Hi Everyone,

Today we released new DotNetBar for you with first implementation of Metro Office styling, VS.NET 11 support and more. Here is screen-shot of all new Metro Office styling:

Since final look and feel of Metro Office is not known you can expect our style to change so to match final look and feel of next version of Office. We have also added new StyleManagerAmbient component which is used to manage Metro style ambient properties assignment for child controls on the form. You can read about that in Metro KB article.

We also added support for Visual Studio 11 which is in Beta right now. You should see DotNetBar controls appear in VS.NET 11 toolbox. VS.NET 11 has completely new property grid so if you experience any design-time issues with DotNetBar and VS.NET 11 please let us know.

Also new is year/century selector for our month calendar control. Here is small animated image showing selector in action:

There are over 80 new features and fixes in this release including many refinements for our incredibly well received SuperGrid control. Here are detailed Release Notes.

Please do not forget that our online Knowledge Base is getting updated constantly and is great source of information and tips on DotNetBar usage.

If you have current DotNetBar license download latest release on Customer Only web site. Fully functional trial version is also available. Thank you for using our controls and please let me know how you like them.

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