Product Roadmap 2012
2012 plans to be a big year of new technologies and tools. Studio for WPF has three major releases each year (mid-March, mid-July and mid-November). Read below to find out what major items are expected in Studio for WPF.
Esri Mapping Integration
ComponentOne has partnered with Esri, the leading online map and GIS provider, to provide you with more advanced mapping features. The Maps powered by Esri utilize the powerful mapping, geocoding, and geoprocessing capabilities provided by ArcGIS Server.
Enhanced Automation Support
We plan to partially support UI Automation in the next major release. UI Automation enables accessibility applications, such as screen readers, and quality-assurance (test) code to examine user-interface elements and it enables simulated user interaction from code. We will provide peer extension classes through reflection from auxiliary assemblies (such as C1.WPF.Automation.dll) so that these classes do not bloat scenarios where UI Automation is unnecessary.
WPF Toolkit Themes Support
Get the same popular toolkit themes from Silverlight now in Studio for WPF. This includes the Expression Dark, Expression Light and Bureau Black among others. The themes will only be supported in both WPF 3.5 and WPF 4.0. Throughout the year we will add more themes such as Metro and Office.
Our next major release will include a beta version of our new C1OrgChart control. Create hierarchical data displays with unlimited nesting using this TreeView-like items control.
Visual Studio 11 and Windows 8 Support
Our first major release of 2012 will include complete support for Visual Studio 11. This support will include any minor bugs found when testing in the new environment. In 2012 we plan to introduce a new studio that targets Windows 8 'Metro' application development. These new WinRT controls will share the same code base as our WPF and Silverlight controls.
Request a Feature
Visit our Studio for WPF forums to submit your feedback and feature requests. We heavily weigh user feedback when we plan future releases.