.NET 8 WinForms News

Freeze Columns for Enhanced Data Grid Readability

July 22, 2024
Empower users with WinForms grids that lock important data in view, simplifying complex data analysis and making navigation easier.

Freezing columns allows specific grid columns to remain visible on the screen while the user scrolls horizontally across the rest of the data. This functionality is beneficial for software developers because it improves user experience by ensuring important reference information, like row identifiers or column headers, stays constantly in view regardless of the data set's width. This can significantly aid in data comprehension and navigation for users working with large datasets.

Several WinForms grid components allow you to freeze columns, including:

  • DevExpress WinForms Data Grid (part of DevExpress WinForms) provides developers with robust column freezing for clear data context during horizontal scrolling.
  • FlexGrid for WinForms (part of ComponentOne Studio WinForms by MESCIUS) offers column locking to keep essential data in view while navigating wide datasets.
  • Telerik UI for WinForms GridView (part of Telerik UI for WinForms) includes column freezing functionality, boosting data comprehension when scrolling horizontally.
  • Infragistics WinDataGrid (part of Infragistics Ultimate UI for Windows Forms) enhances UX with column pinning, ensuring reference columns remain visible at all times.

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Utilize Pre-Built Structures for Arranging Content

July 19, 2024
Layout components allow WPF developers to maintain a cohesive and professional look across their application.

Layout components are reusable building blocks that define the structure and arrangement of content within a user interface. They encapsulate layout logic such as grid systems, promoting code reusability, consistency, and maintainability. By abstracting layout, these components enhance development efficiency and improve the overall design cohesion of an application.

Several WPF UI suites offer layout components including:

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Size Up Your CAD Designs with New ScaleBar

July 10, 2024
Eyeshot 2024.2 by devDept Software provides an on-screen ruler for real-time size estimation, eliminating guesswork during initial design phases.

Eyeshot by devDept Software empowers you to integrate robust CAD functionalities into your .NET applications. Supporting both Windows Forms and WPF natively, it offers a comprehensive suite of tools accessible through the Visual Studio toolbox. These include Design for 2D/3D geometry creation and editing, Drawing for automatic 2D view generation, Simulation for geometry validation, and Manufacture for CNC toolpath generation and simulation.

The Eyeshot 2024.2 release introduces a valuable new feature: the ScaleBar UI element. This on-screen tool acts as a visual ruler within your modelling environment, providing a quick and easy way to estimate the size of your 3D geometry directly in the viewport. Especially useful in the early design stages, the ScaleBar eliminates guesswork and ensures your model aligns with real-world dimensions. This streamlines your workflow by allowing you to design with confidence, knowing the true size of your objects at a glance.

To see a full list of what's new in version 2024.2, see our release notes.

Eyeshot is licensed per developer and is available as an annual license, with either Lite or Priority support. See our licensing pages for Eyeshot Pro, Eyeshot Ultimate, and Eyeshot Fem for full details.

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Effortlessly Select and Copy Text from PDFs

July 8, 2024
Enhance user experience and streamline workflows by extracting text from PDFs for easy pasting into documents, emails, or presentations.

The ability to select and copy text empowers users to easily extract information from documents for pasting into other applications or sharing snippets. This not only saves time and reduces errors during data transfer but also broadens the utility of PDFs by making them more compatible with various workflows, such as research note-taking, quote extraction for proposals, or incorporating text into presentations.

Several .NET WinForms PDF viewer components include the ability to select and copy text in PDFs including:

  • DevExpress WinForms PDF Viewer (part of DevExpress WinForms) empowers developers with a rich PDF viewer component enabling seamless text selection and copying.
  • Telerik UI PDF for WinForms (part of Telerik UI for WinForms) offers a PDF viewer control featuring intuitive text selection and extraction capabilities.
  • PDFView4NET Windows Forms Edition facilitates effortless text selection and copying within its PDF document viewer.
  • Syncfusion Windows Forms PDF (part of Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise) provides a robust PDF viewer component that allows users to conveniently select and copy text.

For an in-depth analysis of features and price, visit our .NET WinForms PDF viewer components comparison.

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Boost Security with SSH/SFTP Public Key Authentication

July 8, 2024
SocketTools .NET Edition eliminates password vulnerabilities and simplifies access management for secure file transfers and server communication.

SocketTools .NET Edition by Catalyst Development Corp. is a development library designed to simplify adding internet functionality to your C# or Visual Basic applications. It provides managed .NET classes for tasks like file transfer, email communication, remote server management, and secure connections via TLS and SSH. The library offers private cloud storage and IP location lookup, eliminating the need for additional subscriptions or services.

The SocketTools .NET Edition 11.0.2194.1712 release introduces public/private key authentication for SSH and SFTP, significantly improving security for server access within your applications. This eliminates the risk associated with storing passwords and simplifies key management for automated tasks, providing a more robust and user-friendly approach.

To see a full list of what's new in version 11.0.2194.1712, see our release notes.

SocketTools .NET Edition is licensed per developer and is available as a Perpetual License with or without 1 Year Priority Support subscription. See our SocketTools .NET Edition licensing page for full details.

SocketTools .NET Edition is available to buy in the following products: