What's New in v2009 vol 1

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New WPF Controls - Toolbar, Menu and Docking System

DXBars Suite extends our WPF toolset with a toolbar-menu system allowing you to easily emulate Microsoft Office interfaces.

Major features implemented in this release include:

  • End-user drag-and-drop operations are fully supported. End-users can dock toolbars to any container edge or allow them to float.
  • Main menu and context menu controls can be created. You can share the same commands between toolbars and menus.
  • A status bar control is available.
  • Editors can be integrated into toolbars and menus.
  • Microsoft Office style layout customization is available. You can invoke the same Customization window to remove unnecessary toolbars or commands, create new toolbars, populate them with required items, etc.
  • You can save and restore bar and menu layout.

DXDocking for WPF allows you to build applications with docked window interfaces similar to those found in Microsoft Visual Studio and Microsoft Document Explorer.

Major features implemented in this release include:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio style glyphs are displayed during drag and drop operations. These glyphs serve as drop targets and thus provide an intuitive way in which to dock windows.
  • Dock windows can be organized into tabbed containers.
  • Built-in close buttons allow end-user to hide unnecessary windows.
  • Float state is supported.
  • Automatically created splitters allow you to resize dock windows placed side-by-side.

Common Changes Across All WinForms Components

New Skinning Option for Windows Forms Controls

DXperience v2009 vol 1 extends our Skinning engine with yet another unique visual style – Springtime.


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