Hi everyone!

We just released DotNetBar for Windows Forms 9.4 with 3 all new controls, digital indicators for Gauge control and over 40 new features and enhancements. Following new controls are added:

First control is an Analog clock control with 2 visual styles, custom styling, editable and automatic mode of operation and more:

Second control is Color Comb control for color selection from color comb matrix:

Third control is Color Blend control for color selection from blended colors matrix:

We also made big addition to our gauges. We added digital and mechanical numerical indicator that you can place on the gauges:

When numeric indicator is added gauge looks like this:

There are over 40 new features and enhancements in this release:

  • AdvTree control now supports sorting when column header is clicked and it provides sorting indicator on column header.
  • Custom rendering of individual slots in the Schedule TimeLineView using TimeLinePreRenderSlotBackground, TimeLinePostRenderSlotBackground, and TimeLineRenderSlotBorder events.
  • Schedule added support for Appointment.Visible and CustomCalendarItem.Visible properties to specify visibility of appointments in views.
  • Micro-chart control has support for background images.
  • As with every other release this one includes fixes for every single issue reported since last release.

Here are detailed Release Notes. If you have current DotNetBar license download latest release on Customer Only web site. Fully functional trial version is also available. We are working on even more major new exciting features that I can’t wait to share with you….

 

Today we are releasing the DotNetBar for WPF 6.1 with all new Property Grid control:

Our Property Grid Control includes following major features:

  • Multiple out of box styles, Office 2010 and Visual Studio 2010
  • Expandable properties support
  • Property Filtering
  • Property appearance customization
  • Property value validation
  • ICustomTypeDescriptor support so you can create completely virtual properties
  • Built-in collection editor
  • Custom editors template framework
  • Much, much more…

Please review Property Grid control sample included in both C# and VB. Sample shows major features and customization options including how to create completely virtual properties.

Detailed release notes are also available.

DotNetBar for WPF now includes 22 controls that help you create professional WPF Applications with ease. If you have DotNetBar for WPF license, you can download latest release from our Customer Only web site now. Trial version is also available.

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“Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius-and a lot of courage-to move in the opposite direction” said Albert Einstein. I’ve been writing code for over 25 years and one thing that I see is in short supply over and over again is simple well thought out code.

I can’t put my finger on why this is, but rarely do I see code that is simple and that I can follow with ease. Mostly I see very complex code with execution paths intervened like spaghetti in the bowl. It is not that work code is attempting to do is complex, it usually is not, it’s that solution implemented is convoluted. I think it is result of unclear thought processes or perhaps inexperience, but it still does not explain why people with seemingly lot of experience still write complex code. Or perhaps it does. Simple code requires conscious effort while convoluted one comes out without much thought.

So if you want to elevate your coding skills, you should as part of your development process, devote time for simplifying your code and architecture. There has to be the time where you look at your code and prune, prune, prune. And if you can’t find anything that you can make simpler and easier you are not looking hard enough.

The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.
George Eliot

 

 

Today’s release of DotNetBar for Windows Forms includes all new numeric indicators for our great gauge control. We included mechanical and digital styles. First screen-shot shows what we call mechanical indicators you can add to your gauges:

You can see variety of styles and options you have to display the status on gauge. You can fully customize appearance of every single part.

Following image shows the digital indicators:

And additional style for the digital indicator:

We also included these useful state indicators with completely customizable appearance:

 

If you have current DotNetBar license download latest release on Customer Only web site. Fully functional trial version is also available. We are working on even more major new exciting features that I can’t wait to share with you….  Let me know what else you need from DotNetBar.

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