specific Ribbon command on the server, populate combo box items from a data source, and the addition of a visible property to elements of the ASPxRibbon.
And, you can now easily use the Ribbon with our ASP.NET HTML Editor instead of our toolbar control.
Learn more about the integration of the ASP.NET Ribbon and HTML Editor.
The DevExpress Widget View was introduced in Dec, 2013. With this build, we've updated the product with a new table layout view and wobble animation support to make layout customizations easier and more interactive for your end-users.
See what's new in the WinForms Widget View.
WinForms and WPF: This release includes an improved cell editor API. You can now programmatically close the cell editor and specify whether a value entered via the cell editor should be committed to an active cell, all selected cells, an array formula or rolled back.
WinForms: Improved custom draw support so you can paint both cell content and background as well as column/row header content and their associated backgrounds.
WinForms and WPF: Background patterns are now fully supported in worksheet cells as are diagonal borders within individual cells.
See what's new in the DevExpress Spreadsheet Control.
DevExpress Dashboard, which ships as part of the Universal Subscription now includes the ability to move groups within its drag area, new dashboard export options for Windows and a data filter popup which is activated when more than one value is selected in a master filter.
See what's new in the DevExpress Dashboard.
With XAF v13.2.8, you are now able to use ReportsV2 and the previously available Reports modules within the same application. This is good news for those who want to maintain use of existing reports along-side of new reports generated with XAF's ReportsV2 module.
For those using Entity Framework, XAF's new EFDataView data source now allows arbitrary combinations of calculated and aggregated values to be retrieved from an Entity Framework data model.
See all that's new in 13.2.8: .NET Controls and Libraries | DevExtreme Mobile Framework
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As always, should you need any assistance from me or a member of our support team, feel free to contact us by Email anytime (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Late last year, we launched 2 online training courses for our WinForms and ASP.NET customers. In that time, we've had some great feedback from our users including this one from Adrian Zanudo:
“I purchased the WinForms course and in just a few hours
I learned the equivalent of months of researching on my own.
If you've not yet had the opportunity to view our online courses, please visit our Training webpage for more information. You can preview the content and even watch an introductory video to see if the course makes sense for you and your team.
I'm more than happy to answer any of your questions related to our training services. I can be reached by Email at email@example.com.
If you are a reader of MSDN Magazine or have joined us at one of the many industry events we've sponsored this year, you might be familiar with the DevExpress UI Superhero. Our new UI Superhero TShirt has been a big hit and if you'd like to receive one, all you'll have to do is be one of the first 100 customers to let me know how DevExpress tools have helped you become a UI Superhero.
Send me a note and a screenshot or two...I'd love to see what you are building with our products. I can be reached by Email at firstname.lastname@example.org (and please remember, I only have about a 100 TShirts to ship out, so make certain to act quickly).
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