Announcing DevExpress Universal v18.2

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Text Formatting
Character and Paragraphs
Pre-built text formatting dialogs and live syntax highlighting.
Character and Paragraphs
Characters can be formatted using different settings for font, font size, character style - bold, italics, underlined, strike-through style, and different colors for background and foreground. Hidden text is supported. The DevExpress Rich Text Editor ships with complete set of pre-built text formatting dialogs. In addition to basic text formatting, you can enable live syntax highlighting so that text formatting is applied based on your document content/syntax similar to Visual Studio's code editor.
Lists
Bulleted / Numbered
Lists
The DevExpress Rich Text Editor males it easy to create bulleted and numbered lists in your documents to outline and arrange text. You can create a list from existing paragraphs using, or you can turn on the list feature and type the list as you go. To enable this feature, use the Bullets or Numbering button on the Home tab. You can use any character you like for the bullets in a bulleted list.
Document Styles
Paragraph / Character / Table Styles
Document Styles
A document model contains the following style collections: paragraph, character and table. New styles can be created in code. End-users can modify existing styles via the Style Editor Dialog.
Tables
Table management UI inspired by Microsoft Word®.
Tables
The DevExpress WPF Rich Text Editor fully supports tables - you can nest tables, split and merge table cells, insert and remove rows, and apply borders and shading to individual cells. End-users have access to a Microsoft Word® style table management UI, thus supporting many of the table management features you expect from a text editor.
Drawing Objects
Pictures and Text Boxes
Drawing Objects

Floating Objects
Whether its pictures or text boxes, your RTF documents can include any number of floating objects, with full rotation support. Objects within a document can be anchored in one of two ways: either inline, which means that the object is displayed within the text stream, or floating. Floating means that the object is strictly positioned, absolutely or relatively within the document, regardless of the text flow. To specify how text flows around the object, the text wrapping type is used.

Inline Images
Images can be placed in your document in two ways: either inline or floating. Inline images are treated exactly like a character of text, which means their position is constrained to the lines of text on the page.

RTL
RTL Support
Provide 'right to left' UI for languages that need it.
RTL Support
Certain languages, such as Hebrew or Arabic, use the right-to-left writing system. The DevExpress WPF Rich Text Editor provides support for languages that are written from right to left. You can load, print and export (to PDF) documents with the right-to-left text direction.
"For years now I've enjoyed working with DevExpress controls - both WinForms and WPF. What I enjoy most is the stability of the products and super-fast and accurate support from your support team." Robert Kurtanjek
Editing & Clipboard Operations
Find & Replace
Search for a specific word or phrase within a document.
Find & Replace
The built-in Find and Replace dialog allows end-users to search for a specific word or phrase within a document (the Find tab of the dialog) or search for specific text and automatically replace it with the desired string (the Replace tab of the dialog).
Paste Special
Paste data from the Clipboard into a document in the selected format.
Paste Special
Use the Paste Special dialog to paste data from the Clipboard into a document in the selected format. In the dialog, end-users can select the format for data contained in the Clipboard and paste them into the document as if that data is imported from the specified format. For example, data copied from the Microsoft® Word® 2007 can be pasted as a RTF, HTML, metafile or plain (unformatted) text. Available formats are determined by the Clipboard, so you cannot modify the list of formats displayed in this form.
Undo / Redo
Unlimited Undo and Redo Operations
Undo / Redo
You can perform unlimited Undo and Redo operations in DevExpress WinForms Rich Text Editor. To undo an action, on the File tab, in the Common group, click the Undo button, or press CTRL+Z, or press ALT+BACKSPACE. To redo an action, click the Redo button, or press CTRL+Y, or press ALT+SHIFT+BACKSPACE.
Spell Checking
Built-in spell checking support.
Spell Checking
Powered by our WPF Spell Checker, the Rich Text Editor ships with built-in spell checking support, which includes check as you go error detection. Microsoft Word inspired spell check dialogs can be fully customized to meet any business requirement.
Bookmarks and Hyperlinks
Navigate a long document with ease.
Bookmarks and Hyperlinks
Bookmarks and links allow you to quickly navigate to a specific spot instead of scrolling through several paragraphs or pages within a long or complex document.
"I have looked into many different companies but DevExpress was beating them all for my needs in terms of diversity of WPF tools and the quality of them." Matt AlincAlinc Enterprises
Layout & Navigation
Views
Simple, Draft and Print Layout
Views
Our Rich Text Editor offers 3 distinct document display modes. By using Document Viewes, you can quickly switch between Simple, Draft and Print Layout. These commands are available on the View Tab of the Ribbon.
Multi-Column Layout
Create newsletter columns.
Multi-Column Layout
Columns and column breaks can improve your document's organization, increase its readability and utilize all of the available space on the page.
Headers and Footers
Keep longer documents organized.
Headers and Footers
Headers and footers can help keep longer documents organized and make them easier to read. Text entered in the header or footer will appear on each page of the document.
Sections
Use multiple page formats.
Sections
The DevExpress Rich Text Editor allows you to divide a document into sections. Each section can have a specific set of formatting that will only apply to the chosen section.
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Line Numbering
Insert line numbers to your documents.
Line Numbering
Line Numbering
The DevExpress RichText Editor allows you to insert line numbers to your documents. Line numbering can be applied on a per-paragraph basis to selected paragraphs or the entire document. Font face and color are specified using the Line Number document style.
"Since turning to DevExpress from a competitor I have been easily able to upgrade my clients systems, and provide features that were previously virtually impossible." Justin Goddard
Automation and Printing
Mail Merge
Create multiple documents at once.
Mail Merge
The DevExpress Rich Text Editor provides the Mail Merge feature that simplifies the creation of a set of documents that are similar but contain unique and variable data elements by linking a database that contains those data elements to a document.
Fields
Add dynamic elements to your document.
Fields
Inserting fields can give you precise control over dynamic text in your document. Fields are placeholders that store and display data from a data source. The DevExpress Rich Text Editor automatically updates fields when the document is saved, printed, or a mail merge operation is performed.
Auto Correction
Correct as you type.
Auto Correction
As you type, each typed character is examined by the AutoCorrect service. When you type a character that typically means you have finished typing a word, AutoCorrect compares the word (or more precisely the group of characters) against its list of entries. It the word matches an entry, AutoCorrect substitutes the replacement text for a word.
Auto Generated TOC
Guide readers in finding specific sections.
Auto Generated TOC
Adding a table of contents to your document can actually be easy, as long as you have the proper formatting in your documents. Once the formatting is set-up (styles or outline livels), inserting a table of contents into your documents takes just a few clicks. The DevExpress Rich Text Editor allows you to update an automatic table of contents once you change the document.
Printing & Export
WYSIWYG printing and formatted data export.
Printing & Export

