ComponentOne Studio WinForms 2020 v3

ComponentOne Studio WinForms 2020 v3
Adds new .NET 5 WinForms controls plus enhancements to FlexGrid and Ribbon.

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December 03, 2020 - 11:37
ComponentOne Studio WinForms 2020 v3
Improves FlexGrid and Ribbon controls.
  • Microsoft .NET 5 Support in WinForms
    • The following .NET 5 controls are now production ready: FlexGrid, FlexChart, Ribbon, InputPanel, ExpressionEditor, RulesManager, SuperTooltip, Themes, Sparklines, DataCollection, Icon, and DataEngine.
    • The following .NET 5 controls are released as beta: TextBox, NumericEdit, Button, ComboBox, Label, MaskedTextBox, FlexReport, FlexViewer, TreeView, Maps, Document, BarCode, Bitmap, and Command. These controls will be production-ready by the 2021 v1 release.
    • If you need any controls not available in .NET 5 yet - you can continue to work with .NET 4.5.2 controls in .NET 5 apps. The known issues include incomplete designer support, the property grid can't set some select type properties, and OleDB data sources are not supported out-of-the-box in .NET 5.
  • FlexGrid for WinForms Enhancements
    • The .NET 5 version of FlexGrid has added missing features from the preview like GroupPanel, import, and export to Microsoft Excel and CSV.
    • For .NET 4.5.2, FlexGrid is enhanced with an optional context menu on the column headers to sort, hide, and auto-size columns.
  • Ribbon for WinForms Enhancements
    • C1Ribbon icons have high DPI support thanks to C1Icon. It also has improved support for selecting dark or light icons from presets for Backstage and AppMenu buttons.
    • The RibbonControlHost component now supports simplified mode, and the old C1Ribbon has been replaced with the new one in other controls and applications like FlexViewer and ThemeDesigner.
  • Other WinForms Enhancements
    • RulesManager for WinForms now has tooltip support and a rich tooltip API to customize the tooltips. Use the new ShowToolTips property and the BeforeTooltipShow event to customize the tooltips.
    • TreeView for WinForms has been improved with a new AddRange method that adds a collection of nodes, new AutoCheckChildNodes property to check all items when the header is checked, and design-time editor enhancements.
  • New Look for C1DemoExplorer
    • You can now access and experience all of the ComponentOne demos from one convenient desktop application.
    • The new and improved C1DemoExplorer app includes new desktop demos for Microsoft .NET 5 and links to online demos.