Actipro WPF Studio 2016.1 released

New version adds new AdvancedTabControl.
May 23, 2016 - 0:00
Feature Release

Actipro WPF Studio includes all WPF components produced by Actipro Software including Actipro Charts for WPF (Visualize complex data), Actipro Ribbon (Office-like user interface), SyntaxEditor for WPF (syntax-highlighting code editor control), Editors for WPF (masked edit controls with advanced date/time pickers), Actipro Wizard (wizard dialogs), Actipro Navigation, Actipro PropertyGrid, Actipro Bar Code (barcode generation), Actipro Gauge, Actipro Docking & MDI and the Actipro Shared Library.

Updates in 2016.1


  • Completely Rebuilt - The Docking/MDI product has been completely rebuilt with new product internals optimized to support the next generation features found in Visual Studio 2015.
  • Subtle Animations - Quick subtle animations have been updated and added throughout the product to give it a more vibrant feel. 
  • New AdvancedTabControl - Extends the native TabControl with many new features including appearance customization, animation, multiple tab kinds and new tab buttons.
  • Desired, Minimum and Maximum Container Sizes - The layout logic has been updated to adhere to minimum and maximum sizes for docking windows.
  • Default Locations - Designate preferences for the initial dock location, such as on a specific side, or at a dynamic location based on an event handler's logic.
  • Docking Window Tabs - A new optional property lets you specify alternate text to render on tabs, generally shorter than the Title text. 
  • Contextual Content - New properties have been added that allow custom content like buttons or status indicators to be easily injected into title bars and tabs.
  • Floating Windows - Floating windows now support Aero snap when dragging, meaning you can drag to the top of the screen to maximize the window.
  • Tabbed MDI - Includes three modes of tab display (normal, pinned, preview), which are similar to those found in Visual Studio 2015. New context menu options are also available such as Close Others, Close All Documents and Pin Tab.
  • Standard MDI - Dock guides now show over standard MDIs so that dragged windows can be dropped into them. A context menu is also now available when clicking a standard MDI window's icon or right-clicking its title bar.
  • New Office 2016-Like Themes - Seven new accent color variations of the MetroLight theme have been added that render similar to the Office 2016 Colorful theme. Seven new accent color variations of the MetroWhite theme have also been added that render similar to the Office 2016 White theme.


  • Automatic White Monochrome Image Conversion - The new accent color MetroLight themes require the use of white monochrome icons in certain locations such as the upper QAT, tab panel and status bar. Features have been built into the ribbon button to automatically do this conversion for you. 


  • New Metro Light and Dark Image Sets - New MetroLight and MetroDark image sets have been added for use with IntelliPrompt. The current set can be selected via the new static CommonImageSourceProvider.DefaultImageSet property.

About Actipro Software

Actipro Software was founded in 1999 and is a provider of .NET controls for developers. Always striving to generate the highest possible return-on-investment for customers, Actipro Software's products are specifically engineered with customizability and productivity as primary design goals. Actipro has been creating user interface control products for Windows Forms and the .NET framework since their inception. Actipro's development staff is highly skilled in .NET and applies its knowledge and experience towards providing the best products possible

Floating windows now support Aero snap when dragging.

Actipro WPF Studio

A suite of professional user interface controls and components for Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF).

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