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We're very happy to have just released WPF Studio v4.0. This version is the culmination of several months of work and we're sure you'll love what you see.
Download Actipro WPF Studio v4.0 now
To celebrate, we'll be posting details about a special promotion for existing UIStudio for WinForms customers who are looking to get into the WPF arena.
Actipro Docking & MDI is a complete solution for easily adding a docking tool window and/or multiple document interface to your WPF applications. Allow your end users to drag and dock tool windows wherever they please, and to persist their customizations. Also use this product to fill the gap left by Microsoft not including an MDI mechanism in the WPF platform.
Docking & MDI showing a docking operation in progress with the Aero theme active
Docking & MDI has been implemented with flexibility in mind. It has more options than nearly any other competitive product out there and mimics Visual Studio 2008's capabilities. While it supports all the types of standard layouts you find in most docking window products, it also supports some extended functionality that you won't find anywhere else.
Check out more information about the product or try a live demo on our site.
Actipro Gauge is a control suite that implements circular, linear, and digital gauge controls for the Windows Presentation Foundation framework. Each gauge control has tons of options available, providing for limitless possibilities.
Circular, linear, and digital gauges combined to display monitoring information
Gauge controls are ideal for displaying several data points in a concise and compact area. Everything from car dashboards to medical and industrial equipment use gauges, and are quickly recognized and understood by users.
The circular and linear gauges are perfect for presenting a value, or values, bound by a specific range. The digital gauge is perfect for mimicking real-life LED displays.
There were a lot of other minor enhancements and tweaks made throughout our WPF control products for this release. We added several new demos and useful utilities as well.
One great new utility found in WPF Studio is the Theme Browser. A WPF Studio customer was kind enough to post a simple theme browser for our controls in the WPF Studio forums for the benefit of other customers.
We took this idea and ran with it, making a very helpful utility that lets you browse each Brush resource used by our products for the various themes. The utility shows a preview of each Brush and even allows you to copy a DynamicResource reference accessing the Brush to the clipboard so that you can reuse it in your applications as long as the same theme is loaded.
The new Theme Browser, that comes with WPF Studio
This is really useful for those of you making some customizations to other controls and wanting to use the same Brushes as us so that you have a consistent look in your application.
Going along with the Theme Browser idea, we wanted to make a String Resource Browser. All our products that display text in the user interface stores the default text in string resources. You can customize or localize the text in code-behind via a single line of code for each item.
The new String Resource Browser, that comes with WPF Studio
The String Resource Browser lets you examine all the string resources used in our various products. When you select a string resource, you have the ability to enter a customized version of it. The Browser even generates the C# and VB code you can paste into your application to perform the customization.
August 21, 2011 at 19:57
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Actipro Software is a provider of software components for the Microsoft .NET platform. Our focus is on delivering quality user interface software components that our customers can trust to add robust functionality to their applications. We have been developing Windows Forms components since .NET was first released, and have become a leading developer of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) components. In fact, Actipro Software is the very first control vendor to release a commercial WPF control. « Delicious Mangoes