MindFusion.WinForms Pack, 2015.R1

Licensing
MindFusion no longer supports separate trial and licensed build-s for its components. Instead, you should call MindFusion.Licensing.LicenseManager.AddLicense(yourLicenseKey) from within your application to stop displaying trial labels. The license key is listed at the Keys&Downloads page in your client account.

MindFusion WinForms charting controlCharting

Custom Formatting of Labels
You can set custom format to numeric labels in all chart types. The format uses the .net custom format
strings.

Sorting of Bars
Bars in the charting control can be sorted from within each series/cluster in ascending or descending order. You can also sort the series/clusters – by the sum of their values or the max value. If you set SortColor, the bar brushes and pens will be sorted along the bars as well.

MindFusion WinForms Charting Control: Sorting of bars

Miscellaneous

  • Bars are now outlined with the consecutive pen from the ChartPens collection rather than the AxisPen.
  • Drawing of line and area charts has greatly been improved – the control now draws only the visible portion of the chart rather than the whole chart, which was clipped to the visible rectangle.
  • AreaOpacity property added to radar charts.
  • AxesOnTop property in radar charts sets the order of drawing for the graphic and the axes.
  • and more.

MindFusion WinForms diagramming control Diagramming

Map nodes
The diagramming control has a new MapNode class that represents nodes that can render geographical maps.
Currently map nodes can display the content of Esri shapefile files.

Tree map layout
Tree maps represent hierarchies by nesting child nodes within their parents, where the areas of leaf nodes are proportional to their Weight values. Unlike other layout algorithms, TreeMapLayout expects hierarchies to be defined via grouping or containment (see AttachTo method and ContainerNode class), and will ignore any links in the diagram.

MindFusion WinForms diagramming control: the tree map layout.

The tree map layout.

Decision flowchart layout
The DecisionLayout arranges simple flowcharts consisting of decision boxes with up to three outgoing links per node and activity boxes with a single outgoing link per node. The nodes are arranged in columns and rows, whose distance depends on the HorizontalPadding and VerticalPadding property values.

More new features:

  • Improved arrowhead rendering
  • Import diagrams from *.SVG files
  • Improvements in the Visio2013Exporter
  • and many more… read a full list here.

MindFusion WinForms spreadsheet controlSpreadsheet

Grouping and Outlining
You can now group rows and columns. To group or ungroup a range of rows or columns, use the Group or Ungroup methods of the RowRange and ColumnRange classes.

Formatted text support
The spreadsheet control can now import, display and export texts with mixed formatting. Formatted texts can also be created programmatically by assigning a FormattedText instance to the Data property of cells.

Improved in-place editing
Trat yourself to the new Excel-like editing features that are now part of the spreadsheet component. When you type a new formula pressing the arrow keys will result in navigation within the worksheet (instead of adjusting the caret position) and the selected cell or cell ranges will be inserted as a reference in the currently edited formula.

New Events
MindFusion WPF Spreadsheet control offers a host of new events, which are now part of the WorkbookView
and WorksheetView classes:

  • Header interaction notification events – ColumnsMoved, ColumnsResized, RowsMoved, and RowsResized.
  • Group interaction events – ColumnGroupCollapsed, ColumnGroupExpanded, ColumnOutlineLevelToggled, RowGroupCollapsed, RowGroupExpanded, and RowOutlineLevelToggled.
  • Custom drawing events – DrawColumn and DrawRow.

New Functions
The core calculation engine of the spreadsheet control now offers 22 new functions, including a full set of database functions, such as DGET, DSUM, and so on. The Function Reference section in the online help offers further details.

MindFusion WinForms spreadsheet control: database functions

Miscellaneous

  • Worksheets can be moved and copied to another workbook through the new Move and Copy methods.
  • The new EnableFormulaEvaluation property can be used to disable formula evaluation across the workbook.
  • New ShowActiveCell and ShowSelection properties added to the WorkbookView and WorksheetView classes.

The trial version is available for direct download from this link:

Download MindFusion.WinForms Pack 2015.R1

If you run into problems with any of the components, please let us know. We shall be glad to assist you. MindFusion is proud with its excellent technical support – the majority of the questions are answered within hours of receiving them.

About MindFusion.WinForms Pack: A set of five WinForms programming components that provide your application with a rich choice of diagramming, charting, scheduling, mapping, reporting and gauge features. The tools are very easy to implement and use. They boast intuitive API and various step-by-step tutorials to get you started. Both online and offline documentation is available.

A sample browser presents you with all the samples for each control to let you easily navigate to what you need. You can check some of the features of each component right now if you look at the online demos:

Visit the features – page of the components for more information about their capabilities:

You can check the prices and licensing scheme here. All components are royalty-free.

MindFusion Pack for WinForms 2014.R2

MindFusion has just released Pack for WinForms 2014.R2. The most important new features in the components are listed below:

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Resize of multiple nodes

Now you can resize multiple selected nodes simultaneously – just set the AllowMultipleResize property to true. When enabled, dragging a corner or any side adjustment handle of a node, resizes all nodes in the selection.

