Today we released first new version of DotNetBar in 2013 with brand new Radial Menu control, notification marks for buttons and tiles as well as countless improvement to our very popular SuperGrid control.
Radial Menu control provides fast and visually pleasing way to execute commands in user interface using minimum movement of finger or mouse. It is very well suited for both touch based and mouse only based configurations. Following image shows Radial Menu control:
Radial Menu control included two menu types. Segment menu type as shown in image above and Circular menu type as shown in image below:
What these screen-shots do not show is animation and fluidity this control works with. Please check out the short videos that show-off fluid animation we built into the this control on Radial Menu web-page. We also wrote an knowledge base article which covers most of what you need to know to work with control effectively.
There is new sample project (RadialMenu) included with this release which shows how to use the control from code and how to customize its color scheme.
Also new are handy notification marks that you can display on top of the ButtonItem buttons and Metro tiles. This is how that looks like:
Make sure to check out our redesigned samples explorer which runs after install is complete. I think you will be pleasantly surprised by new design.
There are more than 130 new features and fixes in this release. Here are detailed Release Notes.
Do not forget that our online Knowledge Base is getting updated constantly and is great source of information and tips on DotNetBar usage.