What's New in ComponentOne Studio Enterprise 2012 v2
ComponentOne Studio Enterprise is a comprehensive suite of .NET UI controls for mobile, web, and desktop applications. It includes over 200 components from all ComponentOne Studio subscriptions, covering a wide range of scenarios and platforms. In this article, we will highlight some of the new features and enhancements that were introduced in the latest release, ComponentOne Studio Enterprise 2012 v2.
Studio for WinForms 2012 v2
Studio for WinForms is a collection of .NET WinForms controls that help you create modern and responsive desktop applications. The 2012 v2 release adds a new control designed for project management, GanttView for WinForms. This control allows you to display and edit tasks, dependencies, resources, and milestones in a graphical timeline view. You can also customize the appearance, behavior, and data binding of the control to suit your needs.
Another major feature of Studio for WinForms 2012 v2 is the support for Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 across the entire studio. This means you can take advantage of the latest features and improvements of the .NET framework and the Visual Studio IDE, such as async/await support, improved designer experience, and more.
Studio for Silverlight 2012 v2
Studio for Silverlight is a set of .NET Silverlight controls that help you create rich and interactive web applications. The 2012 v2 release features six new themes inspired by Microsoft Office, such as Office Blue, Office Black, Office Silver, etc. These themes give your applications a consistent and professional look and feel that matches the popular office suite.
The release also enhances the support for Chinese cultures in several controls, such as Calendar, DateTimePicker, TimePicker, etc. These controls now respect the regional settings of the user and display the date and time formats accordingly. For example, if the user's culture is set to Chinese (Simplified), the Calendar control will show the lunar calendar instead of the Gregorian calendar.
Other improvements in Studio for Silverlight 2012 v2 include new charting features, such as logarithmic axis scaling, multiple axes support, trend lines, etc., as well as enhancements for Silverlight 5, such as printing support, right-to-left layout support, etc.
Studio for WPF 2012 v2
Studio for WPF is a collection of .NET WPF controls that help you create stunning and powerful desktop applications. The 2012 v2 release also features six new themes inspired by Microsoft Office, as well as enhanced support for Chinese cultures in several controls.
The release also adds a complete PDF library that allows you to create, load, modify, and save PDF documents programmatically. You can use this library to generate PDF reports, invoices, forms, etc., as well as manipulate existing PDF files by adding annotations, bookmarks, digital signatures, encryption, etc.
Other enhancements in Studio for WPF 2012 v2 include new charting features that match those of Studio for Silverlight 2012 v2.
Studio for ASP.NET Wijmo 2012 v2
Studio for ASP.NET Wijmo is a suite of .NET ASP.NET Web Forms and MVC controls that help you create fast and responsive web applications. The 2012 v2 release adds an AutoComplete control that allows you to provide suggestions to the user as they type in a text box. You can customize the data source, appearance, filtering logic, and events of the control to create user-friendly applications.
The release also adds iCal support in EventsCalendar control that allows you to import and export events from and to iCalendar format files. This feature enables you to integrate your web applications with other calendar applications and services.
Other improvements in Studio for ASP.NET Wijmo 2012 v2 include enhancements across the control suite, such as performance optimization, touch support, accessibility support, etc.
Studio for Windows Phone 2012 v2
Studio for Windows Phone is a set of .NET Windows Phone controls that help you create engaging and native-like mobile applications. The 2012 061ffe29dd