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We’re pleased to announce the release of the major new 2010.2 version of Silverlight Studio. Here’s a quick summary of the enhancements.
Download Silverlight Studio 2010.2 now
or try a live demo in your browser if you have Silverlight 4 installed.
SyntaxEditor, our code editing control for Silverlight, has received some huge enhancements in the new version.
We’ve ported the new LL(*) Parser Framework (recently added to the WPF SyntaxEditor) to the Silverlight SyntaxEditor in its entirety. It is a unique custom parser-building framework with SyntaxEditor that features grammars written in C#/VB using EBNF-like notation, customizable AST construction, advanced error handling/reporting, easy code injection, a complete debugger UI, and much more.
We’ve completely rewritten from scratch our Getting Started series based on customer input. The new series is now 17 parts and shows step-by-step how to add features to a syntax language. The resulting language can do everything from parsing and code outlining, to text formatting and automated IntelliPrompt. This is now the best place to go to learn how to tie SyntaxEditor’s features together using best practices.
The Silverlight SyntaxEditor now has printing support, with optional built-in margins and the ability to inject custom margins.
A new built-in language service can be registered to automatically show an IntelliPrompt quick info tip when the mouse hovers over a parse error.
New language services have been created to support customizable smart indent for a language, and the ability to format part or all of a document based on language-specific rules.
Even though SyntaxEditor has been very stable and production-quality for quite a while now, we have finally removed the beta tag off the product. This means that Blueprint licenses for Silverlight Studio now include source code.
We’ve ported the WPF version of the Web Languages Add-on to Silverlight. Features include automated IntelliPrompt quick info for elements and attributes, AST generation, code outlining, XML syntax error display, mouse hover quick info for syntax errors, end tag auto-complete, line commenting, and text formatting.
Unfortunately Microsoft hasn’t ported the XmlSchema and related classes to Silverlight yet. Thus the Silverlight port of this add-on doesn’t contain the automated IntelliPrompt completion lists or schema-based validation that its WPF counterpart does. The Web Languages Add-on is sold separately from Silverlight Studio.
In this release, we've added a new book control that allows you to render any Silverlight content within its pages.
Page transitions are completely animated using sophisticated curling algorithms. Hot spot areas at the page corners curl towards the mouse and the page turn follows the mouse exactly like a real book’s pages would turn.
The items/pages of the book can be specified explicitly or you can bind the book to an existing collection, including support for DataTemplates and Styles. We have several samples that show how to bind the book to a custom data source.
The Book control fully support for UI virtualization, which increases performances and decreases memory. Enabled by default, only the pages required to render the view correctly are created.
Like any other ItemsControl, the Book control can host any WPF content or controls.
Semi-transparent pages are fully supported too, meaning that you can layer multiple pages on top of each other. Each layer can then be presented as a union of all the pages below it.
Download Silverlight Studio 2010.2 now for free to try out all these new features.
January 3, 2011 at 02:17
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