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Version 3.8 - December 10, 2010

Release Notes

Version 3.8 is the final major release of Elegant Ribbon 3.8.

What's New

  • BackstageView now supports three Office 2010 themes: Blue, Black and Silver. In the previous version only the Office 2010 TP theme was supported.
  • Added a SplitContainer control.
  • Added a NotifyIcon control (see screenshot 1 and screenshot 2).
  • Improved startup and layout performance of the framework.
  • Added a GroupBox control (see screenshot).
  • You can now assign custom text to the buttons of the MessageBox (Button1Text, Button2Text and Button3Text).
  • Improved scrolling performance of the ComboBox's Drop Down list.
  • ScreenTip.Text property now supports multiline text.
  • Enhanced usability in the Windows Forms Designer through new smart tags (see screenshot).
  • Improved layout performance when rolling the mouse wheel over the ribbon tab line.
  • Container controls like NavigationBar, Panel and BackstageView now support scrolling (see screenshot 1 and screenshot 2).
  • Added a DropDownColorPicker control (see screenshot 1 and screenshot 2).
  • Added a ColorPickerDialog control (see screenshot).
  • Added a PinList control that allows you to pin selected items at the top of the list (see screenshot).
  • Added support for separators in the Backstage View (see screenshot).
  • Popup menus now support keyboard shortcuts.
  • Backstage View now supports tab key navigation.
  • Improved the border appearance of themed windows that have a fixed border style.
  • SplitButton, Button, ToggleButton and DropDown controls now support a DescriptionText that can be used to display additional info or description in a gray color below the regular text (see screenshot).
  • Added a ScrollableControl to make your container controls scrollable.
  • Options and Exit buttons in the Application Menu are now localizable.
  • Updated the Elegant Ribbon UI and Commands samples.

Bug Fixes

  • When opening the BackstageView, controls with the same commands as those in the Quick Access toolbar became disabled.
  • Layout problems when using large fonts in the status bar.
  • Context Menu designer did not show up in cases when there were no other controls on the form.
  • Parameter that specifies the default button in the MessageBox did not work.
  • Incorrect keyboard selection in galleries.
  • AltGr key in combination with another key showed a Key Tip though this was supposed to be used as a modifier.
  • Repainting issue reported in the forum.