Turn the contents of your document into a printed report with a simple method call or using the Print Dialog. You can customize and preview print output using the Print Setup dialog.

The DevExpress Rich Editor supports the most popular file formats to import and export data: XLSX, PDF, RTF, HTML, TXT, CSV, etc.

"Started using DevExpress about 3 years ago for .NET WPF development. They have a massive suite of add-ons, with excellent documentation and running samples with source code." Paul Cook
Document Management
Document Protection
Enforce editing restrictions.
Document Protection

The DevExpress Rich Text Editor allows you to keep your important documents password-protected from any unauthorized use. If you choose Protect Document on the Review tab, you can make a document read only or restrict a user to make only comments.

With document protection, you can make only certain parts of the document editable and users will not be able to modify data in any other region in the document.

Document Restrictions
Restrict or permit formatting changes.
Document Restrictions

The DevExpress Rich Text Editor allows you to control what types of changes can be made to the document.

  • Formarring restrictions;
  • Editing restrictions;
  • Restrict copying and printing;
  • Restrict the use of document elements (pictures, tables, etc.);
  • rant permission to specific people.
Document Properties
View and edit document metadata.
Document Properties

The DevExpress Rich Edit Control allows you to provide details that describe or identify a document (the date of document creation, the names of the author and most recent modifier, title, subject, etc). These details are represented by document properties (metadata) stored with the document.

End-users can use the Document Properties Dialog to specify built-in properties and create custom properties as well.

Comments
Add comments to provide feedback.
Comments
The DevExpress Rich Text Editor allows you to insert, modify and delete comments. Nested comments are also supported.
"The response from DevExpress is always prompt, detailed and typically includes a code sample. Have used their suite for 4 years and never regretted my choice for one second." Jim Thomas
UI Elements
Rulers
Horizontal / Vertical
Rulers

Use the rulers to align text, graphics, tables, and other elements in your document horizontally or vertically. The horizontal ruler shows across the top of your document and the vertical ruler shows along the left side of your document.

End-users can toggle ruler visibility using the Horizontal Ruler and Vertical Ruler buttons on the View tab.

Ribbon UI
Inspired by Microsoft Office
Ribbon UI
Ribbon UI
Inspired by Microsoft Office and optimized for WPF developers, DevExpress Ribbons and Menus help you emulate today's most popular business productivity apps in a blink of an eye.
Standard Toolbar UI
Menus, Toolbars and Status Bars
Standard Toolbar UI
When your project demands the use of traditional navigation elements, DevExpress Menus, Toolbars and Status Bars for WPF provide all the functionality you'll need to build intuitive, easy-to-navigate apps.
Built-in Dalogs
Over 20 dialogs.
Built-in Dalogs
Built-in Dalogs

Built-in dialogs include:

  • Paste Special Dialog
  • Font Dialog
  • Paragraph and Tabs Dialogs
  • Find and Replace Dialog
  • Style Editor Dialog
  • Symbol Dialog
  • Bookmark Dialog
  • Table Layout Dialogs
  • and many more...

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Additional Info

WPF Themes and App Skins

The DevExpress WPF Subscription ships with over 30 custom designed and highly polished themes for your next WPF application. You can use each of these themes easily, without modification or manipulate them using our free WPF Theme Designer application. Learn More

Touch Enabled User Experience

Deliver elegant, touch-enabled WPF applications using the platform you know and love. The WPF Subscription helps you leverage your current investments and address customer needs via a comprehensive range of WPF controls that support touch on both Windows 7 and Windows 10.

Built-in, easy-to-use Application Templates

The DevExpress WPF Subscription includes a series of application templates so you can hit the ground. Learn more

Sec 508 and Accessibility

The DevExpress WPF Subscription makes it easy to create WPF applications that meet government regulations regarding web accessibility. Sec 508 and Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 support is available for key DevExpress WPF controls.

MVVM Support

DevExpress WPF Controls have been engineered to support the Model-View-ViewModel development pattern. Controls such as the DevExpress WPF Grid provide the same level of MVVM support as the standard Microsoft Data Grid along with additional features not available from Microsoft. DevExpress controls allow you to generate columns based on data and customize them using WPF styles without limitations. Learn more

Straightforward Localization

All DevExpress WPF controls can be easily localized using satellite resource assemblies. DevExpress delivers satellite assemblies for a large variety of languages and cultures. To make it easy to get started, resource files for four cultures are included to our installation: German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. If you need to modify our shipping resources or create satellite assemblies for a different language, simply use our Online Localization Service, a free tool for our active WPF subscribers. Online Localization Service