To celebrate the release of WPF Elements 4.0, we’re pleased to announce that you can now download a free version containing fully functional versions of the CoverFlow, AutoCompleteBox and PromptDecorator controls. You can use these controls to create attractive, helpful user experiences and it won’t cost you a cent!
Banish those dreary ListBox blues with the all-singing, all-dancing, all-animating CoverFlow control! Fun, fast and configurable, CoverFlow makes it easy to present data in style. You can adjust the way the covers sit, their spacing, the reflections, almost everything. We prefer to use it to display pictures of cats sitting on fenceposts, but you can use it for images, videos, even controls if you like!
Bored of typing things into text boxes? Wish they had an autocomplete that could do the work for you? Wish no more! With AutoCompleteBox, you can configure a text box with a fixed list of suggestions, or can interactively provide suggestions as the user types. All your users have to do is provide the punctuation*.
* This sentence contains permitted levels of exaggeration under New Zealand law.
Of course, all the autocomplete in the world isn’t going to help if the user doesn’t know what to type. Now you could use a label to indicate this, but man, that’s like soooooo Web 1.0. Instead, you can be like the cool kids and use a PromptDecorator to display the prompt inside the text box. Save space and give your application a swish modern look into the bargain!
And theyâ€™re all free!
We really hope you enjoy these free controls and that youâ€™ll see the benefits of working with Mindscape controls. And if you like what you see then why not spread the good word using that new-fangled Twittery Facebooky thing — thanks!