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v2.1.0 Community Edition improvements and bug fixes

70+ bug fixes and improvements
  • Side-by-side version loading of the Xceed.Wpf.Toolkit.dlls should now work properly when using v2.1 and later.
  • Office2007 and Metro Themes have been added to Chart, Pie and AvalonDock.
  • In AvalonDock, added the Metro Dark/Light Theme that supports accent colors.
  • In AvalonDock, the appropriate Closing and Closed events are fired when a LayoutContent is closed in code-behind.
  • In AvalonDock, fixed first button click not working on a deactivated panel.
  • In AvalonDock, the Close command from the LayoutAnchorable context menu is now replaced by the Hide command, to be consistent with Visual Studio.
  • In AvalonDock, clicking on a control in an auto hidden window will now correctly focus the clicked control, and clicking on a button in an unfocused auto hidden window will now trigger the button click event correctly.
  • In AvalonDock, LayoutContent.Title is now a DependencyProperty.
  • In AvalonDock, maximized floating window states are now saved/restored when the layout is serialized.
  • In AvalonDock, setting the default style on Window.SizeToContent to anything other than Manual will no longer break pane resizing.
  • In AvalonDock, the MetroDark and MetroLight themes can now be used.
  • In AvalonDock, fixed binding Errors while changing the theme from Generic to another theme.
  • In DateTimeUpDown, DateTimePicker and TimePicker, added the Minimum/Maximum and ClipValueToMinMax properties and updated Office2007 and Metro themes support.
  • In DateTimeUpDown, DateTimePicker and TimePicker, changing themes will not erase the current date.
  • In DateTimeUpDown, DateTimeParser will manage all DateTime separators.
  • In DateTimeUpDown, milliseconds can now be incremented/decremented in Custom format.
  • In DateTimePicker, validation of Date editing now works, and milliseconds are taken into account.
  • In DateTimePicker, AutoCloseCalendar will no longer close the calendar when choosing a month or a year. It will close only on a day selection.
  • In DateTimePicker, the ValueChanged event will no longer fire twice when a date in the calendar is selected with the mouse.
  • WPFToolkit.dll is now provided with the .NET 3.5 version of the Xceed.Wpf.Toolkit.dll
  • In TimePicker, Padding now works.
  • RichTextFormatBar now suppoers the Aero2 (Windows 8) theme.
  • In PropertyGrid, PropertyOrderAttribute now takes a new parameter (UsageContext) which is used to apply the PropertyOrder on Categorized/Alphabetical or Both sorting mode.
  • In PropertyGrid, Assigning an enum to an object type property in a now displays the property.
  • In PropertyGrid, the PropertyGrid/Editors/DefaultEditor (the ColorPicker editor) sample doesn't crash anymore on non-Windows 8 systems.
  • In PropertyGrid, using EditorComboBoxDefinition with a CustomPropertyItem now binds with the default "Value" property like other EditorDefinitions do.
  • In PropertyGrid, modifying a Collection Property from an object used as the PropertyGrid.SelectedObject now updates the relative PropertyGrid's PropertyItem.
  • In PropertyGrid, all the PropertyGrid Editors now have an implicit style in XAML. They can be themed.
  • In PropertyGrid, CustomPropertyItem can now be added to the CustomPropertyItem.Properties collection.
  • In PropertyGrid, fixed a crash with PrimitiveTypeCollectionEditor when receiving an array.
  • In PropertyGrid, themes now load faster when many properties are used.
  • In PropertyGrid, all the PropertyGrid Editor controls have an implicit style. They are redefined in the Metro and Office2007 themes.
  • In PropertyGrid, no error is thrown if the Business object don't have a Name property.
  • In PropertyGrid, CategoryOrdering is now also available in the Community Edition.
  • In PropertyGrid, added support for CategoryOrdering with multiple selected objects.
  • In PropertyGrid, when an expandable property contains a null value, it will no longer display the expansion arrow.
  • In PropertyGrid, Char type now supported.
  • In PropertyGrid, AdvancedIcon for PropertyItems now set in XAML to allow use of different icons relative to the current theme. The Metro Themes use different icons.
  • In BusyIndicator, added new property FocusAfterBusy that can be set to a control what will gain focus when BusyIndicator becomes unbusy.
  • In DataGrid, removed the blue background when editing a CheckBox.
  • In DataGrid, SelectAllOnGotFocus property is now obsolete. It is replaced by the AutoSelectBehavior property. This affects the following classes and derived classes: WatermarkTextBox, NumericUpDown, EditorNumericUpDownDefinitionBase.
  • In DataGrid, when editing a numeric value, the up/down arrow will no longer "spin" the value but will allow navigation between rows and cells.
  • In WindowContainer, a control that is clicked inside a ChildWindow that is in a WindowContainer will obtain the focus.
  • In WindowContainer, closed Modal ChildWindows won't block inputs anymore.
  • In WindowControl with the Office2007 theme, WindowStyle = None now displays properly.
  • In WindowControl, the title font's size and alignment has been fixed when running on Windows 8.
  • In CheckComboBox, binding SelectedValue or SelectedItem when placed in a DataTemplate now works.
  • In CheckComboBox, clicking anywhere on the CheckcomboBox will now open the CheckComboBox's popup.
  • In CheckListBox and CheckComboBox, ItemTemplate is not ignored anymore.
  • In ChildWindow, you can no longer expand a window beyond childWindow.MaxWidth and childWindow.MaxHeight.
  • In ChildWindow, resizing a Window to its MaxWidth or MaxHeight won't hide the resize border.
  • In ChildWindow, a newly displayed ChildWindow in a window container will now be displayed in front if an insertion order is not specified.
  • In ChildWindow, fixed hidden buttons when there is more than one modal ChildWindow in the same WindowContainer.
  • In CollectionControl, fixed an exception when using a fixed size array.
  • In CollectionControl, the ListBox can now be styled.
  • In CollectionEditor, when a ToString() method is defined on an object, it will be used in the CollectionEditor to identify the object in its ListBox.
  • In WizardPage, the Next button is now enabled when the binding on "AllowNext" doesn't come from an input.
  • In ColorPicker, replaced ToggleButton in the Popup by a Button. Allows changing from ColorPicker to ColorCanvas, without causing the button to become checked.
  • In ColorPicker, added ColorMode property. Allows you to specify which palette or color canvas to display on the color picker. Allows starting with the canvas displayed first.
  • In ColorPicker, the Office 2007 theme ColorPicker.UsingAlphaChannel setting now works properly.
  • In ColorPicker, RecentColors are now updated when Color is chosen from ColorCanvas.
  • In Chart, LayoutMode of Series can be set in XAML with SideBySide or Stacked option.
  • In Chart, the following properties are now Dependency Properties and can be used to set the default implicit style of the chart Legend: DefaultSeriesItemTemplate, DefaultDataPointItemTemplate, DefaultAreaTitleDataTemplate and DefaultSeriesTitleDataTemplate.
  • In Ultimate Listbox, fixed an exception that was thrown when the data source was sorted on an Enum field.
  • New 'Remote oData' sample added to the LiveExplorer collection of sample applications.
  • StyleableWindow and ChildWindow's Close button now display properly under Windows 8 when the ChildWindow.WindowStyle or StyleableWindow.WindowStyleOverride is "ToolWindow".
  • In NumericUpDown, when there's no value in NumericUpDown and the new Property "DisplayDefaultValueOnEmptyText" is True, the default value will be displayed.
  • In NumericTextBox, AutoSelectBehavior and AutoMoveFocus properties have been added.
  • In ButtonSpinner, Key.Up and Key.Down key events are no longer handled when AllowSpin is "False".
  • In WatermarkTextBox, the class now derives from AutoSelectTextBox insteand of TextBox. This adds the AutoSelectBehavior and AutoMoveFocus properties to the control.
  • In SearchTextBox, fixed the magnifying glass icon for the Metro themes.
  • In DoubleUpDown, added missing word "Invalid" in the warning message.
  • In MessageBox, CloseButton was not using an image with rounded corners on mouseOver in Windows 7.
  • The legacy MaskedTextBox (Xceed.Wpf.Toolkit.Obselete.MaskedTextBox) will no longer compile due to its Obsolete "error" attribute. Use Xceed.Wpf.Toolkit.MaskedTextBox control instead.
  • In RichTextBoxFormatBar, the Office2007 theme is now supported.
  • In RichTextBoxFormatBar, it no longer disappears while selecting a font in the dropdown combobox.
  • ColorCavas.UsingAlphaChannel now works properly in the Office2007 theme.

