With the beta version of our Metro Elements control suite released, we are now hard at work adding new controls and improvements up to and beyond the official v1.0 release. Let’s take a look at what’s new since the beta release:
Numeric Text Box
This control is similar to the IntegerTextBox control released with the beta version. The NumericTextBox brings double value editing to your application. Both the NumericTextBox and IntegerTextBox have Minimum and Maximum properties that let you put a range constraint on the input value. They both also have a FormatString property for customizing the value display. Below is a sample of NumericTextBox controls showing off some of the formats it supports. The FormatString property supports any .NET double formatting string such as “0.0″ or “000.##” or in the last case “C” which gets you a currency text box.
Numeric Up Down
Take the numeric editing capabilities of your application one step further with the NumericUpDown control. This takes the NumericTextBox control mentioned above and attaches the Up/Down buttons for easy increment/decrement functionality.
Auto Complete Box
An AutoCompleteBox is one of the most useful text input controls. As the user starts typing, a list of suggestions drop down allowing the user to quickly finish off their selection. This control has all the features as our WPF AutoCompleteBox including the option to allow multiple entries as seen below:
Watch this space as we announce more controls and improvements over the coming weeks. If you have any questions about Metro Elements, let us know in the forum. And if you have any control or feature requests, we’d love to hear about them in the Think Tank.