Visio2013Importer improvements

  • The Item argument of ImportItem event handlers is now pre-set to a DiagramItem instance created for the imported Visio shape, letting you avoid parsing some standard data such as Bounds or Text. You can either modify this item’s properties, or replace it with a new instance of a different type.
  • several bugs and crashes have been fixed

Miscellaneous

  • LinkLabels are now copied by the DiagramLink copy constructor and clipboard methods.
  • DiagramView.ZoomFactor setter no longer automatically aligns its value to ZoomControl zoom steps. This avoids imprecise ZoomToFit results.
  • a few API changes have been made.

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The new version fixes several bugs and offers improved binary and XML serialization. The new version is not compatible with old binary and XML formats.

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A DockControl (beta version) has been added to the pack.

The dock control for WinForms

The dock control for WinForms

The trial version is available for direct download from this link:

Download MindFusion.WinForms Pack 2014.R2

If you run into problems with any of the components, please let us know. We shall be glad to assist you. MindFusion is proud with its excellent technical support – the majority of the questions are answered within hours of receiving them.

About MindFusion.WinForms Pack: A set of five WinForms programming components that provide your application with a rich choice of diagramming, charting, scheduling, mapping, reporting and gauge features. The tools are very easy to implement and use. They boast intuitive API and various step-by-step tutorials to get you started. Both online and offline documentation is available. A sample browser presents you with all the samples for each control to let you easily navigate to what you need. You can check some of the features
of each component right now if you look at the online demos:

Visit the features – page of the components for more information about their capabilities:

You can check the prices and licensing scheme here. All components are royalty-free.

MindFusion Pack for WPF 2014.R1

MindFusion has released its Pack for WPF 2014.R1. Here is an overview of the new features:

Support for Visual Studio 2013
The installer can create a toolbox palette in VS2013 for the components and optionally installs VS2013 sample projects.

diagram16x16MindFusion.Diagramming

Import of Visio 2013 files
The new Visio2013Importer class can import *.vsdx files, which were created with Microsoft Visio 2013. The importer requires a reference to the MindFusion.Diagramming.Wpf.VisioImport.dll assembly. You can use the various overloads of the Import method to import the Visio drawing into a DiagramDocument, whose pages correspond to the Visio pages or into a single Diagram, whose content
is merged from all important pages.

Zoom control
The ZoomControl class lets the users change interactively the current zoom level and scroll position of a Diagram or DiagramView. In order to use it, you should add a Zoom control to the window, place it anywhere over the target diagram and set the control’s Target property to that diagram or view. The Zoom control offers numerous customization properties.

Miscellaneous

  • Enable the AllowRenamePages property of TabbedDiagramView to let users rename a DiagramPage interactively by clicking on its tab.
  • Several new shapes added for better compatibility with Visio 2013 basic stencil: RightTriangle, Decagon, Trapezoid, Star4Pointed, Star5Pointed, Star6Pointed, Star7Pointed, Star16Pointed, Star24Pointed, Star32Pointed, Donut, Plaque.
  • DefaultEncoding and AutoDetectEncoding properties added to PdfExporter.
  • and much more.
The Zoom control and the new predefined shape nodes

The Zoom control and the new predefined shape nodes

You can read details about the new features of the pack at the news page on the forum. The trial version is available for direct download from this link:

Download MindFusion.Pack for WPF 2014.R1

About MindFusion.Wpf Pack: A set of advanced WPF components that help you build your business application easy and on time. The tools provide you with a complete set of features to create, edit and render complex flowcharts, charts, diagrams, calendars, schedules, maps and reports. A set of gauges and UI elements is also included. Each component offers various samples, tutorials and detailed documentation. The controls offer simple and intuitive API, completely customizable appearance, numerous input/output options and a rich event set. Each tool has been thoroughly tested to guarantee that you and your application get the high quality and performance you deserve.

You can read more about the capabilities of each component at its features page:

Prices and licenses are explained in details at the buy page. We offer permanent discounts to certain types of commercial as well non commercial organizations – check here if you qualify.

MindFusion.Pack for WPF 2013.R1

We have just has released MindFusion.Pack for WPF 2013.R1. There are new features in most of the components in the pack. Here are the details:

Support for VisualStudio 2012

The pack installer creates VS2012 toolbox palette for all the components and can optionally install VS2012 sample projects. Toolbox palettes are also created for all .NET target environments supported by the respective Visual Studio versions.

chartMindFusion.Charting

Style and Themes

Styles define the appearance of a given chart element – the axis, the series, the legend. Each ChartTheme is a collection of styles. You can:

• create themes based on the appearance of an existing chart
• create themes with the ThemeEditor tool
• save themes to XML files
• load themes from XML files
• use a number of predefined themes

The green theme

The green theme

Improved Design Time Support

You can now edit all collection properties, including the Series collection, the brushes, strokes, legends and all other collections in design time through the property grid.

