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Version 3.0 - March 4, 2008

Release Notes

The new major release introduces right-to-left (RTL) support for all controls, MDI support for the ribbon, the ability to use ribbon galleries on forms and two new feature-rich controls: Calendar and Date/Time picker. The new version also contains new and updated samples, updated documentation and a lot of improvements and bug fixes.

What's New

  • Added right-to-left (RTL) support for languages like Arabic and Hebrew in all controls (see screenshot).
  • Added MDI support for the ribbon (see screenshot 1 and screenshot 2).
  • You can now use ribbon galleries on forms (see screenshot).
  • Gallery categories can now be expanded/collapsed (see screenshot).
  • Added a Calendar control (see screenshot).
  • Added a Date/Time Picker control (see screenshot).
  • You can now assign an individual image and a tooltip for each combo box item (see screenshot).
  • Added a TextAlignment property to the Label control (see screenshot).
  • Added a Ribbon MDI sample.
  • Updated the Controls sample to illustrate the new controls and features.
  • Added two new articles: Using a Calendar Control and Using a DateTimePicker Control.
  • Updated the documentation.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug when changing the value of the Cursor property had no effect for some controls.
  • Fixed a bug in the gallery menu when you could not rearrange menu items with the mouse at design time.
  • Fixed a bug in the pop-up menu when images were incorrectly measured in some cases.
  • Fixed a bug when commands in VB.NET were not deserialized at design time.
  • Fixed a bug with the non-client area when it disappeared at startup in some cases.
  • Fixed a bug the popup menu when its submenu disappeared on mouse enter in some cases.
  • Fixed an issue when adding a new item to a popup menu with a great number of items was too slow.
  • Fixed a bug in the NumericUpDown control on a form when the up and down buttons did not align properly.
  • Fixed a bug in the NumericUpDown control on a form when display text did not reflect value changes.
  • Fixed a bug with an incorrect size of the focus rectangle in the CheckBox and RadioButton controls
  • Fixed some other minor bugs and issues.
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