Windows 8 XAML Controls v13.2

Now shipping, with full Windows 8.1 Support

Glendale, California — Sep 25, 2013 — DevExpress is proud to announce the immediate availability of DevExpress Windows 8 XAML Controls v13.2, with full support for Windows 8.1 RTM. The new release features a brand new PDF Viewer Control and over 30 controls updated to take full advantage of the newly released Microsoft operating system.

The RTM build of the highly anticipated Windows 8.1 update was released on MSDN and TechNet on September 9, 2013, DevExpress has updated all shipping Windows XAML Controls to ensure flawless operation with the new release version of Windows. In addition to compatibility updates, the product line was extended with the following new controls and features:

  • A new PDF Viewer Control with full support for touch gestures, printing and multiple page view styles.
  • Microsoft Excel inspired Data Filtering UI and horizontal virtualization support within its high-performance XAML 8 Grid Control.
  • Tile Control enhancements that support new sizing options and animations that match those introduced in Windows 8.1 RTM.

The following new features are now available thanks to the updated Windows 8.1 API:

  • New application resizing mechanism.
  • Faster XAML loading thanks to pre-compilation to a binary format.
  • On-demand style loading.

This Windows 8 XAML Preview release ships with a go-live license allowing you to use controls in production code and upload resulting applications to the Windows Store.

Compatibility Questions

Controls with Windows 8.1 support are available in a separate installer tagged as version 13.2. DevExpress will maintain a separate installer until the official release of v13.2 for all DevExpress products in 4Q, 2013.

You can only use DevExpress Windows 8 XAML Controls v13.2 with Windows 8.1, as certain APIs will be missing for proper use. If writing apps for Windows 8, you should continue using v13.1.

Note: You can continue to use DevExpress Windows XAML Controls v13.1 in Windows 8.1 compatibility mode. In this instance, you may encounter warnings that are caused by changes in the Windows 8.1 API.

Obtain the Latest Release

This DevExpress Windows 8 XAML release (with Windows 8.1 support) requires Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 (beta).

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