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WPF Wrapper for PreviewControl

Posted: Thursday, September 1, 2016 | 2 comment(s)
Version 22 of List & Label will introduce a new WPF wrapper control for the existing WinForms PreviewControl. While it uses a Windows­Forms­Host at the core, the wrapper is a drag & drop replacement for the existing WPF preview control which will continue to be supported.

While the "old" control is a full-blown WPF control including all the eye candy there is with styling etc. it also had some major features missing. The new control makes sure WPF applications have all the features WinForms applications already have. The new WPF viewer supports incremental previews out of the box. Your users see the first page of their report while it is still printed. You'll get access to interactive drilldown, the usage of report parameters, interactive sorting and expandable regions, all straight from your WPF windows.

We've also extended our samples with a new WPF databinding sample that shows the new control alongside with our first class datasource support. This will get you quickly started and demonstrates that a decent WPF support is a top priority for us.

Here's a shot of the preview control in the new WPF sample:

Additionally we've also updated the current "C# WPF Viewer Sample" to demonstrate both viewer controls.

Author: Jochen Bartlau
Head of Development List & Label

Jochen Bartlau leads the development at combit as Managing Director. He's a Microsoft .NET enthusiast driving innovation & agile project management. The mobile devices geek who used to be a physicist in his first life loves to spend his spare time with his family.


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