Xceed Brings Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Blend Support to DataGrid

MONTREAL, QC - November 12, 2007 – Xceed today released version 1.3 of Xceed DataGrid for WPF, featuring Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Blend support.
 
Nov. 22, 2007 - PRLog -- Xceed today released version 1.3 of Xceed DataGrid for WPF, featuring Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Blend support. The product has also been renamed to reflect the availability of Express and Professional editions of the grid control.

In line with the naming convention Microsoft has adopted for Visual Studio 2008, the free version of Xceed’s Windows Presentation Foundation datagrid control is now called Xceed DataGrid for WPF Express Edition. Powerful and fully functional, this version—which remains free of charge—delivers a complete set of functionalities suitable for more casual users. This edition continues to provide full distribution rights, bugfixes, updates, and an unlimited number of licenses per company. Xceed DataGrid for WPF Professional Edition provides additional advanced features for the most demanding developer.

New features debuting in version 1.3 of both the Express Edition and the Professional Edition include Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Blend design-time support. The datagrid installs into the Visual Studio toolbox and lets developers set its properties in the IDE’s property grid. And by supporting Microsoft’s Expression Blend, Xceed delivers the ability to customize the look and feel of Xceed DataGrid for WPF in an environment targeted at designers, which eliminates the need for developer intervention, increases productivity, and extends an application’s impact. Also new is a scroll tip that displays information about the first visible row in the viewport when the grid is scrolled. Finally, a VB.NET template with a tutorial is also provided for setting up a new theme project for creating custom themes, complementing the previously available C# template.

The Professional Edition of Xceed DataGrid for WPF v1.3 features the addition of Excel-like end-user automatic filtering, which filters items in the underlying data source. This edition provides several other advanced features that distinguish it from the Express Edition, such as fixed columns, rich printing and XPS export capabilities, and statistical functions, as well as Office 2007 (blue, silver, and black), Windows Media Player 11 themes, and Glass themes. Standard e-mail support is provided with the Professional Edition, but adding a Vanguard subscription gives developers upgrades and priority support for a year. Users who have purchased a Vanguard subscription with a previous version of Xceed DataGrid for WPF are now automatically owners of a Professional Edition and a Vanguard subscription.

A preview of an album-cover 3D-view that will be made available in an upcoming release can be seen at minute 15:55 in a Channel9 video interview that Microsoft has published.



About Xceed Software Inc.

Xceed Software Inc.—a leading developer of high-quality components and UI controls for Windows developers since 1994 and one of today’s leading component vendors—is devoted to the development and support of its products, and ardently promotes component-oriented programming. Today, over 25,000 developers use Xceed components worldwide, including Microsoft, which uses Xceed Grid for .NET and other Xceed controls for part of the interface of Microsoft Office 2007 (an online demo of Xceed’s grid in Microsoft Accounting Professional 2007 can be seen on Xceed’s website). For more information and product or evaluation downloads, please visit http://xceed.com/.


Contact: Charles Duncan (duncanc@xceedsoft.com)
Xceed Software Inc.
1555 Jean-Paul-Vincent, suite 180
Longueuil (Quebec), Canada, J4N 1L6
(450) 442-2626, ext. 228

Product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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Xceed Software Inc.—a leading developer of high-quality components and UI controls for Windows developers since 1994 and one of today’s leading component vendors. Today, over 25,000 developers use Xceed components worldwide, including Microsoft, which uses Xceed Grid for .NET and other Xceed controls for part of the interface of Microsoft Office 2007 (an online demo of Xceed’s grid in Microsoft Accounting Professional 2007 can be seen on Xceed’s website).

Website: xceed.com
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