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2006
Aug01

SelectedObjects ... with a final ‘s’

Since the release of the major version 1.5 with the support of Microsoft UITypeEditor classes is not far away and because many people are asking: Yes, SelectedObjects allowing to select multiple target instances in the PropertyGrid is the next major feature to be developed. Once done, this should definitely show that Smart PropertyGrid.Net has now an extensive list of features and can be used as a stable base for even more enhancements in the future. [...]
2006
Jul03

The next major feature

"Smart PropertyGrid.Net will now support Microsoft UITypeEditors (dropdown and modal), the built-in ones provided in the .Net framework as well as the custom ones you have created." In this post I wanted to announce that I was working on the first of the next major features available in SPG.Net 2.0. But this is a feature that many people requested and therefore I will answer to this wish by creating shortly a version 1.5 that will integrate it, even if officially this is a "2.0" feature. The [...]
2006
Jun01

Incredible month of May

I would like to thank all the companies and individuals who suddenly transformed nice sales into a tremendous success. The month of May has been outstanding in terms of sales. As a consequence, my helpdesk system is also showing more and more messages from all of you. I get some "thank-you" for this unique product alongside the Microsoft PropertyGrid, I get new feature requests and also troubleshooting and problem reports ... all the things that will make Smart PropertyGrid continue to grow and [...]
2006
Mar04

What is coming next?

So far everything is going well with the release of Smart PropertyGrid.Net. No major bugs were reported and each minor bug is fixed the same day it is received. Version 1.0.2 is on its way to bring you the latest updates. The sales are also promising and the last sale being a full site license with one year support allows me to see the near future with confidence. Concerning the management of VisualHint, first I have chosen a design company to do the new web site. Production may begin next week. [...]
2006
Jan26

Countdown to the release of Smart PropertyGrid 1.0

You were waiting for this one I’m sure: "Smart PropertyGrid.Net 1.0 will be out some time next week". I have no known bugs in the queue and it makes now several days that nobody is reporting some glitches or whatever that could delay the release. That’s why I wanted to make this pre-announcement so that you can still benefit from the current discount (I remind you that it entitles you to buy any additional licenses and subscription renewals at the same discount during your initial subscription, [...]
2005
Dec23

Icons for the combobox

Per user request, I added as a built-in feature the possibility to attach images to the elements of a combobox. Before, it would have been possible to achieve such effect but by deriving from several classes. Now the effort for the developer is minimal and just needs to attach an ImageList to a property Value. Here is an example: [...]
2005
Dec16

284

This is the number of registered people who have tried Smart PropertyGrid beta. I am quite impressed by this figure and for sure I was not hoping so much interest, even if I think that if companies want to display a PropertyGrid in their application it should definitely be something more user friendly than the Microsoft grid that has been designed for developers. Now this is very difficult to say what sales will be. Do people come by curiosity or do they actually intend to purchase such a [...]
2005
Dec07

Price plans

Price plans have been defined and are as follows: Initial subscription (30 days) with sources: 1 license = $159 ($127 for a limited time) 5 pack = $755 (5% discount) 10 pack = $1,429 (10% discount) 20 pack = $2,544 (20% discount) Full site = $5,959 (25% discount) You can mix the packs to obtain the appropriate number of licenses. Initial subscription (30 days) without sources: 1 license = $99 5 pack = $469 (5% discount) 10 pack = $891 (10% discount) 20 pack = $1,584 (20% discount) Full site = [...]
2005
Dec05

The versatility of the Checkbox'ed property

When the user wants to select some values from a definite small number of choices, attaching a checkbox look/feel to the property is a good way to achieve exactly that, instead of using the usual combobox. Instinctively you may think that only an enumeration type can use such a feature. Actually, three types can. Enumeration: this is the usual case. You may apply a custom attribute to display the enum values differently. [Flags] public enum SupportedOSs { none = 0, win95 = 1, win98 = 2, winxp = [...]
2005
Nov28

Properties with hyperlink

You already know the HotLinkProperty. It lets you put a static text in a row and it looks blue and underlined, inviting you to a click to activate the link. I have added in the latest build, on request, an editable link. Basically this is a normal property that you create as usual but you just add something like this: propEnum.Property.HyperLinkFormat = "mailto:{0}"; When Ctrl+clicked (for HotLinkProperty or such normal properties), you will receive the event HotLinkClickedEvent and get the [...]