Nightly news, 23 March 2012

Well, it has been a bitterly disappointing week for beard-fondling photos on the Mindscape blog. Kyle is going to have to up his game. On the plus side, this has left us with time to ship a bunch of updates and fixes. Here’s what’s new in this week’s nightly builds.

LightSpeed

  • The designer now defaults computed columns (and identity columns if they’re not the ID) to Load Only. This is currently implemented for SQL Server only — let us know if you’d like it for other databases. We also no longer infer validations on computed columns.
  • Fixed an error if you used an inheritance-based mocking framework to mock entities with associations
  • Fix for error updating database from designer after changing the maximum length of a string property on a concrete table inheritance base class

Silverlight Elements

  • New version of the RichTextEditor control. Better. Faster. Swooshier.

WPF Elements

  • Data grid performance improvements
  • Data grid hierarchical display
  • Fixed an issue with using a BindingList as a DataGrid items source
  • DataGrid now has a SelectedData property
  • Fix for DataGrid keyboard navigation in RowAndCell mode
  • DataGrid now has built-in support for user adding rows

Web Workbench

  • JavaScript and CSS ‘mash and minify’ support
  • Fix for not handling Less escaped (~) literals when they used single instead of double quotes
  • Fix for misaligned CoffeeScript comment highlighting if file contained Unix line breaks
  • Fixed handling of underscored in unquoted URLs. Unquoted URLs! Forsooth!
  • Solution Explorer icons! I can barely wait to see how this looks in Visual Wasteland Studio 11.

As ever, nightly builds of free editions are available from the downloads page, and of full editions from the store.

Nightly news, 17 February 2012

Our major updates this week are some great financial and statistical charts for WPF, and Web Workbench 3.0, the latest release of our popular Visual Studio integration for Web productivity languages.

WPF Elements

  • Stock and candlestick charts
  • Fixed a bug with StackedAreaSeries containing a large number of data points
  • Fixed a bug in automatic LabelStep calculation
  • Fixed some issues with the DualSlider generic style

Silverlight Elements

  • Added control over data sampling for very large charts

LightSpeed

  • Fix for unbinding nullables

Phone Elements

  • Added SelectedLoopingListBoxItem and ItemContainerStyle properties to the LoopingListBox control

NHibernate Designer

  • You can now drag views on from Server Explorer

Web Workbench

In addition to the major changes discussed in the release announcement, there are a few smaller fixes and enhancements:

  • Fix for error on !default directive
  • Support for @page directive
  • For Chirpy users we now provide guidance on how to configure Chirpy to allow Web Workbench to work with Less files

As always the free editions are available on the downloads page and you can get the full editions from the store.

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Nightly news, 9 September 2011

Big anticipation here at the Mindscape office as our new Kinect accidentally falls out of its box, at the same time as the Kinect SDK accidentally installs itself onto Jason’s computer. They say accidents come in threes, so we are just waiting for Jason to accidentally write a bunch of cool Kinect programs. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, some rather more mundane developments in the latest nightly builds…

LightSpeed

  • New Show Data command for, well, showing your data
  • Fixes for certain CTI join scenarios

NHibernate Designer

  • We now support per-project code generation templates for you hacker types

WPF Diagrams

  • Added new hit testing methods, and fixed a bug in the FindElementAtPoint method

WPF Elements

  • UI zooming and panning support for alternate Y axes

Silverlight Elements

  • UI zooming and panning support for alternate Y axes

All these updates are available in the current nightly builds — free editions from the downloads page, full editions from the store.

Nightly news, 19 August 2011

I hereby declare this to be snow week, the funnest week in the history of Wellington. Oh hush, you northern hemisphere types, we only see snow here in tropical Wellington every fifty years or so. Indulge us. Here’s what we’ve been doing while we’ve been snowed in.

LightSpeed

  • Compiled queries! Yay!
  • Fix for an error when projecting only base class fields while filtering only on derived class fields in class table inheritance
  • Fix for a class table inheritance cascade delete issue
  • Fixed a column mapping issue with unversioned partial updates
  • Fix for BeginEdit on a distributed entity

WPF Diagrams

WPF Elements

  • Fixed an error when typing non-Latin characters into a numeric text box
  • Fixed an issue where the minimum and maximum values of an alternate Y axis could not be set automatically

Phone Elements

  • Fixed an issue where the minimum and maximum values of an alternate Y axis could not be set automatically
  • Fixed a font sizing issue with the picker controls

Silverlight Elements

  • Fixed an issue where the minimum and maximum values of an alternate Y axis could not be set automatically. Coincidentally enough

All these features and fixes are in the current nightly builds. Free editions are available from the downloads page, and full editions from the store.

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