Announcing New XAML Controls for Windows 8.1

DevExpress announces the immediate availability of DevExpress Windows 8 XAML Controls (v13.2), with full support for Windows 8.1 RTM.
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GLENDALE, Calif. - Oct. 8, 2013 - PRLog -- Glendale, California — October 8, 2013 — DevExpress is proud to announce the immediate availability of DevExpress Windows 8 XAML Controls ( (v13.2), with full support for Windows 8.1 RTM. The new release features a brand new PDF Viewer Control and over 30 controls updated to take full advantage of Microsoft’s newest operating system, Windows 8.1.

“The update to Windows and the 8.1 specific capabilities we’ve introduced in our XAML Presentation Controls should give our customers continued opportunities to create stunning applications for the Windows Store,” said Julian M Bucknall, CTO of DevExpress. “And whether targeting mobile devices such as Surface or traditional desktop PCs, our high-performance and touch-centric UI controls will continue to evolve to meet the needs of .NET developers worldwide.”

The RTM build of the highly anticipated Windows 8.1 update was released to MSDN and TechNet Subscribers on September 9, 2013 and DevExpress updated all its shipping Windows 8 XAML Controls to ensure flawless operation with the new release version of Windows. In addition to compatibility updates, the product line was extended with the following new controls and features:

·         A new PDF Viewer Control with full support for touch gestures, printing and multiple page view styles.

·         Microsoft Excel inspired Data Filtering UI and horizontal virtualization support within its high-performance XAML 8 Grid Control.

·         Tile Control enhancements that support new sizing options and animations that match those introduced in Windows 8.1 RTM.

The following new features are now available thanks to the updated Windows 8.1 API:

·         New application resizing mechanism.

·         Faster XAML loading thanks to pre-compilation to a binary format.

·         On-demand style loading.

This Windows 8 XAML Preview release ships with a go-live license allowing DevExpress customers to use controls in production code and upload resulting applications to the Windows Store.

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This new release requires Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 (beta).

Active Windows 8 XAML Control ( subscribers can obtain this release by logging onto their DevExpress Account.

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DevExpress ( engineers feature-complete Presentation Controls, IDE Productivity Tools, Business Application Frameworks, and Reporting Systems for Visual Studio, along with high-performance HTML JS Mobile Frameworks for developers targeting iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Whether using WPF, Silverlight, ASP.NET, WinForms, HTML5 or Windows 8, DevExpress tools help you build and deliver your best in the shortest time possible.

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