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.NET 8:性能和工作效率的新時代

11月 23, 2023
Microsoft 已正式發佈 .NET 8,這是其大眾化開發平臺的最新版本。


Microsoft has released .NET 8, the latest version of its popular development platform. This new Long Term Support (LTS) release will be supported by Microsoft for three years after the initial release. .NET 8 delivers significant performance, stability, and security improvements, as well as platform and tooling enhancements that help increase developer productivity and speed of innovation.

Key highlights of .NET 8 include:

  • Unparalleled performance: .NET 8 comes with thousands of performance improvements across the stack.
  • .NET Aspire: An opinionated stack to build observable, production-ready cloud-native applications with .NET.
  • .NET 8 Container Enhancements: More secure, compact, and productive.
  • Native AoT: Compile your .NET apps into native code that uses less memory and starts instantly.
  • Artificial Intelligence: Infuse AI into your .NET applications.
  • Blazor: Build full stack web applications with .NET.
  • .NET MAUI: Elevated performance, reliability, and developer experience.
  • C# 12 Features: Simplified syntax for better developer productivity.

Learn more about .NET 8 in this blog post by Microsoft's Gaurav Seth, or see Microsoft's article What's New in .NET 8.

Many ComponentSource Partners are updating their products with support for .NET 8:

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Visual Studio 2022 17.8 添加對 .NET 8 的支援

11月 23, 2023
Visual Studio 的最新更新提供了豐富的工作效率、程式設計語言和企業管理增強功能,以及與 .NET 8 的完全相容性。


Microsoft Visual Studio is an industry-leading IDE used to develop apps for desktop, mobile and the web. Visual Studio provides a complete set of tools for developing code, including a code editor, compiler, debugger, and tester. It also includes a variety of other features, such as a source code control system, a deployment tool, and a profiler.

On November 14, 2023, Microsoft released the latest version of this powerful development environment: Visual Studio 2022 version 17.8. This release includes numerous new features including:

  • Full Integration with .NET 8 - the latest version of Microsoft's .NET platform.
  • A new summary difference view which allows you to focus on changes in your code.
  • The ability to create a Pull Request directly within Visual Studio.
  • Case preserving find and replace functionality.
  • Performance improvements including enhanced F5 speed.

Learn more about the new release in this blog by Microsoft's Adrian Murphy or see the full Visual Studio 2022 v17.8 Release Notes.

ComponentOne Studio ActiveX 全面支援將於 2023 年 12 月 31 日結束

11月 23, 2023
經過 20 多年的專門支援,MESCIUS 將停止對其舊版 ActiveX 控制項套件的支援和維護更新。


ComponentOne Studio ActiveX, a widely used collection of UI components for legacy desktop applications, is reaching the end of its support cycle. After two decades of supporting this platform, MESCIUS (formerly GrapeCity) has decided to discontinue full support for its ActiveX products.

MESCIUS adheres to Microsoft's "It Just Works" compatibility guidelines for its ActiveX controls on Microsoft Windows 7, 8.1, and 10, as well as Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2019. However, due to changes in Windows operating systems and Microsoft's end-of-support policies, MESCIUS is no longer able to provide maintenance updates for any of its ActiveX controls.

ComponentOne Studio ActiveX Edition's full support will cease on December 31, 2023. The C1ControlPanel application will continue to offer the final version of the ActiveX Edition for download and licensing.

Starting January 1, 2024, licenses will still be available for purchase, but only licensing support will be provided. The MESCIUS ActiveX forum will remain active indefinitely, and the knowledge base will continue to be enriched with existing solutions.

在 WinForms 應用程式中將報表匯出為 PDF

11月 22, 2023


PDF export functionality in a reporting component allows users can effortlessly convert reports into PDF format, preserving the original layout and facilitating seamless sharing and printing. The widespread adoption and cross-platform compatibility of PDF make it an indispensable choice for distributing reports effectively.

Several WinForms reporting components support PDF export including:

  • DevExpress Reports can generate high-quality PDF reports from your WinForms applications with comprehensive formatting and layout options.
  • ActiveReports.NET by MESCIUS (formerly GrapeCity) effortlessly exports data to PDF using its powerful rendering engine and extensive export options.
  • Stimulsoft Reports.Net allows users to export to PDF with support for signatures and encryption.
  • FastReport.NET includes comprehensive PDF export features to generate high-quality, styled and interactive PDF reports from WinForms applications.
  • List and Label by combit helps you easily convert your WinForms reports to PDF with advanced PDF export capabilities.

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

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創建有效、格式良好的 XML 文件

11月 22, 2023
用專為技術專業人員設計的專用 XML 創作工具簡化 XML 文件的創建、編輯和驗證。


XML Authoring tools enable the creation and editing of XML documents. These tools are designed to support the specific syntax of XML, ensuring well-formed and valid documents. They often include features like tag completion, attribute insertion, and validation against schemas. This is crucial for technical writers, developers, and data specialists who manage structured data for applications such as web services, configuration files, and data interchange.

There are a number of XML authoring tools available including:

  • Oxygen XML Editor Professional is a versatile XML editor with comprehensive support for XML technologies, including DTD, XSD, XSLT, and XPath, for creating, editing and validating XML documents.
  • Altova XMLSpy Professional XML Editor is a comprehensive XML editor with DTD, XSD, and JSON support, schema validation, code generation and visual design tools.
  • Stylus Studio XML Professional Suite is an XML authoring tool for creating and managing XML applications, including DTD and XSD editing, schema validation, and code generation.
  • Liquid Studio XML Editor Edition is a streamlined XML editor for creating and editing XML documents with schema validation, code completion, and visual design tools.

For an in-depth analysis of features and price, visit our comparison of Structured Document Tools.

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