Volume 2 keeps Windows Forms vital as ever with the official release of our next-generation data grid, new combo box and list view controls, and pivot grid serialization and deserialization.
The combo box is an enhanced control that displays a list of items in a drop-down, allowing users to select one or more items.
The list view control displays a collection of items with a check box next to each one. The items can be sorted, grouped, and filtered easily.
The new data grid has been released in its final version. The following new features are included.
Bind any data source with the master-details relationship. It displays related records in a nested hierarchical grid under the parent records. Users can define the relation for hierarchical view by using the GridViewDefinition.
Merge the cells programmatically by using the QueryCoveredRange in data grid. It merges the cells in either a horizontal or vertical direction with similar or dissimilar data.
This feature allows you to display the busy indicator for data operations such as data loading, sorting, grouping, and filtering. This is used to make the UI responsible until completion of the above data operations.
This feature allows you to rotate the text in the cells to any degree.
New combo box column type support has been provided to change the cell values based on the data source bound in the combo box.
Filter more than one value which are equal to the selected items of multi select combo box filter row editor.
Filter a value which is equal to the selected item of combo box filter row editor.
XlsIO now allows grouping multiple shapes into a single grouped shape. This is used to apply shape settings to all the shapes in a group at the same time. All grouped shapes can be ungrouped at once or a specific shape can be ungrouped.
Excel documents with AutoShapes can now be converted to PDF.
Supports additional layout option to repeat data of specific fields or all fields.
By setting the style ID between 1 and 48, the chart style can now be changed easily. The default style ID is 2.
Skips blank cells while copying data from source range to destination range.
Convert existing PDF documents to PDF/A-1b documents.
Add custom metadata to PDF documents.
Add timestamp to PDF documents without using certificates.
Flatten the digital signature fields in existing PDF documents.
Automatically resize the text of text box fields.
Add annotations to the PDF layers.
Essential DocIO now allows the following features in Word-to-PDF conversion:
Essential DocIO now allows you to open and save Strict Open XML format (*.docx) documents.
The grid grouping control supports customizing the minimum and maximum values for specific data bar cells based on the record values by using an event.
The grid grouping control allows the adding or removing of visible columns in grid view at runtime by using the ICustomTypeDescriptor interface.
The DockingManager now allows you to customize the tab header appearance by changing the background and foreground for active and inactive tabs.
Ribbon customization and Quick Access Toolbar windows combine into a single dialog like in Office Ribbon. We have also provided an option to hide application icons as well as tab scrolling support when more ribbon tabs are present in ribbon.
IntelliSense popup appearance and size based on filtered items have been improved similar to Visual Studio.
Now, all static texts used in built-in dialogs of EditControl can be localized.
Users can easily save and load the pivot grid control’s report and settings anytime in either XML or stream format.
Support to create and edit animations in PowerPoint presentation.