Breaking changes
  • StaticResourceKey no longer exists. Declarations in the ResourceKeys class now use the standard ComponentResourceKey.

Additional improvements in v2.1.0 Plus Edition

77+ bug fixes and improvements
  • New Metro theme.
  • In PropertyGrid, using PropertyGrid.CategoryDefinitions property, you can now set (or override) the category ordering without having to add CategoryOrderAttributes to your selected object.
  • In PropertyGrid, expandable properties are now supported when multiple objects are selected.
  • In PropertyGrid, validation now supported within the PropertyGrid.SelectedObjects collection. It cannot contain any null entries.
  • In ChildWindow, the maximized child window will now adjust to its parent WindowContainer when the latter is resized.
  • In Ultimate ListBox, fixed a freeze that occurred when scrolling up.
  • In Ultimate Listbox, added design-time dlls.
  • The 70+ bug fixes listed above for Community Edition v2.1.0.

Previous versions

See v2.0.0 improvements and bug fixes

We hope you love this release.
-- Xceed Team

Last edited Apr 14, 2015 at 5:07 PM by BoucherS, version 9


BoucherS Jun 2, 2014 at 8:56 PM 
The AvalonDock of the Community Edition includes the following themes : Generic, Aero, VS2010 and Metro. The AvalonDock of the Plus Edition includes all those themes plus Office2007Silver, Office2007Blue, Office2007Black, MetroDark With AccentColor and MetroLight with Accent Color.
The changeList will be updated.

AliasJ Jun 2, 2014 at 7:59 PM 
This changelist says that Metro Light and Dark themes are available for AvalonDock, but this does not seem to be the case. There is only a Metro theme and it is light. Can you explain? Thanks!