Axis Intervals

The new AxisSettings.IntervalCount property lets you specify the exact number of intervals at the axis. In such case the control does not use the Interval property and calculates the value of each interval based on AxisSettings.Min, AxisSettings.Max and AxisSettings.IntervalCount.

A bar chart with two Y-axes.

A bar chart with two Y-axes.

API Changes

diagram16x16MindFusion.Diagramming

Preserve order in tree layout

You can set now the Balance property of the TreeLayout to Preserve if you want to keep the original geometric order of child nodes when arranging them under their parent. This can be used to arrange tree branches in a specific order by first positioning them in increasing horizontal or vertical positions.

The tree layout.

The tree layout.

Selection improvements

  • Set Behavior to SelectOnly to let users select existing items, but not modify them or draw new ones.
  • Use the SetsDirtyFlag property of the Selection class to specify whether the Dirty flag should be set when selection changes.
  • The SelectionStartMoving event is now raised when the user begins moving multiple selected items.
  • Use the ToggleSelection modifier key to select or deselect items by clicking. The key disables selection via lasso rectangle.

Miscellaneous

Container nodes

Container nodes

Report-16x16MindFusion.Reporting

Exporting

You can now use the new PdfExporter and MhtmlExporter, which enable exporting to the PDF and MHTML formats respectively. You can find detailed information about the new exporters in the “Exporting Reports” theme.

Side-By-Side Containers

You can arrange items parallelly by putting them inside the new SideBySideContainer report item. You can use it, for example, to display two (or more) data ranges one next to the other.

A classic report.

A classic report.

Miscellaneous

• New DefaultEncoding property in PdfExporter;
• New Median aggregate function;

Calendar-16x16MindFusion.Scheduling

Improved item presenter

The ItemPresenter class gives you the start and end time of the represented item fragment through the new
StartTime and EndTime properties. In addition, derived classes can override the new OnStartTimeChanged,
OnEndTimeChanged, and OnItemPropertyChanged methods to get notified when the StartTime or EndTime properties change or when any property of the underlying item changes.

Item recurrence

Item recurrence

Improved recurrence

You can validate and customize the occurrences of a recurrence pattern with the new ValidateOccurrence event of the Recurrence class.

You can find more about the new features of the components at the forum. Here is a link to download the trial version:

Download MindFusion.Pack for WPF 2013.R1

About MindFusion.Wpf Pack: A set of advanced WPF components that help you build your business application easy and on time. The tools provide you with a complete set of features to create, edit and render complex flowcharts, charts, diagrams, calendars, schedules, maps and reports. A set of gauges and UI elements is also included. Each component offers various samples, tutorials and detailed documentation. The controls offer simple and intuitive API, completely customizable appearance, numerous input/output options and a rich event set. Each tool has been thoroughly tested to guarantee that you and your application get the high quality and performance you deserve.

You can read more about the capabilities of each component at its features page:

Prices and licenses are explained in details at the buy page. We offer permanent discounts to certain types of commercial as well non commercial organizations – check here if you qualify.

MindFusion.WinForms Pack, R1.2013

The new features include preserve order in the tree layout for the diagramming tool, new events in the calendar control, layout improvements in reporting for WinForms and more. Here are the details:

diagram16x16MindFusion.Diagramming

Preserve order in tree layout

You can set the Balance property of the TreeLayout to Preserve to keep the original geometric order of child nodes when arranging them under their parent. This can be used to arrange tree branches in a specific order by first positioning them in increasing horizontal or vertical positions.

Tree Layout

Tree Layout

Item rendering improvements

Table nodes with glass, emboss and shadow effects.

Table nodes with glass, emboss and shadow effects.

Export improvements

Selection improvements

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We have fixed several bugs and made a few layout improvements in the reporting component.

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New Events

Two new events were added to the Calendar class – BeginItemDrawing and EndItemDrawing raised when item drawing starts and ends respectively.

Exporting

You can use the new PdfExporter to export calendars to PDF files.

A schedule exported as a PDF file.

A schedule exported as a PDF file.

You can read more details about the new features of each component at the forum. Use the link below to download the trial version of the control:

Download MindFusion.WinForms Pack R1.2013

If you run into problems with any of the components, please let us know. We shall be glad to assist you. MindFusion is proud with its excellent technical support – the majority of the questions are answered within hours of receiving them.

About MindFusion.WinForms Pack: A set of five WinForms programming components that provide your application with a rich choice of diagramming, charting, scheduling, mapping, reporting and gauge features. The tools are very easy to implement and use. They boast intuitive API and various step-by-step tutorials to get you started. Both online and offline documentation is available. A sample browser presents you with all the samples for each control to let you easily navigate to what you need. You can check some of the features of each component right now if you look at the online demos:

Visit the features – page of the components for more information about their capabilities:

You can check the prices and licensing scheme here. All components are royalty-free.