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We get a lot of questions asking when SyntaxEditor for WPF will be made available to the public so I’d like to give a brief update on its status.
SyntaxEditor for WPF is not just a clone of SyntaxEditor for WinForms. While we could have done that and gotten it out a long time ago if we had, we wanted to use this opportunity to take everything we’ve learned over the last few years of being the market leader in code editor controls and come up with an object model that is much more flexible, has a lot more features, better organized, and is open-ended for future growth. And that’s what we’ve been doing.
Here are some quick statistics of where things currently stand with the code development.
Again, per above, you can see this is no small product. As a comparison, SyntaxEditor 4.0’s main control codebase (developed over many years) is roughly 370 types and 100,000 lines of code.
Let me again state that we are working as fast as possible on the product, and are making very good progress towards a public beta.
The product is currently in closed alpha testing. We are trying our best to have a public beta with go-live license ready to go for WPF Studio 5.0’s release. WPF Studio 5.0 will contain Editors for WPF as the primary new product, and hopefully a smaller new product we’re toying with too.
WPF Studio 5.0 will most likely be ready in the next several weeks.
March 15, 2009 at 13:25
Will SyntaxEditor for WPF be XBAP ready? If this thing can run in a browser, you are heading for success.
March 15, 2009 at 19:35
Absolutely, I believe that every feature is available in XBAP so far, even the member list UI, etc.
Bill Henning (Actipro)
March 20, 2009 at 22:54
Hi,any news on the WinForms release dates? Currently the version we're using is too slow for some of our documents and we're hoping that the new optimizations really push the boundaries.Thanks,
March 21, 2009 at 18:21
Hi Jeremy,Not yet, as mentioned in some older posts we're prototyping out the next gen design with the WPF framework. It's significantly different than how WinForms does things. We need to get the WPF version out into production and well tested before starting to port it over for WinForms.The good news is that so far performance is outstanding, especially after the latest round of performance-related code updates last week. We can open a 10MB file almost instantly with syntax highlighting and type and page down with no noticable slowdown. So that's much improved over the logic we have in SyntaxEditor for WinForms right now.
March 23, 2009 at 07:58
Thanks for the update Bill. Will it be ready before the years end do you think? We'd have to look at another product otherwise
March 24, 2009 at 07:49
Hi Jeremy,It's hard to say. We are working as fast as possible on getting the WPF version complete and out, but will still have some more to do even after the initial release before we can start porting WinForms to the newer object model. Sorry I can't give you more detail. It's possible but I can't guarantee it.