Extended WPF Toolkit Release 1.5.0

August 9th, 2011

You may have been wondering why I have been so quite lately here on ElegantCode.  Well the reason is because I have been hard at work getting the next version of the Extended WPF Toolkit released.  Now is the time. The Extended WPF Toolkit version 1.5.0 is now officially released.  You can download it form the project site or from NuGet.  This version have a few bug fixes, some updates controls, and six new controls. Let take a quick look at the newest controls in the Extended WPF Toolkit family.

CheckListBox

The CheckListBox control is a ListBox in which each item is represented with a CheckBox. The CheckBox.IsSelected can be data bound using the CheckedMemberPath property. The CheckListBox also provides a Command property which will execute everytime an item is checked/unchecked. The CommandParameter is the recently checked/unchecked item.

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CollectionEditor

The CollectionEditor is exactly what it sounds like.  It is a control that is used to edit collections the implement the IList interface.

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CollectionEditorDialog

The CollectionEditorDialog is basically the CollectionEditor stuffed inside a Window.  You could have probably done this yourself, but I figured I would save you the trouble.

collectioneditordialog

DropDownButton

The DropDownButton control is a button that when clicked displays a drop down in which you can place any custom content within.

dropdownbutton

MultiLineTextEditor

The MultiLineTextEditor is a ComboBox that, when opened, provides a drop down text editor.  This is useful for those scenarios when you want to provide you user with a way to edit a large amount of text, but without the need for a TextBox that is a mile long or mile high.

multilinetexteditor

PrimitiveTypeCollectionEditor

The PrimitiveTypeCollectionEditor is a collection editor that is meant for use with a IList of primitive types such as String, Int, Double, etc.  Items are represented by a new line.  The following example is bound to a List<String>.

primitivetypecollectioneditor

Wizard

This is another control that is self explanatory.  You simply create various WizardPages to represent you flow.  Each Wizard page has a PageType which specifies if it is a blank page, interior page, or an external page.  The PreviousPage and NextPage properties are for navigation.  If you do not specify a PreviousPage or NextPage, the Wizard will use indexing for navigating between pages.

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Sample Application

There is also a new sample application that will show basic usage of each control.  Over time I will add new and more advance samples. You can always request a sample to be added.

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You will be able to see the XAML:

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As well as any C# code:

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I know the documentation on these controls are lacking but these controls will be documented in more detail in the coming weeks or as soon as I can get to it.

As you can see I have been hard at work trying to make the Extended WPF Toolkit the most functional, feature rich, and FREE open source WPF toolkit available.  Please be sure to submit bugs or request new features in the Issue Tracker, and ask any questions or to get support in the Discussions.  I would like to thank the community for all the feedback and support you have given this project.

  • http://twitter.com/0x39DC 0x39DC

    Where can i get the sample application?!

  • Karsten

    A big thanks, it’s really nice with a sample app

  • Patrick Schaller

    I must be blind, where is the Sample Application???

  • http://elegantcode.com Brian Lagunas

    The Sample Application is available only in source code right now.  Just download the latest source and it is part of the solution located in the Main folder.  The reason it is not a separate download is because it is not complete yet.  When it is complete with samples for all controls I will publish it as a ClickOnce application.  Sorry for the confusion.

    • Patrick Schaller

      Thanks for the clarification, time, and effort.  Have a Blessed Day.

  • Dan

    Is there currently an issue with http://wpftoolkit.codeplex.com/ ?  The website has been down yesterday and today (August 31, 2011).  Maybe I’m being impatient but ran across this the other day and would like to give these controls a try especially the child window.  Have been waiting for something similar to the silverlight child window in WPF for quite some time.

    • http://elegantcode.com Brian Lagunas

      Codeplex was having issues the other day.  You should be good to go now.  be sure to let me know what you think.

  • Anynumous

    Doesn’t the Sample Browser look very much like the Infragistic’s WPF Samples Browser???

    • http://elegantcode.com Brian Lagunas

      It should look like it, I mimicked the design from it.  I’m not a designer and don’t pretend to be.