We’re really pleased to be releasing WPF Elements 5.1 today with new controls, high powered performance improvements and new features. If you’re a WPF developer we think you’ll love the full WPF Elements Suite. Here’s a high level run through of key improvements in 5.1.
Data Grid Enhancements
The WPF Data Grid control in WPF Elements 5.1 is a much improved beast when compared with the 5.0 release. We had a lot of feedback from developers and we have been listening. Improvements in the 5.1 Data grid include:
Of course these are just the key new features on top of our already super fast virtualized data grid engine.
Along with the new charts detailed below, we made many improvements to the existing charts. The key focus for this release with regards to charts: Speed. LOTS OF SPEED. We already had pretty good charting performance (one customer compared against 10 different WPF Charting options and found we provided the best speed + features offering. They’ll be impressed with this release then!).
We’ll be posted more about these improvements in the coming days. Improvements in performance are across all chart types – you don’t need to choose between features and performance with WPF Elements!
Other charting enhancements include:
New Chart: Boxplot
WPF Elements now includes the WPF Boxplot. It’s built on the same high performance core charting engine as all the other charts in WPF Elements.
New Chart: Candle Stick
WPF Elements users also get the WPF Candle Stick chart. A handy chart for financial data and, like all other charts, super fast as well!
New Chart: Stock Chart
The third new chart type added is the WPF Stock Chart. Guess what? It’s also super fast and built on the same engine as the other charts!
It’s not all charts and grids!
While the Data Grid and Charts got a good number of enhancements and performance boosts, we love all our controls the same. A few of the other changes found across the suite are:
Dig in, build awesome apps
Last but not least is that we’ve added more samples to our sample explorer that’s included in all releases of WPF Elements. You can explore new functionality, examine the code used to make that sample and adjust the look and feel from within the sample explorer. Once you’ve installed WPF Elements you can find the Sample Explorer in the Start Menu. If you need a hand getting started, we would love to help.