Nightly news, 25 November 2011

This week we have mostly been flinging sheep at each other in a bout of pre-election excitement, but we’ve also shipped a good batch of updates. Here’s what’s in the this week’s nightly builds.

WPF Elements

  • Fix for chart update when an alternate axis is zoomed programmatically
  • Fixed automatic bar chart LabelLayout option
  • Added DataSeries.LabelBinding property for conveniently setting data label content


  • You can now skip initialising entity collections that you’ll never need.

Web Workbench

  • Updated Less compiler to 1.1.5
  • Updated CoffeeScript compiler to 1.1.3
  • Fixed a possible race condition
  • Fix for Sass user-defined function causing highlighting errors
  • Added highlighting for @font-face directive in Sass @mixin declaration
  • Fix for top-level Sass @includes

NHibernate Designer

  • Added public get/protected set visibility option
  • Added policy option for visibility of default identity properties

Nightly builds of WPF Elements and LightSpeed are on the downloads page (free editions) or in the store (full editions). Web Workbench and NHibernate Designer update automatically through the Visual Studio Extension Manager.

4 Responses to “Nightly news, 25 November 2011”

  • Are you folks aware of how bad the Intellisense is in .LESS files in Visual Studio, and are you working on a fix? It literally replaces what you type with nonsense syntax, making it worse than coding by hand in a text editor, because you have to undo everything it suggests before typing from memory. Web workbench is great otherwise, but this issue really kills productivity and very frustrating.

  • Hi Steve,

    We were aware – we use our own tools a lot :-) It’s been on our list of things to improve and you should find the latest build now includes substantial improvements.

    Thanks for the feedback!

  • One area which would be great to improve is:
    When you navigate away from a scss file that hasn’t been saved (I often need to switch to the html page i’m working with) there is a significant pause switching.

  • Hi Andrew,

    Thanks for the feedback. This is on our radar but we need to make some architectural changes in order to do that. We’ll try to bump that work up the list but we can’t make any promises on a date right now.

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